TVS Graphite 150cc scooter spied for the first time?
A camouflaged scooter has been spied on test. It is believed to be a production variant of TVS Graphite 150 cc scooter.
Showcased as a concept at the 2014 Auto Expo, TVS Graphite concept is heading into production. First test mule of the production variant of this 150 cc scooter has now been spied on test.
The new TVS Graphite concept created a huge buzz back at the 2014 Auto Expo. Fans loved the funky machine with racing spirit. Seeing the success of the Aprilia SR150 in the Indian market, it might have resulted in TVS taking the decision in going ahead with the production of the TVS Graphite scooter.
TVS Graphite scooter will feature exceptionally good looks and loaded with features. Spied while on test in Karnataka, the new Graphite could receive same features as we had seen on the concept. This includes dual channel dynamic ABS unit, LED console displays, an engine immobilizer and smart electronic key.
The instrument console is fully digital and supports vehicle data and connectivity (very much like the new KTM Duke 390). Its headlamp unit is of a winking style adding to its good looks and the scooter will be presented in dual color options, like the Matte Grey and Yellow we saw at the 2014 show.
TVS Graphite will be built on a new platform. The concept was inspired from the stealth military aircraft’s engineering. It gets an under bone frame with high tensile steel resulting in better stability. Suspension includes 30mm telescopic suspension setup at the front and gas charged damper at the rear and disc and drum brakes are seen at the front and rear respectively. Smart lines, split grab rail, floor-board mounted fuel tank cap and a sleek headlamp are also among some of the features noted on the model on test.
No engine specifications of the TVS Graphite’s production variant are revealed. We expect it to feature a 150cc, four valve SOHC engine with fuel injection. It could also get AMT gearbox, as was featured on the concept.