TVS Motor Company today launched Apache RTR 200 Fi E100, India’s first ethanol-based motorcycle, for a starting price of Rs 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom). The special edition bike was introduced in the presence of Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and TVS Motor Company Chairman Venu Srinivasan.Equipped with Twin-Spray-Twin-Port EFI technology, the new Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 will be initially limited to Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. TVS Motor Company, which has sold over 3.5 million units of Apache worldwide, had showcased Apache RTR 200 4V Ethanol concept at the 2018 Auto Expo. The claimed top speed of TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 is 129 kmph.The new TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 is powered by a 197.75 cc, SI, 4-stroke, oil-cooled engine that makes 21 PS and 18.1 Nm of peak torque. The motor is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The claimed top speed of the bike is 129 kmph. TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 gets telescopic forks at the front and monoshock at the rear.The motorcycle gets a double cradle split synchrostiff frame, with telescopic forks at the front and monoshock at the rear. There are 17-inch tyres at both the ends, with 270 mm petal-type disc at the front and 240 mm petal-type disc at the rear. It also comes with dual-channel ABS. The kerb weight is 152 kgs, while the fuel tank capacity is 12 litres. TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 sports green graphics with the ‘Ethanol’ logo.”We are delighted to launch TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 in the presence of Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India; and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Jairam Gadkari who has created a roadmap for the implementation of future mobility in the country,” Srinivasan said.advertisement TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 gets a split seat.”Today, the two-wheeler industry is looking at green and sustainable future mobility solutions spanning across electric, hybrid and alternate fuels. TVS Motor Company believes that ethanol-based products are an important option for our customers. This is due to the easy compatibility in transition to ethanol and its sustained positive impact on the environment without compromising on performance and total cost of ownership. TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 is a breakthrough in the two-wheeler space that will set the trend for a green future in India,” he added. TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 comes with a fully digital speedometer.Since TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 is powered by ethanol, there will be 50 per cent less benzene and butadiene emissions as well as lower nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide emissions, the company claims. The bike sports green graphics with the ‘Ethanol’ logo. It gets features like hyper-aggressive naked headlamp with snake fangs-inspired LED DRLs, fully digital speedometer and split seat.ALSO READ | Volkswagen Beetle no more, production of iconic car ends 81 years after launchALSO READ | Kia Seltos official bookings to start on July 15ALSO READ | Hyundai Kona for Rs 25 lakh or Hyundai Creta for Rs 16 lakh: Which will save you more money in long term?