TVS Star City Plus Expert Review
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We see how relevant this 110cc, no-nonsense commuter is in today’s day and age
The 110cc segment is one with fairly capable, but unexciting, motorcycles. The TVS Star City Plus sits at the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to power figures, even by the standards of the segment in which it is present. It, on the other hand, has an LED headlight and even a USB charger, features that the 9.39 lakh (ex-showroom India) Ducati Scrambler Icon that we rode last year, doesn’t come with as standard. So, is this no-frills, bare-bones workhorse still relevant today?
TVS launched the front disc brake variant of the Star City Plus last year. It featured a petal disc up front and carried a small premium over the front drum brake variant.
The Star City Plus got a new Pearl-Blue Silver paint scheme last year and it looks every bit eye-catching.
Likes And Dislikes
Real-world Performance And Mileage Explained
Mileage is an important aspect people look for from motorcycles in this segment and the Star City Plus did not disappoint us there. But how did it fare in terms of outright performance? Check it out here.
One Engine Different Personalities
The 109.7cc engine found on the TVS Star City Plus actually powers two more motorcycles from the Hosur-based manufacturer’s stable; the TVS Radeon and the TVS Sport. So how different do the two bikes feel from the Star City Plus? Here’s our analysis on the same.
At Rs 72,705 for the drum brake variant and Rs 75,455 (both prices ex-showroom Delhi) for the disc brake variant, its decent price is backed by the exceptional fuel-efficiency it provides. But issues like refinement, odd ergonomics and the dated semi-digital instrument cluster dent the overall riding experience. So if a frugal engine is what you’re looking for, you could simply go for the Radeon as it manages to do everything that the Star City Plus does, and even more, for nearly the same price.