What could be the production version of the TVS Graphite has been spied testing in India for the first time. TVS showcased the concept version of the scooter at the 2014 Auto Expo.
Spied in Karnataka, the test mule is draped with black covering. However, the creases of the bodywork underneath the covering suggest that the design of the scooter is more or less similar to the concept version. It features sharp lines and angular elements on the apron, split grab rail for the pillion, and a sleek tail light. The scooter does away with the floor-board mounted fuel tank cap which the concept had. The engine specifications are unknown but expect a 125cc powerplant with fuel injection. The production version also features a bulbous exhaust.
For suspension, the scooter employs telescopic fork at the front and single shock absorber at the rear. Brakes include a front disc and a rear drum unit. The concept version featured an underbone chassis of high-tensile steel. It got 30 mm telescopic suspension setup at the front; a gas charged damper at the rear, and a dual channel dynamic ABS unit as well.
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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. Expect more details to surface in the coming months.
[Image Credit: Prabhanjan Tattar, via TeamBHP]