Chennai, 25 November 2009: TVS Motor Company today unveiled two novel
products - India's first auto-clutch motorcycle and an automatic scooter.
Unveiling the new motorcycle and scooter, the company's Chairman, Mr. Venu
Srinivasan asserted that these two products are set to transform the very
definition of city commuter biking. Ride convenience is the focal point and
both products will provide a sporty riding experience with an unparalleled
combination of comfort, performance, ease of operation and fuel efficiency.
Christened TVS Jive, the new motorcycle is propelled by a 110 cc engine
which features innovative T-Matic technology* (patent applied for) which
features a rotary gear technology coupled with an automatic clutch. The
bike's four speed engine delivers a solid four stroke performance with 8.1
Bhp @ 7500 rpm and a torque of 8.1 Nm @ 5500 rpm. TVS Jive's light weight at
110 Kgs makes it convenient to handle. Alloy wheels complement the bikes
wheelbase of 1260 mm which makes cornering and maneuvering effortless. The
bike has a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres with two litres as reserve.
TVS Jive is packed with features* and superior technology* that make it one
of the most convenient motorcycles to ride in the country. One of the major
features of this motorcycle is the absence of the clutch lever, making
riding on this motorcycle a hands free gear shift experience. The bike
therefore can be ridden by almost anyone who has a sense of balance as there
is no need for manual clutch-gear co-ordination while shifting.
A unique feature of this motorcycle is its anti-stall mechanism which makes
smooth riding possible at low speeds even in high gears, without the engine
shutting off. This is not possible in motorcycles with the regular clutch
system. The downward rotary gear system enables the rider to reach neutral
straight from top gear. However, it is not necessary that the bike has to be
in neutral while starting. The bike can be started in any gear and is fitted
with an electric start for convenience. It is also the first motorcycle in
the country to have an under seat storage space, large enough to hold a
water bottle, vehicle documents and even a small umbrella.
Each unique feature emphasizes the overall objective - ease and convenience
Complementing the motorcycle is TVS WEGO, the multi-user,
family-friendly and sleek metal bodied scooter that strikes a perfect
balance between stability and maneuverability, power and mileage, and
sturdiness and ease making it a delight to ride for any category of users;
men and women, young and old.
TVS WEGO comes with a 110 cc engine that delivers a peak power of
8 BHP @ 7500rpm. TVS has made use of vehicle simulation models,
computational fluid dynamics and frequency response analysis techniques to
ensure smooth and noise-free engine and best-in-class ride comfort and
handling. The all aluminum low-friction engine ensures best-in-class
mileage. Multi-reflector halogen headlamps and LED tail lamp with optical
guides give the scooter dynamic styling better described as urban dynamism.
One of the unique features* of TVS WEGO is its Body Balance Technology that
enables lower steering effort, better control and maneuverability through
optimum vehicle mass and mass distribution, making it the best scooter to
handle in city traffic conditions. Other innovations* that are first in its
category are twelve inch alloy wheels, sleek contour body, LED Tail lamp
with optical guides, external fuel fill with hinged cap, an integrated glove
box, twin city lamps, maintenance free battery, gas filled rear shock
absorber, under seat combo charger to charge the vehicle battery as well as
a cell phone and patented EZ center stand. The scooter's under seat storage
space that can hold a full face helmet.
With the launch of TVS WEGO, TVS Motor becomes the only company with the
widest range of scooters in the market starting from the entry-level Scooty
Teenz, Scooty Teenz Electric to the iconic Scooty Pep+, the snazzy Scooty
Streak and now the TVS WEGO.
While the TVS Jive, which will be available in colours of blue, black and
TVS WEGO will come in cappuccino brown, golden beige, silver, black and dark