TVS Bikes to Choose || Specifications, Features, And Summary24 min read
- TVS Ntorq
At Rs 77,965 (ex-showroom Delhi), Rs 2,500 more than the top-spec NTorq 125 Race Edition, TVS introduced the latest NTorq 125 SuperSquad Edition in India. Based on 3 Avenger superheroes, it gets 3 colour themes. TVS once again boosted the sticker price of the NTorq 125 BS6 just after revising the asking price of the scooter in June. Both scooter models now cost Rs 1,000 more at rates beginning at Rs 678855 (ex-showroom Delhi). This is the second case in which the NTorq 125 rates have gone up.
TVS Ntorq Specifications
As we reported before, despite obtaining the BS6 treatment, power output has remained similar to the older scooter. 9.38PS and 10.5Nm are produced by the fuel-injected 124.8cc single-cylinder engine. While the peak torque exceeds 5500rpm as before, the peak power falls in sooner at 500rpm (at 7000rpm). The Ntorq 125’s underpinnings were still brought on, but the current TVS scooter is almost 2 kg heavier than its predecessor. The Ntorq 125 BS6 also has a bigger fuel tank of 5.8 litres (up by 0.8 litres). The suspension hardware is the same as before and, though CBS is normal, the disc brake is an alternative.
TVS Ntorq Features
Compared to the BS4 model, the feature list also sees no improvement, which is good as the Ntorq is now among the most feature-loaded scooters on sale in India. To monitor different parameters of the scooter using an interface, it gets a multifunction LCD instrument cluster with Bluetooth and mobile connectivity. Turn-by-turn navigation, 22-litre under-seat storage with the USB charging port and boot light, external fuel filler cover, LED tail lamp, engine-kill button, and pass-beam mechanism are other noteworthy features in both scooters.
TVS Ntorq Variants
There are three versions of the Ntorq 125 BS6 available: drum brake, disc brake and Race Version. For Rs Rs 65,975, the base version retails, while the front disc brake version bears a premium of Rs 400. The Race Version top-spec bears a sticker price of Rs 72,455. All listed prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
TVS Ntorq Summary
|Kerb Weight||118 Kg|
|Colours||Stealth Black, Invincible Red, Combat Blue, Red, Metallic Red, Metallic Grey, Metallic Blue, Matte Yellow, Matte White, Matte Silver Matte Red|
|Max Power||9.1 bhp @ 7,000 rpm|
|Max Torque||10.5 Nm @ 5,500 rpm|
Pros And Cons of TVS Ntorq
|Pros of TVS Ntorq||Known for its Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster.|
Gets GPS navigation.
Offers great performance.
|Cons of TVS Ntorq||Mileage is quite poor.|
Plastic quality could have been better.
- TVS Jupiter
TVS has finally released a Jupiter disc brake variant. The disc brake is only present on the ZX model, and an ACG starter, dubbed i-TOUCHstart in TVS lingo, is now also available on the latest ZX Disc variant. For all 3 versions of the Jupiter, TVS recently raised costs, but luckily the hike is very marginal. The Jupiter BS6 was the first scooter to receive BS6 updates from TVS’ lineup and it does not come as a surprise as it is the most popular TVS scooter. Now it has a fuel-injected engine, a new option for blue paint, a handheld cubby hole, a USB charger, and a tinted visor. The price for the Jupiter BS6 is from Rs 62.062 to Rs 685622 (ex-showroom Delhi).
TVS Jupiter Specifications
A 109.7cc air-cooled and fuel-injected motor compatible with BS6 is powering the scooter. At 7000rpm it delivers 7.47PS and at 5500rpm it delivers 8.4Nm. That is 0.52Nm smaller than Jupiter’s BS4. Peak capacity, however, is now 500rpm lower in the rev range. TVS reports that the new scooter offers 15 per cent improved fuel economy, while there is a small decrease in power. A CVT continues to be used by the Jupiter BS6. With a telescopic fork and a three-step preload-adjustable monoshock, the Jupiter BS6 continues to use an underbone frame. It gets tubeless tyres from 12-inch alloy wheels. On both wheels, the Jupiter BS6 gets drum brakes, which is shocking given that the BS4 Jupiter came with an optional front disc brake. The Jupiter BS6 is among the heavier 110cc scooters out there at 109kg. For a scooter, though, ground clearance, at 150mm, is very fine. Under the bench, a 21-litre storage bin that can hold a standard full-size helmet is offered.
TVS Jupiter Features
The Jupiter BS6 receives an LED headlamp, an LED taillight, while the units are bulb-type markers. It features a regular analogue instrument console that offers details such as rpm, fuel level, and also houses other telltale lamps. Some models do, however, feature a cluster of semi-digital instruments. It was brought over the external fuel filler cover, external pass light switch, and alloy wheels. Although a standard USB charging socket on the front apron is available for the Jupiter BS6 model, TVS also provides an under-seat USB port as an option.
TVS Jupiter Variants
Three versions — Base (Rs 62,062), ZX (Rs 64,062) and Classic — are available for the TVS Jupiter BS6 (68,562). The Classic model gets a tinted visor, chrome mirrors, a sticker job, a padded seat, and a backrest, while the ZX variant gets beige plastic panels and a two-tone seat. Shortly, TVS could introduce the Grande BS6 model with a front disc brake.
TVS Jupiter Summary
|Kerb Weight||109 Kg|
|Colours||Starlight Blue, Starlight Matte Blue, Royal Wine, Starlight Blue, Royal Wine, Walnut Brown, Volcano Red, Titanium Grey, Pristine White, Mystic Gold, Midnight Black, Matte Silver, Matte Blue, Sunlit Ivory, Indi Blue Autumn Brown|
|Max Power||7.3 bhp @ 7,000 rpm|
|Max Torque||8.4 Nm @ 5,500 rpm|
|Seat Height||765 mm|
Pros And Cons of TVS Jupiter
|Pros of TVS Jupiter||Refined and peppy engine|
Large under-seat storage space
|Cons of TVS Jupiter||Inadequate headlight performance|
No multifunction keyhole
- TVS Zest 110
In the Indian two-wheeler market, TVS Motors has unveiled the latest Scooty Zest 110 Matte series. TVS Scooty Zest 110 for 2017 was rated at Rs 480833 (ex-showroom Delhi). The above pricing makes the 2017 version of the Scooty Zest 110 Matte series more expensive by Rs 1,500 in contrast to the older variant. There are four matte paint choices available for the new scooter – Matte Blue, Matte Red, Matte Yellow and Matte Black.
TVS Zest 110 Specifications
TVS Scooty Zest 110 is a scooter which is available in India at a starting price of Rs. 73,624. It is available in 2 variants and 6 colours, starting from Rs. 75,303 with the top variant price. The Scooty Zest 110 is powered by 109.7cc BS6 engine which produces a power of 7.6 bhp and a torque of 8.8 Nm. The TVS Scooty Zest 110 comes with both front and rear drum brakes and a combined braking mechanism on both wheels. Weighing 97 kilogrammes, this Scooty Zest 110 scooter has a fuel tank capacity of 5 litres.
TVS Zest 110 Features
With its steeply raked apron, a wide headlamp and vertically stacked turn indicators, the new Scooty Zest 110 holds the familiar Scooty look. TVS has announced that to provide decent ride comfort, the new Scooty Zest 110 features tubeless tyres, LED taillights, a back-lit velocity metre and a wider dual-textured bench. The scooter also gets 19-litres of room for the under-seat, which is best in its class. In the shape of an open glove compartment, retractable bag hooks and under-seat hooks, it provides more storage space.
TVS Zest 110 Variants
The scooter is powered by an air-cooled 110cc, single-cylinder engine that generates a power of 7.9bhp at 7,500rpm and a maximum torque of 8.7Nm at 5,500rpm. The telescopic front suspension and hydraulic rear mono-shock take control of the driving and handling. There are no disc brakes, but the brakes are now available at no extra cost with a connected braking system.
There are nine colours available for the Scooty Zest 110, which is way too many to mention here. The Yamaha Ray, the Honda Activa-I, the Hero Joy and the Suzuki Let’s are fighting.
TVS Zest 110 Summary
|Kerb Weight||97 Kg|
|Colours||Black, Yellow, Burgundy Blue|
|Max Power||7.6 bhp|
|Starting||Kick and Self Start|
|Max Torque||8.8 Nm|
|Seat Height||760 mm|
Pros And Cons of TVS Zest 110
|Pros of TVS Zest 110||Offers a comfortable seating position.|
Very light to handle.
The 110cc engine is peppy
|Cons of TVS Zest 110||The instrument cluster looks old|
Brakes could be better
- TVS Scooty Pep+
At a starting price of Rs 51,574, the TVS Scooty Pep Plus BS6 has been introduced. The same three versions are available: Scooty Pep Plus Series BS6, Babelicious Series BS6, and BS6 Matte Edition Series. The Babelicious and Matte variants cost Rs 6,400 more than their respective BS4 variants, while the regular series commands a premium of Rs 6,700 over its BS4 counterpart. Given the price boost, TVS has not announced any details, but we expect it to get a fuel-injected engine.
TVS Scooty Pep+ Specifications
TVS Scooty Pep Plus is a scooter which is available in India at a starting price of Rs. 61,447. It is available in 2 variants and 7 colours, starting from Rs. 62,957, with the top variant price. The Scooty Pep Plus is powered by an 87.8cc BS6 engine that produces 5.3 bhp and 6.5 Nm of torque. The TVS Scooty Pep Plus comes with a hybrid braking mechanism on all wheels, with front and rear drum brakes. Weighing 93 kilogrammes, this Scooty Pep Plus scooter has a fuel tank capacity of 4.2 litres.
TVS Scooty Pep+ Features
An 87.8 cc, air-cooled single-cylinder engine that received fuel injection at the time of the BS6 transition is powered by the TVS Scooty Pep+. Surprisingly, considering the more limited emissions, it delivers more power and torque at 5.3bhp and 6.5Nm than the BS4 variant. With Coordinated Braking Technology, the scooter is suspended by telescopic forks upfront and a monoshock at the rear when braking with drum brakes at both ends (SBT).
TVS Scooty Pep+ Variants
The Scooty Pep Plus comes with a mobile charger port, side stand warning, under-seat storage hooks, DRLs, an open glove box and the proprietary ‘Eazy’ Stand technology from TVS on the front feature, which decreases the effort needed to place the vehicle on the centre stand by 30%. There are some extra features in the matte finish version, such as a 3D logo, jazzier graphics package and luxury textured bench.
TVS Scooty Pep+ Summary
|Kerb Weight||93 Kg|
|Colours||Coral Red Aqua Blue|
|Max Power||5.3 bhp @ 6,500 rpm|
|Starting||Kick and Self Start|
|Max Torque||6.5 Nm @ 3,500 rpm|
Pros And Cons of TVS Zest 110
|Pros of TVS Zest 110||Gets a peppy engine|
Easy to mount on the seat
|Cons of TVS Zest 110||Could get better suspension setup|
Dated chassis and styling.
- TVS Apache RR 310
The order price of the Apache RR 310 was increased to Rs 2.45 lakh by TVS (ex-showroom Delhi). The adjustment of prices took place about seven months after its introduction in January 2020. The bike was then revised to meet the BS6 emission requirements, receiving upgrades such as ride-by-wire, four-rider modes, and a TFT dash in red. The latest price is Rs 5,000 higher than its original launch price, which makes it Rs 17,000 higher than its BS4 equivalent.
TVS Apache RR310 Specifications
As with its BS4 avatar, the 312.7cc, reverse-inclined, single-cylinder, DOHC engine built by BMW Motorrad dishes out the same 34PS and 27.3Nm. TVS has taken great steps to smooth out the rough sounds that were present on the old bike. TVS has been able to have linear throttle charts thanks to ride-by-wire. The engine mounting points have been damped smoother and the internal components of the engine have also been revised a bit. TVS has also implemented four riding maps on the RR 310 BS6 with the integration of ride-by-wire. While you can appreciate the full capacity of the 34PS and 27.3Nm in Track and Sport mode, the Urban and Rain modes limit it to 28.5PS and 25Nm.
TVS Apache RR310 Features
The updated colour TFT dash is the largest upgrade in terms of functionality on the TVS Apache RR 310 BS6. Like the old LCD optical panel, it appears to be vertically stacked. The interface on the computer, with night and day colour choices, varies according to the riding mode you are in. For the navigational buttons located on the left switch cluster, you can monitor the screen through the ‘control cube,’ TVS ‘lingo. And you can now monitor your music or call updates on the move, thanks to Bluetooth compatibility. From 2019’s mid-life redesign, other features such as LED DRLs, headlight and tail-light, slip and support clutch and dual-channel ABS have been taken forward. The dual-channel ABS can be tweaked to offer different levels of sensitivity, but it sadly cannot be turned off either just on the rear wheel or completely.
TVS Apache RR310 Variants
With the apparent similarities to a fully-faired Ducati since it was first launched two years ago, the TVS Apache RR 310 BS6 remains a handsome looker. In architecture, there are slight improvements. The fly screen is positioned differently so that it does not rattle as it used to do. Two paint variations are available — Racing Red and Titanium Black — all of which carry the same price.
TVS Apache RR310 Summary
|Kerb Weight||174 Kg|
|Colours||Racing Red Titanium Black|
|Max Power||Urban, Rain: 25.8 PS, Sport.Track: 34 PS @ 9700 rpm.|
|Max Torque||27.3 Nm @ 7,700 rpm|
|Seat Height||810 mm|
Pros And Cons of TVS Apache RR310
|Pros of TVS Apache RR310||Known for its punchy 310cc engine.|
Has great handling capabilities.
It is decently comfortable for a faired motorcycle.
|Cons of TVS Apache RR310||Front brake lacks great feedback.|
Small heel plates.
- TVS Apache RTR 160
For the second time since its launch, TVS has increased prices for the Apache RTR 160 2V BS6. It costs Rs 1,050 more now. In TVS’ current lineup, the RTR 160 2V is the oldest Apache. Back in January, it received a new lease of life in the form of a BS6 compliant fuel-injected motor and a new red colour scheme. The price of the Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 is now Rs 98,050 (front discs) and Rs 101,050 (rear disc, both ex-showroom Delhi).
TVS Apache RTR 160 Specifications
A 159.7cc air-cooled and fuel-injected motor with a 2-valve SOHC configuration is powered by the TVS Apache RTR 160 2V BS6. At 8400rpm and 13.9Nm at 7000rpm, this BS6-compliant motor produces 15.53PS. The BS6-compliant engine produces 0.42PS and 0.87Nm more than the model BS4. A 5-speed gearbox gets it. The inclusion of Glide Through Technology, a torque-assist mechanism that bumps up revs at low throttle openings and stops the motor from stalling, is another major update. The race-tuned, dual-cradle frame of the Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 was brought over, as were the telescopic fork and twin gas-charged shock absorbers.
TVS Apache RTR 160 Features
The feature list of the BS6 Apache RTR 160 2V remains unchanged. With LED DRL’s, LED tail lamp and Bulb-type switch markers, it gets a halogen headlamp. There is a simple layout for the semi-digital instrument console. A digital display that includes the speedometer, fuel gauge, clock, and odometer is provided with an analogue tachometer. The RTR 160 2V BS6 is fitted with a single-channel ABS for TVS.
TVS Apache RTR 160 Variants
Two versions are available for the TVS Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 — a rear disc and a rear drum version. Rs 3,000 is the contrast between the two variants. The familiar configuration of the Apache RTR 160 remains unchanged. Even the livery is similar to its predecessor BS4. However, the RTR 160 2V BS6 gets one additional option – gloss red, while the BS4 variant has six colours. Pearl White, Matte Blue, Matte Red, Gloss Black and T Grey are the remaining six paint choices.
TVS Apache RTR 160 Summary
|Kerb Weight||140 Kg|
|Colours||Grey, Pearl White, Matte Blue, Gloss Red, Gloss Black Matte Red|
|Max Power||15.1 bhp @ 8,400 rpm|
|Max Torque||13.9 Nm @ 7,000 rpm|
|Seat Height||790 mm|
Pros And Cons of TVS Apache RTR 160
|Pros of TVS Apache RTR 160||Quite nibble on the corners|
The engine is smooth and potent
Rides quite well over bad roads
|Cons of TVS Apache RTR 160||Doesn’t look attractive|
Lack of features compared to its competition.
- TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
For the second time since its launch, TVS has increased prices for the Apache RTR 160 2V BS6. It costs Rs 1,050 more now. In the 160cc segment built to compete with the likes of the Yamaha FZ series, Suzuki Gixxer, Bajaj Pulsar NS160, and the Honda CB Hornet 160R, the Apache RTR 160 is the premium streetfighter offering of the company. The Hosur-based bikemaker increased the prices of both the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 models. The version of the rear drum brake is rated at Rs 1,04,000, while the model of the rear disc brake would set you back at Rs 1,07,050.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Specifications
A 159.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with an oil cooler is used to fuel the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6. At 8250rpm and 14.12Nm at 7250rpm, the 160cc engine produces 16PS. The engine works with a 5-speed transmission, with a top speed of 114kmph claimed. This motorcycle yields 0.78PS and 0.68Nm less than the BS4-compliant edition. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 features a Synchro-Stiff double-cradle split frame with a pair of Showa tuned telescopic front forks and a monoshock. On both the rear disc and drum models, the 17-inch alloys are wrapped with a 90-section tyre upfront. On the other hand, the rear wheel comes with a 110-section rubber for the rear drum variant and 130-section unit for the rear disc brake-equipped version.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Features
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 is supplied with an all-LED headlamp and tail light, while the bulb units are markers. It features an all-digital instrument cluster that displays fascinating information, apart from the usual trove of information, such as lap timer, top speed recorder. The introduction of the Glide Through Traffic feature, which is a low-speed assist, is another significant improvement to the BS6 RTR 160 4V. Without using the throttle, it makes the bike crawl, only by modulating the clutch. It would be useful to manoeuvre easily across traffic-ridden highways. Up to 7kmph in the first gear, 23kmph in the second gear, and 17kmph in the third gear will operate. As far as safety is concerned, it comes with Super-Moto ABS, which is TVS’ jargon for single-channel ABS.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Variants
Two versions are available for the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6: rear drum and rear disc. The former is valued at Rs 1,02,950, while the latter will give you Rs 1,06,000 back. This makes Rs 3,050. more expensive than the base variant. All rates are former Delhi showroom prices.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Summary
|Kerb Weight||149 Kg|
|Colours||Red, Blue Black|
|Max Power||15.6 bhp @ 8,250 rpm|
|Max Torque||14.12 Nm @ 7,250 rpm|
|Seat Height||800 mm|
Pros And Cons of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
|Pros of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V||Easy to ride in the city|
Engine is smooth
Good looking instrument cluster
|Cons of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V||Quality could have been better|
Could have got sportier split seats.
- TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
The 2021 Apache RTR 200 4V has just been announced by TVS and it is filled with first-segment features. Besides the adjustable monoshock it had earlier, it now gets adjustable levers and adjustable front suspension. In three ride modes, TVS also has thrones that control the engine and ABS settings. The older dual-channel ABS version will replace the 2021 RTR 200. TVS also has an RTR 200 4V single-channel ABS variant. The version is about Rs 6,000 cheaper with dual-channel ABS than the Apache RTR 200 4V.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Specifications
The 197.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine is fuel-injected with an oil-cooler, and the carb version could not make it to BS6. Although 20.5PS of power remains unchanged, a serious hit has been done by the peak torque level — from 18.1Nm on the BS4 engine to 16.8Nm now. Slip and support clutch get the five-speed transmission. Three separate ride modes were provided by TVS to the RTR 200 4V in the 2021 edition: Sport, Urban and Storm. A function called Glide Through Traffic or GTT has also been implemented by TVS. This helps the engine build-up revs and bumps up the engine torque to make it easier to get off the line. This can be accomplished by only modulating the clutch and without the feedback of the throttle. One of the major reasons why the Apache RTR 200 4V BS6 remains an able handler is its brilliant chassis.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Features
The RTR 200 4V’s dual-channel model now has adjustable buttons, adjustable suspension and travel settings. The SmartXonnect Bluetooth console was first introduced on the TVS NTorq 125, then found its way to the Apache RTR 200 4V. A few months before the BS6 model, this upgrade arrived. The console lets you track your lap times, top speed, and even lean angles aside from the normal trip-related details, but for the last feature, you have to keep your smartphone attached to the dash. And if you leave your phone attached to the console, all calls and text messages can be received and the turn-by-turn navigation feature is used.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Variants
With the RTR 200 4V, the Apache styling DNA remains unchanged, as the BS6 variant now gets an LED headlight. It offers a clearer face to the bike, but the overall style remains familiar. On the body plates, it comes in two colours with red highlights.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Summary
|Kerb Weight||152 Kg|
|Colours||Blue, Black, White Black|
|Max Power||20.21 bhp @ 8,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||16.8 Nm @ 7,500 rpm|
|Seat Height||800 mm|
Pros And Cons of TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
|Pros of TVS Apache RTR 200 4V||The engine is potent, refined.|
Gets smartphone connectivity.
Great overall quality.
|Cons of TVS Apache RTR 200 4V||Could get better brakes|
Vibrations at higher revs.
- TVS Apache RTR 180
For the second time since its launch, TVS has increased prices for the Apache RTR 160 2V BS6. It costs Rs 1,050 more now. The RTR 180 currently costs Rs 1,05,000. The TVS Apache RTR 180 is the Hosur-based bikemaker’s performance-oriented commuter motorcycle. It was once regarded as India’s most inexpensive motorcycle with proper dual-channel ABS. However, following the latest safety requirements, only single-channel ABS is available.
TVS Apache RTR 180 Specifications
A 177.4cc single-cylinder fuel-injected engine is used in the TVS Apache RTR 180 BS6, which produces 16.79PS, 0.17PS more than the BS4-compliant variant. The peak torque is 15.5Nm, which is similar to the older model, except in the BS4 model, it hits 7000rpm instead of 6500rpm. Alongside a 5-speed transmission, the engine works. The TVS Apache RTR 180 BS6 is mounted on a Synchro-Stiff double-cradle frame with a front telescopic fork and rear twin gas-charged shock absorbers. A 270mm petal disc upfront with single-channel ABS and a 200mm petal disc at the back are used in the brakes. The 17-inch wheels are protected by tubeless 90-section front and 110-section rear tyres.
TVS Apache RTR 180 Features
A halogen headlamp, Lead DRL and tail lamp come with the TVS Apache RTR 180 BS6. However, the markers are bulb-like. TVS has fitted the motorcycle with an analogue-digital combo cluster featuring, aside from other telltale lights, a tachometer, dual trip meters, odometer, velocity metre, petrol gauge, clock, low battery and low fuel lights and a maintenance indicator. It also gets an acceleration timer of 0-60kmph, which enthusiasts can enjoy. The motorcycle comes with a Super-Moto ABS, which is the single-channel ABS jargon of TVS. Another notable feature is the Glide Through Traffic function, which ensures the bike can crawl at low speeds simply by clutch modulation and no throttle. This feature will be handy while crawling through traffic-riddled roads.
TVS Apache RTR 180 Variants
The Apache RTR 180 BS6 TVS comes with the same programming language as the Apache RTR 180. BS4 TVS. The sporty-looking headlight cowl is complemented by extensions of muscular tanks designed to reduce the heat of the engine to a certain degree. Although the rider’s seat is ventilated for greater comfort, the single-piece seat gets luxury red stitching. An LED tail lamp and sporty-looking split catch rails occupy the rear end.
TVS Apache RTR 180 Summary
|Kerb Weight||141 Kg|
|Colours||Pearl White, Matte Blue, Gloss Black T Grey|
|Max Power||16.3 bhp @ 8,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||15.5 Nm @ 7,000 rpm|
|Seat Height||790 mm|
Pros And Cons of TVS Apache RTR 180
|Pros of TVS Apache RTR 180||Known for its torquey engine.|
Easy to ride in the city
Gets ABS with Rear lift wheel lift-off protection.
|Cons of TVS Apache RTR 180||The instrument cluster is boring to look at.|
Front brake tends to fade after frequent use.
- TVS Radeon
Two new colour models for the Radeon have been launched by TVS. They’re Regal Blue with Purple Chrome. At no extra charge, both are available. The TVS Radeon BS6 costs Rs 58,992 for the regular drum model, Rs 61,992 for the drum brake version of the Commuter Bike Of The Year and Rs 64,992 for the limited edition disc brake-equipped version. All rates are former Delhi showroom prices. The TVS Radeon BS6, depending on the model, is about Rs 6,600 to Rs 8,600 more expensive than the TVS Radeon BS4.
TVS Radeon Specifications
The TVS Radeon is a commuting bike that is available in India at a starting price of Rs. 72,848. It is available in 3 variants and 10 colours, beginning from Rs. 79,563, with the top variant price. The Radeon is powered by a 109.7cc BS6 engine that produces 8 bhp of power and 8.7 Nm of torque. The TVS Radeon comes with a hybrid braking mechanism on both wheels, with front disc and rear drum brakes. Weighing 118 kg, this Radeon bike has a fuel tank size of 10 litres.
TVS Radeon Features
Nearly 110cc is displaced by the Radeon engine. 8.08bhp and 8.7Nm are produced by this air-cooled single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine. A mileage of 69.3kpl was reported to be provided by the BS4 carbureted engine, which, TVS claims, is up 15 per cent now after the addition of fuel injection. The brakes are just drums (except for the special version of the celebration that gets the configuration of the disc drum), but it has Coordinated Braking Technology from TVS. A side stands indicator with a beeper, a USB charging port (optional) and LED DRLs are among its features.
TVS Radeon Variants
It also provides, as the Royal Enfield Classic did, rubber tank grips. The tank contains up to 10 litres at most. On the Radeon, TVS gives a 5-year warranty. With a choice of six paint choices, including Pearl White, Metal Black, Golden Beige, Royal Purple and the newly released Volcanic Red and Titanium Grey, the 110cc commuter motorcycle is available. Two additional paint options, Chrome Black and Chrome Brown, are included in the celebratory limited version.
TVS Radeon Summary
|Kerb Weight||118 Kg|
|Colours||Regal Blue, Chrome Purple, Chrome Brown, Chrome Black, Volcano Red, Titanium Grey, Royal Purple, Pearl White, Metal Black Golden Beige|
|Max Power||8 bhp @ 7,350 rpm|
|Max Torque||8.7 Nm @ 4,500 rpm|
Pros And Cons of TVS Radeon
|Pros of TVS Radeon||Good fuel efficiency.|
City-friendly riding position.
The 4-speed gearbox is smooth.
|Cons of TVS Radeon||Brakes tend to fade.|
- TVS Star City Plus
The Star City Plus BS6 in India was introduced by TVS Motors. It is available in two versions, priced at Rs 62,034 and Rs 62,534 respectively (ex-showroom, Delhi). That’s a price bump over their respective BS4 equivalents of Rs 8,532 and Rs 7,500. The revamped model is filled with features and gets a fuel-injected engine.
The BS6 Star City Plus is powered by a 109.7cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 8.1PS at 7,350rpm and 8.7Nm at 4,500rpm—0.3PS that’s less than the BS4 variant at 350 revs. At 8.7Nm, however, the torque output remains unchanged, delivering 500 revs lower than the previous-gen iteration. The engine comes with a 4-speed transmission attached to it.
TVS Star City Plus Specifications
The motorcycle is powered by a 110cc displacement motor that generates 8.4PS at 7,000rpm and 8.7Nm at 5,000rpm, combined with a continuous 4-speed mesh gearbox. A single cradle frame comes with the bike and gets telescopic forks upfront and twin rear shock absorbers. The suspension setup is soft and very readily soaks up undulated surfaces. A 130mm front and 110mm rear drum with Sync Braking Technology consists of braking hardware.
TVS Star City Plus Features
The Star City+ gets the same styling as other commuter motorcycles out there, design-wise. But the Star City+ is one of the most striking commuting bikes with its snazzy modern graphics, chrome on the exhaust, and 3D logo. In terms of specifications, along with a duty monitor, eco and power mode indicator, it gets an analogue dial for the speedometer and a digital fuel gauge. Though Star City+ is a commuter, its standard of construction is very impressive. For starters, the quality of the motorcycle’s switchgear is outstanding and even the paint finish is amazing for the price point.
TVS Star City Plus Variants
The very same mechanicals as before is retained—a typical telescopic fork and twin rear shocks. Drum brakes (130mm front and 110mm rear) are combined with SBT at both ends to anchor the bike (Synchronized Braking Technology). The TVS Star City Plus BS6 is up against the Hero Splendor iSmart 110 BS6, the Bajaj Discover 110 CBS and Honda Dream Yuga to be revised shortly.
In five single-tone colours, four dual-tone shades and two special liveries to choose from, the BS4 Star City Plus is available, including a ‘Kargil’ version to pay tribute to the Indian Armed Forces.
TVS Star City Plus Summary
|Kerb Weight||116 Kg|
|Colours||White Black, Red Black, Grey Black, Black Red Black Blue|
|Max Power||8.08 bhp @ 7,350 rpm|
|Max Torque||8.7 Nm @ 4,500 rpm|
|Starting||Kick and Self Start|
Pros And Cons of TVS Star City Plus
|Pros of TVS Star City Plus||The pricing is quite good.|
Delivers good mileage.
Gets a wide range of colour options.
|Cons of TVS Star City Plus||No disc brake option|
Least powerful in its class.
- TVS Sport
TVS has a variety of sporting options. This has a low Rs 5,555 down payment and no charge for collection. If you purchase the bike through PayTM, TVS is also offering a cashback of Rs 6,000. A one-year personal insurance package for Rs 750 is also on sale.
TVS Sport Specifications
The TVS Sport is a commuting bike available in India for a starting price of Rs. 58,156. It is available in 2 variants and 7 colours, starting from Rs. 68,324, with the top variant price. The Sport is powered by a 109.7cc BS6 engine that produces 8.18 bhp of power and 8.7 Nm of torque. TVS Sport has a hybrid braking mechanism on all wheels with both front and rear drum brakes. The Sportbike weights 112 kg and has a total of 10 litres in the fuel tank.
TVS Sport Features
A 109cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that generates 9.1bhp and 8.7Nm of torque is powered by the TVS Sport. A four-speed gearbox is mated to the engine. A single cradle tubular structure with telescopic forks in front and dynamic hydraulic rear shocks in five stages underpins it. The braking mechanism consists of front and rear drum brakes, aided by a link-type braking system.
TVS Sport Variants
There are two major versions of the TVS Sport, kick start and self start, and there are five colour variations available, including black/red, red, white/purple, white/red, and grey. A two-pod instrument cluster and LED DRLs accompanying the traditional bulb-type headlamp are basic features of the bike.
TVS Sports Summary
|Kerb Weight||110 Kg|
|Colours||Black Green, Black Blue, White And Red, White Purple, Volcanic Red, Mercury Grey Black Red|
|Max Power||8.18 bhp @ 7,350 rpm|
|Max Torque||8.7 Nm @ 4,500 rpm|
|Starting||Kick and Self Start|
Pros And Cons of TVS Sports
|Pros of TVS Sports||Electric start can be operated in any gear.|
Instrument console gets fuel gauge and eco meter.
Packs a fuel-efficient motor.
|Cons of TVS Sports||Doesn’t get disc brake as an option.|
Overall quality could have been better.
- TVS XL100
The XL100 BS6 was introduced by TVS in 3 variants: Convenience, Low Duty and Limited Edition Heavy Duty. For the first time since their BS6 introduction, all 3 models have received a price boost, and are now more costly by Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500. The three models are reportedly rated at Rs 46,114, Rs 44,294 and Rs 45304 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This makes the XL100 BS6 more costly than its former BS4 predecessor, from Rs 4,500 to Rs 5,000.
TVS XL100 Specifications
Now fuel-injected, the 99.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine produces a humble 4.4PS/6.5Nm, almost the same as its BS4 equivalent. Fuel-injection, on the positive side, means that fuel efficiency has improved by 15%. Via a centrifugal clutch, the engine is attached to a single-speed gearbox, ensuring no rider input is needed for the transmission. A traditional telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers suspend the underbone assembly. The Heavy Duty models have somewhat beefier shock absorbers and are more suitable for handling heavy loads, while a softer configuration is used in the Comfort model. At both sides, braking is done by 110mm drum brakes along with CBS. On the BS6 versions, weight is up by 3kg to 88 and 89kg on the Comfort and Heavy Duty variants respectively.
TVS XL100 Features
An ISG silent ignition, engine kill off, USB charger and LED DRL are included in the features list for the XL100 BS6. The moped now also has fuel injection to help it reach BS6 emission requirements, making it the most affordable fuel-injected two-wheeler available in India. On the cluster, a low fuel level warning light and control engine light is present.
TVS XL100 Variants
More rugged, with beefier rear shock absorbers and a heavier rear tyre, is the Heavy Duty version. Twin seats and fork gaiters are also featured. It is priced at Rs 44,614. With an LED DRL, a single-piece seat in a dual-ton colour scheme, the Luxury model has a more upmarket look. It costs Rs 43,044. The Heavy Duty Limited Version features the same hardware with dual-tone seats and chrome accents as the Heavy Duty model. Sells for Rs 43,804, this version.
TVS XL100 Summary
|Kerb Weight||88 Kg|
|Colours||Green, Black, Black Red, Grey Black, Brown, Gold, Red, Purple, Green, Black Blue|
|Max Power||4.29 bhp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Max Torque||6.5 Nm @ 3,500 rpm|
|Starting||Kick and Self Start|
Pros And Cons of TVS XL100
|Pros of TVS XL100||Excellent fuel efficiency|
Cheap to maintain
Excellent load-carrying ability
|Cons of TVS XL100||Could get better braking setup|
- TVS iQube Electric Scooter
TVS has entered the electric scooter segment with the iQube Electric scooter. It’s priced at Rs 1.15 lakh (on-road) and will only be available in Bengaluru for now. Bookings have begun for a token amount of Rs 5,000 via the company’s official website and select TVS dealerships. Deliveries will commence on January 27, 2020.
The iQube comes equipped with a tonne of features including a full-colour digital display that connects to your smartphone, LED lights, an illuminating logo near the drivetrain, under-seat light and a USB charging socket. Other notable features include Q-park assist, multiple riding modes, day and night display, and regenerative braking. Its ability to connect with your smartphone means you can check past ride stats, overspeeding and emergency alerts, battery charge status, last park location, as well as get navigation assist and incoming call/SMS alerts.
TVS iQube Electric Scooter Specifications
TVS XL100 Comfort is a scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 51,002 in India. It is available in 2 variants and 4 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 58,904. The XL100 Comfort is powered by 99.7cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 4.29 bhp and a torque of 6.5 Nm. With both front and rear drum brakes, TVS XL100 Comfort comes up with a combined braking system of both wheels. This XL100 Comfort scooter weighs 88 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 4 litres.
TVS iQube Electric Scooter Features
The XL 100, as the name suggests, is powered by a 100cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine which received fuel-injection during BS6 transition. This motor produces 4.4bhp at 6,000rpm and 6.5Nm at 3,500rpm and comes mated to a single-speed gearbox with a centrifugal wet clutch. Due to the changes related to the new emission norms, its weight has increased by 3kgs and tips the scales at 89kgs now.
TVS iQube Electric Scooter Variants
The TVS XL 100 is a 100cc moped aimed at the rural markets and it is majorly known for its durability, utility provisions and maintenance-friendly nature. In TVS’ Indian portfolio, the Comfort XL 100 is positioned below the Heavy Duty XL 100 variant.
TVS iQube Electric Scooter Summary
|Kerb Weight||118 Kg|
|Max Power||4,400 W|
|Standard Warranty||3 Years|
Pros And Cons of TVS iQube Electric Scooter
|Pros of TVS iQube Electric Scooter||Loaded with modern features|
Has a decent range of 75kms
Looks like a regular scooter
|Cons of TVS iQube Electric Scooter||Takes 5 hours for a full charge|
Available only in Bengaluru