The TVS Graphite scooter had its public debut in its concept avatar at the 2014 Auto Expo.
The all-new TVS Graphite will feature navigation system along with Bluetooth connectivity.
We informed you earlier that TVS Motorcycles is planning to launch the long-awaited TVS Graphite scooter in the country. The company has already started testing the scooter, indicating a near launch. The latest test mule suggests that the scooter could be launched in multiple variants, as the spotted model features drum brakes on both ends. It will also be available with disc brakes. The scooter will directly rival the Honda Dio and others in its league. The Graphite had its public debut in its concept avatar at the 2014 Auto Expo.
The production-spec Honda Dio is equipped with an apron-mounted headlamp and sculpted bodywork, which looks aggressive. The scooter could also get daytime running lights. It is equipped with alloy wheels on both ends, and aluminium pillion footpegs. The all-new TVS Graphite will also get several high-end functions such as navigation system with Bluetooth connectivity. Additionally, it also gets multi-functional instrument console that displays information such as top speed, engine temperature, etc.
The suspension mechanism of the bike comprises of telescopic forks upfront and monoshock at the rear. It will be launched as TVS performance scooter. Powering the scooter will be a 125cc FI (Fuel Injection) or a 150cc engine. While the engine details are yet to be confirmed, a latest report claims that it will deliver a top speed of 103kmph. If it comes with a 150cc engine, it will challenge the Aprilia SR 150 which is the only performance scooter in the country. Read – TVS Electric Scooter Coming Soon
First previewed as a concept at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, the TVS Graphite feature sharp lines, split grab rail for the pillion and angular elements in the apron. The design of the scooter seems identical to the Honda Dio, but it will be positioned as a performance scooter. It is equipped with an apron-mounted headlamp and sculpted bodywork with sharp lines. The premium scooter also likely to get handlebar mounted DRLs or indicators. The scooter gets alloy wheels on both ends with tubeless tyres and the aluminium pillion footpegs.
The scooter will also get an active LED console showing vital information and ride data. The scooter will also get a smart electronic key and an inbuilt immobilizer. Most of the design features are likely to be borrowed from the concept. It also has Bluetooth connectivity with navigation system. For suspension mechanism, the bike will get telescopic forks at the front and a rear monoshock at the rear. Check Out – TVS Akula 310 Pictures & Details
As mentioned above, the new TVS scooter could be offered with a 125cc engine boosted with fuel injection technology or a larger capacity 150cc motor. If it will come with the latter one, the scooter will directly compete against the Aprilia SR 150 performance scooter. Delivering power to the wheels will be an AMT gearbox with paddle shifters. Check Out – Upcoming TVS Scooters & Bikes
Active LED console
Bluetooth connectivity with navigation system
ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
Split grab-rail for pillion
Damping duties on the scooter will be taken care of by 30mm telescopic front fork and a rear gas-charged monoshock. Similar to the concept, the production version of the scooter will sit on an underbone chassis of high-tensile steel. Braking system will include petal discs on both ends, with dual channel dynamic ABS. Read – New TVS Apache RTR 180 In The Works
The new TVS scooter has been doing its final test rounds. Its launch is likely to happen in coming months. We you update the exact launch date and details as soon as the company announces it.
If the Graphite scooter comes with a 125cc engine, it will be positioned against the Honda Activa 125 and Suzuki Access 125. Its price is likely to fall between Rs 50,000 – Rs 60,000. And if it gets a 150cc motor, the scooter could be priced around Rs 70,000 – 75,000. At this price, it will go up against the Aprilia SR 150.
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