TVS Star City 110cc the super hit model from the Chennai-based TVS Motors was launched as an upgrade replacement to its predecessor the TVS 100cc Star city. However, TVS Motors had simultaneously launched other bikes along with the Star City 110cc and they included the 125cc Flame, Scooty Teenz and the Apache RTR 160.
The TVS Star city 110cc is the affordable bike among the four models. Star City comes with new features including a new stylized design, some cool and appealing graphics, trendy silencer and more than all the RCF technology.
The TVS Star City is designed to give comfortable ride as well as presentable looks with the aerodynamic shape and braced up with the Roller Cam Follower (RCF) technology which helps the bike to give better mileage. The easy handling combined with comfortable ride sets apart the Star City 110cc from the rest of the bikes in the market in the 100cc plus segment.
Looks of the Star City 110cc bike
The new TVS Star city is adorned with plastic colors unlike TVS’ previous models that would feature chrome metal colors. And why the plastic colors? They definitely make the bike look more appealing. The graphics is another striking addition to the beauty of this machine- that as if a horse is galloping. The fuel tank is stylish and the 5-spoked alloy wheels are attractive as well.
As regards the gadgetry, the speedometer comes with a blue backlit display and the 2-way adjustable rear shocks are new additions. And the bike also comes with optional electric start variant. The trademark TVS mirrors are unchanged and the control levers and palm grips make the bike easy to handle. The chrome-finish mudguards are an added advantage.
Engine, performance and handling
The TVS Star City is powered by a 110cc a CVTi or Charge Motion Variable Timing Intelligent Engine. The air-fuel combustion is based on the principle of ‘Swirl & Tumble Induction’ and this reduces emission. The CVTi engine generates a power of 6.1 KW/8.1 bhp at 7500rpm and a torque of 8.1Nm at 5000 rpm. The major part of the credit for better fuel efficiency goes to the CVTi engine. The exhaust note in the new 110cc Star City is healthier as compared to its predecessor. Additionally, the clutches are cable controlled and this enables appropriate progression level as well as weight to the rider. The improvised motor will make the ride effortless even at high gear and low speed.
Price and Color
The TVS 110cc is priced anywhere between Rs. 38,000-44,875, which can prove to be quite an affordable price for many bikers. The Star City 110 is available in silver, black and blue.
The Star City 110cc has features of easy handling and comfortable for city commuting with attractive price but there have been instances that the bike suffered few hiccups after the first service. There are also complaints that the service after the sale of the bike is not satisfactory and the self-start sometimes gives a lot of trouble. It is also observed that in hilly conditions the TVS 110cc will make your rider tougher. But the light bike will be light on your pockets too, now that might compel you to think again. Basically this 110cc bike for commuting on city roads and it lives to its tagline of being the tidy handler on Indian roads.