TVS Star City Plus BS6 Launched. Dearer By Around Rs 8,500!
It features a first-in-segment all-LED headlamp
- Like the BS4 model, the TVS Star City Plus BS6 is available in both single tone and dual tone colour variants.
- The BS6-compliant model makes 0.21PS less but peak torque remains unchanged.
- Prices start from Rs 62,034 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the single tone model.
The TVS Star City Plus BS6 has been launched in India at Rs 62,034 for the single tone colour variant. The dual-tone model costs Rs 62,534. In comparison, the BS4-compliant version is Rs 8,532 and Rs 7,500 less expensive than the respective BS6 variants. All the prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
The TVS Star City Plus BS6 features an all-LED headlamp, making it the first bike in the 110cc segment to have one. The headlamp cowl and the flyscreen look sportier than before. However, the side panels and the tail section look more or less similar to the BS4 bike. For an added dose of sportiness, TVS has redesigned the exhaust heat shield and has equipped the commuter motorcycle with refreshed graphics for fresher looks.
The 109.7cc single-cylinder motor now gets Eco Thrust fuel injection that promises to offer 15 per cent better mileage, easier cold starts, smoother throttle response better refinement and reliability. It generates 8.19PS at 7350rpm and 8.7Nm at 4500rpm. In comparison, the carburetted BS4-compliant version produces 8.4PS at 7000 rpm and 8.7Nm at 5000rpm. TVS has retained the same 4-speed transmission as before. According to the manufacturer, the Star City Plus BS6 can reach a top speed of 90kmph.
The underpinnings have remained unchanged. It continues to use the same telescopic front fork, twin 5-step adjustable rear shock absorbers, 130mm front and 110mm rear drum brakes as before. Even the dimensions have remained unchanged. But interestingly, the BS6 bike is 7kg heavier, tipping the scales at 116kg kerb. One of the reasons for the added weight could be the changes in the catalytic converter and the presence of fuel injection.
Like the TVS Star City Plus BS4, the BS6 model also gets a semi-digital instrument cluster. The BS6 bike also gets a USB port on the cowl to charge your smartphone. In terms of rivals, the TVS Star City Plus BS6 competes against the Hero Splendor iSmart 110, which is the only other 110cc BS6-compliant motorcycle available in the country right now.