TVS Apache motorcycle series crosses 3 million sales mark
TVS Motor Company has announced that its TVS Apache premium motorcycle brand has crossed the three million sales mark. The TVS Apache series made its debut in 2005, with a 160cc motorcycle and has recently expanded to encompass the TVS Apache RR 310, with an engine of almost twice the capacity as the original Apache. Its offerings in this series include the RTR 160, RTR 180, RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0, and the recently launched RTR 160 4V. The Apache series is also a product of the TVS Racing arm's 36-year history in motorsports.
TVS president and CEO KN Radhakrishnan with the TVS Apache series offerings at the company's Mysore plant
Below is the full press release from TVS Motor Company:
TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today announced that its premium motorcycle brand, TVS Apache has crossed a key sales milestone of 3 million units. Launched in 2005, the TVS Apache series of motorcycles is considered to be the fastest growing premium motorcycle brands in the country with presence across the globe.
Commenting on the milestone, K.N. Radhakrishnan, President & Chief Executive Officer, TVS Motor Company, said "We are truly humbled to achieve this milestone and I want to express my gratitude to all our valued customers both in India and across the globe. Through the years, TVS Apache has stood for providing an unrivalled experience backed by its rich racing pedigree, technological firsts and stylish design. The brand has, over a decade, developed a host of premium offerings, ranging from 160cc to 310cc, creating aspiration along every step of evolution. The three million milestone is special as it confirms that our ever-growing customer base of racing enthusiasts has taken warmly to our two new offerings, namely the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V and TVS Apache RR 310. This also presents me with an opportunity to express gratitude to the team behind TVS Apache whose tireless work on the products has ensured that the brand has created an international appeal."
The TVS Apache series is born on the racetrack, incorporating learnings from TVS Racing the factory racing arm of TVS Motor Company, with a history of 36 years in motorsports. TVS Apache, the premium brand, spans across two categories Naked and Super Sports. The RTR (Race Throttle Response) series, encompassing TVS Apache RTR 160, TVS Apache RTR 180, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0, and the recently launched TVS Apache RTR 160 4V are the existing offerings in the Naked motorcycles category. On the Super Sport front, the brand introduced TVS Apache RR 310 as their first entrant into the RR (Race Replica) category. The motorcycle boasts of superior performance and riding dynamics, combined with a powerful and expressive design.
The TVS Apache series has created a series of experiential initiatives to connect with their customer base. Apache Racing Experience (ARE) is a platform where Apache owners get an exclusive first-hand experience of leveraging the racing DNA in their motorcycles under the guidance of National Road Racing Champions from TVS Racing. The TVS Apache Owners Group (AOG) has been created to become a common platform for customers to share their enthusiasm for motorcycling. Today, AOG rides have been conducted in over 33 cities, witnessing participation of over 3,000 customers. Further, the brand also engages in performance shows such as Apache Pro Performance (APP) which create widespread customer engagement and taps potential customers.
TVS Apache is an award-winning series which has consistently won recognition in the prestigious J.D. Power survey, four years in a row (2015 - 2018). Recently, the TVS Apache RTR 180 was awarded as the Most Appealing Premium Motorcycle by J.D. Power Asia Pacific Awards for 2018.
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