TVS Motors were among the biggest players in the 110cc commuter segment at the turn of the century with the Victor range of motorcycles. Sadly for the Hosur based manufacturer, the Victor couldn’t survive the test time and slowly faded away after making a promising start. TVS knew that it couldn’t afford to bow out from the commuter segment given the volumes they register. For this purpose it launched the Star City range of commuters and the new TVS Star City+ is the flagship offering in the commuter segment from the manufacturer. The styling of the bike is similar to any modern commuter motorcycle with a bikini fairing, single piece headlamp, alloy wheels, sculpted fuel tank and the works. But owing to the snazzy graphics and the use of chrome on the exhaust shield and the 3D logo, the Star City+ is striking for a commuter offering. The Star City+ has an analogue dial for speedometer and a digital fuel gauge along with a service indicator and typical TVS, eco and power mode indicator. Switch gear quality of the motorcycle is fantastic and wouldn’t seem out of place on a more expensive motorcycle. Build quality and paint finish is also impressive and the bike is solidly put together and this has slowly becoming a hallmark of TVS products. Riding posture is upright in typical commuter fashion while the fuel tank recess mean that one can snugly hold the bike with your thighs.
Powering the motorcycle is a 110cc displacement motor that generates 8.4PS at 7,000rpm and 8.7Nm at 5,000rpm. The performance of the bike is good with peppy acceleration and the bike can cruise at speeds around 60kmph easily. But once the bike is pushed above its comfort vibrations can be felt on tank, footpegs and handle bar. Power is transmitted via a 4-speed constant mesh gearbox that performs satisfactorily. The single cradle tubular frame has endowed it lively handling dynamics and it can squeeze through the tightest gaps with relative ease. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic front forks and hydraulic shock absorbers at the back. The softly sprung suspension setup means it glides over undulated surfaces but the bike feels a bit spongy and wallows while cornering at high speeds. Braking is done via drum brake at front and rear and they do a decent job in shedding speeds. Although fuel efficiency is the forte of a commuter, the Star City+ disappoints with an overall mileage of 65kmpl. Apart from the mileage, the TVS Star City+ is a great commuter motorcycle option and has been priced competitively at Rs 44,000 ex-showroom Delhi.
The TVS Star City+ is a comfortable and well sorted entry-level motorcycle.
After being my trusted workhorse for daily commuting for five months now, the time has now come to say cheerio to the TVS Star City+, my first long term review motorcycle at ZigWheels
With 9,500kms on the odo, the TVS Star City+ continues to delight without much fuzz
8,000 kilometres later, the TVS Star City remains as sprightly a commuter as ever, albeit a little frayed at the edges.
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