- Both the BS 6 TVS bikes get new graphics
- Both the TVS motorcycles are more fuel efficient than their BS 4 models
- TVS will launch the BS 6 version of Apache RR 310 on January 29, 2020
TVS Motor Company has launched the BS 6 compliant Star City at a sticker price of Rs 62,034 (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country. In addition, the company has also launched the BS 6 version of Apache RTR 160 at Rs 93,500 (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the Indian market. The BS 6 models of TVS Star City and TVS Apache RTR 160 are around Rs 8532 and Rs 6000 more expensive than the BS 4 models. Bookings for the duo is already underway at all the company authorized dealerships.
Speaking of the BS 6 TVS Star City Plus, it boasts of a segment first LED headlamp and mobile charger. The updates on the bike include new graphics and refurbished heat shield surrounding the exhaust pipe. Braking duties have been carried over from the BS 4 model's drum units along with SBS (Synchronous Braking System). The fuel tank capacity and ground clearance stands at 10L and 172mm, respectively. The company has offered several other features with the bike in form of dual-tone seat, dura grip tyres, and a semi-digital instrument cluster which houses ecometer and service reminder alert.
Mechanically, the BS 6 TVS Star City Plus gets power from the same 109.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with fuel injection system. The Eco Thrust fuel injection system has replaced the carburettor from the BS 4 model and hence, power output has taken a slight dip from 8.4bhp to 8.2bhp while torque remains the same at 9.7Nm. The weight of the motorcycle has also increased by 7 kgs and now stands at 116 kgs. In addition, it is 15 percent more fuel efficient than the BS 4 model. TVS Start City Plus lock horns with the likes of Hero Splendor iSmart 110 and Honda Livo in the Indian market.
Coming to the BS 6 TVS Apache RTR 160, it too gets the fuel injection system in place of the carburettor akin to its sibling Star City Plus. However, what is really intriguing is that it has taken a marginal hike in power and torque as compared to the BS 4 model. Generally, we have seen that when a bike is upgraded to BS 6 emission norms from BS 4, then either it takes a dip in power and torque or they are the same but it is entirely opposite in case of Apache RTR 160. The 159.7cc single cylinder mill now makes 15.5bhp and 13.9Nm, up from 15.1bhp and 13Nm. The bike also get new graphics as the other TVS models.
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