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.
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.
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.
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]