TVS XL100: Variants Explained
Here’s a closer look at one of the most popular TVS two-wheelers in the country, the XL100
Do you know which is the best-selling TVS two-wheeler after the Jupiter? It’s not the Apache range or the Scooty Pep Plus, but the rugged XL100. Now, we might not see the small, lightweight moped in urban conditions, but it’s a hit in Tier II and Tier III cities. In fact, the moped crossed the 60,000 sales mark in October -- that’s way more than any other scooter out there (except for the Activa range). The fact that it’s affordable, durable and bares a minimalistic look are a few reasons for its success. And to give you a closer look at the XL100, here’s a variant-wise break-up:
Before we get into the details, let’s start off with what is similar in every variant. Powering the XL100 is a 99.7cc single-cylinder motor that produces 4.3PS at 6000rpm and 6.5Nm of torque at 3500rpm. Even the suspension setup is the same in each variant with a telescopic fork at the front and hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. The comfort variant gets a single-piece seat and a chrome exhaust shield. It is available in six colour options: silver, grey, red, blue, black and green. At Rs 29,990, the Comfort variant is the most affordable in this lot.
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Mechanically, there are no changes to the Heavy Duty variant compared to the Comfort model. However, there are small aesthetic changes that can help you differentiate this variant from the others. For instance, it gets a split seat setup, the chrome parts are replaced with blacked-out ones, and the grab rail is different. It also gets a copper paint option instead of grey as seen on the Comfort variant. In terms of features, it gets the same LED DRLs as the other variants. It is priced at Rs 33,370.
Heavy Duty I-Touchstart:
As the same suggests, this variant is based on the Heavy Duty and the only additional equipment it gets is a touchstart system and a USB port. Apart from this, the I-Touchstart remains identical to the other variant. In terms of price, it is Rs 6,184 more expensive than the standard Heavy Duty variant, at Rs 39,554.
Heavy Duty I-Touchstart Special Edition:
Well, again, this is kind of self-explanatory. The Special Edition gets all the features as the I-Touchstart variant and changes here are mostly cosmetic. For instance, it gets a new brown colour option and the split seat setup gets a dual-tone paint scheme. However, the major point of differentiation between the Special Edition model and the rest of the variants is that it comes with CBS braking setup, unlike the others, which come equipped with drum brakes. What’s interesting is that at Rs 39,964, the Special Edition variant is just Rs 410 more expensive than the variant on which it is based.
(all prices are ex-showroom Delhi)