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Two variants of 2016 TVS Apache test mules spied in Indonesia

The motorcycle is said to be quicker than the KTM Duke 200.

Two slightly different versions of the 2016 TVS Apache naked street fighter have been spied in Indonesia. While one prototype sports clip-on handlebars, the other one makes do with a regular tubular element.

It remains to be seen which one or if both options will be made available. TVS could be testing the ergonomic variations before zeroing in on the final option. There are no further noticeable differences between the two test mules in question.

The naked motorcycle derives its design inspiration from the Draken concept which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2014. The motorcycle features simple headlamps, sporty fuel tank with sharp extensions, split seats, LED taillight, fully digital instrument console, petal discs at both ends and an interesting silencer with two openings.

2016 TVS Apache test mule Indonesia (3)

It remains to be seen which of this handlebars make it to the final production model.

The powertrain details are scarce as of now but expect the 200 cc air-cooled engine (with oil cooler) to have power and torque advantage over KTM Duke 200. Transmission however is said to be a 5-speed unit.

As seen in the previous spyshots, the 2016 TVS Apache is equipped with regular telescopic front fork and monoshock rear suspension system. The motorcycle is built with an objective of outperforming the hitherto unchallenged Duke 200.

We can expect the 2016 TVS Apache to be unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016 in February alongside the BMW G 310 R and its TVS version.

2016 TVS Apache – Spyshots

TVS Draken Concept – Photos

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