TVS Ronin 225cc Launched – 3 Variants, First Look Walkaround – 120 Kmph Top Speed
So far in the Indian market, the entry-style retro segment was dominated by Royal Enfield. The space has been heavily challenged with the launch of the all-new TVS Ronin 225cc.
Besides the TVS Ronin 225, there are also significant players like Jawa, Yezdi, and Honda CB350. With the increasing popularity of such motorcycles, TVS will try to enter this market aggressively. And here we have an excellent option from TVS as the Ronin scrambler motorcycle was launched on July 6th.
The Scrambler-styled Ronin strives to break motorcycle genre cliches and is a synthesis of several elements, each bringing something unique to the table. This is all there is to know about the TVS Ronin.
The TVS Ronin 225cc comes with SS, DS and TD variants. The SS is priced at Rs 149000 (ex-showroom), and you will get Lightning Black and Magnum Red as colour options.
The DS variant comes for Rs 156500 (ex-showroom) and gets Delta Blue and Stargaze Black as colour options. The top-spec TD costs Rs. 1,68,750 in Galactic Grey and Rs. 1,70,750 in Dawn Orange. All prices are ex-showroom.
TVS Ronin 225: Design and Features
The TVS Ronin 225 is categorized as a retro-styled, scrambler-cum-cafe racer motorcycle. The Ronin has a circular headlamp with a T-shaped LED DRL and an offset, single-pod instrument cluster up front.
TVS also give particular focus on developing the headlamp unit. The company has tested it to create a brighter intensity beam than the competitors while not being too distracting to other drivers on the road.
The bike has a single-piece seat, a teardrop-shaped gasoline tank, blacked-out engine casings, a wide belly pan, and an all-black exhaust system with a silver-coloured tip on the end-can.
|ENGINE||RONIN SS & DS||RONIN TD|
|Type||Single cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 valve, SOHC||Single cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 valve, SOHC|
|Displacement||226 cc||226 cc|
|Cooling System||Oil Cooled||Oil Cooled|
|Max Power||20 bhp @ 7,750 rpm||20 bhp @ 7,750 rpm|
|Max Torque||19.93 Nm @3750 rpm||19.93 Nm @3750 rpm|
|Bore & Stroke||66 x 66||66 x 66|
|Frame||Double Cradle Frame Split Synchro||Double Cradle Frame Split Synchro|
|Braking System||Single Channel ABS||Dual Channel ABS|
|Front Suspension||41dia. Upside Down Fork||41dia. Upside Down Fork|
|Rear Suspension||Monoshock with 7 step adjustable preload||Monoshock with 7 step adjustable preload|
TVS has also stated that they will offer a plethora of customizing choices, though it has not confirmed the details. If we talk about the features, the Ronin 225 comes with a USB charger that may be purchased separately and TVS’ SmartXConnect Bluetooth connectivity technology, which includes call and message notifications, turn-by-turn navigation, and voice assistance capabilities.
The digital instrument cluster of Ronin even supports voice commands. The bike also has connected features. The bike’s instrument cluster displays call and message alerts and a USB charger for added convenience.
It also has two ABS settings, urban and rain, and an assist-and-slipper clutch. Both modes modify how the ABS responds when you apply the brakes. The rain mode tightens the ABS’s responsiveness for additional safety in slippery weather.
TVS Ronin: Engine and Gearbox
The new TVS Ronin 225 is driven by a 225.9cc single-cylinder engine with four valves that produces 20.4hp at 7750rpm and 19.93Nm at 3750rpm. The oil-cooled machine comes with a starter-generator along with a 5-speed gearbox. The TVS Ronin has a top speed of 120 kmph.
The TVS Ronin is the first motorbike in its class to use an integrated starter generator (ISG), allowing a smooth and silent start.
The company has made the Ronin specially tuned to make the motorcycle generate maximum output in the low and mid-range to facilitate fewer gear shifts. Many riders will appreciate this, especially if riding for long periods.
Also, there are a few tweaks that TVS has made to give the exhaust a unique sound by providing the 225cc engine with an impressive torque curve.
TVS Ronin 225 : Suspension and Brake
The new TVS Ronin has a golden, 41mm USD Showa fork up front and a gas-charged monoshock at the back. Both the tyres come with alloy wheels and dual-purpose tyres, with the show being a 110/70 – 17 and the rear being a 130/70 – 17.
The Ronin 225 has a 300mm front disc brake and a 240mm rear disc brake. You also receive 9-spoke, 17-inch alloy wheels with tubeless tyres on both ends. The tyres have a block pattern and were designed exclusively for Ronin. The TVS Ronin has a 1357mm wheelbase and a kerb weight of 160kg.
However, it will be fascinating to see if the firm provides the option to turn off the rear ABS.
TVS already announced that The Ronin 225 would be ready to be customized according to riders’ choice. We believe the bike will be the second TVS item available on the company’s Built-To-Order (BTO) platform.
To be a scrambler, the TVS Ronin 225 would be a perfect fit for BTO and offer a vast range of customization for its customers.
A grab rail is also at the back for the passenger to cling onto. Both the footpegs and the handlebars appear to be in a reasonably neutral position.
The Scramblers in Indian Market
Recently the Indian market has been hit by power-packed retro-styled scramblers like Royal Enfield Scram 411 and Yezdi Scrambler. The TVS Ronin 225, another inexpensive scrambler, is now available for Indian commuters from their familiar TVS motors.
We see TVS bringing commuter motorcycles, naked ones and even faired ones. However, the company does not currently provide a cafe racer or scrambler-style product, and the company would like to change that with Ronin.
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