TVS Sport: Commuter-friendly

TVS has over 2 million customers in our market, and the Sport is a motorcycle that targets an audience that’s looking for outstanding mileage and an easy ride experience. It combines style with comfort and comes across as a value-for-money package for customers in semi-urban and rural markets. It is positioned below the Radeon and Star City+. The motorcycle also comes with new features and a tweaked engine for a more frugal riding experience.

Engine

Packed neatly within the frame is a 100cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 7.40bhp and 7.50Nm of torque. The motor is air-cooled and comes paired to a 4-speed manual transmission. TVS hasn’t yet announced the launch for a BSVI-compliant engine.

Specifications

The design of the Sport comes across as rather slender and sleek. The well moulded headlamp, the slim 10-litre tank design and the streamlined rear make it very pleasing to the eye. It gets some stylish decals and silver-coloured alloy wheels and an all-black engine casing. It also gets some chrome on the exhaust and a silver grab handle at the rear. It isn’t particularly a sharp design, but it is definitely attractive in a certain way. In terms of dimensions, the Sport is 1950mm in length, 705mm in width and 1080mm in height. It comes across as a rather peppy commuter, which comes with adequate performance for the city. The motor does feel like it’s running out of steam after 70kph, however. Refinement levels are typically very good and the 4-speed gearbox works pretty well. Even the exhaust note has a good beat to it. At 108kgs, the bike feels light and nimble too. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 170mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1250mm and a seat height of 790mm.

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Mileage

The TVS Sport has a fuel tank capacity of 10 litres. In terms of mileage, the TVS Sport is capable of returning 95kmpl by ARAI, in BSIV guise.



Mechanical Parts

The handlebar is raised nice and high, and the seating position is upright, allowing for a good posture. The seat is well padded and should work well on long stints. The ride quality is a bit on the firm side, making sharp ruts and pot holes a bit of a nightmare. Thanks to the 18-inch wheels, the bike feels stable at high speeds. At the front, the bike rides on telescopic forks, while the rear gets a five-stage adjustable hydraulic shockabsorber. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a single cradle tubular frame. The Sport runs on 2.75×17 tyres at the front and 3.00×17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by drum brakes.

Features

Features include electric start, sporty graphics, 5-step adjustable shock-absorbers, pass-by switch, aluminium grab rail, econometer, sporty instrument cluster, chrome muffler guard and alloy wheels.

Colours

The TVS Sport, as of early 2020, is sold in eight dual tone shades: Indigo Streak, Team Blue, Blaze Red, Dazzling White, Emerald Green, Mercury Grey, Volcano Red and Electric Green.

Brochure

All the details regarding the TVS Sport – namely, the engine, specifications, styling information, colours, dimensions, features and exterior details are extensively covered in the company’s model brochure.

Prices and Variants

The TVS Sport is sold in three variant as of early 2020: the price of the kick start spoke – SBT variant is ₹ 41,760, the price for the kick start alloy – SBT variant is ₹ 45,500 and the price of the electric start alloy – SBT variant is ₹ 48,291 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The variant-wise on-road prices are available at autoX.

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