A majority Indian audience has always been inclined towards small cc bikes. This segment has always been the commanding segment. Talking about this segment, TVS has always enjoyed a wider audience and mass-market across India. Consequently, all the big manufacturers are willing to dominate this segment. While Hero Splendour has ruled this segment for nearly 2 decades. TVS had always been a tough competitor and now by launching its TVS Star City Plus BS6, it is trying to cope with the sales. TVS Star City Plus has always been a stylish looking commuter motorcycle in its segment. To enhance it, even more, TVS is planning to launch its BS6 model with major cosmetic changes and tweaks. While teasing TVS Star City BS6, TVS dropped a teaser on TVS website. Find out more below as we discuss upcoming BS6 Star City Plus.
What To Expect
The teaser clearly unveiled the front headlamp which shows a new LED headlamp setup. We expect that it might also get a revised taillight setup. The new BS6 model may also have different graphic styling. We presume that it will get a dual-tone colour scheme as seen before on BS4 model. The Kargil edition might not launch for a while. The ongoing BS4 model has drum brakes at both front and rear. So it is safe to assume that TVS Star City Plus BS6 will also be launched with both drum brakes. The bike will have Sync Braking System which is similar to Honda’s combi Brake system. Suspension duty will be carried by telescopic suspension at the front and dual 5 step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. It will have a new dual-tone seat cover for more attractive impression.
Star City BS6 engine
Talking about the engine the TVS Star City Plus BS6 model will carry same 109.7 cc engine from BS4 model with BS6 tweaks such as eco thrust fuel injection, an extra catalytic converter and so. The ongoing BS4 engine churns out 8.4 Ps at 7000 rpm and 8.7 Nm at 5000 rpm. The BS6 engine, however, will witness a slight decrease in power output, producing 8.08 bhp of max power at 7350 rpm and 8.7 Nm peak torque at 4500 rpm. The fuel efficiency is likely to be better than the BS4 model. The exhaust note from the BS6 might have an extra bass, an indication due to previous BS6 Apache’s. TVS 109.7 cc BS4 engine was shared with TVS Radeon and TVS Victor. So it is safe to assume that the same engine will replace existing Victor and Radeon BS4 engines.
The instrument cluster might not get a fully digital console but will surely have a semi-digital console with new graphics and oil indicator. The console will also have an eco and power indicator which was seen in previous TVS bikes. Undoubtedly it will have a price hike of Rs 5000-6000 than ongoing BS4 model. For convenience, the current price of BS4 model is 53,450 Rs ex-showroom. Watch our video of TVS Apache twins which were recently launched in BS6