TVS Draken spotted testing in India


After showcasing the Draken X21 concept motorcycle at the 2014 Auto Expo, TVS Motors has started testing the bike on Indian roads.

Developed jointly with BMW, the Draken concept sports a 249.2 cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine producing 38.5 bhp @ 12000 rpm and 23 Nm of torque @ 9500 rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel through a 6-speed gearbox. The bike has a trellis frame with a telescopic fork front suspension and a monoshock at the rear. Stopping power comes from disc brakes all round and ABS has been provided as well.

The test mule seems to be carrying a lot of pre-production body parts indicating that the company could be testing just the engine and other mechanical components. The V-shaped LED tail lamp and seen on the concept have been replaced by a dummy unit. The turn-indicators are also different. The bike also features split seats.

The next-generation TVS Apache is expected to be based on the Draken.

Source: Power Drift

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