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TVS Ronin launched at Rs 1.49 lakh | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

TVS’ new bike is powered by a 225cc engine and is obtainable in three variants.

TVS has launched the Ronin neo-retro bike in India, which is priced from Rs 1.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The brand new TVS Ronin is on the market in three variants – Base (Rs 1.49 lakh), Base Plus (Rs 1.56 lakh) and Mid (Rs 1.69-1.71 lakh). 

TVS Ronin: design and options

By way of design, the brand new TVS Ronin takes the form of a retro-styled, scrambler-cum-cafe racer bike. Up entrance, the Ronin contains a spherical headlight with a T-shaped LED DRL inside, and an offset, single-pod instrument cluster. TVS has additionally given the bike a single-piece seat, a teardrop-shaped gasoline tank, blacked-out engine casings, a big stomach pan, and an all-black exhaust system with a silver-coloured tip on the end-can. TVS has additionally stated that its providing a complete host of customization choices with the Ronin, though hasn’t specified what these choices are.

Color choices on the bottom variant embrace Lightning Black and Magma Purple whereas the bottom plus may be had in Delta Blue and Stargaze Black shades. The highest-of-the-range Ronins shall be accessible in Galactic Gray and Daybreak Orange.

So far as options go, the brand new Ronin is supplied with LED lighting all spherical, a USB charger, and TVS’ Sensible Xonnect Bluetooth connectivity system which gives name and message alerts, turn-by-turn navigation, and voice help options. It additionally will get two modes for the ABS – city and rain, and an assist-and-slipper clutch

TVS Ronin: engine and gearbox

The brand new TVS Ronin is powered by a 225.9cc, 4-valve, single-cylinder engine that places out 20.4hp at 7750rpm and 19.93Nm at 3750rpm. The brand new engine options an oil cooler and an built-in starter generator. In the meantime, the gearbox is a 5-speed unit.

TVS Ronin: underpinnings

Suspension duties on the brand new TVS Ronin are dealt with by a golden, 41mm USD Showa fork up entrance and a gas-charged monoshock on the again. The bike rides on alloy wheels which are shod with dual-purpose tyres, with the entrance being a 110/70 – 17 and the rear being a 130/70 – 17. In the meantime, the braking is taken care of by discs at each ends, with dual-channel ABS that includes on the highest variant. The TVS Ronin has a wheelbase of 1357mm and a kerb weight of 160kg.

TVS Ronin: rivals

On condition that the TVS Ronin doesn’t conform to any explicit fashion of bike, it must cope with all kinds of rivals. The Ronin sits between bikes just like the Yamaha FZ-X, Royal Enfield Traditional 350, Honda H’ness CB350 and even the Bajaj Pulsar 250s and Dominar 250.

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