TVS Star City Plus: Same Price, Other Options
The long list of available options in the 110cc motorcycle segment leaves you spoilt for choice
The BS6-compliant version of the TVS Star City Plus was launched last month, making the price of its two variants – single tone and dual-tone - dearer by Rs 7,500 and Rs 8,500, respectively. The Star City Plus BS6 now starts at Rs 62,034 (ex-showroom Delhi). It gets an all-LED headlamps, refreshing graphics and a redesigned headlamp cowl for added bling. So, should you buy the Star City Plus in the refreshed avatar? Well, not before looking at these alternatives available in the same price range.
Hero Splendor iSmart 110 BS6 (Rs 64,900)
The only competitor to the Star City Plus in the BS6-compliant category is the Hero Splendor iSmart 110. It is slightly costlier compared to the TVS Star City Plus but the newer version features a retuned engine which generates 10 per cent more torque than its predecessor. It gets a brighter headlight and increased ground clearance of 180mm. The idle stop-start system helps conserve fuel in slow moving traffic and signals.
Bajaj Discover 110 (Rs 59,377)
Another option in a similar price range is the Bajaj Discover 110. The C-shaped LED DRLs, sporty black cowl and blackened alloys with Y-shaped forks lend it a modern look. It has been one of the sturdiest bikes from Bajaj. The 110cc motor balances power and efficiency equally well. The Discover ticks all the right boxes for a commuter bike, be it comfortable suspension, seating comfort or styling. It’s a good option for someone who looks for mileage and comfort.
Honda Activa 6G (Rs 63,912 - Rs 65,412)
The Activa got smarter in the latest 6G version. It is offered in two variants – Standard and Deluxe – with the only difference of LED headlight, available with the Deluxe trim. The updated scooter has grown in proportions with a larger footboard and seat. The new engine is also very refined and the ACG starter offers utterly silent and seamless starts. Honda claims that its mileage has also gone up 10 per cent compared to the 5G model. It’s perfect for people wanting the practicality of a scooter with fuss-free ownership.
Honda Dream Yuga
Bearing a striking resemblance to its elder sibling, the Honda Shine, the Dream Yuga still continues with a BS4 engine. Honda is likely to announce its BS6 version soon. It gets conventional styling and along with an analogue instrument cluster, basic headlight unit, clear lens indicators, angular tail light and comfortable seat. With prompt acceleration, manoeuvring it inside the city is a breeze. While it is a fairly basic motorcycle, it does come with Honda’s solid reputation for reliability.