For the longest time, the utility motorcycle category didn’t exist in India. But all that appears to be changing with TVS, who is set to introduce a new line of utility bikes to a market long in need of one.
One of TVS’ new offerings is the Max 4R, which neither looks the part of a road runner nor does it perform like one. This bike actually serves a variety of purposes at a fraction of the price other bikes would have fetched. Hence, the word "utility."
Powering the Max 4R is a 109.7 cc 4 Stroke, Single Cylinder air-cooled engine with 53.5 mm Cylinder Bore and 48.8 mm Stoke. The engine offers an expected eloquent power of 8.4 horsepower @ 7,500 rpm and a torque of 8.3 Nm @ 5500 rpm.
While not exactly the type of bike that will blast off on the roads, the Max 4R can be served for business activities, include loading items such as vegetable, milk, and the like.
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Nothing evokes images of hotness more than anything associated with the word ’fire.’ So when TVS introduced the Flame SR 125, it did so knowing that it was going to generate some serious heat in the Indian market.
The futuristic styling of the Flame SR 125 is complemented by a special headlamp set-up that produces clear and powerful lighting. Add that to a body that’s beset with stunning graphics and you have a bike that totally makes a new style statement.
On top of that, the Flame SR 125 is also as light as a feather, boasting a weight of just 123 kg/271 lbs. Combine that with a 3 valve CCVTI engine that was co-developed with AVL Austria and you have a powertrain that not only produces ample power, but has also been tuned to the ideal tumble-swirl port combination. Hi-tumble gives you a smooth city ride with lesser gear shifting while the swirl port returns stunning mileage in any riding condition.
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Despite carrying a rather long name, the TVS Apache RTR 160 Hyper Edge performs just like its name - with an edge.
First released in 2007, the Apache RTR 160 has received a number of upgrades leading up to its current state. And in the five years that it’s been in existence, it’s chalked an impressive list of features that certainly bears noticing.
In terms of styling, the Apache RTR 160 Hyper Edge was designed to reek of attitude, thanks in large part to the fluid racing stripes, the luminous rims, and the race crouch mirrors that epitomize its RTR racing pedigree. Smart-looking aluminum foot pegs also add a touch of class to the bike while the new look silencer canister makes a bold statement to anyone who sees it out on the road. The clip-on handlebars also allows you to be able to bank the bike better, allowing you to play with the curves like nobody’s business.
As far as the engine is concerned, the Apache RTR 160 Hyper Edge comes powered by a 4 stroke, 159.7 cc, single that produces 15.2 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 13.1 Nm at 6,000 rpm. It may not look like much, but those numbers are more than enough to get you where you need to go in style.
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The TVS Scooty Wego will go where you go. Play on words notwithstanding, TVS’ latest scooter matic is set to launch in the Indian market with the hopes of competing against heavyweights, Honda and Yamaha.
So does the TVS Scooty Wego have what it takes to be a contender in the market? To answer that, you need to understand what this scooter has to offer.
In terms of styling, the Scooty Wego offers the kind of look that makes it a worthy contender to the joint title of Honda and Yamaha. It comes with a Balance Technology Body that not only offers unique styling, but also makes for better riding, handling, and maneuverability. The lighting configuration of the Wego features a multi-reflector halogen headlamp and an LED set-up on the rear. Moreover, aluminum materials were also used on the engine while the Wego’s 12" velg matches up well with its Japanese rivals, which uses 14-16" velg.
At the heart of the Scotty Wego is a 100cc, one-cylinder OHC engine that produces a respectable 8 horsepower at 8,000 RPM and 8Nm of peak torque at 5,500 RPM. This engine is mated to a Vmatic transmission.
For all intents and purposes, the TVS Scooty Wego will not have the same recognition as its counterparts from Honda and Yamaha. But when it comes to straight up value, the Indian scooter is as good an option as you can have.
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TVS has a certain panache for building some very interesting bikes and it’s no more evident than their new Jive sports bike.
The styling of Jive is pretty impressive and it certainly belongs to the current generation bikes out on the market. The sleek, aerodynamic look adds some attitude to its profile while the added graphics, the dual stitch cover, and the black alloy wheels all make for a saucy road runner.
More than just its looks, the TVS Jive is also the embodiment of a people-friendly bike. Its simple controls allow even novice riders to enjoy it. The Jive is also powered by an impressive 110cc engine that comes with an innovative T-Matic technology and an automatic clutch that allows for easy drivability.
The most distinguishable feature of the Jive is the absence of the clutch lever, which gives a hands free gear shift experience. This motorbike can be ridden by almost all people who have a sense of balance since there is no need for manual clutch-gear coordination while they are shifting.
All told, the TVS Jive’s combination of looks, reasonable power, and drivability makes for a perfect recipe to satisfy its owners.