The TVS Zeppelin could be offered with 2 engine options – a normal 220cc unit and a hybrid setup.
We informed you earlier that TVS Motor Company is considering a cruiser motorcycle, which will be inspired by the Zeppelin concept showcased at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. A new media report claims that TVS Motor is working on 2 new motorcycles based on the Zeppelin Cruiser concept. The production version of the Cruiser motorcycle is expected to be unveiled by the end of 2019 or at the 2020 Auto Expo.
The new motorcycles will receive the all-new 220cc single-cylinder engine from the Zeppelin concept. The new motorcycle will be positioned somewhere between the Bajaj Avenger 220 and the RE Classic 350/ Jawa Classic. The report claims that the Zeppelin could be offered with 2 engine options – a normal 220cc unit and a hybrid setup.
The power cruiser was equipped with a 220cc, single-cylinder engine, which is supported by a patented Integrated Starter Generator system. Paired to a 5-speed gearbox, this engine is claimed to offer 20bhp of power at 8,500rpm along with a peak torque of 18.5Nm at 7,000rpm. TVS claims that this cruiser comes with a top speed of 130kmph. Also See – TVS Zeppelin – 5 Things we know
The mild-hybrid Integrated Starter Generator system works similar to that of the Suzuki’s mild-hybrid system – SHVS. This system also gets an e-boost function that adds to its performance, featuring a 1200W regenerative assist motor powered by a 48V Li-ion battery.
The TVS Zeppelin power cruiser is an aggressive looking motorcycle. The concept version was equipped with vertically oriented rectangular LED headlamp, compact instrument console with an analogue rev counter and digital readouts, and split seats. In terms of features, the motorcycle gets gold 41mm USD front forks, a flat handlebar, an HD action camera, Smart Bio-Key feature and dual-channel ABS system. However, most of these premium features are not likely to be offered in the production model. For braking, the bike has 300mm front disc and 240mm rear disc brakes.
TVS Zeppelin Cruiser Explained in a video