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2014 Auto Expo: TVS Draken Concept Revealed

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      Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 10:51 [IST]

TVS Motors, the one company that was yet to get into the small capacity sports bike segment has finally taken the plunge with the Draken X21 concept. Displayed at the Auto Expo 2014, the Draken is a 250cc concept motorcycle.

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TVS Draken street naked is a concept with a sharp and angular design, powered by a 250cc engine. Unlike Bajaj or Hero, which have received assistance to varying degree from KTM and EBR respectively in developing their performance motorcycles, TVS has developed the Draken independently.

2014 Auto Expo: TVS Sports Bike Concept

The engine powering the Draken is a 250cc, four stroke, liquid cooled, single cylinder unit that's coupled to a six-speed transmission. Engine details have been kept under the wraps by TVS.

The few things we do know about the concept motorcycle are these. It features an aluminium trellis frame that's painted gray, LED headlight with daytime running lamps, USD telescopic forks up front and an offset monoshock at the rear.

2014 Auto Expo: TVS Sports Bike Concept

The TVS Draken features sharp street naked styling cues with an exposed aluminium trellis frame, compact headlight with LED lights and daytime-running lamps. It also gets inverted front telescopic forks and an off-set monoshock at the rear.

Another interesting feature about the Draken is the exhaust outlet that's positioned right below the engine. This unit, referred to as the reverse flow exhaust system, has been developed from TVS's racing experience and supposedly improves performance without effecting efficiency.

TVS Draken also gets petal shaped brake discs at the front and rear discs with ABS. Though there is no official confirmation about a production model, the Draken or at least a performance motorcycle developed from the Draken concept is likely to spring up next year.

Story first published:  Thursday, February 6, 2014, 16:41 [IST]
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