The unscripted bike after several teasers and months of speculations, TVS has finally launched the Ronin at Rs 1,49,000 and Rs 1,56,500, for the single-channel & dual channel (ABS), single tone variant and dual-tone variant, abiding to the neo-retro design the TVS Ronin is a well mix of tech with Srambler like looks .
The top-end variant gets dual channel triple-tone variant of the bike retails at Rs 1,68, 750 (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). It is bit more expensive than its recent variant the TVS RTR Apache 200 which has a 197cc engine that makes about 20.2PS of power & 17.7 Nm torque it’s retail is at Rs 1,39,690 for the single channel variant and Rs 1,44,740 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the dual channel variant.
The neo retro design of the befits the TVS-Ronin ,it has a Circular LED light that has a sort of emblematic “T” shape that is an LED as well which address to the Neo-Retro style ,
The TVS Ronin body has minimal panels making it look muscular with a tear drop shaped tank , the taillights get the a LED light bar , mid-set foot pegs & handle bar in a mid-rise makes the best upright riding position with comfort ,The chassis seems to be perfect made to house this single pot engine and makes the TVS Ronin look robust overall,
The engine is a single cylinder 225cc DOHC oil cooled engine which is mated to a 5 speed gear box meeting the said bs6 norms ,TVS Ronin feels quite punchy with that 225cc engine which makes 20.4 PS power & 19.93-20Nm of torque The Ronin’s motor gets an assist/slipper clutch. The bike is claimed to have a top speed of 120kmph and TVS says the Ronin will offer a strong low-end and mid-range torque, making the engine pull at slow speeds even with higher gears.
Its suspension and handling is done with those USD front forks & Mono Shock at the rear along with 17″ inch 9 spoke alloy rims with 300 mm front and 240 mm rear disc & two traction modes Urban & Rain with a single pod cluster LED display, while the ride height sits at 795mm and ground clearance of 181mm which is pretty high and ambient for Indian roads ,
TVS Ronin is available in 6 different colours – Lightning Black, Stargaze Black, Galactic Grey, Delta Blue, Magma Red, Dawn Orange.