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Old 22nd July 2013, 15:10   #1
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Indian two and three wheeler maker TVS Motors Limited, plans to launch five new two wheelers by the end of December 2014. Of the five new products, three products have been named. An upgraded version of the TVS Scooty Pep scooterette, a larger version of the TVS Wego automatic scooter aimed at male buyers, and an upgraded Star City commuter motorcycle are the three launches that TVS Motors has announced publicly.

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Of these products, the larger version of the TVS Wego has already been spotted doing the testing rounds. In light of that, the new automatic scooter based on the Wego platform could be the first new launch. While the two other products comprising of the five new models have not been named, we'll take educated guesses. TVS Motors in the past, had announced that it planned to resurrect the highly-successful Victor badge on a commuter motorcycle. So, this could be one element of the missing jigsaw.

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The other product could be the TVS Qube hybrid scooter that the Hosur based two wheeler major had showcased at the 2012 Indian Auto Expo. Back then, TVS Motors had announced that the TVS Qube would be test launched in the Indian to gauge customer feedback by the end of 2012. Six more months have elapsed from the first time line and there are no signs yet, of the Qube being launched in India.

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Among other developments, TVS Motors has partnered with German motorcycle major BMW Motorrad, to develop and manufacture high performance sportsbikes in the sub-500cc space. According to the TimesOfIndia, TVS Motors will build these high performance sportsbikes from its Chennai factory with design and engineering inputs from BMW Motorrad. Both TVS and BMW Motorrad are expected to sell these motorcycles under their respective brand names.

Also, these motorcycles will be sold under independent channels by both brands. BMW Motorrad seems to be focusing on the low cost-high quality manufacturing expertise of TVS Motors, key aspects that will give the German motorcycle maker the flexibility to price its products aggressively in international markets. TVS Motors, in turn will get access to high performance motorcycle technology from BMW Motorrad.

This arrangement is similar to what Bajaj Auto and KTM have. Unlike Bajaj Auto, which has a near 50% stake in KTM, TVS Motors does not hold any stake in BMW Motorrad. As things stand today, TVS Motors and BMW Motorrad are in a "co-operation agreement" to develop and manufacture high performance sub-500cc motorcycles. The first crop of motorcycles jointly developed by TVS and BMW Motorrad are expected to hit markets in the next couple of years.

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Old 22nd July 2013, 15:22   #2
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Sometime back they said that they will launch a motorcycle with CVT like the scooters, wonder if that is going to happen!
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They launched not a cvt but a auto clutch called JIVE. it tanked miserably
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No no, this announcement came almost a year and a half after they launched jive. The reason jive tanked was because it was no where proper. It was midway and thus just stupid.
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After the exist of theirn Japanese partner Suzuki, TVS Motor was in good shape. They managed to launch very successful products like Victor and Apache range. But now they need to bring one or two successful models to sustain their position in the market. Let us stay fingers crossed.
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ACI have reported sighting of the TVS Scooty testing on roads in Hosur, TN. Here are pics:

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Link to ACI report:

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Thats not Hosur. Thats chennai, near Vadapalani, one can see the metro line overhead as well.

This is the new 110cc scooty pep. Service technicians are undergoing training for this now.

I saw the same vehicle at hotel maurya/mayura ?? at vadapalani, chennai. The testing team stays there apparently.

Speaking of which I remember even seeing the 110 cc star city being tested under covers in the very same area.
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It is calle the zest, will be launched january 2014. It will replace the streak in course of time. To compete with Dio/Rayz/swish
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