TVS Motor has launched the Ronin, a neo-retro motorcycle, with prices starting at INR 1.49 lakh, ex-showroom, Pan India. The motorcycle comes in single, dual and triple-tone paint finishes:
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The Ronin competes against the likes of the Honda CB350 in the country.
Some of the key design highlights of the Ronin include a T-Face pilot lamp; a curved LED taillight; a chain cover that fully encloses the chain; bespoke wide-block tread tyres wrapped around 9-spoke alloy wheels, and an off-centre positioned instrument display for a better view of the road ahead. Headlight and turn signals are, of course, LEDs.
As with other TVS models out there, the Ronin also comes with SmartXonnect feature that allows you to pair the vehicle with a smartphone app. The motorcycle also boasts something called Glide Through Technology (GTT), which apparently allows an effortless low-speed riding in traffic without accelerating (in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear); it’s something similar to crawling that you’ll find in automatic vehicles. Other key features include 3-step adjustable levers; a slipper clutch; upside-down front suspension, and a 7-step pre-load adjustable rear monoshock.
Braking duties are handled by single discs measuring 300 mm at the front and 240 mm at the rear. Dual-channel ABS comes standard.
Powering the Ronin is a 225.9 cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine that produces 15.01 kW (20.4 metric hp) at 7750 rpm and 19.93 Nm (14.7 lb-ft) of torque at 3750 rpm. The engine is coupled with a 5-speed gearbox.