TVS Motorcycles has a rich history that has cemented its position in the Indian two-wheeler market. The brand has been around for quite a while now and offers many performance motorcycles. TVS first launched its product in 1978. Here are thirteen bikes that were launched by the brand and are now forgotten by most of the Indians.
IND-Suzuki AX100R is one of the first examples of the Indian-Japanese tie-ups. The bike was launched after the partnership between Suzuki and TVS and it was targetted at the commuters in India. The bike came with a 100cc engine that produced a maximum of 8.25 Bhp. The design of the AX100R was kept alive till 2008, the design finally rested in peace with the discontinuation of Max 100R, which was India’s last two-stroke bike.
The Supra was launched at a later date and was a sportier iteration of the AX100R. It offered bolder body graphics and a more powerful engine too. The same 98.2cc, 2-stroke engine of the bike produced a maximum of 9.2 Bhp and a peak torque of 9.6 Nm. The bike became the first performance-commuter segment bike from the manufacturer.
To take on Yamaha’s very popular 2-stroke bike, the RX100, TVS in partnership with Suzuki launched the Shogun in India. The bike came with a 108cc two-stroke engine that produced an exhilarating 14 Bhp. The bike’s engine came with advanced port geometry that preferred power over efficiency. The bike returned a maximum of 25 km/l and weighed only 100 kg.
The “no problem!” bike from the joint venture was launched in 1994 and offered a 98.2cc, 2-stroke engine. It was designed to be fuss-free and attract the youth. The engine generated a maximum of 7.5 Bhp and 9.8 Nm. It became a hit among the youth in the Indian market.
The TVS Fiero was one of the first four-stroke performance bikes from the brand. It was first launched in 2005 and its design became quite popular in the market. The bike was powered by a 147.5cc engine that churned out a maximum of 11.8 bhp and 10.5 Nm. It was extremely agile and was fun to ride in tight spaces like city traffic.
TVS Fiero F2
TVS launched the Fiero F2 in the Indian market after the success of the Fiero in India. It was an updated version of the bike that came with a few visual changes and also a more powerful engine. The bike was powered by a 147.5cc, single-cylinder engine that produced a maximum power of 12 Bhp and 11.3 Nm of peak torque.
TVS Fiero FX
TVS also launched a retro-looking version of the Fiero F2 just after the launch of the F2 version in the market. It was targeted to take on the Bajaj Pulsar brand that was gaining extreme popularity in the market and came with similar looks. It was powered by the same engine and the only change was the round headlamp of the bike.
TVS Shaolin was launched around 1998 and it was made to meet the power-hungry enthusiasts in India. The bike was powered by a big bore 138.2cc, 2-stroke engine that churned out a maximum of 11.5 Bhp and 12.3 Nm of peak torque. The bike came with best-in-class power and torque figures and a 5-speed transmission that ensured a high top speed.
TVS Centra was discontinued from the Indian market quite recently. However, due to the low demand for the bike, very few people actually remember the bike. It was launched with a stylish headlamp cowl and the engine was tuned for maximum efficiency. The bike was powered by a four-stroke 99.8cc engine that generated a maximum power of 7.5 Bhp and 7.5 Nm. It offered a high fuel efficiency of 68 km/l.
The TVS Jive was the only semi-automatic bike in the Indian market. It featured a clutch-less transmission that made the gear shifts quite easy and effortless. The bike did not get a clutch lever at all. It was powered by a 109.7cc engine that produced a maximum power of 8 Bhp and 8 Nm.
TVS Victor GL
TVS Victor GL is a legendary bike that first came into the market in 2003. The Victor GL was the first bike in the Victor model line-up which became very popular at a later time. It came with a 109cc, 4-stroke engine that generated a maximum power of 8 Bhp – 8 Nm.
TVS Pheonix was launched as a premium-commuter bike in the market in 2012. The bike came with a fully-digital instrument control, tubeless tyres, spring suspension and a 240mm roto-petal disc at the front. It was powered by a 125cc Eco-Thrust engine that produced a maximum of 10.5 Bhp and 10.8 Nm.
TVS Max was launched for the commuter class and came with retro-looks including a chrome finished round headlamp. The bike came powered by a 109.7cc, 4-stroke engine that was utilised by various TVS bikes. It produced a maximum of 8.28 Bhp and 8.5 Nm. TVS also launched a version of the bike with a mobile charger that became quite popular in the market.