TVS Motor Company is one of the largest two-wheeler manufacturers in the world. Based out of Chennai, India, TVS Motors earned a net income of Rs 16455.44 crore in the financial year 2019-2020. The company's annual sales hover around 3 million units and they exports bikes to over 60 countries. It was the first Indian company to deploy a catalytic converter in a 100cc motorcycle and ABS (Anti-Braking System). TVS rolled out India’s first two-seater moped out of its factory at Hosur in Tamil Nadu. They also recently acquired the iconic British Motorcycle Brand Norton in April 2020 signalling to expand their motorcycle product portfolio. Looking back at this two-wheeler manufacturer, we take a look at the 'Iconic TVS Bikes in India'.
TVS XL 100 Comfort
A niche moped from TVS Motor Company, it does not have any real competition in the Indian market as of now. The XL 100 is currently powered by a BS6 100cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine. This engine churns out 4.4 bhp of power @ 6,000rpm and 6.5 Nm of peak torque @ 3,500rpm. The engine is mated to a single-speed gearbox with a centrifugal wet clutch. TVS XL 100 price starts from Rs 46,332 (ex-showroom), India.
TVS Apache is one of the highest-selling models of the Indian motorcycle giant. In 2018, TVS claimed that more than 3 million units of Apache were sold since its launch in 2005. TVS entered the 150cc segment which was dominated by Bajaj Pulsar and managed to carve a niche for itself. Currently, Apache has five variants - RTR 200 4V, RTR 160 4V, RTR 180, RTR 160 and RTR 200 that are based on the same platform. TVS Apache RR 310 is an exception in the Apache series of motorcycles and is based on BMW Motorrad's G310R platform. 2020 BS6 TVS Apache RR 310 is powered by a 312.2cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder, 4V, DOHC, reverse inclined petrol engine. This engine churns out 34 bhp @ 9,700 RPM and 27.3 Nm of peak torque @ 7700 rpm. TVS Apache RR 310 is priced at Rs 2.45 lakh (ex-showroom), Delhi.
TVS Victor first arrived in the Indian market way back in 2002 and fuelled the rise of TVS Motor Company. The 2020 TVS Victor is powered by a BS6 109.7cc engine. The bike produces 9.5 bhp of maximum power output with 9.4 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duty is handled by 4-speed constant mesh gearbox. TVS Victor's introductory price is Rs 54,042 (ex-showroom), Delhi.
TVS Scooty made its appearance in Bollywood films like Ghajini, Chance Pe Dance, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, Sunday. TVS Scooty was aimed at the woman riders in small towns and rural areas of India. Currently, TVS Scooty comes in two variants- Scooty Pep + and Zest 110. Zest 110 BS6 version will be arriving later this year once the COVID-19 situation eases up. Scooty Pep + was powered by a BS6 single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine churning out 5.4 bhp of power and 6.5 Nm of peak torque. TVS Scooty Pep + price begins at Rs 52,554 (ex-showroom), India.