TVS Apache has always been a name that is associated with performance, power and track racing. However, the Apache series motorcycles are quite comfortable and can be used for long-distance touring too.
TVS introduced a common platform known as Apache Owners Group (AOG) that connects like-minded Apache owners. The group currently consists of over 3,000 customers and has a presence in over 30 cities.
The AOG, for the first time ever, held a ride for group members from Bengaluru, Kochi, Coimbatore, Calicut, Chennai and Madurai. The two-day trip was flagged off from the Bangalore and Coimbatore dealerships of TVS and customers also got a comprehensive tour of the TVS Mysuru plant.
The customers were only allowed to ride their Apache motorcycles including the Apache RR 310, Apache RTR 200, Apache RTR 180 and the Apache RTR 160.
As many as 150 Apache owners, from various cities like Bengaluru, Kochi, Coimbatore, Calicut, Chennai and Madurai, participated in the ride.
TVS chose the route to allow the Apache owners to experience their bikes in different terrains. The route included long straight roads, tight corners and narrow sections that made the Apache owners test the capability of their steeds.
The 2-day trip also included a visit to the TVS plant in Mysuru. The plant is a world-class facility for the production of Apache motorcycles including the RR 310 and the BMW G 310R. The plant gave a glimpse to Apache owners on how their bikes are produced and the stringent quality checks the motorcycles go through before making it to the market.
Currently, the Apache line-up has six models. The most affordable one in the line-up is the Apache RTR 160. TVS also offers Apache RTR 160 4V, Apache RTR 180, Apache RTR 200, Apache RTR 200 4V and the Apache RTR 310. There are further variants of the models.
This was the first ride held by TVS for the AOG, but in the future we can expect many more such rides in different parts of the country.