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.
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
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.
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.
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.