TVS Ronin Round 1 Review
The TVS Ronin will be available in three variants. A monotonous, single-channel ABS variant, whose prices start at Rs 1.49 lakh. Then there is the two-tone, one-channel ABS variant which costs Rs 1.56 lakh, then there is the high-end three-tone, two-channel ABS variant that we have put together which will cost you Rs 1, 69 lakh ex-showroom. The top-end variant also gets adjustable levers and a connectivity suite. In terms of connectivity, there’s the TVS Arive app and SmartConnect. With these apps you can connect your phone to the instrument cluster, control music, end and receive calls, get turn-by-turn navigation, and get a wealth of cycling information on your phone screen. . Apart from that, TVS also creates a whole ecosystem around the Ronin with bespoke accessories such as different colored levers, engine guards, bar end weights, touring accessories (racks, luggage) as well as a range of riding merchandise and equipment including jackets, pants, t-shirts, shoes, wallets, key rings and more.
Verdict TVS Ronin
The TVS Ronin is an interesting bike, which has no direct rivals, at least on paper. But after spending some time with it, you can see that it can be an alternative to something like a Honda CB350RS or the Royal Enfield Classic 350. It’s a solid package that does a bit of everything, to some extent, but does not. do something exceptionally well. For the price you get a fair amount of kit but I would have been happier if TVS had supplied the dual channel ABS standard and the higher end variant was closer to the 1.4 to 1 price bracket .5 lakh. But if you’re looking for a laid-back bike that handles the daily commute well, on our bad roads with occasional freeway jaunts or through corners and you like the bike’s distinctive style, this is an option. . That said, be sure to check out our full review of the new Ronin, as these are just our first impressions.