The web is abuzz with news that TVS, which has just launched a new Apache RR 310 in India, could be gearing up for two more launches. The firm has two new scooters arriving in the country in early 2018.
While we know that TVS has been testing a couple of scooters on Indian roads, it's not possible to put a finger on which one of the scooters is coming to the market as the information available on the Internet is scanty.
Here, we look at the two new scooters from the TVS stable that are currently on test and expected to come to the market in 2018.
TVS showcased the Graphite at Auto Expo 2014 as a concept model. TVS Graphite is expected to be a performance scooter loaded heavily features including an AMT (automated manual transmission) gearbox fitted with paddle shifters.
While it was rumoured earlier that the Graphite would be a 125cc scooter with the performance on a par with 150cc scooters in the market, recent reports suggest it could come with a 150cc engine. The new-generation scooter from TVS is rumoured to get an LED instrument console, navigation and call alert functions, inbuilt immobiliser and a smart e-key.
It could employ 30-mm telescopic front forks and a gas-charged mono-shock at the rear. It could also have an ABS on offer. A previous report had said the Graphite could have a top speed of 103kmph.
TVS Jupiter electric
TVS is also testing an electric scooter in the country, which is likely to make its debut at the upcoming Auto Expo in February next year. A test mule of the said scooter was spotted recently, indicating that it could be based on the company's popular model Jupiter.
The images also indicated that the new electric scooter will feature drum brakes and monoshock suspension at the rear.
The new scooter is expected to have similarities with the Jupiter along with features like alloy wheels. The lithium-ion battery pack of the scooter is likely to be located below the seat. The Jupiter electric is expected to have a range of 50 km.