It may or may not be called as TVS Graphite…
Update 1 – TVS’ upcoming scooter has yet again been caught testing by a Youtuber One Life to travel. The most significant bit is that the scooter is doing speeds of over 100 kmph (speedo indicated) quite effortlessly. This is in line with what our source, who claims to have ridden it, revealed (mentioned below). It prompts us to believe that it could be a 150 cc motor but we are sceptical and do NOT think that TVS will skip the more lucrative 125 cc segment!
Update 2- Autocar has shared clearer spy pics of the same scooter which reveal some new details.
It gets a single front-apron mounted headlamp which has striking resemblance with Honda Dio. It gets telescopic shock absorbers and most probably these mules are not carrying disc brakes. This scoot is not as sporty and lean as Graphite and instead carries a more rounded body.
Original article with our sneaking bits follows…
Barely a few days back a mysterious scooter was caught testing in Bangalore and wild speculations tried to identify it as a 2017 Honda Dio, new 125 cc Jupiter etc. We analysed and came up to a conclusion that it is a TVS mule and could be the next-generation Wego carrying a 125 cc or a 100 cc engine.
Now one of our reader, who prefers to remain anonymous, has shared some sneaking details about the scooter. He reveals…
- It is, indeed, a TVS test mule and a new-generation scooter model which they are developing.
- It gets navigation features. You can pair up your mobile via Bluetooth and the instrument cluster will double up as your navigator.
- It also has a call alert feature. The cluster also records host of things like top speed, engine temperature etc.
- He also tells us that this scooter has a top speed of 100+ kmph!
TVS Graphite ?
Joining the dotted lines, it appears that this could be a 125 to 150 cc engine focused more on sporty performance and TVS may not be planning a commuter scoot. This also takes us to their Graphite concept which they showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo.
Last year, we had asked TVS officials about it and they did not rule it out from going to production (more details). In its concept form, Graphite looked beautiful and boasted of premium features like matte finished paint, AMT gearbox, paddle shifters, inbuilt immobiliser, petal disc brakes with a dual channel ABS system etc.
It remains to be seen how and what commercial name the scoot finally gets but after Aprilia’s SR150 we have something brewing for the performance scooter lovers…