IDEAL FOR PAN-AFRICA

The Witness - Wheels - - BIKING -

ASK South Africa’s crusti­est bik­ers at ZA Biker what they rate as the most value for money on two wheels and the likely an­swer will be the lit­tle TVS 180 Apache.

With over a mil­lion units sold glob­ally, the 177,4 cc rep­re­sents the most ad­vanced bike made by TVS to date and is renowned for its re­li­a­bil­ity, econ­omy and af­ford­abil­ity. It comes as no sur­prise that Mike Puzey, CEO of the Puzey Mo­tor Cor­po­ra­tion, said the TVS 180 has proved it­self in South Africa as the per­fect com­muter, sport bike and even tourer.

“It is an all-round very af­ford­able medium-sized mo­tor­cy­cle that out­per­forms most of its com­peti­tors in its class and even the larger-ca­pac­ity ma­chines. When its comes to per­for­mance and econ­omy it’s a win­ner and ... cer­tainly is the best look­ing in its class,” said Puzey.

The staff at ZA Bik­ers proved this by mak­ing two very chal­leng­ing trips on three TVSes, the first be­ing from Johannesburg to Vic­to­ria Falls on Zim­babwe’s side, and the sec­ond a more re­cent trip to Malawi. The bikes cov­ered huge mileage on both trips, car­ry­ing heavy loads with­out a sin­gle me­chan­i­cal prob­lem over 20 000 km.

(Both trips can be viewed on zabik­ers.co.za)

Puzey said his com­pany sells the TCS 180 Apache for R25 990, with an op­tional twoyear or 10 000 km ex­tended war­ran­tee for R2 500. — WR.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

The TVS 180 Apache is a small bike, but proved tough over

two panAfrican trips.

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