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TVS Star Test Ride





TVS dominating India’s biking industry is not any out of the box news for Indian bike buyers. This time TVS has once again created a revolutionary step with its Star Lineup which is an entry level bike offered with many innovative features. TVS designed its Star line up in order to prove itself as a tough contender to the already existing Hero Honda and Bajaj. With three editions under this lineup TVS has got something for its all type of buyers. TVS Star is the flagship of TVS in the entry level segment of TVS. Then comes the TVS Star City and finally TVS Star Sport for pocket friendly speed enthusiasts.

This aggressive 110 cc bike is the ideal option for mileage conscious buyers of India. Talking about Test ride TVS Star will far more exceed than your intelligence. TVS Star the top variant has got 109.7 cc power plant. This engine is mated with CTVi transmission, which is an ideal match for buyers who want stress free ride experience on their every ride. It not only ends on a 4 stroke, air cooled note but to make it even more appealing Star flaunted OHC engine. This engine from TVS engineers 8.17 hp at 7500 rpm and has got8.1 Nm of peak torque at 5000 rpm. TVS Star City is offered with the same engine upgrades that are mated with manual transmission of four gears. Smooth clutch Handling mated to manual gearbox is what makes the overall ride more pleasing.

High end edition of TVS Star, the TVS Star in India is offered with two step advanced rear adjustable shocker which is combined with conventional brakes and ride switch. Easy to use lever for setting of adjustable shocker, the ride experience was even better. Quick halt is something you can be assured of with 130 mm of diameter brakes. Each and every time I applied the brake the response provided by this bike was something noticeable. For instant start in almost any weather conditions Star City is equipped with electric start that is offered as standard fitting.

‘Mobile Charger’, yes you read it right, even I was surprised with City variant that was offered with mobile charger, although this feature has become almost common in many scooters available in India today. Star City is the first Motorcycle to be offered with such a feature. Mobile charging was possible even while riding the bike this feature and utility made me a fan of this TVS.

Colour Schemes

TVS Star in India is offered in 3 tempting colour schemes that is Flaming red, midnight black and purple. With enhanced aerodynamics, bolder graphics, fresh speedometer and up to the minute silencer gives Star City an aggressive look which is the taste of Indian commuters. With identical body colours on the tank, side and rear panels, front fender and at fairings of this bike offers some great contrasts that boosts the overall appearance of the bike. Black coloured grab rails and mirrors that are mounted on handle bars gives this bike a sporty look. With Latest and ultimate graphics on the tank, side and rear panels this bike almost appears like best one available in market.

Features and Appearance

TVS expertise has put in a lot of efforts to make this TVS child more charming and appealing and this effort from TVS has received first rate response from its loyal consumers. Thanks to the CTVi transmission mated with this fuel efficient TVS engine that has been the USP of this bike. Newly added features, cutting edge technology and muscular graphics made me have soft corner for TVS Star City. The attractive and bold front mask offered on Star features which hold Halogen heavy duty headlamps. With front indicators placed on either sides of the fairings and tinted black wind screen is what gives this bike some extra ordinary looks in this entry level segment. New Instrument panels that includes fuel gauge, speedometer makes Star City a contender in this look based generation. With backlit light system both the pods that houses speedometer and fuel gauge is clearly visible. Rider switch mounted on the handlebar is one of the latest features offered as standard fitting on this bike now. Fresh TVS logo and stickers offered on TVS Star in India makes it even more decorative than before. Mobile charger placed besides front left indicator aids you in a lot many ways especially when you see the diminishing lines in your battery indicator on your mobile. Ergonomics of this bike was quiet an impressive and promised its rider with stress free ride experience. Longer rail grab at the rear and foot pegs for pillion riders ensured comfortable ride experience. Looking onto the comfort features on the bike footrest and foot pegs played a major role. I like the promising ride deliverance offered by TVS Star.

Hard lined rear cowl, elegant cluster lamp gave this bike classy looks as compared to other make in this segment. Black textured auto parts assembled on the bike that includes outer surface of engine, silencer etc gives this bike a monster killing looks. Alloy Spoke wheels offered on this bike makes it a tough contender from TVS. Push to stop side indicators and pass light is considered as minimal requirements of any bikes in today’s generation can also be found on this bike.

Pros

  • 2 way suspension, battery Start and alloy wheels are offered as standard equipments
  • 110 fuel efficient CVTi engine
  • Improved cornering and handling
  • Fresh Colour schemes
  • Good fuel efficiency
  • Competitive pricing

Cons

  • Bad after sales service
  • I found the electric start not that reliable as there was difficulty in starting.
  • Less power generated from Engine in terms of pick up.
  • Low resale value

Pricing

TVS Star price in India has been estimated around Rs 38,000 to 44, 875. TVS Star City has been given a very competitive pricing in order to attract good response from both rural and urban buyers. TVS Star price in India has surely set a trend for economy segment bikes to be offered with executive features.

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