TVS claims this motorcycle will lead to a ‘new way of life’; could be the Zeppelin or the RR 310.
TVS Motor Company is all set to launch a new motorcycle on July 6. While there is no clear indication yet about what they will be, there are chances that it could either be the TVS Zeppelin or the street naked version of the Apache RR 310, which was also rumoured to be in the works.
The TVS Zeppelin was showcased in concept form at the 2018 Auto Expo in India. It was TVS’ take on a cruiser motorcycle – a power cruiser to be specific. The Zeppelin concept featured an all-new 20hp, 18.5Nm, 220cc single-cylinder engine paired to a five-speed gearbox. Additionally, the concept used a patented Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) system. TVS took it a step further with an e-boost function that brings in added performance from a 1,200W regenerative assist motor – powered by a 48V Li-ion battery – when needed. The Zeppelin concept has a claimed top speed of 130kph and you can read more about it here.
TVS Zeppelin concept at the 2018 Auto Expo
It will be interesting to see which parts of the concept have trickled down to the production bike, if the Zeppelin debuts on July 6. While TVS has not revealed anything further on the Zeppelin concept since 2018, the company did trademark the name Zeppelin R in late 2020.
The other possibility is that the manufacturer will launch the street naked version of the Apache RR 310. TVS confirmed that this bike was in the works back in 2020. Built on the same platform as the BMW G 310 R, the RR 310 is expected to feature its own flavour, be it in terms of design or the way it performs. In fact, TVS has been steadily enhancing the TVS Apache RR 310, by offering segment firsts like fully adjustable suspension, introducing ride modes, Bluetooth connectivity, and more. Expect some of these features to make it to the street naked bike too.
BMW G 310 R for representation only
All said, it is only a matter of days before TVS unveils the new motorcycle that it claims will herald a ‘new way of life.’
Stay tuned to find out more about the new bike and our first ride review as we shall be riding it soon after launch.