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TVS Star City+ 4,500km long term report


The workhorse has completed 4,500km and we bring forward its report card

 

 

TVS Star City+

 

 

 

The TVS Star has completed six months in the ZigWheels garage and has breezed past the 4,500km mark with relative ease. Although the TVS Star City+ isn’t glamorous as the other set of two-wheels in the Zig fleet, I must say it does the basics precisely. The point of a commuter is to take you from point A to B with relative ease and that the Star City+ does with aplomb. The comfortable riding position alongwith the appropriately cushioned seats mean that spending time on the saddle isn’t a taxing affair.

Also, the lively handling characteristic of the TVS Star City+ means that you can thread your way past even through the miniscule of gaps, a trait which is of utmost important while riding through the traffic clogged streets of Mumbai. During monsoons, I used to give the Honda Activa 125 preference over the Star City+ but on the few occasions I ventured out on the motorcycle it really impressed me. The suspension is softly sprung which meant riding over the lunar surface like roads of Mumbai wasn’t a daunting task as the Star City+ handled them with relative ease.

 

 

 

TVS Star City+ action pic

 

 

 

In my previous long term report, I had mentioned cold starting problems on the Star City+ but a visit to the service centre meant that problem was rectified promptly. Coming to the nags, the engine has started emitting some harsh vibrations from the crank area and a visit to the service centre is on the cards. Another irksome problem on the TVS Star City+ is that the speedometer stops functioning for a brief period of time before restarting on its own, I guess a loose wire is a culprit. 

Fuel efficiency remains a concern for the TVS Star City+ as it is returning us a mileage figure of 54kmpl overall. Although fuel efficiency is on the lower side, I must admit that 80 per cent of my riding is with the throttle pinned open. Despite the minor niggles the journey so far with the TVS Star City+ has been a pleasant one so far and we hope it remains so. 

 

 

Date Acquired: June 25, 2014

Total km till date: 4,578km

Fuel consumed: 84.3 litres

Overall fuel efficiency: 54kmpl (As tested)

Cheers: Peppy motor, Suspension, Manoeuvrability

Sneers: Fuel Efficiency, Vibrations, Faulty speedometer

Total Cost:  Nil

 

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