Indonesia – TVS Draken-X21 Concept showcased to gauge public response

Posted on: Jun 11, 2014 - 12:45pm IST

The TVS Draken-X21 Concept which was unveiled at the Auto Expo in January previews the next gen Apache RTR. The brawny naked street fighter portrays a design which is a progressive evolution of the Apache RTR.

TVS Draken-X21 showcased in Jakarta
The TVS Draken-X21 is on showcase in some parts of Jakarta.

TVS confirmed a few months ago that the new Apache will launch in the final quarter of this calender year, and one senior TVS official had asked IAB to expect features from the Draken to cascade into the new Apache.

The Draken-X21 concept in now being showcased in Jakarta, Indonesia to gauge public response.

The Concept motorcycle has a futuristic appeal thanks to its asymmetric headlight design with LED headlamp element and daytime running lights, structural sub-frame, reversed free flow exhaust system, active matrix digital instrument console and offset rear monoshock suspension. Other striking visual features include muscular fuel tank with scoops, meaty swing arms and humongous tyres.

TVS Draken - X21 concept front three quarters
The concept motorcycle made its debut at the 2014 Auto Expo.

The Draken-X21 is powered by a 250cc single cylinder 4-valve liquid cooled engine mated to 6-speed transmission. The concept is claimed to produce an impressive 38.5 PS and 23 Nm of torque which is much higher than most of the competition.

What’s even more impressive is that the motorcycle weights just 134 kg, resulting in a staggering power-to-weight ratio of 287.3 PS/tonne!

TVS Draken-X21 Concept – Image Gallery

[Source: Iwanbanaran.com]

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2 thoughts on “Indonesia – TVS Draken-X21 Concept showcased to gauge public response

  1. Vivin Gomez says:

    The Draken looks menacing but not lethal enough. The tank needs better sculpting, maybe an addition of a grilled air duct like in the MV Agusta Brutale F800. The front indicators can be mounted onto the lower end of the projection of the tank. Right now the headlight is one-sided. Instead a two-sided headlight with 4 LED lamps can be used. I say 4 LED lights thinking that it can be divided into 2 for high and low beams respectively. Also the rear stoplights can be mounted to the tail as that improves the aesthetics of the bikes. Maybe instead of keeping them exactly at the rear, they can be placed a little to the sides (the size of the lights will have to be increased). This would be something that the Indian bike industry would never have experimented with. The digital instrument console will have to be placed a lot lower on the handle so as not to give the bike a “bald” look. But even after this placement the console should be easily visible to the rider. Hope their is all the info required embedded into this console and it’s colour changing like in the Ducatti Panigale. Hope the comes with ABS as well. TVS can definitely enhance the looks of this vehicle to make it irresistible to the Indian bike enthusiasts. Hope they take all the suggestions made by enthusiasts into consideration before they finalise the design

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  2. Dr. Nayak says:

    Only way to get traction in this category is to come up with design elements not found in the Japanese models. Keep low cost but high tech perception elements like LED DRL, LED headlights, structural sub-frame, color changing digital instrument console, modern looking wired shaped mirrors, molded or fiber glass body inserts, offset rear monoshock suspension, mobile phone integration with charger, FM radio linked to a headset jack, and a tunable engine/console parameters on removable SD card, so that the consumers think they are getting more for their money compared to the competition.

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