After an avalanche of speculations and a really cool media invite later (props to the marketing department), TVS has finally launched the Ronin in India today. The motorcycle will be available in three variants.
The entry-level variant, Base is priced at Rs 1,49,000 and gets two colour options – Lighting Black and Magma Red. The Base+ model costs Rs 1,56,500 and offers two colour options – Delta Blue and Stargaze Black. The top model has two colour options, Galactic Grey which costs Rs 1,68,750 and Dawn Orange which costs Rs 1,70,750 (all prices ex-showroom).
Based on the TVS’ Zeppelin concept, the Ronin features a half scrambler, half cruiser-like design, packaged into a neat-looking design. This neo-retro look strikes a balance between both worlds with its round LED headlamps, sculpted fuel tank, offset instrument cluster and chunky-looking upside-down forks.
The motorcycle is powered by a 225.9cc oil-cooled engine, derived from the company’s Apache RTR 200 4V. It makes 20.4PS of power and 19.93Nm of torque, paired with a 5-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch. TVS claims the motor is tuned for better low-end performance, which would help in-city commutes.
Built upon a new double-cradle split chassis and uses a 41mm Showa Big Piston USD fork at the front and a mono-shock unit at the rear. Braking here is handled by disc brakes on both ends, aided by a single channel-ABS unit for the base variant.
In terms of features, the Ronin gets two riding modes – Urban and Rain, along with TVS’ SmartXonnect Bluetooth connectivity, which provides voice assistance, and turn-by-turn navigation among other things.
We’ll be putting the TVS Ronin through our road test review. Until then, stay tuned!