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Old 17th December 2008, 10:44   #1
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Thumbs up TVS to launch Apache in US of America!!

Classis Motorworks, the importer of Royal Enfield bikes in the US is considering to launch TVS bikes, specifically the Apache, there.

source: TVS to roll on Apache land

I think this is great news. TVS will have to produce newer and better bikes to get a hold in the US market and we can expect some spill outs of this in India as well

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Old 17th December 2008, 11:26   #2
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Wishing good luck to TVS for their global aspirations and spirits. That reminds me of the story of Honda which entered to US market making underpowered bikes. And today they are making such wonderful cars in the US
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Would people even buy such bikes in the US? Just wondering.
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I dont think Apache will sell in US.Imagine its the land of Harleys and Apache will look so puny and under powered.TVS is making a serious mistake.
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Recession may help tvs to make an impact with apache . US citizens are looking at alternative ways of cheaper transport . Motor bikes are the easy answer for this . They offer low ownership and maintenance cost , a huge advantage when compared to the suv s' they own .
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Indian are buying more cars.
Americans will be buying more bikes.

world turning around.
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Old 17th December 2008, 11:58   #7
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People are buying scooters in the U.S. So why not bikes ? The great fuel economy would be a booster for atleast office commutes.
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Not a bad move, but doomed to fail. Even the venerable Ninja 250 never had a great uptake in the US where smaller bikes are genuinely unsafe at highway speeds of 70-90 mph.
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Well they do need bikes for Pizza Delivery dont they

Remember spidey on luna like thing, may be in Spiderman 10 you will find him riding an Apache
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Well they do need bikes for Pizza Delivery dont they

Remember spidey on luna like thing, may be in Spiderman 10 you will find him riding an Apache
eh, that's the same market Mahinda Scorpio pik-up and Tata Ace Electric are targeting! If they ever launch in the US like they are supposed to.
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The current Apache will fail but a slightly more robust version might do well. I agree with xxaarraa that freeways are crazy dangerous in the US and need a confidence-inspiring ride.
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Few Pics of my friends bull in TX, USA.


I wonder how TVS will do in the US

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^ u shouldve put 2 dots and a smiley on ur friends face , would have looked like santa claus in keeping with the season .
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Few Pics of my friends bull in TX, USA.


I wonder how TVS will do in the US
If not for the civic, that pic could have, very well been taken here in india.
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Apache in it's current form may not succeed. But there is so much talk of the new Apache with higher cc engines and ABS, etc. These might have a chance, IMHO.

Nevertheless, this would give them an opportunity to work for better and more powerful bikes. As a Lecturer of mine used to say, 'We all work only under pressure!'

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