TVS’ new commuter motorcycle has the potential to stand out from the segment, here’s why…
TVS has been tight-lipped about its next product launch and as we approach its launch date for tomorrow, there is still no clarity on the matter. However, word is going around that TVS is, in fact, looking to expand its commuter motorcycle range with its upcoming launch. This is likely to be done through the launch of a 110cc or 125cc motorcycle tomorrow. Now, Chinese whispers suggest that the new motorcycle is indeed going to be a 110cc one that borrows its engine from the Victor and Star City motorcycles already in its model line-up. But just to keep an open perspective, TVS’s NTorq scooter is powered by the company’s new 125cc engine that isn’t yet available on any of their motorcycles. So, it would be quite a turn of things if the Indian two-wheeler major decided to launch a 125cc motorcycle tomorrow.
So, while we have to wait until tomorrow evening to know for real as to what heart TVS' new commuter motorcycle will have, what we do know for certain is that it will be designed as a premium commuter.
What this means for the new TVS motorcycle is that it will new sport body graphics, alloy wheels, and lamps. But a major highlight for TVS’ upcoming premium commuter will be an all-digital instrument cluster. Much like that of the one seen on the Ntorq. And apart from looking more upmarket, this new instrument also comes in really handy for with the help of an app from TVS you can hook your phone up to it so as to access a range of trip information such as distance covered, travel time, traffic time (time spent standing still during the trip), top speed achieved, etc. TVS has named this new smartphone connected functionality as SmartXonnect. The system also comes with caller ID and DND functionality while on the go. But the real icing on the cake is that the system allows you to use google maps navigation on the go with a directional display. You can read more about it here – TVS NTorq: A quick review of the onboard connectivity features
It would appear then that with the launch of its new premium commuter motorcycle, TVS will be able to offer a first-in-segment smartphone connected functionality that will indeed offer a range of very useful features for the rider.