TVS Ronin Expert Review

Published On Sep 12, 2022 By Ishan Lee for TVS Ronin

Here’s everything you need to know about the Ronin, TVS’ first lifestyle motorcycle

TVS is hoping the Ronin will be an invitation to a new generation of motorcyclists who are seeking out versatile bikes which meet modern aesthetic trends (read neo-retro) and performance flexible enough to do-it-all. Powered by a 225cc engine, this bike is armed to the teeth with features. It gets sophisticated  hardware too, but at an accessible price point of Rs 1,49,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the base variant.

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Launch Story

While we were expecting to see the production version of the TVS Zeppelin concept cruiser, the Hosur-based bikemaker surprised us with the launch of the Ronin. It packs premium hardware, features like Bluetooth connectivity and a fairly powerful motor. All that is bundled at a very competitive price; read our launch story here for details.

Likes and Dislikes:

To know how well the Ronin performs in the real world, check out our road test review here to know what we liked or disliked about TVS’ first retro bike.

Real World Performance:

Have a look at how the TVS Ronin fares in the real world as we dive into its performance and real-world mileage.

Variants Explained:

The Ronin is available in three variants. Have a look at this article which breaks down the differences between the three variants.

Ronin Accessories Explained:

From making short work of your daily commutes to turning your Ronin into a tourer, here’s a list of official accessories from TVS for the Ronin you’d like to know before you bring one home. 

Ronin Colour Options:

The Ronin is offered in a wide variety of colours to complement its urban theme. Check out the Ronin colour options here.   

Ronin Rivals:

For the price of a Ronin you can get a variety of motorcycles ranging from sporty nakeds to an adventure bike. Have a look at a few interesting alternatives to the Ronin here.

Verdict:

The Ronin is surely a brave new step for TVS. But despite the premium features and hardware, it does not entirely qualify as a jack-of-all-trades. It’s a well-rounded urban motorcycle dispatching city commutes with ease, but on the open road, it lacks oomph. All things considered, the asking price feels a bit on the higher side for what is essentially a city bike. Hence, paying a hefty premium for just a city bike doesn’t feel like a great deal. Especially because you can have more capable motorcycles from other brands for the same price.

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