Report – TVS Apache range to be expanded, go beyond 180 cc

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TVS has announced that a new family of Apache models is being developed and that it would expand beyond the 180 cc segment.

In an interview to Autocar Professional, the company’s head of R&D, Vinay Harne, said that the gap would be bridged – presumably referring to the gap between the competition and the Apache – and that many products would come out to bridge the gap.

TVS Apache RTR 180 side banner
TVS will soon expand the Apache family and go beyond the 180 cc segment.

The TVS Apache was first launched in December 2005 as a 160 cc model and in May 2009 as a 180 cc model. The last refresh was in April 2012 when it got its new skin and daytime running lights, amongst other changes. The bike also reached its 1 million mark in May last year.

TVS Draken - X21 concept front three quarters
The TVS Draken – X21 concept showcased at the Auto Expo 2014 bears the future design direction for the Apache.

At the Auto Expo 2014, the company had showcased the TVS Draken – X21 concept, adding that it would be the future direction the Apache took. The concept showed that TVS could make the Apache shed more skin, making it more of a naked street bike, with its visible structural sub-frame.

TVS Draken - X21 rear wheel profile live
The TVS Draken – X21 concept featured an offset mono-shock suspension, part-naked frame and full LED taillights.

The concept also featured full LED headlamp with daytime running lights, exhausts that exited under the engine, fully functioning active matrix digital speedo and an offset mono-shock suspension setup at the rear.

[Source – Autocar Professional]

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