The upcoming TVS Graphite scooter spied by a Youtuber in Bengaluru reveals many details ahead of its launch.
TVS showcased the Graphite in concept form in 2014 at the Auto Expo. Besides the AMT gearbox with paddle shifters and dual-channel ABS, the concept displayed snazzy styling which was enough to gather eyeballs at the event. The scooter has been spotted earlier doing triple-digit speeds on a highway in Karnataka. Yet again, the TVS Graphite scooter spied has been captured on a video which also includes a small walkaround and more.
The TVS Graphite scooter was reportedly parked outside a dealership in the capital of Karnataka. From the video, it is clear that TVS will be positioning the Graphite as a premium scooter as it comes shod with 12-inch alloy wheels, premium red stitching on the seat, LED tail-lamp, LED DRL, petal disc brake at the front and a full digital instrument cluster. The switchgear also gets an engine kill switch and the quality of buttons is said to be fantastic.
Apart from this, features like external fuel filling and telescopic forks at the front which are also present on other offerings from TVS can be seen. The TVS Graphite scooter is camouflaged heavily and it is difficult to make out the design elements save for the positioning of the lights and the presence of split grab rails, aluminum footpegs and a chunky muffler cover. Also featured in the video is the exhaust note of the scooter.
The Graphite sounds pretty good by scooter standards and is expected to be powered by a powerful engine. Although the exact specifications are not known, the domestic automaker could equip this scooter with a 125cc or 150cc motor. If TVS prices it sensibly, this scooter can give tough competition to the Suzuki Access 125 and Honda Grazia 125. However, if the automaker decides to use a 150cc engine, the Graphite will compete with the Aprilia SR 150 and the Piaggio Vespa 150 range.
TVS Graphite Scooter Spied
– Scooter spied up close at a dealership in Bengaluru
– Gets front disc brake, alloy wheels, telescopic forks, digital instrumentation and other premium bits
– Speculated to be powered by a 125cc or 150cc motor
– Likely to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo in February
Source – Irfan Ahmed Vlogs on Youtube