Review: TVS XL 100 Comfort i-Touchsmart review, test ride

The TVS XL 100 might look slightly insignificant, but this lightweight device is a heavyweight inside Indian two-wheeler market. The XL is also a really essential offering for TVS, whilst’s not only the successor for their first-ever two-wheeler but additionally a product that offers like hot cakes. It even outsold their particular entire motorcycle portfolio last thirty days.

This success isn’t any accident, while the XL has revealed its worth by continually being very affordable and utilitarian two-wheelers on sale in India. However, the 2020 Comfort i-Touchsmart variation has brought a somewhat various route. I never ever believed i’d state this, but this XL appears elegant. The load-carrying moped now features better colour choices, beige-coloured plastics, a dual-tone chair, a backrest that sits on a blingy chrome grab train and my favourite bit, a retro headlight cowl.

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USB recharging plug is a nice inclusion.

To be honest, we in the beginning thought these aesthetic revisions were a little unasked-for, given the area the XL sits in. However, after noticing exactly how people are reacting to it, it is specific the company is quietly pressing it as an option to low-priced motorcycles and scooters.

Powering the top-spec XL 100 is similar 99.7cc fuel-injected engine available over the range. Maximum power and torque numbers tend to be 4.4hp at 6,000rpm and 6.5Nm of torque at 3,500rpm, correspondingly, that are the same as the BS4 design. While it’s very impressive that the motor has actuallyn’t lost power, we unearthed that it doesn’t feel any more processed compared to the carburetted device. Just what additionally remains the same is the fact that powertrain remains setup because of its holding capability, more than anything else. For oscillations, they arrive in as early as 40kph and be very good in the base pegs to the XL’s top rate of approximately 60kph.

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New backrest gets better convenience.

Talking about the moped’s top rate, you will discover yourself striking it frequently on the highway and also on an available stretch when you look at the city. What’s nice is, even at that speed, it’ll supply 64.7kpl. At slowly speeds inside the city, that figure is certainly going up to 72.4kpl. But as before, the drum braking system setup is quite weak.

At Rs 48,839, the XL 100 Comfort i-Touchsmart costs around Rs 6,000 over the 2019 BS4 one, but around Rs 12,000 above the matching model from 2018. This also helps it be around Rs 2,000 more expensive compared to the kick-start variant of Bajaj CT100. Obviously, this is the priciest regarding the six variants available (all fuel-injected) and if cost can be your primary need, the XL range starts at Rs 39,990. That means it remains the most economical petrol-powered two-wheeler for sale in Asia. Using the monetary ramifications for the pandemic hitting just as the price of all two-wheelers having risen, the XL’s future looks brighter than ever.

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