2022 TVS Ronin released; prices begin at Rs. 1.49 lakh
The TVS Ronin is the company’s first neo-retro styled roadster, and is based on an all-new 225 cc platform, built around a new split dual-cradle steel chassis.
TVS Motor Company has released the company’s first neo-retro roadster, the new TVS Ronin. Ronin comes in three variants, with prices ranging from Rs. 1.49 lakh to Rs. 1.71 lakh. The Ronin is built on an all-new platform, and could probably be the first of multiple models to be announced on this platform, with a 225.9 cc, single-cylinder engine and a new split dual-cradle frame. The engine puts out 20.1 bhp at 7,750 rpm and 19.93 Nm of peak torque at 3,750 rpm, and it is tuned for a strong low and mid-range than higher-end performance. The motorcycle is claimed to have top speed of 120 kmph. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox and according to TVS, the Ronin is built for urban adventures, to take on rough roads, and can double up for mild off-road duties, more like a crossover, than a pure off-road ready scrambler.
The shape of the fuel tank is more retro than modern roadster, while the side panels have a hint of 1980s roadster design. Also, the single-piece flat seat is more retro-styled than contemporary, and the blacked-out wheels and engine case are more 21st century than harking back to the later part of the last century, as is the case with most modern classic designs.