TVS Ronin 2022 has been launched in the Indian market with an unexpected design, as claimed by the manufacturers. To introduce you to the newly launched bike, the name Ronin comes from the Japanese language and literally means a samurai who has no master or masters. Wondering what it means to interpret the etymology? Well, according to TVS, they have followed the same ideology in making the new motorcycle, a ‘no master’ machine. And based on its looks, the automaker has achieved this milestone. The new bike ensures the domestic manufacturer’s entry into a new segment, and here are the top 5 highlights that you need to know about the newly launched TVS Ronin.
TVS Ronin Design
TVS Ronin unique design language, uses the word ‘unique’ to justify the body of the new motorcycle, as you can describe it as something that makes you a cafe racer, a scrambler and Will get a retro motorcycle after converting it into a single unit. This TVS Ronin headlight comes with a retro-looking circular headlight with modern ‘T’ shaped LED lights on it. The same design language continues at the rear with a single-piece seat with slim tail lights just below it. Also, it has a bedpan covering the black engine.
TVS Ronin Voice assist feature
TVS has really played its card very well and loaded the bike with a slew of features. One of those advanced features is the Voice Assist feature which helps you keep in touch with your bike. In the price segment that the TVS Ronin competes, a feature that you can hardly find.
TVS Ronin Smart Connect Features
Among the many features, Connect allows the bike owner to get in touch with his motorcycle and provides him with a wide range of data and statistics about the bike. The amazing feature can be very useful for the owner in the long run as it enables users to use things like navigation and voice assistance, among other things also.
TVS Ronin Instrument cluster
The TVS Ronin instrument cluster is quite a different feature in itself, as it is a fully digital cluster with a monopod design. Plus, it displays more information than you’d expect considering the size, such as gear indication, timing, riding modes, range, and many more.
TVS Ronin Ride Mode and Silent Starter
The instrument cluster of the TVS Ronin is quite a different feature in itself, as it is a fully digital cluster with a monopod design. Plus, it displays more information than you’d expect considering the size, such as gear indication, timing, riding modes, range, and many more.
The silent starter feature might be one of the common features for high-end bikes, but it is a segment-first one by TVS Ronin. Apart from this, the bike also gets ride modes that adjust the sensitivity of the ABS based on the ride mode you choose.
TVS Ronin Powertrain & Chassis
Powering the Ronin is a brand new 225.6cc single-cylinder oil-cooled powertrain that makes 20bhp at 7750rpm and 19.9Nm of torque at 3750rpm. These figures show that the Ronin makes slightly less power but 2.6Nm more torque than the Apache 200, suggesting its more versatile nature than its sportier high-strength sibling. TVS claims that the Ronin hits a top speed of 120kmph. The Ronin also uses disc brakes at both ends and is available in both single-channel and dual-channel TVS Ronin ABS variants.
TVS Ronin Appliances
The Ronin packs an extensive equipment list, as it gets an offset round, digital instrument cluster that displays a side-stand indicator, phone battery alert, gear position indicator and low fuel warning along with the usual speedometer and tachometer. Additionally, you get voice commands, smartphone connectivity via TVS SmartXonnect, two riding modes (urban and rain), turn-by-turn navigation, silent starter, handlebar-integrated controls for call notifications and voice assist, a slip-end Assist is also available. Clutch and TVS Arrive app that will enable customers to experience the TVS lineup in augmented reality. In line with its multi-purpose lifestyle approach, TVS is also introducing a ronin riding community and some cool riding gear.
TVS Ronin Price & Competitors
TVS Ronin is being offered in three variants – a single-tone single-channel ABS variant priced at Rs 1.49 lakh, a dual-tone single-channel ABS variant for Rs 1.56 lakh and a triple-tone dual-channel ABS variant. Can range from Rs 1.68 lakhs to Rs 1.7 lakhs, depending on which paint scheme you opt for. The TVS Ronin seems to be pitted against the likes of the Husqvarna twins and the Honda CB350RS, but it could target the Royal Enfield Scram and the Yezdi Scrambler as well. Stay tuned for our review of TVS Ronin!