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TVS Ronin: The First Cruiser of TVS

TVS Ronin

Price in Different Metro Cities

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Latest Updates on TVS Ronin

  • TVS Ronin officially launched in the Indian market on July 6 at Rs. 1.49 lakhs.
  • The bike boasts a dual-paint scheme and a jet-black finish on the engine.

Introduction of TVS Ronin

TVS Ronin is the first cruiser motorcycle of TVS. The 225 cc neo-retro scrambler, launched on July 6, 2022, added a new feather on its maker’s cap.

The bike is designed and manufactured in the auto maker’s Hosur factory, strikingly similar to TVS Zeppelin. The motorcycle is the production version of TVS’s first cruiser concept, the Zepellin, first unveiled at the Indian Auto Expo 2018.

The bike commands an excellent road presence due to its awesome looks and design. It competes against some best-in-class cruiser bikes in the 200 cc to 350 cc segment, which include illustrious brands such as Royal Enfield 350 Classic, Jawa 42, Yezdi, Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220, and more.

The Ronin starts a new chapter in TVS’s lifestyle bike offerings, and it paves the way for TVS Zepellin and TVS Retron. It starts at an ex-showroom price tag of Rs. 1.49 lakhs and goes up to Rs. 1.68 lakhs and comes in four variants and six colour options.

Key Highlights

  • Displacement
    226 cc
  • Mileage
    --
  • Top Speed
    120 Kmph
  • Kerb Weight
    159 kg
    Kerb Weight
    160 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    14 litres
  • Seat Height
    795 mm

Pros and Cons Of TVS Ronin

Pros Of TVS Ronin

  • Attractive looks
  • Sophisticated features
  • Braking and suspension
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable seating position
  • Excellent build quality
  • Paint finish
  • Affordable compared to competitors

Cons of TVS Ronin

  • Clutch
  • Slipper clutch
  • Low mid-range torque

Specifications & Features

Power & Performance

  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Max Power
    20 bhp @ 7,750 rpm
  • Max Torque
    19.93 Nm
  • Emission Standard
    BS-VI
  • Displacement
    226 cc
  • Cylinders
    1
  • Bore
    66 mm
  • Stroke
    66 mm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
  • Compression Ratio
    10:14:1
  • Ignition
    Digital
  • Spark Plugs
    --
  • Cooling System
    Oil Cooled
  • Transmission
    5 Speed Manual
  • Transmission Type
    Chain Drive
  • Gear Shifting Pattern
    1 Down 4 Up
  • Clutch
    Assist and Slipper Clutch
  • Fuel Delivery System
    Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Delivery System
    Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    14 litres
  • Reserve Fuel Capacity
    --
  • Riding Range
    --
  • Mileage - ARAI
    --
  • Mileage - Owner Reported
    --
  • Top Speed
    120 Kmph
  • Engine Type
    4 Stroke,

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

  • Braking System
    Single Channel ABS
    Braking System
    Dual Channel ABS
  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Size
    300 mm
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Size
    240 mm
  • Calliper Type
    --
  • Wheel Type
    Alloy
  • Front Wheel Size
    17 inch
  • Rear Wheel Size
    17 inch
  • Front Tyre Size
    110/70 - 17
  • Rear Tyre Size
    130/70 - 17
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless
  • Radial Tyres
    No
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    --
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    --
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    --
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    --
  • Front Suspension
    41dia. Upside Down Fork
  • Rear Suspension
    Monoshock with 7 step adjustable preload

Dimensions & Chassis

  • Kerb Weight
    159 kg
    Kerb Weight
    160 kg
  • Overall Length
    2,040 mm
  • Overall Width
    805 mm
  • Overall Height
    1,170 mm
  • Wheelbase
    1,357 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    181 mm
  • Seat Height
    795 mm
  • Chassis Type
    Double Cradle Frame

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Standard Warranty (Year)
    --
  • Standard Warranty (Kilometers)
    --

Features

  • Odometer
    Digital
  • DRLs (Daytime running lights)
    Yes
  • Mobile App Connectivity
    No
    Mobile App Connectivity
    Yes
  • GPS & Navigation
    No
    GPS & Navigation
    Yes
  • USB charging port
    Yes
  • Front storage box
    No
  • Under seat storage
    No
  • AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Digital
  • Fuel Guage
    Yes
  • Tachometer
    Digital
  • Stand Alarm
    Yes
  • Stepped Seat
    No
  • No. of Tripmeters
    2
  • Tripmeter Type
    Digital
  • Low Fuel Indicator
    Yes
  • Low Oil Indicator
    Yes
  • Low Battery Indicator
    Yes
  • Pillion Backrest
    No
  • Pillion Grabrail
    Yes
  • Pillion Seat
    Yes
  • Pillion Footrest
    Yes
  • Digital Fuel Guage
    Yes
  • Start Type
    Electric Start
  • Shift Light
    Yes
  • Killswitch
    Yes
  • Clock
    Yes
  • Battery
    --
  • Headlight Type
    LED Headlamp
  • Brake/Tail Light
    LED Taillamp
  • Turn Signal
    Yes
  • Pass Light
    Yes
  • Additional features
    Ride Modes (Urban, Rain), SmartXonnect, Voice And Ride Assist

What's new in TVS Ronin?

The 2022 TVS Ronin, an all-new bike, has some key things other TVS bikes don’t have.

Neo-retro cruiser-scrambler look: Even though TVS unveiled its first cruiser concept Zepellin way back in 2018, the Ronin is its first bike in the category.

Square-shaped engine: At 66 mm, the engine’s stroke length is equal to the diameter of the cylinder bore, giving the engine a completely square design. It is the first bike of TVS with a completely square-shaped engine.

Highlights of TVS Ronin

Design of TVS Ronin

One of the most notable aspects of the bike is its neo-retro design, which commands an excellent road presence.

In terms of looks, the motorcycle looks like a cruiser bike from the 1960s. While in terms of equipment, it is as advanced and sophisticated as its contemporaries.

The most striking feature of the bike is its headlamp, which looks neo-vintage and has LEDs. It looks like a pair of Robot eyes, and the bright light it gives enhances the ride quality in the dark.

Even though the bike belongs to the cruiser category, the front portion gives influences of scrambler, cafe racer, and a modern bike.

The slim and swept-back handlebar, which is equipped with smart-looking mirrors, makes the bike resemble some premium models of Harley Davidson.

The 14-litre fuel tank gives the bike a muscular and aggressive appeal. The seat, which has a height of 795 mm, can comfortably seat two people. At the end, the detachable grab handle is useful for pillion riders and gives a retro touch to the bike.

A thin LED taillight, like RoboCop eyes, beautifully integrates into a metal rail, and the exhaust pipe also enhances the classic appeal. The bike rolls on a pair of 431.8 mm alloy wheels, making it look like a premium cruiser.

The bike is 2040 mm in length, 805 mm in width, and 1170 mm in height. The wheelbase is 1357 mm, and the ground clearance is 185 mm. The paint and finish of the bike are incredibly high-quality and give the bike a premium look that’s worth every penny.

Colours and variants of TVS Ronin

TVS Ronin is available in four variants:

  • Dual Tone – Single Channel
  • Single Tone – Single Channel
  • Triple Tone – Dual Channel – Dawn Orange
  • Triple Tone – Dual Channel – Galactic Grey
  • Lightning Black
  • Stargaze Black
  • Galactic Grey
  • Delta Blue
  • Magma Red
  • Dawn Orange

Features of TVS Ronin

Even though the headlamp looks vintage, almost like a pair of a retro android’s eyes, the headlight of TVS Ronin features LED that gives brilliant light during dark. Speaking of LED, it gets equipped with LED indicators and a LED taillight that looks like the RoboCop’s visor. It’s fitted with daytime running lights that remain on during the day.

The readings of speed, distance covered, fuel tank, and more is provided by a fully digital instrument cluster with TVS SmartXonnect Bluetooth connectivity that enables riders to make and receive calls. It also features a GPS and navigation.

The bike has an ACG starter, which starts the engine without noise. The disc brakes at the front and the rear are assisted by a single-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) in the first two variants and dual-channel ABS in the last two variants.

Regarding the suspension system, the bike is equipped with a pair of Showa upside-down forks and a mono-shock at the rear. Like many other premium TVS bikes, it is also equipped with Glide Through Technology, which enables the motorcycle to travel at low speed and provides more low-end torque.

Engine of TVS Ronin

Powering the TVS Ronin is an all-new 225.9cc, single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled BS6 engine coupled with a five-speed manual transmission gearbox. The base of the engine is similar to Apache RTR 200 with a little bigger cubic capacity. The stroke length is enhanced by 7.2mm, making it identical to the bore. The 66 mm x 66 mm bore and stroke give the engine a square design.

The powertrain can generate a maximum power of 20.2 bhp (15.1kw) at 7,750 rpm and a peak torque of 19.93 Nm at 3750 rpm, which gives the bike superb low and mid-range torque.

The bike has a silent start system, which is unprecedented in a cruiser bike. What’s more interesting is that the refined engine generates a smooth exhaust note.

When it comes to the appetite of the bike, it can travel 45 kilometres by guzzling one litre of petrol. In terms of acceleration, the bike can achieve a maximum speed of 120km/hr.

Transmission, suspension and braking of TVS Ronin

In terms of transmission, the five-speed manual gearbox is optimised for low and mid-range torque. The bike can comfortably travel at 20-25 km/hr in the third gear and can immediately pick up the pace when accelerated.

The Ronin is built on an all-new double cradle frame, linked to a 41mm upside-down Showa fork that’s almost the same as the RR 310’s suspension, though changed damping rates and spring to provide additional comfort to riders. Like the RR 310, the Ronin gets a monoblock aluminium rear mono-shock.

Taking care of braking duties is a 300 mm disc brake at the front and a 240 mm disc brake at the rear that a single-channel ABS assist in entry- and mid-level variants and a dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) in top-level variants. The ABS gives two riding modes–Urban and Rain.

Top 3 Competitors of TVS Ronin

Even though TVS Ronin is a rare bike in the 225 cc segment with vintage looks coupled with modern technologies, its specifications and features give tough competition to some bikes in the 200-300 cc segment.

Some of the closest competitors of the bike are Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220, Jawa 42, and Honda CB200X.

TVS Ronin vs Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220

As discussed, TVS Ronin is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 1.49 lakhs to 1.68 lakhs. With a starting price tag of Rs. 1.38 lakhs, Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is more affordable by Rs. 9,000.

In terms of engine, TVS Ronin is equipped with a 225.9 cc air-oil-cooled engine that can generate a peak power of 20.4 PS @ 7,750 rpm and a peak torque of 19.93 Nm at 3750 rpm, and performs better than Avenger Cruise 220.

Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 gets powered by a 220 cc oil-cooled single-cylinder DTS-i FI BS6 engine that can churn out a maximum power of 18.4 bhp (19.3 PS) @ 8,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 17.55 Nm @ 7,000 rpm.

In terms of mileage, Ronin’s 45 km/l performs slightly better than Avenger Cruise 220, which gives a mileage of 40 km/l. In speed, Avenger Cruise 220 can generate a top speed of 120 km/hr, the same as TVS Ronin’s top speed.

In terms of variants and colours, TVS Ronin comes in four variants and six colour options, whereas Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 comes in one variant and two colour options.

TVS Ronin vs Jawa 42

TVS Ronin is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 1.49 lakhs to 1.63 lakhs. With a price tag of Rs. 1.74 lakhs to Rs 1.96 lakhs, Jawa 42 is expensive at least Rs. 25,000 as far as the base variant is concerned.

In terms of engine, power, and torque, Jawa 42 outperforms TVS Ronin. The latter, equipped with a 225 cc engine, generates a peak power of 20.4 PS @ 7,750 rpm and a peak torque of 19.93 Nm at 3750 rpm. The former gets powered by a 293 cc powertrain that can churn out a maximum power of 27.33 PS and a peak torque of 27.02 Nm.

In terms of mileage, Ronin’s 45 km/l performs better than Jawa 42, which gives a mileage of 40 km/l. In acceleration, Jawa 42 can outperform TVS by clocking a top speed of 121 to 143 km/hr against the latter’s 120 km/hr.

In terms of colour variations, TVS Ronin comes in four variants and six colour options, whereas Jawa 42 is available in three variants and nine colour options.

TVS Ronin vs Honda CB200X

TVS Ronin is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 1.49 lakhs to 1.68 lakhs. With Rs. 1.47 lakhs price tag, Honda CB200X is cost-effective by almost Rs. 2,000.

TVS Ronin is equipped with a 225 cc engine that can generate a peak power of 20.4 PS @ 7,750 rpm and a peak torque of 19.93 Nm at 3750 rpm. Honda CB200X is powered by a 184.4cc BS6 single-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed gearbox that delivers a maximum power of 17.03 bhp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 16.1 Nm at 6,000rpm.

In terms of mileage and speed, Honda CB200X delivers 45-47 km/l and 130 km/hr, respectively, slightly better than Ronin’s 45 km/l and 120 km/hr.

In terms of colour variations, TVS Ronin comes in four variants and six colour options, whereas Honda CB200X comes in only one variant and three colour options.

Expert Reviews for TVS Ronin

  • Riding the all-new TVS Ronin feels like magic. The bike provides extreme riding comfort as a true cruiser bike, while the punchy and torquey engine gives superior performance. All in all, it’s one of the best cruiser bikes in the market.

  • TVS Ronin is a unique bike that comes as a surprise package for cruiser and scrambler bike lovers. In terms of looks and design, it resembles some big names in the cruiser category. The bike is as comfortable on rough terrains as riding in the city, thanks to its suspension system. The brakes work like a charm.

  • The TVS Ronin is a surprise package! The retro appearance contrasts the sophisticated features it’s equipped with. The superb mileage and the decent speed make it excellent for handling Mumbai traffic. Apart from the daily commutes, the bike is also great for long rides.”

  • Be it the overall performance, riding quality, braking and suspension, or comfortability, TVS Ronin scores high in almost every department. With a seat height of 795 mm, it’s comfortable for medium and tall riders.

Conclusion

TVS Ronin is a one-of-its-kind cruiser bike that has influences of scrambler, cafe racer, and neo-retro bikes. It is radically different from all cruisers in the global auto market. It is a landmark bike for TVS, which marks the auto maker’s entry into the cruiser bike section.

In terms of power and torque, TVS Ronin performs well for a bike in the 225 cc segment. Its potent and torquey engine gives a challenge to bikes in the 300-350 cc category.

It also gives a decent mileage and speed for a cruiser bike, and its ground clearance of 185 mm can enable adventure lovers and off-roaders to ride on rugged terrains. In terms of pricing, it is extremely competitive and gives good value for money.

FAQs

What is the on-road price of TVS Ronin in Mumbai?

The on-road price, including RTO charges and insurance, of TVS Ronin in Mumbai starts from Rs. 1,75,864.00 and goes up to Rs. 1,97,591.

How much distance can TVS Ronin cover on a full tank?

The mileage of TVS Ronin is 45 km/l, and the tank capacity of the neo-retro cruiser is 14 litres, and it can cover nearly 600 km on a full tank.

What is the maximum speed TVS Ronin can achieve?

TVS Ronin can achieve a full speed of 120 km/hr.

TVS Ronin comes in how many colours?

TVS Ronin comes in six colours—Lightning Black, Stargaze Black, Galactic Grey, Delta Blue, Magma Red, and Dawn Orange.

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