• TVS Apache gets rendered into ten different variants

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And we so badly want all of them on our roads.

TVS Motor Company is the third largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India, and the Apache has been the company’s flagship since its launch in 2006. The “Racing Throttle Response" was the brand’s foray into the naked sports segment which, similar to the Pulsars, is gaining a lot of momentum into increasing the sub- brand’s product portfolio.

An Italian artist who goes by the name Oberdan Bezzi, also famously called as OBIBOI, has sketched some impressive looking concepts which might be expected from the TVS Apache stable in the future. They include ten different versions of the same bike, and all of them are running on 180cc and 310cc engines.

Currently, the Apache RTR 200 4V as the flagship model for TVS since the time it was launched. With this, TVS has managed to retain in the new motorcycle is its philosophy of making a machine which offers the best power to price ratio. TVS has adopted an all new design philosophy for the new Apache RTR 200 4V, which has been designed entirely on the lines of the Draken concept. The motorcycle looks far more aggressive and outrageous than the erstwhile versions of the Apache and somewhat looks as if it has been inspired from Ducati’s now-defunct Streetfighter.

For the Apache RTR 200 4V, TVS built up an all-new engine from scratch. This four stroke, single cylinder, liquid cooled, 197.75cc engine comes in two guises – carburetted and fuel injected. While the carburetted version of the engine develops 20 bhp of power and 18.1 Nm of torque, the fuel injected version of the same engine gushes out 21 bhp of power and 18.1 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

Now, OBIBOI has let his imagination go wild and has been kind enough to share with Top Speed his sketches of what he believes is the modern take on the brand’s flagship model. And before even I begin talking about them, I must say that each one of them is as exquisite in their way and Mr Bezzi’s skills can teach a thing or two to the blokes at TVS.

Take note TVS. This is what you should be churning out of your plants in the future.

1. TVS Apache RN 180

This is the first of the “Apache Next” concept that is solely targeted toward the generic commuter who wish to have a sporty edge to their machines. Running on Apache’s 180cc engine, this RN 180 is the naked sports model for the commuter. Nothing out of the ordinary, this model showcased has a chiselled front face and a muscular tank design. Clean lines follow through till the end of the tail which is attractive but decidedly ergonomic. You can see the bike having a bikini fairing below the tank, an underbelly panel, split two-up seats and a sleek looking exhaust canister.

The TVS Apache RN 180 is powered by a single cylinder, air cooled, 177.4cc engine, which pumps out 18 bhp of power and 16 Nm of torque. The engine is more rev-hungry resulting in a meatier top end grunt. And as always, these engines are reliable and are worthy of some appreciation. As for equipment is concerned, the bike gets everything from fat USD forks, mono suspension, disc brakes at both ends, ABS, LED tail lights, fat rubber and sporty alloys. All in conjunction with this model to be export worthy.

2. TVS Apache RS 180

The second model of the “Apache Next” concept, the RS 180 is semi-faired sports tourers from TVS. Similar to the Yamaha Fazer, this RS will be equipped with a headlamp unit embedded in the front fairing and a slender, tall windshield. The fairings run till the edge of the tank which is enough to provide the build-up outlook. The DRLs and the rear-view mirrors are placed onto the fairing.

Apart from this, everything looks similar to that of the RN 180 shown above with the underbelly panel and a sleek looking exhaust canister. The riding position is accurately suited for an upright feel, and the position is well balanced to suit the footpeg’s positions. A split two-up seats are well cushioned and have balanced shape to ensure a good fit for the rider’s comfort levels.

The TVS Apache RN 180 is powered by a single cylinder, air cooled, 177.4cc engine, which pumps out 18 bhp of power and 16 Nm of torque. The engine is more rev-hungry resulting in a meatier top end grunt. And as always, these engines are reliable and are worthy of some appreciation. As for equipment is concerned, the bike gets everything from fat USD forks, mono suspension, disc brakes at both ends, ABS, fat rubber and sporty alloys. All in conjunction with this model to be export worthy.

3. TVS Apache RSR 180

This is the third and the final model of the “Apache NEXT” concept that brings in a proper sportbike fairing to the 180 class. This bike looks the sportiest of the three owing to its sharp and brawny design. The full fairing at the front does its job of upsizing the Apache 180 as a sports bike motorcycle effectively. At once, the fairing looks inspired with that of the Hayabusa, with a triangular headlamp unit, which is borrowed from the 180 RS, flanked by two secondary units on each side.

The rest of the rear half looks similar to the above two models with the two-up seats and the LED taillight cluster. This Apache, however, might have a slightly tweaked engine to produce 1 bhp and 1 Nm more power and torque than the RN and RS models. As for equipment is concerned, the bike gets everything from fat USD forks, mono suspension, disc brakes at both ends, ABS, fat rubber and sporty alloys. All in conjunction with this model to be export worthy.

4. TVS 180 CR

Meet the new in-house breeder, the TVS 180 CR “Café-Racer” in pure café style straight from the factory floor. Now, you no longer have to own a garage to build yourself a dream café-racer. Visually this Café-Racer hits the high note and is considerably the favourite one amongst all the renders we shall be covering here. It combines the old world charm with many modern world design bits.

The contemporary urban styling cues are boldly shown with those clean looking lines and minimal bodywork. On it is the classic round headlamp, and the twin round instrument cluster looks neat and tidy. The 180 Café Racer, when viewed sideways, has got the same fuel tank which is adorned on the other versions of the 180s’ seen above. The single piece traditional café racer seat, as well as rear seat cowl complete the café racer persona of the motorcycle, and with the absence of a proper rear fender and the presence of the number plate holder on the small rear tyre hugger, accentuate its devilish side. New exhaust canister and spoked wheels instead of alloys complete the café-racer design for TVS.

The TVS Apache 180 CR is powered by a single cylinder, air cooled, 177.4cc engine, which pumps out 18 bhp of power and 16 Nm of torque. The engine is more rev-hungry resulting in a meatier top end grunt. And as always, these engines are reliable and are worthy of some appreciation. As for equipment is concerned, the bike gets everything from fat USD forks, mono suspension, disc brakes at both ends, ABS, and fat rubber. All in conjunction with this model to be export worthy.

5. TVS Apache 180 SCR

Bringing in a significant update in capability and style to the TVS Company, the 180 Scrambler builds on the model’s position as the fun and accessible machine and vies for top honours at the crowded segment which every motorcycle manufacturer is going collectively mad over. The stripped back custom styling includes distinctive Scrambler features such as stubbed tyres, spoked wheels, underbelly bash plate and a long narrow single seat setup.

The fuel tank design is different from the rest of the 180 class of these renders, but it retains the bikini fairing under the tank. You get the classic round headlamp unit and twin round instrument cluster. What is interesting to spot is the headlamp protector mesh that acts as a guard to the glass. Not that it will come handy, but looks cool for sure.

The TVS Apache 180 SCR is powered by a single cylinder, air cooled, 177.4cc engine, which pumps out 18 bhp of power and 16 Nm of torque. The engine is more rev-hungry resulting in a meatier top end grunt. And as always, these engines are reliable and are worthy of some appreciation. As for equipment is concerned, the bike gets everything from fat USD forks, mono suspension, disc brakes at both ends, ABS, and fat stubbed rubber. All in conjunction with this model to be export worthy.

6. TVS Apache 310 RR

Moving on to a different segment of bikes, we arrive at the 310 RR. This bigger displacement model is the one where things start getting serious. Having remodelled to keep pace with modern superbikes, it very much looks like it carries a four pot in its belly. The bodywork seems to be on steroids with focussed styling and sharp and minimalistic graphics to cash on its appeal as a track-honed superbike.

Similar to its RSR 180 younger cousin, the Apache 310 RR gets a floating-style windscreen that is bolted on together with the mirror to give out a picture of clean and elegance. Going even further in the bloodline, the 310 gets ventilation holes flanked by the headlamp unit. Apart from a visual extravagance, it is also a functional unit that delivers excellent heat management properties; surely designed in some science lab this one.

TVS is currently developing the 310 with BMW Motorrad. Based on the G310 platform, the 310 RR carries over the suspension unit, wind tunnel tested space frame chassis, brakes, radials and the exhaust. It makes use of carbon fibre, aluminium components and sub-frame. This 310 RR is powered by a 313cc single cylinder engine jointly developed by BMW, also used in the G310. This power mill can generate a maximum power of 34bhp @ 9,500rpm while producing a peak torque of 28Nm @ 7,500rpm. This will come with a high rev peak capability.

It gets stylish alloy wheels, and the golden USD forks and brake callipers show proper use of metal. The Uni-Trak mono shock system is tethered to the swingarm and comes with 5-way adjustable preload settings. The engine might get assist and slipper clutch along with other electronic aids to assist the rider.

7. TVS Apache 310 CR

This is TVS’s another spin off their café-racer concept as seen as the 180 CR. The Café-Racer is more stylishly designed keeping in mind the voguish attitude it needs to carry. Out front, it gets a classy round headlamp and round instrument cluster and towards the side, a large battery box with more canvas for vinyl art. It also replaces the alloys to the spoked wheel as it should be.

The tank gets a varied design for this one and a few couple of body panels below the tank. This 310 CR is powered by a 313cc single cylinder engine jointly developed by BMW, also used in the G310. This power mill can generate a maximum power of 34bhp @ 9,500rpm while producing a peak torque of 28Nm @ 7,500rpm. This will come with a high rev peak capability.

8. TVS Apache 310 SCR

This 310 SCR is a proper off-road scrambler that is distinguished by their long travel suspension, upright riding position, MX styled mudguard and larger front wheels. Large 19” front wheels give it a menacing stance while the rear carries a 17” wheel. Another classic touch is the screwed thermal panel on sides and the underbelly bash plate.

These features promise an enjoyable driving on dirt and gravel. This SCR is finally the machine that is ready to get its feet properly dirty. The headlight mesh guard makes a miss here. High-performance suspension units with telescopic front forks and Uni-Trak mono shock system is tethered to the swingarm and comes with 5-way adjustable preload settings.

This 310 SCR is powered by a 313cc single cylinder engine jointly developed by BMW, also used in the G310. This power mill can generate a maximum power of 34bhp @ 9,500rpm while producing a peak torque of 28Nm @ 7,500rpm. This will come with a high rev peak capability.

9. TVS 360

An unusual name for an unusual concept. Even the powerplant has an unusual capacity of 360cc. This bike is a crossover mix between naked sports and a scrambler motorcycle wherein you will find higher ground clearance and higher seating position. Moreover, this is the only model that is entrusted with a petal disc on either sides and an exhaust unit under the seat. The seat itself is contoured as a step up but is a single long cushion.

The design cues from nothing on the road now and has multiple creases on the tank. The side body panel is a flat pitch, and the engine is shown out in all glory. The 360 sources its power from a single cylinder, air cooled, 359cc engine, which pumps out 26 bhp of maximum power and 28 Nm of maximum torque. The engine is coupled to a six-speed gearbox.

10. TVS 633 R Supersport

This right here is a machine that pushes the boundaries of two-wheeled glory, a boundary that will make every other manufacturer look like a speck of dust. An insane design is taken straight from an Italian design house that is responsible for the Ducatis’ and the Agustas’. This could be TVS’s first factory built superbike that is equipped with frame, swingarm, subframe, bodywork and the wheels built out of exquisite materials.

Dripping from every angle, curve or side is a drop-dead gorgeous silhouette. The fairing mounted rear view mirrors with incorporated turn indicators are nicely done and ergonomically placed as well. In addition to the full LED headlights, the 633 R also gets LED positioning lamps as standard. Luckily the fairing does not cover the mechanicals but is designed to rather show off the meaty looking engine and suspension units.

The rear section of the motorcycle is as striking as the front, with a more aerodynamic hollowed design for the tail section, akin to that of the new Yamaha R1. The instrument console of the 633 R will be a fully digital unit with TFT colour display, showing an array of useful information ranging from speedometer to ride settings.

This middleweight superstar from TVS will probably powered by a four stroke, liquid cooled, inline four, 633cc engine. The peak power output will stand at 85 bhp @ 11000 rpm, while the peak torque output is at 63 Nm @ 8000 rpm. The engine is coupled to a smooth 6-speed gearbox. It impresses with its linear power delivery, which is powerful and energetic but not intimidating. The torque band is excellently spread across the rev range, with no shortage of torque at any rev.

Top of the line suspension setup and braking units offers superior balance regarding stability and handling. Electronics have been inculcated into every aspect of the riding styles and dynamics.

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