The production version of the TVS Graphite scooter was spotted this month for the first time in Karnataka. An anonymous reader from Bikeadvice has revealed additional details about the upcoming scooter.
As per the reader, the scooter is a new generation model under development. It features navigation and Bluetooth capabilities. The instrument cluster is multi-functional, that is capable of showing information like top speed and engine temperature. Speaking of the top speed, the scooter can reportedly reach 103 kmph.
TVS Motor showcased the concept version of the scooter at the 2014 Auto Expo. The technological innovation on the Graphite was its AMT gearbox with paddle shifters. It used an active LED console to display vital vehicle information, ride data and provide connectivity. The Graphite also featured an inbuilt immobilizer and a smart electronic key. The Graphite concept employed 30 mm telescopic front fork and a rear gas-charged monoshock. Brakes included petal discs on both ends, with dual channel dynamic ABS. The frame is a high-tensile steel underbone-type unit.
The scooter will likely be TVS’ performance offering in the scooter segment. While the engine details are unknown, expect a 125 cc engine with fuel injection, or perhaps even a bigger 150 cc engine. If it is the latter, it will lock horns with the Aprilia SR 150, which is the only performance scooter in the segment. The SR 150 will reportedly be updated in December.