TVS Apache Based On Draken Concept Caught Testing
TVS Motor Company has many new performance products lined up for launch in the coming future. These include the next-generation Apache range and the K03, which is the first product to come from the TVS-BMW collaboration. The new Apache motorcycle will be based on the Draken concept that was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo and the first is expected to be much better than the current range of models in all dimensions.
The upcoming Apache motorcycle has been caught testing for the first time in India. Spied testing on the NH-5, the test mule reveals many details of the upcoming motorcycle. To start off, the bike has the same set of 5-spoke alloy wheels that was seen on the Draken concept. The front mudguard and petal shaped disc brakes at the front and rear of the motorcycle also seems to be inspired from the Draken. The motorcycle also has split seats which is a welcome addition. The rear view mirrors are the same as the current Apache range, much to everyone’s disappointment because the concept had a unique set of the same.
The 2016 TVS Apache will be powered by a 300cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which forks out around 28 BHP and 20 Nm of torque. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox. It is expected to be loaded with features such as a monoshock suspension, fat forks and a digital console with an analog tachometer. The bike will get an underbelly exhaust and ABS will be offered as an option.
With the 200cc segment having loads of motorcycles, TVS is looking to grab a piece of the ever-so growing sales pie.
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