Wednesday, March 15, 2006

TVS Apache - Bike of the year 2006..!! ???

TVS has rolled out its new bike model TVS Apache , which makes it clear that TVS is still in the competition with Pulsar and Unicorn.

Apache comes with the same 150cc engine of F2 but with heavy modifications which besides making more power is also poised to be fuel efficient!!Apache makes 13.5 bhp of power at 8500 rpm.The bike will come with black alloy wheels as standard fitment ,electric start,monotube inverted rear gas shocks,240mm disc brakes.In technological front the bike now comes with I-DI (Inductive Digital ignition),IE Surge(Intake-Exhaust Surge) system which surely shows up in the road tests conducted by Overdrive. According to Overdrive the bike is fastest of the block both in acceleration as well as top speed n still returns superb fuel economy.

Now most important point is the price-52,***/- (ex-showroom)in Chennai .Also their is an option of thicker tyre for style consious buyers

How much?
Rs 52,498 (ex-showroom Chennai)
How big?
Length: 1,976 mm
Width: 743 mm
Height: 1,100 mm
Ground clearance: 165 mm
Wheelbase: 1,260 mm
Tank capacity: 16 liters


147.5 cc, 1-cylinder, four-stroke
Max power: 13.5 bhp @ 8500 rpm
Max torque: 1.25 kgm @ 6000 rpm


0-60 kph: 5.70 seconds
Top speed: 107 kph
Fuel efficiency: 51.5 kpl (overall)


5-speed manual, 1-down-4-up shift

Already Pulsar has proven to be a big hit.. So we need to wait and see how much TVS can compete with Bajaj... Apache Vs Pulsar Versus (Vs) Pulsar Vs Apache !!