If launched, the 220cc cruiser will be a TVS-first and will compete against the Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220
The TVS Zeppelin comes as a surprise unveiling from TVS. The bad-boy design is perfected with a raw and minimalistic look, without compromising on the overall masculine presence. The front face, with a vertically laid out rectangular LED headlamp, seems to be inspired by the Ducati Diavel. A compact single pod sits on top of the headlamp. And while the concept features an almost flat handlebar to give it a sporty stance, the production trim might get higher raised units. The two-tone body with silver accents adds finesse to an otherwise aggressive design.
The Zeppelin is powered by a 220cc, single-cylinder motor. The concept also features an Integrated Starter Generator system (patented by TVS) and an e-boost function allied to a 1200W motor with a 48V Li-Ion battery for added performance. You can term it as a mild hybrid cruiser.
Bolted on to a single downtube chassis, the Zepplin gets 41mm USD forks finished in gold at the front while the rear showcases a monoshock. The chunky tyres are wrapped around spoked wheels. Braking is via a dual-channel ABS-assisted disc brake at both the front and rear.
On the features front, the bike gets a smart Bio-key, online connectivity functionality and an HD action camera to record your adventure while you are on the move.