TVS Radeon, Star City Plus: One Engine, Different Personalities
The 109.7cc motor is a trusted workhorse, versatile enough for three bikes
Sub-110cc commuter bikes are the backbone of the Indian two-wheeler industry and make up the bulk of sales of most major bike makers. Hence, it's no surprise that TVS have equipped their robust 109.7cc engine across all their three commuter offerings.
1) TVS Radeon
The Radeon has a retro vibe but feels a lot more premium and is more enjoyable to ride as well. The torquey 109.7cc motor impresses with its low-down drive and highly frugal nature. It rides well and handles even better. We were thoroughly impressed by this bike when we rode it last year.
The recently refreshed Radeon also gets a whole range of new features, which you can check out here.
The Star City Plus showed us that even a 110cc commuter can be feature-packed. When launched in 2014, it came with features like a semi-digital instrument console, things that weren’t even offered in 125cc motorcycles at the time. Even the latest version sports a first-in-class LED headlight and a mobile charging socket. We were particularly fascinated with its frugal powertrain that produces 8.2PS and 8.7Nm along with its light handling characteristics, when we rode this bike earlier this year.
3) TVS Sport
The BS6 avatar of the TVS Sport features the same 109.7cc engine as the Star City Plus and Radeon. However, the motor offers better specs – 8.3PS and 8.7Nm – which is 0.1PS more than the output of the Star City Plus and Radeon. While it's got a bigger engine, compared to the 99.4cc capacity it had in its BS4 avatar, TVS claims that the Sport is 15 percent more efficient. It also weighs around five kilograms lighter than the other two bikes, which results in this motorcycle being frugal, nimble and fun to ride.