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Next gen TVS Apache RTR prototype spotted testing

Next gen TVS Apache RTR spyshot
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The new Apache RTR is getting ready to be launched in the coming months.

The next gen TVS Apache RTR would take on the street fighter form with several design cues coming from the Draken concept which was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. What appears to be a prototype of the upcoming motorcycle has been spotted by PowerDrift fan Punith Bharadwaj.

The TVS logo on the crankcase leaves no doubt about the test mules whereabouts. Though fully disguised, one can easily make out the sharp fuel tank extensions, an edgy belly pan, minimal fairing for the headlamp, a distinct silencer, petal discs at both ends, LED taillight and golden front telescopic fork (rear gets monoshock). The test mule sure looks ready for production so one can expect the new Apache RTR to be launched anytime soon.

TVS Draken 250 cc concept 3 headlights and disc

The next gen Apache RTR derives its design inspiration form the Draken concept.

In terms of features, we expect the new Apache RTR to offer fully digital instrument console, optional ABS, thicker rear tubeless tyre and so on. Powertrain details are scarce as of now but we suspect the current 160 cc and 180 cc motors to be retained in addition to a new flagship variant displacing 250 cc (the Draken was powered by a 250 cc motor).

Also read – TVS Apache RTR 160 and 180 Matt Blue Editions launched

Meanwhile, TVS-BMW joint venture is all set to unveil its first ever product, a 300 cc street fighter codenamed K03, at the EICMA 2015 in Milan later this month.

TVS Draken Concept – Photos

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Nithyanandh Karuppaswamy

Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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