Hosur , 27 Aug 2009

MS Dhoni visits TVS; Test rides Apache RTR 180

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, today visited TVS Motor Company's plant at Hosur. It was a personal visit as he wanted to test ride different models of TVS Motorcycles. He was very enthused to see the various models produced by TVS, including the very first moped that the company manufactured.

Dhoni voiced his specific interest in two stroke vehicles saying "I love the sound that these bikes produce. The exhaust tone is so different and pleasing", while being shown around the company's R&D facility.

At the test track Dhoni tested the newly launched Apache RTR 180 and also tried out one of the road racing models of TVS. "The experience is truly exhilarating", Dhoni said after the ride.

He later addressed the employees of the company saying "this was truly an amazing experience for me. The various tests that are conducted on a motorcycle are truly amazing. The environment, the greenery and the discipline exhibited by you is truly commendable. During my walk through of the factory I could not help but noticed the passion that each employee shows in his work".

"If invited again I would love to come provided cricket is not happening" he added