TVS Motor Company launched the Kargil Edition of their Star City+ motorcycle in India. This motorcycle is launched as a tribute to the spirit and attitude of Indian soldier. The Kargil edition TV Star City+ is priced at Rs 54,399, ex showroom, Delhi.
The bike gets a dual tone paint scheme of white and green with camouflage graphics on fuel tank, front mudguard and other places. A Kargil emblem is also placed at the rear side of the motorcycle. TVS Motor said that the emblem denotes the indomitable spirit of every Indian.
According to TVS Motors, the Kargil edition of TVS Star City+ is inspired by the peaks, unforgiving terrain of the Kargil war along with the steely determination and discipline of the Indian soldiers who protect us day and night.
Mechanically TVS has not made any changes to the Star City+. It is powered by the same 110-cc single cylinder engine that produces maximum of 8 Bhp and 8.7 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 4-speed transmission. TVS has told that the Kargil Edition Star City+ Motorcycle is a limited edition product and is now available across select dealerships.
The Star City+ gets a single cradle frame along with telescopic front forks up front and twin rear shock absorbers. The braking of the bike is via 130mm front and 110mm rear drum with Sync Braking Technology. Sync Braking Technology is the name given by TVS to its Combined Braking System, which will be made mandatory on all the motorcycles under 125 cc from April 2019. As per this rule all the two wheelers above 125 cc must offer ABS.
Coming back to the combi-braking system or the Sync Braking Technology, this technology works by ensuring that both the front and rear brakes are deployed when a single brake lever is pressed. The idea is to evenly distribute braking pressure to reduce the chances of skidding. However, brakes equipped with CBS will still lock when pressed very hard during an emergency or in wet conditions. Therefore, this technology is not as good as single/dual channel ABS.