Category Archives: TVS Bikes

TVS Apache VS BAJAJ Pulsar

 

The various models of Apache bike introduced by TVS was delivered to give stiff competition to the current king of the 150cc and 180cc plus quick pick up segment, Bajaj Pulsar. The Apache develops 13.5PS of power and has a good power to weight ratio to boot. Apache TVS’s new stunner occupied centre stage at the company stall. This 150cc bike has won quite a few accolades in less then a month after launch. But the USP for the bike is its styling,which is easily the finest we have seen on an Indian mass produced motorcycle. The company also showcased the latest iteration of its 125cc motorcycle, the Victor GLX. The GLX hitherto has not sold well for various reasons.

TVS therefore, introduced the Edge, basically a variant of the GLX sporting the same engine and gearbox, was launched with improved suspension and styling borrowed from the 110cc Victor GL. The bike also comes with alloy wheels and thicker tyres.

 

Reasons why Apache Models from TVS was not a major success when compared to Bajaj Pulsar

–  Apart from its Unique Selling Proposition – The style of the bike no other feature is new or an add on

– Poor mileage

– Design makes the Driver uncomfortable while driving on Indian roads causing lower back pain

– Spares are expensive

– High maintenance and regular servicing is required

 

Future Trends and Latest Additions in TVS Apache RTR

TVS did not back off and has given a lot of new additions, improvements and modifications to the latest TVS Apache RTR bikes especially in these,

– Beast Head lamps

– Muscled tanks

– Sculpted Display

– Better Engine

– Better Engine cowl

 

 

What happened to TVS Predator bikes ?

 

With the face lifted GLX, TVS has incorporated revisions made in the Edge like the rear gas shock absorbers besides redone graphics. As was the case last year, TVS also showcased a couple of concepts, which sadly will not be introduced in the Indian market. The Isotope 200, a 200cc supermoto with its futuristic lines and a beaky front, is a concept designed for recreational purposes. The bike uses disc brakes at both front and rear, and inverted telescopic shock absorbers up front. The predator in the mean time was n’t meant to follow any particular design blueprint. It’s solely a manifestation of the designer’s idea.

It sports a skull shaped headlamp, nicely carved out fuel tank and well integrated tail. The complete feel of the bike is that of a sporty cruiser. The concept employs a 500cc V-twin. The star range of the company’s entry level motorcycles with star city taking centre stage, in addition to motocross machines complete with dummy riders.

What’s still unclear is what happened to TVS Predator bikes ? appears TVS made a roll back, will these bikes hit the market anytime soon or in future ?