SPIED: TVS Draken taking shape as the new 250cc Apache?

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Ever since the unveiling of the TVS Draken at the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi, speculations of the new Apache being loosely based on the muscular and futuristic concept have been doing the rounds on various web portals and social networking websites. While the end product is some time away from reaching the production line, the latest spy image is making us wonder whether the Draken is indeed turning into a production reality as the next generation Apache.

On closer inspection, one can see that the wheels on the test motorcycle in picture resemble the units that were installed on the TVS Draken at the 2014 Auto Expo. Five spoke wheels bifurcate into two as the lines flow away from the centre of the wheel. The front fender too appears to be loosely based on the Draken concept. Now while the tank is not clearly visible, we can see the shrouds from between the gap of the rider’s elbow and thigh and they too remind us of the Draken concept. The tank itself appears to be relatively bigger than the ones seen on the TVS motorcycles of current and yesteryears.

Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - TVS Draken

The test motorcycle seems to offer a comfortable riding stance with a high raised handlebar and relatively front set footpegs. Although it is not as visible, we believe that this new motorcycle will receive a single piece handlebar, similar to the one seen on the Draken concept, instead of the clip-on units that are found on the current generation TVS Apache. To keep up with the changing times, TVS is also likely to offer a split step-seat on the new motorcycle. The pillion footrest will be slightly higher than the rider footrest, something that we can see on the current generation TVS Apache as well.  Conventional telescopic forks up front and a monoshock setup at the rear handle suspension duties.

Unlike the uniquely positioned exhaust unit on the Draken concept, which made its way transversely cutting across the engine undercowl, the new TVS motorcycle in these pictures will receive a conventional exhaust system with twin outlets. The dual outlet exhaust system is  somewhat similar to the one seen on the TVS Velocity. The braking power will be provided by petal disc brakes at the front and the rear. TVS also plans to keep the costs in check and hence will equip this upcoming motorcycle with a box section swingarm unlike the one seen on the Draken concept or the Velocity.

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TVS Velocity Concept

The upcoming motorcycle seems to be shod with beefy tyres similar to the ones seen on the Draken concept. The rear fender will also receive  modern styling along with a number plate illuminator. While we cannot be conclusive about this, but expect to see a semi digital instrument cluster on this upcoming motorcycle.

No specific details about the engine have been spilt out by TVS yet, though we believe that the upcoming motorcycle will boast a 250cc single unit with liquid cooling and fuel injection. Output figures are expected to be in the region of 25 – 28 bhp going by the output figures of similar motorcycles in the segment. That wouldn’t be anything path breaking to be very honest, as the game has been pushed forward by KTM. We earnestly hope TVS beats our estimates on the cubic capacity, number of cylinders and power output.

That’s as much we can make of the spy image. We would get you more updates as soon as we sniff out some more information. Meanwhile, share your views about this upcoming TVS motorcycle with us and fellow readers through the comments section below.

Image Source: TeamBHP

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