TVS Star City Review
This stylish and elegant Star City comes in four attractive colors; the flaming red, midnight black, purple and greenish gray all of them the metrosexual colors. The seating position in Star City is so good even for an above average height person and equally comfortable seating for the pillion.
The basic blue backlit instruments are easy to decipher. Star city comes with comprehensive switches that include a pass light switch and a push to cancel indicators. Other features include the tall TVS trademark mirrors, quality plastics and rubber parts, cool palm grips and decent control levers.
The main difference between the Star City and the Star Sport include a new face-lifted silencer in the sport, with sleeker body panels and tail lamps that gives it more elegant appearance. Additionally, the fuel tank of Star Sport is also sleeker with double toned side panel that make it look attractive. TVS Star Sport also features 5-spoked alloy wheels, fuel gauge and three colors- silver, black and blue.
TVS Star city is a new 110cc CVTi engine with VTi technology A few important tweaks have been done to the 4-stroke and air-cooled 99.7cc single overhead camshaft-driven motor. Engine is sturdy and the bike delivers 7.5bhp at 7500rpm. The kerb weight of the vehicle is 108kg and the major changes made on the bike include a keihin carburetor as well as adding on roller rocker-arm followers. The gearbox internals however, remain unchanged and all up gearshifts are smooth. Switch to a healthier exhaust note is another change made on the bike and the cable-controlled clutch enables the right level of progression and weight to a rider. The improved motor makes it to ride effortlessly from low speeds in high gears.
It has fairly conventional suspension with a brace of telescopic front forks in the front and rear hydraulic twin shock absorbers. Another improvement in Star City is braking and it also excels in the mileage. Even in heavy city traffic, stoplights and potholed road situations, it provides about 60kmpl and on the highways it gives about 65kmpl. The bright halogen-powered headlamp makes the night riding relaxed and effortless.
Finally, it can be said that Indian bike riders are offered the right stuff by TVS in this Star City. Star City in fact is competent in its soft spoken and slick-shifting motor, plush suspension set-up and also fuel economy according to the review. It also has the features such as snazzier style with more frills to boot. All of these features make the Star City a city star in its segment. Priced at Rs. 38,000 Star City it is an economy bike delivering par economy comforts.
TVS Star City Specifications:
Type: 4-stroke, air-cooled OHC
Engine Displacement (cc): 109.7cc
Max. Net Power 6.1 kW @ 7500 rpm
Max. Net Torque 8.1 Nm @ 5000 rpm
Transmission 4 speed, constant mesh
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks, 105mm Stroke
Rear Suspension Hydraulic, Co-axial spring, Triple rated,
Front Brake 110mm / 130mm Drum
Rear Brake 110mm / 130mm Drum
Front Tyre 2.75 X18 tyre (1.6X18 rim)
Rear Tyre 3.00 X18 tyre (1.6X18 rim)
Fuel Tank 16 litres
Fuel Reserve 2.5 litres
Wheel Base 1250mm
Ground Clearance 165mm