Cruiser bikes have become very popular lately. TVS also is planning to enter this segment. Their concept was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. This is the TVS Zeppelin. The Zeppelin is a cruiser motorcycle concept and is a futuristic design. TVS will be launching its cruiser motorcycle based on the Zeppelin concept. This was one of the attractions at the Auto Expo 2018.
The Apache RR310 was born out of the Akula concept. In a similar fashion, we shall see the TVS Zeppelin concept spawn a new cruiser bike soon. The Zeppelin has created a lot of buzz and has got a lot of enthusiasts mulling about this bike. We may see a launch of this motorcycle sometime towards the end of 2019. The Auto Expo 2020 should be a good time for the launch of this bike.
Amongst Indian two wheeler manufacturers, TVS has been leading in motor sports. The company has a wide range of two wheelers in its line-up, including commuter bikes, sports bikes and a variety of scooters. TVS now wants to be present in the cruiser segment as well. The Zeppelin is expected to break the shackles of retro-styled cruisers and come out with a looking like a modern cruiser motorcycle. The bike will be stylish and will also get a lot of first time features in its segment. Want to know more about the TVS Zeppelin? Keep reading further.
TVS Zeppelin Price in India
As this bike is in a concept stage, the price is still not known, However, we expect it to be priced around INR 1.5 lakhs. The bike is supposed to be feature loaded. It will be one of kind bike and will probably start a segment of its own, with very little to no competition.
TVS Zeppelin Cruiser Launch Date in India
The Zeppelin is now at a concept stage. TVS is working on a cruiser based on this concept. It will enter production sometime next year and can be seen on our roads by 2019 or 2020. This is a cruiser bike and the final design will be quite similar to the concept.
TVS Zeppelin Concept Video Walkaround in Hindi
TVS Zeppelin Specification
The Zeppelin Concept has a 220cc, four stroke, single cylinder engine. The concept bike had this engine paired to an electric motor. The torque from the electric motor will be used to boost performance, whenever required. This is similar to some hybrid cars. This petrol-hybrid cruiser has a 1200 W electric motor which runs on lithium ion batteries. The TVS Zeppelin is a belt driven bike. There is no chain on it. Dual channel ABS is standard on the bike. This also shows how future motorcycling could be like. The production version However, will get a 220cc liquid-cooled engine. It will not have an electric motor though. The power output will be about 20bhp, with a torque of around 22Nm. The bike will come with a 6-speed gearbox.
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TVS Zeppelin Features
- LED Headlamp
- Digital IP
- LED taillamp
- Muscular styling
- Inverted front forks
- Tubeless tyres
- Twin channel ABS
TVS Zeppelin Top Speed
The top speed of this cruiser will be about 140km/h. It will be higher than that of the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 and Bajaj Avenger 220 Street / Cruise
TVS Zeppelin 0-100 Acceleration
This bike would accelerate from 0-100 in about 10 seconds. It will be amongst the fastest bike in its category. Being a cruiser it is expected to be as fast as some street bikes.
TVS Zeppelin 220 Cruise Mileage
The Zeppelin based bike is expected to return around 30km/l in city conditions and around 35 km/l on the highway. This will be a decent enough mileage for this bike.
TVS Zeppelin Design
The Zeppelin is a sharply styled bike. The bike does look muscular but is styled to be a cruiser. It gets a rectangular full LED headlamp. The 41mm forks look chunky and are inverted ones. The handlebar is wide and is flatter. The instrument cluster is a combination of analogue and digital. The seat is longish for the rider and the footpegs are stretched out. The tyres are Pirelli tubeless ones which are fitted on alloy wheels. The TVS Zeppelin gets a‘Bio-key’, which is a smart key, including keyless operation. There is an infotainment unit with cloud connectivity as well. It will be amazing to see if many of these features make it to production.
All these features may not come on the production bike, however, the final design of the bike will be similar to the concept. This will be a very good option for cruiser bike fans. It will be an affordable bike.
TVS Zeppelin Images
TVS Zeppelin power cruiser Competition
The Zeppelin cruiser will compete with the Bajaj Avenger 220 directly. It will also compete with the likes of Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X. The Bajaj Dominar 200 would also be a competition, if launched. The Zepeeling would be one of the most desired bikes in the segment as there is a lot of buzz around this concept bike right from the Auto Expo. Going by the way the Apache RR 310 was built on the Akula concept, we expect the Zeppelin based bike to be built in a similar fashion.