TVS Motor Company has plans to launch two motorcycles – the TVS Zeppelin cruiser and the Apache RTR 310 Naked – in India this year.
The production version of TVS Zeppelin cruiser was unveiled as a concept at the 2018 Auto Expo and the company now plans to introduce it this year.
Additionally, TVS will reportedly launch a naked streetfighter based on the Apache RR 310.
TVS Zeppelin cruiser
Recently, TVS trademarked the name “Zeppelin R” for its upcoming cruiser. The TVS Zeppelin cruiser will reportedly rival the Bajaj Dominar 250.
There is no official word on its details but the bike may pack a powerful 250 or 310 cc engine. As a concept, the TVS Zeppelin cruiser had a 220cc single-cylinder engine.
The powermill was connected to a 1200-watt regenerative auxiliary motor and a 48-volt lithium-ion battery. TVS claims that the bike will offer 20 per cent more torque when needed.
As per previous reports, the production-ready zeppelin could be called the TVS Ronin. The concept consisted of LED headlights, a chiselled fuel tank, split saddle, flat-track handlebar, and 17-inch front and 15-inch rear wheels.
The bike also featured an HD action camera, a smart Bio-Key, and online connectivity. However, the production-ready model is unlikely to come with these features.
Apache RTR 310 Naked
TVS is also working on a new naked streetfighter based on the Apache RR 310 motorcycle with full fairing. The new bike may reportedly be named as the Apache RTR 310.
The bike is likely to have a much more muscular design compared to the RTR 200 4V.
Instead of the Bi-LED projector unit, the motorcycle will have conventional LED headlight. It will feature flat and wide handlebar, multiple riding modes, traction control system and adjustable suspension.
The motorcycle will get a 312.2cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder reverse-inclined engine. The engine is capable of delivering a maximum power of 34PS and a torque of 27.3Nm. This engine also powers the fully-faired RR 310 bike. The dual-channel ABS will come as standard.