Here are 5 things you’d know if you are a hard-core TVS loyalist
1. You prefer bang for buck:
TVS products are always loaded with technology and features but what makes them really stand out is the price at which they are offered. The new TVS Apache RTR200 4V, for instance, gets four variants for buyers to choose from based on their budget. The RTR200 is also amongst the most affordable bike in comparison to its rivals. So what the TVS buyer gets is a product which has among the best performance and features but doesn’t cost a bomb to own. In fact, the TVS Apache RTR180 was among the first mainstream motorcycles to get ABS as an optional extra and still holds the distinction of being the cheapest bike on sale to offer ABS.
2. Quality matters:
TVS offerings are renowned for their quality. Take the TVS Apache RTR200 4V for instance; not only is the switchgear quality of the motorcycle the best in its segment, it wouldn’t look out of place on bikes a few segments above it. TVS pays a lot of attention to quality and this can be seen in their products which have lustrous paint finishes and tight panel gaps. TVS is among the very few manufacturers which rely less on vendors and try to manufacturer maximum components of their two-wheelers in-house. In fact, the main reason for German bikemaker BMW Motorrad to trust the Hosur-based manufacturer to build their entry-level machines was TVS’ tight quality control practice.
3. Performance junkie:
TVS motorcycles have always had performance as part of their DNA. From the two-stroke scorchers like the Samurai which is still sought after by enthusiasts to the latest TVS Apache RTR200 4V, all bikes have a X-factor about them. TVS motorcycles aren’t bikes that you ride for normal commuting but they make your mundane shuttling an intriguing affair with nippy performance and throaty exhaust note. And that is among the key reasons for bikers to pick TVS bikes as they appreciate this aspect of their products.
4. Racing DNA
When it comes to two-wheeler motorsport in India, one manufacturer stands tall among its peers and that’s TVS Motors. It has been racing since the early 1980s with small 50cc mopeds and TVS Racing was formed in 1983. The learnings from track haven’t gone in vain as TVS engineers have adopted the knowledge learned from its race machines to its road motorcycles. This has given TVS an edge from its rivals and TVS continues to be a big name in the Indian motorcycle racing championship. If you are a TVS Apache RTR 200 4V owner, you can even go racing in the novice category for a nominal fee and experience the thrill of racing first-hand.
5. Features are vital
A 110cc scooter is supposed to be a bare basic offering to take you from point A to B. Well, TVS doesn’t think so and thus the Jupiter was born. The TVS Jupiter was equipped to the brim with features most of which were segment first and this made it stand out from its competitors. While most scooter owners will have to get down from the scooter and lift the seat to fill fuel, you just have to twist the key and voila it’s done with the external fuel filler cap. Twelve-inch diameter wheels endows better stability while also making it a fun to ride scooter in the city. The Jupiter is also the scooter that one can kick-start without putting the bike on main stand which again is a clever and user friendly feature especially for the fairer sex. You can charge the phone on the go with the optional mobile charger and the reserve fuel indicator means that you don’t have to be Nostradamus and guess the amount of fuel remaining in the scooter.