TVS currently offers 5 scooters, 12 configurations of 5 motorcycles, 1 moped and 1 three-wheeler. Three most famous models from this brand are TVS Ntorq and TVS Apache and TVS Jupiter. While the N-torq is a new entrant, TVS apache is ruling the Indian markets from a very long time.
The history of the racing and a partnership with BMW has helped this brand evolve considerably in numerous markets. TVS is also involved in the development of two wheelers running on alternate fuel. The TVS Apache RTR 200 with ethanol compatibility is the best example of the brand’s efforts for going green.
This is a facelift of the earlier model which was loved by the Indian college students. Its available within the range of 78,338 to 88,339 INR. Its powered by a 159.7 cc engine which makes 15.12 PS at 8500 rpm. Claimed fuel efficiency is 60 kmpl. Its equipped with a 5-speed gear box and is available in 4 variants. All the variants come with disc brakes as standard.
The appropriate positioning of the handles makes this bike easy to ride. DRL’s look sharp. Power to weight ratio of this bike is very high and that’s one of the reasons it just feels more powerful. Performance is more than adequate for city traffic. Highway stability is also good, but the vibration level is a bit high in this model. This bike is tailor made for cornering. However, the company could have assembled some better race tires.
This is the all new apache and is available in 6 variants and 3 colors. It has a completely different design and a very powerful engine grunt. Its powered by a 159.7 cc engine and makes 16.8 PS at 8000 RPM. It has a fuel efficiency of 60 kmpl. Shorter riders may find this bike a bit tough to ride on. However, there are very less vibrations, and the ride quality is wonderful.
This bike can pull as low as 20 kmph on fourth gear. This figure signifies its engine capacity and how well is it to ride in heavy traffic conditions. You can very easily cruise this bike on highways or go for long drives. Power or performance lag would be experienced at no point. You will specifically enjoy the handling of this bikes on windy sections of the roads. But, even with the disc brakes, the braking system is not up to the mark.
This bike remains the same as previous generation model with miniscule changes like the paint job on the exterior. Its available in 2 variants and 4 color options. It generates 16.62 PS of power at 8500 rpm from a 177.4 cc engine. Both the variants get disc brakes and alloys as standard. The bike is equipped with frame sliders mounted on the crash guard. Other than these changes, the new bike is the same as the previous-gen model.
The instrument panel includes everything like odometer, speedometer, tachometer trip meter etc. The engine, alloy wheels and exhaust get an all-black treatment and overall fit and finish of the Apache RTR 180 is quite good. The 2019 TVS Apache RTR 180 is the most affordable motorcycle in India to offer dual-channel ABS as an option. Vibration levels could have been more managed. Because while cruising, the vibration levels are not really a welcome!
This is the sibling of the new generation RTR 160 4V and is priced between 97000 and 1.1 L INR. Its powered by a 197.75 cc engine which makes 20.5 PS at 8500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gear box and gives a fuel efficiency of 40.2 kmpl.
This model is available in 4 variants and 5 colors. The slipper clutch utilizes less wrist effort and thus the gear shifts are smooth. This motorcycle comes with a dual channel ABS which is the first in segment and is most useful for driving in wet road conditions. Effortless gear shifts and the excellent mid-range torque makes this vehicle great for daily urban commute. The bike feels great while rounding the corners.
This is a superbike offering from TVS. It comes with a 312.2 cc engine. Max power of 34 PS comes at 9700 RPM. It flaunts a very aggressive Bi-LED Twin projector headlamps. This is a major improvement over the 180 model as the night visibility is not that great with the previous apache.
The huge displacement of this engine offers generous power which is more than sufficient for any urban commute. Heat management is excellent, and it gives no heat near to the rider’s legs. Suspension is set up on a bit stiffer side, however, the seat cushioning is very comfortable. Ride quality is not hampered because of the addition of pillions weight.
Vibrations are more contained than its other siblings. It returns a fuel efficiency of 30 kmpl in the city and 40 kmpl on the highway which is more than its rivals. Overall, if city commute performance and fuel efficiency are your priorities then this is the bike you should go for.
TVS launched the new edition of this scooter recently. Jupiter is a very popular scooter whose price starts at 51,488 and goes up to 57,648. Its available in 9 colors and 4 configurations. TVS has done a very good quality paint job for the new Jupiter. Even after years of service, the paint remains intact and does not loose its charm. Its powered by a 109.7 cc engine which makes 7.99 PS at 7500 RPM. The company claimed mileage figure is 62 kmpl.
The engine though small is more than sufficient for city driving. You don’t really feel the lack of power in the city. However, this is not the bike you can take with for rounding the curves. It may perform horribly in the ghats. Well this is anyway an urban scooter and should not be confused for a superbike. Seat cushioning is very well and feels very much comfortable.
This is the most special offering from TVS. It’s a completely well-rounded package of features, styling, comfort, practicality, performance and most importantly cost effectiveness. This bike costs around 60,000 and is available only in 1 variant and 6 color options. Its powered by a 124.79 cc engine which makes 9.4 PS at 7500 RPM. This engine is the most powerful of the lot however, the acceleration is not something that would blow you. The performance of this scooter is slightly better than its other rivals but the gap between the performance of this vehicles with its rivals is very low.
The bike has introduced a new color to celebrate the 1 lakh sales fiure in India. With this bike the company has introduced the smart X-connect multi info display. It has two modes and both the modes show different set of information. The street mode shows fuel efficiency, odometer, etc while the sport mode display 0-60 kph timing, top speed, average speed, etc. It also comes with a host of features like navigation, parking info etc which you can access through your smart phone. This is indeed a very smart addition.
The navigation feature sadly doesn’t work well, and the company may take some time to update that. Auto Reply SMS feature is simply the best! It sends an SMS from your smart phone that you are riding your N-torq to the person who is calling you. The switch gear quality is great! A lot of handling credit goes to the Remora tires which are the widest in the segment. Practicality however is a bit compromised as the floor space is less, but it has a class leading underseat storage which is pretty usable.
TVS launched the new scooty pep with 11 colors and only 1 variant on offer. Back then, it was first launched in 1996 and in the past two decades it has spawned various iterations and variants. A major chunk of the Scooty’s success has been its positioning.
TVS branded the Scooty as women’s favorite. The dimensions like a low 768mm seat height and a light weight of just 95 kilos are its USP’s. The 87.8cc four stroke single-cylinder motor makes 5PS and 5.8Nm of torque. And it is priced at Rs 44,044. The claimed fuel efficiency is 65 kmpl. This bike has very low power figures and is ideal to drive only within the society or campus or for local and short commutes. Performance is not high enough to ride on highways.
This is a slightly more powerful version of the scooty pep. Its available in 1 variant and 5 color options. The 2017 TVS Scooty Zest 110 has been priced at Rs 48,083. This makes the new model costlier by INR 1500. Other additions on this new bike are, silver oak interior panels and dual-tone seat colours 3D logo, under seat storage light. The new TVS scooter also features daytime running lights (DRL). Apart from the above changes, the overall design of the scooty is the same. TVS claims the bike would return a mileage of 62kmpl, which is the highest in its segment.
The TVS Scooty Zest 110 Matte series employs the same BS-IV-compliant 110cc motor as seen on the TVS Jupiter. The air-cooled, single-cylinder engine makes 8PS of power and peak torque of 8.7Nm.
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