TVS Sport: All You Need To Know
This unassuming little commuter motorcycle offers more than what meets the eye
The TVS Sport is the Hosur-based auto major’s most affordable and smallest-capacity motorcycle sold at present. It was first launched in 2007, and in 2017, the motorcycle was updated to comply with BS4 emission norms. Over the years, it has been racking up decent sales numbers. Here’s everything you need to know about this commuter motorcycle:
Gets familiar commuter-ish design language and features:
Being a commuter motorcycle, the Sport’s design language is pretty conservative though TVS has pepped up the styling with colourful graphics. The bike comes with an all-analogue instrument cluster, which displays the odometer readings, speed and fuel level.
Like the TVS Radeon, the Sport too gets an Econometer, which consists of an Eco and a Power light. Depending on your riding style, the corresponding light stays on to give you a fair idea of how efficiently you’re riding. We experimented with it to see whether the feature really makes sense in our long-termer, the Radeon, and the results were surprising!
Comes with a fuel-efficient engine:
The Sport is powered by a 99.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor, which makes 7.8PS at 7500rpm and 7.8Nm at 5500rpm, linked to a 4-speed transmission. It comes with a roller cam follower, which is claimed to reduce friction, ensure refinement and extend the life of the engine. The motor is mated to a 4-speed transmission and TVS claims a tested mileage figure of 95kmpl.
Interestingly, even the real-world mileage of the Sport is pretty impressive. In August this year, it entered the India Book Of Records for achieving the highest on-road mileage of 76.4kmpl. Ridden by Pavitra Patro, the motorcycle achieved this feat while traversing through the Golden Quadrilateral, covering 6,377km in 20 days. The Sport comes with a 12-litre fuel tank. In theory, you will be able to cover about 900km on a full tank, which is pretty commendable!
Costs as much as a premium mid-range smartphone:
The TVS Sport starts from Rs 39,900 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the kick-start spoke wheel variant. For ease of mind when it comes to maintenance, the brand offers a generous five-year/60,000km as standard across all the variants. That should cover the labour costs for all the regular services within the time frame/distance.
Available in numerous variants and colours:
TVS offers the Sport in five variants. Here is the price break-up across all the variants:
As you can see, opting for the alloy wheel variant with electric start will set you back by almost Rs 9,600 over the base model. That’s a pretty heavy premium in our opinion, especially considering that this motorcycle caters to the budget-conscious segment. It comes with seven colour options: Black Silver, Indigo Streak, Team Blue, Mercury Grey, Blaze Red, Volcano Red and Dazzling White.
The TVS Sport is built on a single cradle tubular frame with a telescopic fork up front and twin 5-step adjustable shock absorbers at the rear. The bike rolls on 17-inch wheels on both ends, which are brought to a halt using a 130mm drum up front and a 110mm drum at the rear, with combined braking system as standard. TVS does not offer a front disc brake even as an option. At 106kg kerb for the kick-start variant, the motorcycle is pretty light too.