Moving away from mainstream bikes and scooters, we talk about Mopeds and share an exclusive story. Many of you who feel mopeds are defunct from India are mighty wrong. We have TVS which sells its mopeds in India and a few other countries.
TVS sells XL HD 2-stroke as well as the XL Super according to its official site. And what you see here appear to be snapshots of a facelifted version of either one of them, shared by a couple of our readers Giridhar Radhakrishnan and Anand Kumar at the Bangalore highway.
Giridhar informs us the mopeds were being pushed to their limits and were travelling at around 60kmph or thereabouts and there were around 5 test mules under test.
This set of covered TVS XL mules run on the same circular headlamp design but may go through a redesign of the tank (since it is hidden from view). These mules run on a single combined seat and have an upwards bent grab rail which also appears to do the job of a pillion backrest. In the spyshot below, you can notice a bottle tied at the back which possibly signals at fuel efficiency tests a few or all of these mules might be going through.
Apart from this we can not make out any other changes to this upcoming moped. If you are good in mopeds and can notice anything new, do share with us.
The current TVS XL is powered by a 69.9cc 2 stroke single cylinder engine which churns out 3.5bhp of power and 5.0Nm of torque. What new changes these mules sport with respect to engines, we do not know!
Mopeds, once a popular mode of transport have been reduced to a very tiny share in the overall two wheeler market by motorcycles which are coming down the price ladder. It is now preferred by people who have cargo to transport and are looking for a cheaper mode.
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