TVS Zeppelin 220 – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com Latest Car & Bike News in India Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:29:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.9 https://news.maxabout.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cropped-Maxabout-News-Favi-Icon-2017-32x32.png TVS Zeppelin 220 – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com 32 32 5 Must-Know Facts About the Upcoming TVS Zeppelin 220 https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/tvs/5-facts-tvs-zeppelin-220/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/tvs/5-facts-tvs-zeppelin-220/#respond Fri, 08 Nov 2019 13:23:06 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=334838 TVS Zeppelin 220 was unveiled as a concept model at the 2018 Auto Expo. The showstopper falls in the cruiser category of motorcycles, targeting buyers who are in the need of a sports cruiser. However, the concept will take a few more months to turn production-ready. Here are 5 must-know facts about the upcoming TVS […]

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TVS Zeppelin 220 was unveiled as a concept model at the 2018 Auto Expo. The showstopper falls in the cruiser category of motorcycles, targeting buyers who are in the need of a sports cruiser. However, the concept will take a few more months to turn production-ready. Here are 5 must-know facts about the upcoming TVS Zeppelin.

5 Must-Know Facts About Zeppelin 220

1) First TVS Cruiser Motorcycle – TVS is known for the production of commuter bikes and sportbikes, leaving the cruiser segment empty from the past three decades. The Zeppelin 220 is a typical cruiser motorcycle as it features low seat height, forward-biased foot-pegs, and smaller than usual rim size. The cruiser rivals none other than the Bajaj Avenger 220 and Suzuki Intruder 150 while the Jawa Classic 300 and Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 are other indirect rivals for the upcoming motorcycle.

2) New Age Design – The extended fuel tank, sharp tail section, and the raised pillion seat add modern lines to the package. The engine bay is neat, perfectly filled and highlighted with silver inserts. TVS is using belt-drive for the concept version, making it the first motorcycle of its segment to carry the feature. The headlight is derived from a typical modern street machine.

3) Premium Components & Performance – TVS Zeppelin 220 is equipped with premium 41mm USD front forks, full-LED headlight, belt-drive, and grippy Pirelli Sport Demon tyres. The addition of a sporty exhaust system finished in black shade, and the independent tyre hugger makes Zeppelin an eye-candy for the bike lovers though, the production model is expected to skip some of the premium parts to keep the costs under check.

The Zeppelin is expected to be equipped with a 220cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine. The same can either be derived from Apache RTR 200’s engine or made from scratch for torque-biased performance.  Mechanically, the concept model is good for 20HP @ 8500 rpm and 18.5Nm @ 7000 rpm. The engine comes with a 5-speed gearbox. The unique electric-boost system of Zeppelin can help riders achieve more mileage per refill though, the system is not yet confirmed for the production version.

4) Instrument Console – The console on the Zeppelin is semi-digital, divided through physical breaks for easy differentiation and clean layout. The console has an analogue tachometer, a digital speedometer, an odometer and a fuel gauge. In comparison, the Bajaj Avenger is equipped with an all-digital console while most of the Royal Enfield motorcycles are equipped with an analogue console.

5) Launch Date & Expected Price – As per the latest details available, the official launch of Zeppelin cruiser is expected to take place in early 2020. Due to the industry slowdown, TVS Motor has decided to skip the Auto Expo 2020 and the brand is expected to hold a separate launch event for the Zeppelin 220. As far as the pricing is concerned, TVS is expected to launch the cruiser with an approximate ex-showroom price tag of around INR 1.30 lakh in India.

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TVS Zeppelin 220 India Launch Expected Early Next Year https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/tvs/tvs-zeppelin-220-india-launch-2020/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/tvs/tvs-zeppelin-220-india-launch-2020/#respond Wed, 30 Oct 2019 08:17:06 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=359416 According to the latest buzz, the production model of the much-awaited cruiser, the TVS Zeppelin 220 is all set to be unveiled early next year. Since the brand has decided to skip the upcoming Auto Expo 2020, the launch of the cruiser was considered uncertain though, the recent reports have confirmed the launch of the […]

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According to the latest buzz, the production model of the much-awaited cruiser, the TVS Zeppelin 220 is all set to be unveiled early next year. Since the brand has decided to skip the upcoming Auto Expo 2020, the launch of the cruiser was considered uncertain though, the recent reports have confirmed the launch of the motorcycle to take place in January 2020.

The TVS Zeppelin concept was showcased with futuristic technology at the Auto Expo 2018, and getting the same in production form may not be feasible. Zeppelin will also introduce a new 220cc engine to the TVS lineup, producing 20HP of maximum power and 18.5Nm of peak torque. The engine could be a re-bored version of the Apache RTR 200’s motor.

However, the practical use of part sharing process may not allow the brand to introduce the 220cc engine as their 200cc motor is equally effective and already in mass production. The chances of Zeppelin switching to the Apache-sourced engine are equally present.

The glorified components will turn decent when Zeppelin enters the final production stage. As not even a single test mule has been spotted till date, it seems like getting first images for the production version of the cruiser is still some weeks away.

The console offered to the cruiser is a semi-digital unit while the present-day trends hint at a completely digital unit like the Apache RTR 200. The use of USD front forks and other premium components is also likely to be skipped in favour of more conventional options.

TVS will try its best to price the new Zeppelin 220 around INR 1.30 lakh (ex-showroom) while equipping it with dual-channel ABS for added safety. After the launch in India, the motorcycle would be competing with the likes of the Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise, Avenger 220 Street, and the Suzuki Intruder 150.

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TVS to Skip Auto Expo 2020; Zeppelin Cruiser Launch Uncertain https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/tvs/tvs-zeppelin-auto-expo-2020/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/tvs/tvs-zeppelin-auto-expo-2020/#respond Tue, 22 Oct 2019 05:28:52 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=516019 With the recent setback faced by the auto industry that led to a major decline in the sales, the upcoming Auto Expo will see the participation of only 3 major two-wheeler brands while the 19 other have decided to skip it. Since TVS Motor is no longer a part of the upcoming Auto Expo 2020 […]

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With the recent setback faced by the auto industry that led to a major decline in the sales, the upcoming Auto Expo will see the participation of only 3 major two-wheeler brands while the 19 other have decided to skip it. Since TVS Motor is no longer a part of the upcoming Auto Expo 2020 where it was expected to launch the production version of the much-awaited Zeppelin 220, the launch of the cruiser is now uncertain. The brand is yet to comment on the change in plans and there is no recent news on the new date for the launch of the TVS Zeppelin.

TVS Zeppelin Concept
TVS Zeppelin Concept

It is being said that TVS Motor is putting a lot of effort in the Zeppelin project while the testing of the motorcycle is expected to commence shortly on the Indian roads.

The initial unveiling of the power cruiser at the Auto Expo 2018 showed the motorcycle with an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) with assist motor as well as an HD camera. Though, in order to keep the production cost under check, the brand will be skipping certain features for the production version.

As per the reports, the TVS Zeppelin will get major body parts inspired from the Apache RTR 200 including the headlight, instrument console as well as the switchgear. The motorcycle will feature an LED headlight setup with premium plastic cladding for the body panels.

TVS Zeppelin Concept
TVS Zeppelin Concept

The concept motorcycle was equipped with golden USD front forks to give it a distinguished look though, the brand is likely to replace them with conventional forks to meet the design requirements of every individual plus to keep the production costs in check. The rear end of the motorcycle will get an adjustable monoshock absorber.

The production version of the motorcycle is expected to get dual-channel ABS for added safety. The concept motorcycle was showcased with a contemporary brown and black colour scheme, which gives it a well-finished look while the retro-inspired headlamp adds on to its persona.

TVS Zeppelin Concept
TVS Zeppelin Concept

Mechanically, the TVS Zeppelin will be powered by a 220cc single-cylinder, air-cooled motor, inspired from Apache 200’s engine. There is no information on the exact specs of the powertrain though, it is expected to generate higher output in comparison to the Apache RTR 200 4V.

The brand will most probably equip the power cruiser with a BS6-compliant engine. Being positioned in the TVS portfolio above the Apache 200, the TVS Zeppelin is expected to get a price tag of around INR 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom).

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