In its new teaser campaign for the upcoming Ronin, TVS has also teased the Zepplin R
TVS might launch the Zepplin R cruiser along with the Ronin scrambler on 6th July as its new teaser campaign hints at that. The company has put up a post on its social media handles with a word search puzzle asking viewers to find as many words as possible.
Interestingly, the very first word that can be seen is ‘Zeppelin’. In addition, there were words namely Innovate, Explore, Retro, Improvise, Experiment, etc. But, the word ‘Ronin’ was not to be seen on the puzzle.
So, TVS is, indeed, planning something big to reveal on 6th July when the Ronin gets launched. The Zepplin R, which was trademarked by TVS earlier, could either be a variant of the Ronin or an altogether different bike.
As of date, what we know about Zeppelin or Zepplin R is that it’s a concept cruiser that debuted at the 2018 Auto Expo. It’s powered by a 220 cc single cylinder engine that exerts exerts 20 HP and 18.5 Nm.
At the front, the flat LED headlight looks radical with brushed silver surrounds that hold the front LED indicators. The head lamp gets a split setup like the Bajaj Dominar. The triple T looks chunky and shows up a lot of muscle.
The speedometer and odometer get a digital readout housed separately on the right side. The bar clamps, which hold the flat handlebar, get a brushed silver finish and look cool on the cockpit. Like the Apache RTR 4V, the tank gets an offset fuel-filler cap.
The tank is split by a matte black element at the centre which also houses the key slot. The single piece seat gets a step up design while the rear cowls taper on to the small rectangular LED tail lamp. The cruiser also features a small plastic tail tidy that houses the indicators.
The upcoming Zeppelin R gets Ducati Diavel-like rear tyre hugger with large brushed silver clamps. The TVS lettering is also embossed on them which looks cool from the rear.
The side panels get extensive detailing with brushed silver inserts on matte black finish. The chiseled tank sports TVS’ horse logo finished in black. The Zeppelin R gets spoke wheels with disc brakes, 300 mm at the front and 240 mm at the rear.
The front gets huge rake USD forks finished in gold while the rear gets a regular monoshock suspension. The engine is, most probably, air cooled although a radiator guard could be seen. The rear tyre looks fat and beautiful.
When launched the TVS Zepplin R will compete against the likes of the Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise. It’s likely to command a price tag of Rs. 2.5 lakhs (ex-showroom).