Powering the new Star City bike is a 109.7cc BS6 fuel-injected engine mated to a four-speed constant mesh transmission that churns out a maximum power of 8.08 bhp (6.03PS) at 7,500rpm and a max torque of 8.7 Nm at 4,500rpm.
The new Ecothrust fuel-injected powertrain produces a marginally lower power and torque compared to the BS4 engine.
The motorcycle accelerates from 0-60kmph in 7.6 seconds and can clock a maximum 85-90kmph speed.
The ARAI-tested fuel efficiency in ideal conditions gets claimed to be 86kmpl; however, the actual TVS Star City mileage of 75-80kmph is 15% more fuel-efficient than the previous BS4 model.
The sporty commuter bike gets built on a single cradle frame linked to a pair of telescopic front forks with five-step adjustable hydraulic shockers at the rear.
In the base variant, the braking duties get performed by a pair of 110 mm drum brakes at the front and rear wheels assisted by the Synchronized Braking Technology. The top variant gets a disc brake at the front.
The TVS Star City Plus looks like a sleek and sporty street bike, but it comes under the commuter segment owing to its specifications and functionalities.
The most striking feature is its all-new LED headlight (integrated with a pair of side indicator lights), making it the first bike in its segment to feature one. A pair of black rearview mirrors give a wide-angle view of the road behind.
The 10-litre chiselled fuel tank sports the company’s logo, sporty decals and gets attractively shaped. The long dual-tone seat gets made of high-quality material and contrast stitching to give a comfortable riding experience.
Speaking of riding experience, the seat height of 785 mm makes it accessible to a wide range of riders of varying heights. The soft-touch switchgear also makes changing gears effortless. The rear footpegs and grab rail also give comfort and safety to pillion riders.
Just below the rear grab rail, a set of sleek tail lamps and indicator lights gets fitted. The exhaust pipe is slightly upswept and shielded with a superior stainless-steel muffler that beautifully complements the coloured shock absorbers. The all-black alloy wheels add style to the bike.
The bike comes in three variants:
- TVS Star City Plus Mono Tone BS-VI
- TVS Star City Plus Dual Tone BS-VI
- TVS Star City Plus Disc
The bike comes in seven colour options:
- Black Blue
- Black Red
- Blue Silver
- Grey Black
- Red Black
- White Black
- Pearl Blue-Silver