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    TVS Zepplin R Name Registered – New Cruiser To Rival Classic, CB350?

    TVS Zepplin R Cruiser Render
    TVS Motor currently does not offer a cruiser motorcycle

    After Jawa, Benelli Imperiale 400 and recently launched Honda H’ness CB350, the cruiser segment could have another rival to challenge the supremacy of Royal Enfield motorcycles. The market is abuzz as trademark registration data reveals that TVS has received approval for its Zepplin R motorcycle. This indicates towards the possibility that TVS may be planning to launch its first cruiser motorcycle sometime next year.
    2018 TVS Zeppelin concept design
    As may be recalled, Zeppelin was unveiled as a concept at 2018 Auto Expo. At that time, it was named only as ‘Zeppelin’. However, as per the registered trademark, the motorcycle gets an additional ‘R’ while the letter ‘e’ goes missing in its name. Concept showcased wast Zeppelin while the new name that is registered is Zepplin R.
    TVS Zepplin R Name Applied For Registration On 2nd Nov 2020.
    Even though Zeppelin Concept has the silhouette of a cruiser, its design is unlike any other product currently available. One of its distinguishable features is the sharp design and sculpted body panels, which give the bike a dominating character.
    If the new TVS Zepplin R is based on the Zeppelin concept, it will have quite a few radical design elements such as octagonal instrument cluster, rectangular rear view mirrors, and right sided fuel tank lid. However, it is not certain if all these unique design elements of the concept will be used in the production variant.
    We shall get some clarity when the test mules start their usual drills. It is possible that the production version may have a toned down design to suit practical needs. For now, below is a production spec rendering of TVS Zepplin R Cruiser.
    TVS Zepplin R Cruiser Render
    Zeppelin concept engine
    TVS Zeppelin concept came with an advanced hybrid powertrain, comprising a 220 cc single cylinder petrol motor and a 1200 watt regenerative electric motor connected to a 48v lithium-ion battery. The motorcycle was also equipped with a unique Integrated Starter Generator (ISG). This has already been patented by TVS. With all these state-of-the-art equipment, Zeppelin concept promised a range of benefits such as enhanced power boost whenever needed, superior all-round performance and best in class fuel efficiency.
    Other key features of Zeppelin concept included a lightweight chassis, integrated HD camera at the front, bio-key, internet connectivity, golden coloured 41 mm USD front forks, rear mono shock suspension, belt drive, disc brakes at both ends, dual-channel ABS, feet forward highway pegs, single piece seat, spoke wheels, and tubeless tyres.
    As of now, the 200cc to 500cc motorcycle segment is dominated by Royal Enfield. In September, the company commanded a market share of more than eighty percent with its popular products such as Classic 350, Bullet 350, Electra 350 and Himalayan. Moreover, Royal Enfield motorcycles have acquired cult status, something that will be difficult to beat by any new rival.
    TVS Zeppelin R seems to have potential, but its journey will be challenging to say the least. It is expected that TVS will launch its cruiser at an aggressive price point of around Rs 1.5 lakh to make it more attractive for potential buyers in this growing segment. More

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    2020 TVS Apache 200 Launched – Gets Ride Modes, Adjustable Suspension

    2020 TVS Apache 200 New Colour
    The Apache range of bikes from TVS has had a successful run at the Indian market for almost fifteen years now

    A few days ago TVS Motor Company sent out a launch invite on the occasion of the brand commemorating 4 million global sales of its sporty range of motorcycles- Apache. Yesterday, the Hosur-based bike maker teased a new launch under the Apache moniker and left netizens frenzied.
    Fans of the Apache series of motorcycles have been wondering what this potential launch could actually be. Now, TVS has revealed the bike in its entire form and turns out it updated 2020 model of Apache RTR 200 4V. This new 2020 TVS Apache comes with subtle cosmetic updates in form of new colour and new features. Price is Rs 1.31 lakhs (ex-sh), which is Rs 1k more than existing Dual ABS Apache 200.
    New Updates
    The new Apache RTR 200 4V comes in a new shade of blue seen for the first time in this range. TVS says that this colour is inspired from racing. The overall Apache styling DNA remains intact, however, the addition of a new paint scheme and decals are tasteful and up the styling quotient by a notch. It still gets its signature sharp face for which the naked streetfighter is known for.
    Speaking about the new features, 2020 TVS Apache 200 now comes with first in segment ride modes – Sport, Urban and Rain. There is a dedicated ride mode switch, which helps rider to change ride modes on the fly.
    2020 TVS Apache 200 New Features
    It also gets adjustable front suspension. This will help the owner / rider to change the suspension setting as per their preference / road conditions. Levers are also adjustable – first in segment. ABS has been tuned as per ride mode selected.
    There have been no other changes in hardware either with the RTR 200 4V based on a double-cradle chassis with telescopic forks at front and a mono-shock from KYB at rear. Anchoring duties are carried out by petal disc brakes at both ends assisted by dual-channel ABS. Recently, TVS also launched an affordable variant of Apache RTR 200 4V which gets single-channel ABS.
    2020 TVS Apache 200 Ride Modes Explained
    Engine and Features
    Coming to its powertrain, it draws its power from a 197.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled, fuel-injected motor that churns out 20.5 PS of power and 16.8 Nm of torque. It is paired to a six-speed transmission with slipper clutch and assist. Comparing these figures to its BS4 predecessor, the BS6 iteration makes the same power but 1.3 Nm less torque. TVS has also equipped it with a first-in-segment Glide Through Traffic or GTT which helps the engine rev up and glide even at idling conditions.
    Even the equipment on the remains identical to the regular model. It comes with a SmartXonnect Bluetooth console which allows the rider to attend calls as well as text alerts and also make use of turn-by-turn navigation features. Apart from usual trip and bike related data, the console also reads out additional information such as lap times, top speed, and even lean angles.
    2020 TVS Apache 200 Adjustable Brake Levers
    TVS has priced this special edition Apache RTR 200 4V at Rs 1.31 lakhs (ex-showroom) which makes it a premium of Rs 1k over the standard dual ABS model. Apache RTR 200 4V locks horn with the likes of Bajaj Pulsar NS200, KTM 200 Duke and Honda Hornet 2.0.
    2020 TVS Apache 200 Adjustable Front Suspension More

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    TVS Motor Sales Oct 2020 Grows – Thanks To Apache, Jupiter, XL Super

    TVS Jupiter BS6 – India’s 2nd Largest Selling Scooter
    Domestic sales up 19 percent and Exports surge 33 percent in October 2020

    In spite of COVID-19 challenges, TVS Motor managed to strengthen its supply chain from September 2020 while production and sales have noted an improvement from July onwards. Best selling TVS two wheelers for Oct 2020 were Apache motorcycles, Jupiter scooter and XL Super moped.
    The Chennai based, two wheeler maker, TVS Motor Company, has released their sales results for October 2020. It may be seen from the attached table that TVS Motor has recorded a 22 percent increase in sales in October 2020.
    Total sales which had stood at 2,52,684 units in October 2019 surged to 3,94,724 units in the past month. The company noted increase in both domestic sales and exports which grew at 19 percent and 33 percent respectively.
    Two Wheeler Domestic Sales
    Total two wheeler sales which grew by 24 percent to 3,82,121 units in the past month had stood at 3,08,161 units in October 2019. Sales of two wheelers in domestic markets increased 19 percent to 3,01,380 units up from 2,52,684 units sold in the same month of the previous year while MoM sales increased 24.66 percent from 2,41,762 units sold in Sept 2020.
    TVS Motor Sales Oct 2020 vs Oct 2019 (YoY) vs Sep 2020 (MoM)
    When assessing sales of motorcycles in the company lineup, there was a 37.88 percent increase to 1,73,263 units in October 2020 as compared to 1,25,660 units sold in October 2019. Sales of Motorcycles in domestic markets also noted a MoM surge of 24.03 percent as against 1,39,698 units sold in Sept 20.
    TVS Motor held a market share of 45.34 percent in the motorcycle segment. In the scooter segment, with 33.27 percent market share, sales increased 4.69 percent to 1,27,138 units in the past month as compared to 1,21,437 units sold in October 2019. Moped sales on the other hand increased 21.38 percent to 81,710 units, up from 61,064 units sold in October 2019.
    In each of these segments, not only did TVS Motor note a YoY increase but also a MoM increase both in domestic sales and exports. Total exports increased by 33 percent to 92,520 units, up from 69,339 units exported in October 2019. TVS Motor noted a 46 percent increase in exports of two wheelers in October 2020 with 80,741 units exported as against 55,477 units two wheelers exported in October 2019.
    Three wheeler exports stood at 12,603 units in October 2020 as against 15,207 units in October 2019. In terms of two wheeler exports, the company had commanded a 22.84 percent market share in September 2020 which increased to 24.21 percent in the past month.
    In October, TVS launched the NTorq SuperSquad Edition in India. This is a limited edition which is based on Marvel’s Avengers theme. The bikes are priced from Rs.77,865 and features remain the same as those seen on its racing edition with full LED headlamps, fiber seat cover, under seat storage and USB port. The NTorq SuperSquad range is powered by a 124.8 cc RT-FI motor producing 9.25 hp power and 10.5 Nm torque.
    Also Read;– Hero MotoCorp Sales Oct 2020 Cross 8 Lakh– Royal Enfield Sales Oct 2020 Declines More

  • TVS Sales, Exports Break Up Sep 2020 – Apache, Jupiter, XL Super, Ntorq

    New TVS Jupiter
    TVS domestic two-wheeler sales stood at 2,41,762 units in September 2020 while the company exported 70,684 units in the same month

    The Chennai based, two wheeler maker TVS Motor Company, has released their sales results for September 2020. It may be seen from the attached table that while domestic sales dipped marginally, exports surged by as much as 25.93 percent.
    TVS XL, Jupiter and Apache command charts
    TVS Motor saw the XL moped in top form in September 2020 sales in domestic markets with market share of 28.51 percent and 68,929 units sold, up 20.33 percent as against 57,283 units sold in Sept 19.
    TVS Domestic Sales Break Up Sep 2020
    The Jupiter scooter was in a second position with a de-growth of 18.68 percent to 56,085 units sold in the past month, as compared to 68,971 units sold in the same month of the previous year. TVS dispatched a total of 37,788 units of the Apache RR and RTR series in the past month, up 26.41 percent as against 29,894 units sold in Sept 19
    The TVS Ntorq and Sport were the brand’s third and fourth highest-selling nameplate last month with sales of 26,150 units and 14,142 units respectively. While Ntorq sales suffered a de-growth, Sport sales increased 14.42 percent.
    TVS Domestic
    Star City

    Radeon was at No. 6 on the sales charts, dipped 30 percent to 12,859 units, down from 18,371 units sold in Sept 19. However, with the festive benefits being offered on the Radeon, Sport and Star City Plus, sales should escalate in the month of October. TVS also noted de-growth in Zest 110 sales which dipped 11.08 percent to 4,536 units last month.
    Exports surge 25.93 percent
    TVS Motor has noted a marked increase in exports in September 2020. Total two wheeler exports stood at 70,684 units, up 25.93 percent as against 56,130 units exported in the same month of the previous year.
    TVS Exports Break Up Sep 2020
    TVS is India’s second largest two wheeler exporter with products making their way to over 60 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The Star City was a hot favourite in export markets with exports of 49,980 units, up 54.85 percent as against 32,277 units exported in the same month of the previous year.
    Apache and Ntorq also saw good exports at 9,913 units and 4,051 units respectively while TVS Sport, at No. 4 noted de-growth by 40.22 percent to 3,228 units down from 5,400 units exported in Sept 19. Demand for the Jive surged significantly to 1,162 units, up from just 10 units exported in Sept 19 while export numbers of the Victor and XL suffered de-growth as did the Wego, and Radeon.
    When taking overall sales into account, sales increased 3.77 percent to 3,27,692 units in September 2020 as against sales of 3,15,796 units in September 2019. Overall exports increased 18.99 per cent to 85,163 units in September 2020 from 71,569 units in September 2019. More

  • TVS Apache 200 Single ABS Price Increased By Rs 2k In 1 Month

    TVS Apache 200
    The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V gets loads of features and is one of the top bikes in the 200cc performance category

    Last month, TVS announced the launch of a cheaper variant of Apache 200 4V. This was in the form of Apache 200 single ABS. It was priced at Rs 1,23,500, ex-sh. Before this, there was only the dual ABS option on offer in the Apache 200 line up and it was priced at 1,28,550. The single ABS Apache 200 is a good Rs 5k less than the dual ABS.
    Now, TVS has announced an increase in price of their Apache 200 range. The recently launched single ABS variant is now priced Rs 1,25,500 – Rs 2,000 more expensive than before. While the top of the line dual ABS Apache 200 is now priced at Rs 1,30,050; which is about Rs 1,500 more expensive than before. All prices are ex-sh.
    TVS Apache 200 Price Hike
    Design & Features
    Aesthetically and specification wise there has been no changes on the bike. The new Super-Moto variant of the RTR 200 4V is offered in two paint schemes namely- Gloss Black and Pearl White. Design-wise the bike is identical to the dual-channel ABS trim.
    It is offered with some key features which include a new claw-style LED headlamp which gives long-distance light penetration. Most importantly it gets the TVS SmartXonnect technology which offers smartphone connectivity, race telemetry and turn-by-turn navigation.
    TVS recently rolled out Apache no 4 millionth
    It also gets the first-in-segment GTT (Glide Through Technology) that offers more revs even at idle throttle position so the bike can crawl through with ease at traffic. It is also equipped with a ‘feather touch’ starting, a rear wheel lift-off protection (RLP) and a standard race-tuned slipper clutch.
    Suspension duties are carried out by telescopic fork at front and a race-tuned KYB mono-shock at rear. Apart from these, the naked streetfighter gets first in class high-performance radial rear tyre for better ride quality and enhanced stability.
    Powering the two is the same 197cc single cylinder oil cooled 4 stroke engine. This unit delivers 20.5 PS @8500 and 16.8 Nm @ 7500 rpm. Top speed is rated at 127 kmph while 0-60 kmph acceleration is done in 3.9 seconds.
    In terms of dimensions, the RTR 200 4V measures 2,050mm in length, 790mm in width and 1050mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 1,353mm along with a saddle height of 800mm and ground clearance of 180mm. The fuel tank can hold up to 12-litres of fuel. The bike tips the weighing scale at 153 kg.
    The Apache RTR 200 4V locks with Bajaj Pulsar NS200, Honda Hornet 2.0 and the Hero Xtreme 200R. The bike has been recently launched in Nepal. More

  • TVS Ntorq Avengers Edition At Dealer Showroom – First Look Walkaround

    TVS Ntorq Iron Man Edition
    Marvel Super Heroes inspired TVS NTORQ 125 SuperSquad Edition is priced at Rs.77,865

    TVS NTorq is a popular scooter in its segment and is India’s first Bluetooth connected scooter with RT-Fi technology. It has appealed to a younger segment of buyers and has noted sales of over 5 lakh units till date.
    TVS Motors has introduced a special SuperSquad edition of the TVS NTorq 125 inspired by Marvel Super Heroes. This special edition gets colour schemes of Stealth Black, Invincible Red and Combat Blue. Apart from these decal updates, the SuperSquad edition sees similar features as of the Race Edition with standard LED headlamps.
    TVS NTorq 125 SuperSquad Avengers
    TVS Motors has associated with Disney India’s consumer products business to introduce this new SuperSquad edition based on the Marvel Super Heroes. The TVS Ntorq is the country’s first Bluetooth connected scooter with RT-F1 technology and the colour schemes of Stealth Black, Invincible Red and Combat Blue are inspired by Black Panther, Iron Man and Captain America respectively.
    Ntorq Iron Man Edition
    Invincible Red colour scheme is based on the Iron Man and receives a red and gold color scheme. It has the Iron Man helmet embossed on its leg shield with an arc reactor on both side panels. Take a look at the detailed walkaround video of Ntorq Iron Man Edition below, credit to The Bengal Rider.
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    It also receives the Mark XXIX encryption on both panels denoting Fiddler, Iron Man’s 29th suit, and the number 63 (1963) indicating the year when the character was introduced into Marvel Universe.
    Ntorq Black Panther – Wakanda Forever
    The Stealth Black, based on the Black Panther gets black coloured accents to enhance its sporty appeal. It is seen with large decals with the signature salute Wakanda Forever along with the number 66 (1966), denoting the year when this character was introduced in Marvel Universe. Detailed walkaround video of Ntorq Black Panther edition can be seen below, credit to The Bikers Diary.
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    Ntorq Captain America Edition
    Combat Blue, inspired by Captain America is on a white, red and blue colour scheme. It sports a shield in the front with the encryption Super Soldier on both panels along with the number 41 denoting the year 1941 when Captain America was introduced in Marvel Universe.
    Each of these models receive the SuperSquad logo and Avenger A badging displayed on its front panel, leg shield and just under the speedometer. Below is walkaround video of the Ntorq Captain America Edition, credit to Shubham.
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    TVS Motors has introduced this special edition along with the tag line ‘Play Smart. Play Epic’. The SuperSquad edition is features SmartXonnect, the TVS Connect App which comes in with UI inspired by the Marvel characters. The App opens with the silhouette of the respective characters while each screen is crafted with the character trait of its respective hero, thereby offering a complete Marvel experience.
    TVS NTorq 125 SuperSquad Edition is priced at Rs.77,865 (ex-showroom – Delhi) and costs Rs 2,500 more than the NTorq Race Edition. It continues to be powered by the same 124.8cc, single cylinder, fuel injected engine offering 9.1 hp power at 7,000 rpm and 10.5 Nm torque at 5,500 rpm mated to a CVT unit. More

  • TVS Ntorq Avengers Marvel Edition Launch – Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain America

    TVS Ntorq Avengers Marvel Iron Man Edition
    Apart from the superhero-inspired liveries, there are no other changes to the premium scooter

    Just as expected, it is raining special edition variants in both two- and four-wheeler segments, all aiming to take full advantage of the festive season rush. We have seen Hero and Bajaj introducing new variants of its existing models, and now, TVS has joined the fray. The TVS Ntorq Avengers edition scooter with liveries commemorating Iron Man, Captain America and Black Panther have been spied ahead of their office launch later today.
    TVS Ntorq Avengers Super Squad Edition
    Called the Super Squad Edition, the special variants sport Avenger branding at strategic locations like on the front apron and side panels. The Iron Man edition is finished in matte red with golden accents to mimic the superhero’s flying suit. Below is the official teaser video.

    The Captain America livery, as the name suggests, have the depiction of the famous shield on the side panels of the front apron. This variant is liveried in matching blue, white and red.
    There is also a Black Panther Super Soldier edition with black and purpose colour dual-tone colour theme. It remains to be seen if the TVS Ntorq Avengers edition will be available more super-hero-inspired liveries or not.
    TVS Ntorq Avengers Marvel Black Panther Edition
    The TVS Ntorq Avengers Super Squad editions appear to be based on the Race Edition which is equipped with LED headlamps as a standard fitment in addition to 12-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, petal front disc brake, 3D Ntorq logo on the engine cover, split grab rails, USB charger, fully digital instrument console with 60 functions including Bluetooth connectivity, and so on.
    TVS Ntorq Avengers Marvel Captain America Edition
    Powering the TVS Ntorq Avengers edition is the same 124.8 cc air-cooled, fuel-injected mill that caters to the regular variant. Mated to a CVT, the motor delivers 9.25 hp and 10.5 Nm of torque. Suspension system comprises telescopic front forks and rear shock absorbed with hydraulic dampers. A 220 mm disc at the front and a 130 mm rear drum form the braking system.
    The TVS Ntorq Race Edition is priced at INR 75,365 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Expect the Avengers Super Squad edition to be dearer by a few thousand rupees when it hits the showrooms later this month.
    The TVS Ntorq, with its 125 cc engine, sharp styling and plethora of features, targets the young urban audience. The premium automatic scooter locks horns with the likes of Hero Maestro 125 which recently spawned Stealth edition, Aprilia Storm 125, Yamaha RayZR 125 and Honda Grazia.
    Two wheeler sales in general have been witnessing impressive recovery post lockdown. The pent up demand due to inactivity in the previous months, new-found inclination to avoid public transportation and positive sentiment around festive season combined together to give the auto industry a much needed shot in the arm. More

  • TVS Apache Records 40 Lakh Sales Milestone In 15 Years

    TVS Apache Series surpasses 4 million sales milestone today
    Rolling out of Apache No 4 millionth at TVS Plant today

    TVS Motor Company has reported 4 million sales milestone for its Apache series. Launched in 2005, Apache series growth is fuelled by demand from what the company terms as ‘young and aspirational riders’. Apache Series ranges from 160cc to 310cc. The range topping unit is a result of the auto manufacturers association with BMW Motorrad.
    TVS Apache Series
    TVS Apache Series has two categories – Naked and Super Sports. RTR (Racing Throttle Response) series catalogs the 160, 160 4V, 180 and RTR 200 4V. Super Sport segment lists RR 310 (Race Replica), a first for the mass market two-wheeler company back in 2017. With features like throttle-by-wire tech, four ride modes, a state-of-art TVS SmartXonnect enabled 5 inch vertical TFT colour display, RR 310 sets the upper limit of what the Apache series can be.
    The 4 million global sales milestone has brought much cheer to the manufacturer’s production arm, and has been celebrated with activities that relied on rider contributions and camaraderie. Maybe a bit too much cheer having presented the event as a world premiere, a historic moment, and one wherein the chequered flag was about to be waved.
    First thoughts based on that bit of oversharing was a chance hope of the RR 310 being introduced in a new avatar; given that BMW G310 GS, and G310 R were launched last week. Furthermore, the company has a race-spec RR 310, which is already in use when reaching the chequered flag.
    TVS Apache 4 millionth roll out was webcasted as World Premiere
    But well, thoughts being thoughts, none of that panned out. And the Monday morning premiere was simply an announcement to establish units sold. Sales reported is cumulative of domestic market and exports, and a momentous occasion that’s culminated from 15 years of Apache brand building.
    Newest Apache Launch
    TVS Motor Company recently announced the launch of a more affordable variant of Apache RTR 200 4V. The new variant comes with Super-Moto ABS functionality which is essentially a single-channel ABS. TVS claims that this feature allows incredible stopping power which is accompanied by impressive braking control.

    The new single-channel ABS variant is nearly Rs 5000 cheaper than the one with dual-channel ABS. The new Super-Moto ABS variant has been priced at Rs 1,23,500, whereas the top-spec RTR 200 4V has been priced at Rs 1,28,550 ( both prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
    The Apache RTR 200 4V draws its power from a 197.75 cc, single-cylinder, four-valve, fuel-injector motor which cranks out a maximum power of 20.2 bhp at 8500 rpm and 6.8 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. It is mated to a five-speed gearbox. This motor is equipped with a race-tuned fuel-injector which is aimed to provide an exhilarating performance. More