The TVS Star Sports Body panels and tail lamps received some tweaking to give sleeker and elegant appearance overall from rear. The fuel tank is sleek and the dual toned side panel makes it attractive. Star Sport basically is an economy bike targeted at the middle class masses. At first look, the family resemblance is immediately apparent. Its front mudguard uses a dual- tone paint scheme, while fancy chrome stickers adorn the panels.
A major highlight is classy five-spoke alloy wheels. Along with the fuel gauge, you get economy and power mode indicators that light up in tandem with the throttle position. Comfy dogleg control levers, a quality paint job, decent plastic and rubber, as well as nice palm grips are equally satisfying on this bike. Bi-colour mirrors on our test bike were, however, a nuisance to adjust and often shifted position of their own accord during regular riding. The Star Sport carries a recognisable front bikini fairing, which houses a bright halogen powered headlamp that makes night riding a relaxed affair.
The new fuel tank is no doubt inspired by Bajaj's Discover and the Star Sport also copies the chrome fuel-lid found on many Honda and Hero Honda models. Its tail is a handsome and distinct-looking integrated unit with a quality-feeling alloy grab-bar, which helps this bike's rear end look upmarket. TVS Assurance is a 5-years or 50,000 km warranty plan. This including standard warranty of 2 years or 30,000 kms and extended warranty of 3 years or 20,000 kms. Star sport also features an all-new feature and industry first electronic fuel indicator.
TVS's capable R&D team decided to go ahead with the same sturdy and refined engine on the Star Sport. Its vertically offset single-cylinder is honed from cast iron and capped by an aluminium head. Clutch feel is decent too, the bike's four gears shifting smoothly with positive feel. Its clutch strained as the bike jerked from rest to pass the 60kph barrier in 9.4 seconds, and the 80kph mark in 23.7Ssec, en route to its top speed of a true 86kph.
Star Sportâ€™s revolutionary CVTi technology facilitates superior pickup and boosts performance without compromising on mileage. This is achieved through a unique combination of swirl and tumble motion that generates very high in-cylinder charge motion, almost three times more than the conventional port designs. The CVTi technology ensures improved fuel combustion while reducing friction and waste. This innovative combination is what makes it one of the most fuel-efficient motorcycles in the country. Suspension set-up remains the same as before, with telescopic forks in front and twin hydraulic shock absorbers working at the rear.
Brakes are typical of the 100cc bike segment -130mm drums in front and rear - which on this bike provide an emergency stop from 60kph to rest using 21.32 metres of road. The Sport comes with one down-tubed chassis and a four-speed gearbox. It is also equipped with alloy wheels and what makes it different from City is that a new face-lifted silencer. The overall height, length and width of TVS Star are 1508mm, 2002mm, 700mm respectively. It has a wheel base of 1250mm and kerb weight is99kgs. It has a ground clearance of 165mm. TVS Star comes with air-cooled, 4-stroke OHC engine with displacement of 99.7 CC. The engine has a support for single cylinder and the electrical specifications of TVS Star are 12 volts, 35/35W and CDI. TVS Star develops 5.5KW of peak power at 7500 rpm and generates a torque of 10.5Nm@5500rpm.
The TVS Star is started by kick start. It has 4-speed constant mesh type transmission. The front suspensions in TVS Star include telescopic hydraulic fork 110 mm and the rear suspension includes double acting shocker 78 mm stoke that is spring loaded. The Star Sport's riding stance is comparable to older Star variants-upright with arms outstretched to a broad handlebar. The new bike comes with a nicely padded saddle, which is certain to impart good comfort to either rider and/or pillion.
The TVS Star Sports takes only 9.4 seconds to 0-60kmph acceleration. The stylish bike's top speed is 86 kmph. Braking 60 kmph (meters) 23.5.
TVS's new Star Sport scores just as high as any of its rivals. Tackling the stop-and-go riding nature of crowded city traffic, including idling at traffic lights, the Star Sport delivered 59.7 kilo metres per litre - so any worse than this will be close to impossible in regular use. On open highways, the mileage went up considerably to 64.4 kilometres per litre. The maximum capacity of fuel tank is 12 litres and 2 litres reserve.
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The Star Sports comes in a reasonable price, gives good mileage.
A self start would have been much better. The bike is lacking some new technology like Digital Speedometer, Odometer, Mileage Indicator and tubeless tyres. The poor quality gearing system stands as its primary drawback.
Buy this bike for its riding comfort, good pickup, sleek and good looks. TVS Star city is a true rocket in 100cc segment. The bike is available in spoke and alloy wheels features and with kick and electric start options. The prices will be a ..