Top 5 Highlights Of The Newly-launched TVS Ronin

TVS’ first neo-retro scrambler has its sleeves full of tricks to tackle the fast growing segment, and here are its key highlights

TVS has opened a new chapter with the launch of the Ronin, its first neo-retro scrambler-style motorcycle. With the new bike, the Hosur-based company aims to tap into the fast-growing sub-300cc neo-retro segment. To ensure it ticks all the right boxes, TVS has equipped the motorcycle with several tricks up its sleeve, and here are the top five highlights:
TVS Ronin Top 5 Highlights

Loaded to the ‘T’ with features:

The TVS Ronin comes with an offset full-LCD instrument cluster with the top-end variant featuring Bluetooth connectivity and SmartXonnect tech. With this, users can access features including voice assist, turn-by-turn navigation, estimated time of arrival, incoming call alerts, notification access and ride analysis. All the variants come with a distance-to-empty readout, gear shift assist and indicator, side stand indicator with engine cut-off function, hazard lights, twin tripmeters, service due indicator along with other run-of-the-mill info. 

TVS Ronin console

Additionally, all variants get a segment-first silent starter, Rain and Urban ABS modes that tweak the ABS’ sensitivity, low-rpm assist for effortless crawling in traffic, assist and slipper clutch. The top end variant also gets adjustable levers for added versatility. 

Powered by a potent engine:

TVS Ronin engine

TVS saw great potential in the 200-300cc retro segment, and chose to power the Ronin with a 225cc air-oil-cooled single-cylinder engine. This motor churns out 20.4PS at 7750rpm and 19.93Nm at 3,750rpm, paired to a 5-speed gearbox. In comparison, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V makes 20.8PS and 17.25Nm in Sport mode. The Ronin sadly does not get riding modes like the sporty Apache does. But to ensure the bike offers a healthy low-end grunt, TVS has tuned the engine to produce a flat torque curve with emphasis on low-mid-range torque. With this, the bike can reach a claimed top speed of 120kmph. 

Premium underpinnings:

TVS Ronin underpinnings

TVS has ensured the bike gets premium foundations, and has hence equipped the Ronin with a double cradle Synchro Stiff frame with the engine as the stressed member. The frame is linked to a Showa big piston inverted front fork, and a rear gas-charged monoshock. TVS has used 17-inch alloys wrapped with 110-section front and 130-section rear TVS Remora block pattern tyres. 

At 795mm, the seat is fairly accessible, and the kerb weight is also pretty manageable at 159kg for the single-channel ABS variant and 160kg for the dual-channel ABS model. Braking is via a 300mm front and a 240mm rear disc. 

Gets a neo-retro design:

TVS Ronin Design Zig

The TVS Ronin looks the part of a typical neo-retro scrambler with classic styling elements including the round headlight, muscular tear-drop fuel tank, neatly contoured single-piece seat, chiselled side panels full-length fenders with a meaty-looking exhaust. The higher-end variants get a premium-looking gold finish on the inverted fork, apart from the triple-tone colour scheme too. Speaking of variants…

It’s available in three flavours:

TVS Ronin Variants Zig

TVS offers the Ronin in a base single-tone variant with single-channel ABS in either Lightning Black or Magma Red, priced at Rs 1,49,000. The slightly more premium looking Dual-tone variant with single-channel ABS is available in two schemes: Delta Blue and Stargaze Black, both priced at Rs 1,56,500. On the other hand, the top-end dual-channel ABS-equipped variant with triple-tone colour schemes is priced at Rs 1,68,750 (for the Galactic Grey scheme) and Rs 1,70,750 (for the Dawn Orange scheme). All prices ex-showroom Delhi.

Rounding off the package, TVS also offers a host of accessories to spruce up your ride. There’s a Style Kit for Rs 2,299 which includes aluminium brake reservoir lid, bar-end weights, tank grips, engine cover and fuel injector cover. Then there’s the more practical Urban Kit which comes with aluminium adjustable brake and clutch levers, tank bag, and a USB charging port - all for Rs 4,499. The range-topping Tour Kit includes a tail rack, twin saddle bag with saddle stays, a tail bag and a windscreen, costing Rs 9,599. You can also buy parts individually, ensuring a finer level of customisation.

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