While we had reported earlier that the new TVS Apache will come later this year, a report on ZigWheels says that the bike is expected to be a 250 cc model.
The report goes on to say that the engine in question could be a detuned version of the same 250 cc engine that was shown on the TVS Draken concept displayed at the Auto Expo 2014. IAB had already reported that the upcoming TVS Apache will borrow some of its features from the Draken concept.
The report says that it has sources that claim that the new Apache is being tested in secrecy and that the bike, despite TVS' collaboration with BMW, has been designed and developed entirely by TVS' engineers.
While a 250 cc Apache with features from the Draken concept sounds interesting, it would make sense for TVS to retain its existing Apache offering and sell the 250 cc variant as a premium option. The Apache 250 will take on the Honda CBR250R - a new version of which was unveiled in Indonesia yesterday - the KTM Duke 200, etc. It is likely that the Apache would be the cheapest of all, given its high localisation content.
The Draken concept showcased a list of features including an offset monoshock rear suspension, LED taillights, asymmetrical headlamp, and an underbody exhaust to name a few.
[Source - Zigwheels.com]