A company that has given us Indians one of the most sought after entry-level sports bike, the Apache. TVS Motor has been a prominent automaker in India with its products leading their respective segments. TVS launched a lot of bikes and scooters during the partnership with Suzuki as well as after that. A part of this TVS Legacy is somewhat forgotten. Some of you might remember them, some of you might not! Do let us know in the comments section below.
Launched in 2004, Centra was TVS’ 100cc bike. The 99.8cc engine produced 7.5hp of power and a peak torque of 7.5Nm. The engine came mated to a 4-speed constant mesh manual transmission. It came at a price tag of ₹35,000. Being a commuter, it offered good fuel efficiency. Centra had a good ride quality and better handling parameters over the other entry-level commuters.
The ‘No Problem’ bike came in 1994. It is one of the few 2-stroke bikes launched under TVS-Suzuki partnership. It came powered by a 98.2cc engine which was able to produce 7.8hp of power and a peak torque of 9.8Nm. The engine came mated to a 4-speed MT. This bike was capable of touching the top speed of 87kmpl. TVS Samurai had a great time with the rally and dirt bike racing enthusiasts.
Most of us remember the Bajaj Boxer, right? Well, it had a strong contender in the form of TVS Max4R. The Max4R came with a detachable rear seat, which could be removed when there was a need for more space for the load. Under the frame, it had a 109.7cc, 4-stroke engine that produced 8.28hp of power and a peak torque of 8.33Nm.
Who doesn’t remember the TVS Victor? Well, if that’s you, this article is for you. TVS launched the first Victor back in 2001. It had a 109.7cc engine producing 9.46hp of power and a peak torque of 9.46Nm. This commuter offered a fuel efficiency of over 75 kmpl which was really good when compared to the competitors.
TVS XL Super
Not a bike but a moped. A small peppy engine of 69.9cc producing 3.5hp of power and a peak torque of 5Nm. And it has been the top-selling moped which came at a price of just ₹26,800.
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TVS Suzuki Shogun
It is one of the most iconic models launched under the TVS-Suzuki partnership. Launched in 1996, it had a powerful 108.2cc 2-stroke engine capable of producing 14hp of power and a peak torque of 11.4Nm. This bike had a really great run in the market. The Shogun could easily reach a top speed of 105kmph.
This 125cc bike came into existence in 2012. TVS launched it as India’s first premium 125cc bike. The 124.5cc engine produced 10.8hp of peak power and a peak torque of 10.8Nm. The ones seeking a good commuter had TVS Phoenix as an option.
In the year 1998, TVS-Suzuki JV launched another 2-stroke powered bike named the Shaolin. A big 138.2cc engine produced 11.5hp of power and a peak torque of 12.3Nm. At that time, this bike offered the best-in-class torque. And the 5-speed transmission made it possible to reach high top speed.
TVS Apache 150
One of the most sought after bikes from the automaker, the true racing DNA started back in 2006. TVS Apache 150 comes into existence, first of the Apache grandeur. TVS developed the bike using its own R&D. Fiero’s 147cc engine went through major improvements which resulted in an increase in power output from 12hp to 13.5hp. The automaker gave the Apache a synchronised stiff chassis, a derivative from TVS Racing marquee.
It was launched back in 2009. Within two years of launch, it became the scooter of the year. Under that body panel, it had a 109.7cc engine producing 7.88hp of power and a peak torque of 8.4Nm. TVS Apache RTR160 colour schemes inspired the ones with Wego.
So, this is the list of 10 TVS forgotten bikes and scooters. Do you remember any of them or all of them? Do let us know in the comments section below.