TVS is preparing to launch a new bike in the Indian market. It is the TVS Rockz 125 that will be making it to the market. This is a step through bike. An unveil during the Auto Expo is also possible. Step through bikes have not been very successful in India in the past. The Bajaj M50 and M80 were quite popular in the 1980’s and 90’s. Then there was the Kinetic K4, followed by the Hero Honda Street, which had centrifugal clutch and rotary gears.
Step through bikes are practical options and are a mix of a scooter and motorcycle. It is to be seen whether the TVS Rockz will be a successful vehicle. Read further to know more about the TVS Rockz.
TVS Rockz Launch Date
The TVS Rockz will be launched somewhere by mid 2018. This vehicle will be aimed at upcountry markets, where durability and practicality are of key importance . The bike may be unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018 in February.
TVS Rockz Price
The Rockz is expected to be priced around Rs. 60,000 (on-road). It will be priced similar to a 125cc scooter, but will offer greater flexibility for usage on bad roads and is expected to be more fuel efficient.
TVS Rockz Specifications
125 cc, Single Cylinder
Dual Shock Absorber
17-inch front and rear
The TVS Rockz will be powered by a 125cc single-cylinder engine. It will have a maximum power of 10.5bhp at 7,500rpm and a torque of 10Nm at 7,500rpm. The engine will be mated to a CVT gearbox. This will be the first step through automatic in the country. The Rockz is expected to come with good features which include a music player with FM radio and USB, immobilizer, and also side-stand lock.
TVS Rockz Features
- Electric Start
- Automatic gears
- Alloy Wheels
- Tubeless Tyres
- USB Music Player and FM Radio
- Engine Immobilizer
- Side Stand Lock
- Front disc brake
- Gas-charged Rear Shock Absorbers
- Front Telescopic Shock Absorbers
- Front Disc Brake
The TVS Rockz is expected to come with good amount of features. The company will try to make it attractive for buyers. Step through bikes have done well in the West and South. TVS will try and capture such markets and will have the first mover advantage as well. This bike also might be exported to South East Asian countries, where there is a big demand for such bikes.