IDEAL FOR PAN-AFRICA
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.
The TVS 180 Apache is a small bike, but proved tough over
two panAfrican trips.