The teaser shows us of the fuel tank with a sculpted appearance and it does not seem to have corner-biased knee grips indicating a possible cruiser
UPDATE: TVS has officially launched the Radeon 110 cc commuter motorcycle today at Rs. 48,400 and it comes with Synchronized Braking Technology and side stand beep alert among other features to rival Hero’s entry-level motorcycles
We have been fixing the jigsaw in the puzzle for weeks now and TVS Motor Company has finally revealed a teaser to keep us guessing for more ahead of the launch today. With just few hours away from official premiere, TVS’ teaser revealed on social media keeps us speculating for more. At least we have a fair clue of what is lurking behind the curtain and it is not an automatic scooter.
Rewinding from the beginning, as creative as it could get, TVS sent out coffee mugs to media houses with the launch date and the new teaser video has a catchy tag line “The Strong Rules The Road”. Linking the dots, the coffee mug could denote the relaxed character of the upcoming motorcycle and the tag line could boast its road presence and a probable new powertrain with good performance.
The teaser shows us of the fuel tank with a sculpted appearance and it does not seem to have corner-biased knee grips. The shape just moulds down without an edgy design as we have seen in the latest Apache series, and on the contrary it indicates a clean styling traditional to the cruisers. Apparently, TVS shocked the spectators when the futuristic Zeppelin concept came to the fore at 2018 Auto Expo.
It signalled an entry-level cruiser with a 220 cc single-cylinder engine connected to an integrated starter generator system, an e-boost function and a 48 V Li-ion battery pack with regenerative assisting motor for more performance. It is highly optimistic to think of this hybrid unit entering production within six months of the concept’s debut.
However, going by TVS’ knack of listening to its customers and wanting to entry into new segments, we can expect a 125 cc cruiser thoroughly setting the stage for higher capacity lifestyle motorcycles in the near future to compete against Royal Enfield. The Zeppelin could use a conventional 200 or 220 cc powertrain to rival Bajaj Avenger 220 if it turns out to be the real deal.
Thinking off the charts, are we finally looking at the return of the Fiero Classic instead with a Triumph Bonneville inspired cruiser design? Our plethora of questions will be answered in a few hours as we keep you posted on the developments leading up to the launch on our social channels.