The production version of the TVS Graphite has been spied again on the road. Unlike the previous test mule, this scooter sports drum brakes on both ends.
The design of the scooter is reminiscent of the Honda Dio. The production TVS Graphite features an apron-mounted headlamp, and an aggressively sculpted bodywork. Holes on the handlebar cowl suggest that it could be for the indicators or DRLs. The scooter features alloy wheels on both ends, and the aluminium pillion footpegs sit flush with the bodywork. Visible wires, and metal container in one of the mules indicate that the scooter is still undergoing tests.
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The scooter reportedly features various high-end functions like Bluetooth connectivity and multifunctional instrument cluster. It rides on telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock. Expect disc brake as an option. The scooter will likely be TVS’ performance offering in the scooter segment. While the engine details are unknown, expect a 125 cc engine with fuel injection, or perhaps even a bigger 150 cc engine. If it is the latter, it will lock horns with the Aprilia SR 150, which is the only performance scooter in the segment. The SR 150 will reportedly be updated in December.
TVS Motor showcased the concept version of the scooter at the 2014 Auto Expo. The technological innovation on the Graphite was its AMT gearbox with paddle shifters. It used an active LED console to display vital vehicle information, ride data and provide connectivity.
The Graphite also featured an inbuilt immobilizer and a smart electronic key. The Graphite concept employed 30 mm telescopic front fork and a rear gas-charged monoshock. Brakes included petal discs on both ends, with dual channel dynamic ABS. The frame is a high-tensile steel underbone-type unit.
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