Jul 22, 2007

1 TVS starts its Indonesian innings with the Step Thru "Neo".. Apache 180 to follow

TVS begins its production facility in Indonesia with the Step Thru "Neo"... will a 180 CC Apache follow too..??

The factory, located in 20 hectares of land with complete manufacturing facilities, is producing the TVS Neo, the new generation of bebeks for the Indonesian market.

"But according to a friend of mine who works for TVS (in the Plant at Hosur), he is not aware of any 180 CC Apache. Maybe the 180 CC Apache is just another rumour or maybe work hasn't started on the 180 CC Apache yet"



TVS Motor Official Press Release:

Jakarta, 16 July 2007 : President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono inaugurates the factory of PT TVS Motor Company Indonesia in the Surya Cipta Estate in Karawang this afternoon.

The president was accompanied by Mrs. Ani Bambang Yudhoyono and Minister of Industry Fahmi Idris and West Java Governor Danny Setiawan.


Chairman of TVS Motor Company India, Mr.Venu Srinivasan accompanied by Mrs. Mallika Srinivasan, and the President Commissioner of PT TVS Motor Company Indonesia, Mr.Nihal Kaviratne, were also on hand to greet the dignitaries.The factory, located in 20 hectares of land with complete manufacturing facilities, is producing the TVS Neo, the new generation of bebeks for the Indonesian market. With a capacity of 300 thousand units per year, the company will be producing other variants and models.



TVS has definitely raised the performance bar in the 150-160 CC segment with its latest Apache RTR 160. But even before the impact of the RTR 160 in the 150-160 CC segment could be ascertained, here comes a news (courtesy the August 2007 Edition of Autocar India) that "TVS is preparing a 180 CC Apache for export markets..!!" Autocar India states that the 180 CC Apache is only for export markets like Indonesia.

Its very much possible that TVS might be developing a 180 CC variant of the Apache to compete with the Pulsar DTSi 180 which is sold in Indonesia. But according to a friend of mine who works for TVS (in the Plant at Hosur), he is not aware of any 180 CC Apache. Maybe the 180 CC Apache is just another rumour or maybe work hasn't started on the 180 CC Apache yet.








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1 Comments:

Sabu Mangalasserril said...

hi payeng..longtime no see... a cool change over in ur blog.( sorry havent came in here for a long time now).... so rocking eh???

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