TVS ZEPPELIN – The scribe’s eye candy at Auto Expo 2018February 15, 2018
In the age of wanderlust filled ride goals, TVS Motor Company proudly presents TVS Zeppelin, a futuristic motorcycle cruiser concept.
The TVS Zeppelin is a performance cruiser motorcycle, sporting a raw metal look and feel. At the heart is a 220cc engine coupled with a one-of-its kind, TVS patented – Integrated Starter Generator (ISG). ISG comes with an e-boost option, which starts the motorcycle faster by giving it an augmented boost. This empowers the motorcycle with unmatched performance and best-in-class fuel efficiency. A 1200W regenerative assist motor with 48V Li-ION battery further adds to the powerful performance.
Targeted at the new-age tourer, TVS Zeppelin is a sleek metal-bodied cruiser in a striking matte black finish with shades of rustic brown. The sleek ochre front forks, together with a compact head-lamp, make a distinct statement. The riding posture of TVS Zeppelin is aggressive yet comfortable, having two-up seat, lowered bars and feet forward highway pegs.
The handling of the motorcycle is aided by lightweight tubeless spoked alloys, 41 mm USD forks, dual-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and monoshocks. It’s silent belt drive provides an engaging ride with a dynamic cornering capability added to a superior braking performance.
Complete with state-of-the-art features such as LED lighting system, first-in-class smart Bio-key, electronic speedometer, online connectivity, the TVS Zeppelin also hosts an integrated HD Action camera to capture your riding adventures on the go.
TVS Zeppelin looks to be the new milestone in the world of cruising, where the power cruising and minimalist design blend seamlessly with cutting-edge technology.
TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi Ethanol
Reducing the carbon footprint on the environment has been one of the key focus areas of research for TVS Motor Company. Over the years, the company has actively undertaken development of new technologies for reduction of emission and CO2 levels. The focus has been to create products, which will meet future emission norms – a crucial measure to protect the environment and ensure sustainability. Today, TVS Motor Company is proud to showcase its revolutionary ethanol powered motorcycle, TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi Ethanol.
Ethanol is domestically produced from renewable plant sources. It is non-toxic, biodegradable and, safe to handle, store and transport. An oxygenated fuel that contains 35% oxygen, Ethanol reduces nitrogen oxide emissions from combustion. Apart from this, Ethanol as a fuel also helps reduce carbon monoxide emissions, particulate matter and sulphur-di-oxide. Use of Ethanol as a fuel will also reduce dependence on the import of petroleum and increase energy security.
The TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi Ethanol is equipped with technical improvements to make the motorcycle reliable with Ethanol as fuel. It sports vibrant green graphics on the tank with a sticker to indicate ‘Ethanol’ thus lending it a stylish look.
TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi Ethanol is also equipped with a Twin-Spray-Twin-Port EFI technology. This ensures better drivability, faster throttle response and further guarantees reduction in emission levels. With these factors in place, the engine operation becomes linear leading to better usable power under varied ambient conditions thereby increasing the performance.
The E85 version motorcycle boasts of an impressive peak power of 21 PS @ 8500 rpm with a torque of 18.1 Nm @ 7000 rpm and has an ascending top speed of 129 kmph*.
Promising superior performance coupled with a sustainable green solution, the TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi Ethanol is a through and through winner for the rider and the environment.
At TVS Motor Company, innovation lies in anticipating future challenges and developing innovative technology at great value. Showcasing its vision of the future mobility solutions for the evolving two-wheeler rider, TVS Motor Company proudly presents TVS CREON.
TVS CREON is a performance oriented, electric scooter concept, designed keeping in mind the global dream for a green future and uncompromised performance. This scooter concept is a testament to the fact that electric scooters can be both – exciting as well as environment friendly.
The TVS CREON features a next-generation electric motor that propels this scooter from 0 – 60 kmph in under 5.1 seconds and boasts of a range of 80 km. A rapid charging time of 60 minutes for 80% of full charge is on par with current generation smartphones, leaving little idle time while charging.
The heart of the TVS CREON is powered by 3 state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries capable of delivering 12 kw of instantaneous power. The batteries have been specially designed to ensure high charge per volume of battery. This helps to keep the overall dimensions of the TVS CREON compact and maintain everyday practicality of usage.
TVS CREON also gets futuristic smart connected technologies on board, which have been developed in collaboration with Intel. The scooter concept is equipped with a state-of-the-art TFT Screen which displays the speedometer, battery charge and, health status, tachometer, trip meter and odometer. The vehicle is app-enabled and offers a host of features including cloud connectivity, 3 custom riding modes, regenerative braking, park assist, safety, anti-theft, GPS & navigation, and geo-fencing.
The TVS CREON also features an Aluminum lightweight perimeter frame, which provides the chassis stiffness and helps in improving the handling of the scooter. Diamond cut alloy wheels with wide section TVS Remora tubeless tires provide significant grip during cornering. The front and rear discs with single channel ABS in the front ensure safe and precise braking for all road conditions. The superior performance and sporty handling of the vehicle is achieved with advanced light-weight platform and optimized Centre of Gravity (CG) distribution. In terms of utility features, the scooter can secure a full-face helmet under the seat and is also equipped with a smart phone charger.
TVS CREON is a showcase of the cutting-edge scooter technology from TVS Motor Company and sets the direction for the company towards a green and exciting future.