TVS XL100 Heavy Duty i Touch Start Special Edition

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GALLERY

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

DISPLACEMENT

99.7cc

MILEAGE

POWER

4.35PS @ 6,000rpm

TORQUE

6.5Nm @ 3,500rpm

FUEL SYSTEM

Carburetor

TANK CAPACITY

4liters

REAR SUSPENSION

Swing arm with hydraulic shocks

KERB WEIGHT

86kg

SPECIAL FEATURES

1

FLY WHEEL IGNITION

2

TELESCOPIC SUSPENSION

3

ANALOGUE CONSOLE

4

CENTRIFUGAT CLUTCH

5

Helogan

6

TUBE TYRES

7

4-STROKE, OHC ENGINE

8

FUEL GAUGE

9

EXCITING BODY COLORS

10

LED TAIL LIGHT

11

DRUM BRAKE

12

PASSENGER FOOTREST

Full Specifications

Speedometer Analogue
Tachometer No
Tripmeter No
Fuel Guage Yes
Low Fuel Indicator No
Low Battery Indicator No
Low Oil Indicator No
Start Type Kick
Kill Switch No
Clock No
Pass Light Yes
ABS No
Stand Alarm No
Chassis -
Front Suspension Telescopic Spring Type Hydraulic
Rear Suspension Swing Arm With Hydraulic Shocks
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement 99.7cc
Max Power 4.35PS @ 6000rpm
Torque 6.5Nm @ 3500rpm
Fuel Supply Carburetor
Length 1970mm
Height 1060mm
Fuel Reserve.n 1.3L
Ground Clearance 115mm
Kerb Weight 86kg
Width 670mm
Fuel Capacity 4L
Saddle Height 780mm
Wheelbase 1228mm
Underseat storage No
Tyres(F) 2.5-16
Tyres(R) 2.5-16
Brakes(F) 110mm
Brakes (R) 110mm
Headlight Halogen
Turn Signal Lamp Bulb
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Average Fuel economy Indicator No
Tail Light Bulb
LED Tail Lights No
Battery Capacity 12V - 3Ah

TVS XL100 Heavy Duty i Touch Start Special Edition Videos

TVS XL100 Heavy Duty i Touch Start Special Edition TEST RIDE & REVIEW

VINTAGE STYLING

Cruisers are well known for their unique styling and they have the license to go some extreme in terms of design. But here the Bajaj has gone well within the limits and played safe considering the Indian buying mindset. Upfront everything is classic whether be round tail lights, headlamps and oval-shaped crash guard. Also, the large fairing has got unique shape along with rectangle shaped rear view mirrors completes the package.

In the side profile chrome finished silencer and engine is the area where our focus will be upon and the spoke wheels brings that classic feel to the cruiser. There is nothing special while talking about the rear profile while the logo behind the pillion backrest is a nice thing to have. The fully digital console on the handlebars and the one on the fuel tank are nicely built and integrated to the overall design. The build quality of all parts whether being switches, panels, paint, decals etc is always up to the mark.

POWERFUL PERFORMER

The power is almost spread in a linear manner throughout the entire rev range. There is enough mid range power which is very vital as far as a cruiser is concerned. Vibrations and refinement levels have improved a lot but still, there is room for improvement. This 220cc oil cooled, Twin Spark, 2 valve. DTS-i engine pumps out 19.03 PS @ 8400rpm and 17.5N.m peak torque @ 7000rpm.

The 5-speed gearbox is slick and smooth enough and hence clear thumbs up for that. After the three digit speed mark vibrations can be really felt and make it uncomfortable for the rider. Mileage figures of Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 stands around in 36-40km/l range which is really a good number as far as a powerful cruiser is concerned. So overall it does its best in the performance category with doubt.

LONG HAUL FRIENDLY

The suspension setup consists of conventional telescopic forks up front and pair of twin shocks at the back. While riding on the smooth roads, the suspension does not come into play as we all know but when taken onto undulated roads, discomfort is immediately felt for the rider. There are several reasons for that and that includes a longer wheelbase, archaic suspension setup and short seat height. Spoke wheels instead of alloy wheels is a calculated move as the former one absorbs road undulations quite well but maintenance is on higher side.

The ergonomics is really comfortable with upright stance, tall & easily reachable highway comfort handlebars and centered footpegs which is a cruiser is meant for. The pillion backrest is a great thing but the seat quality of the pillion is on the worse side. While for the rider, the seat is large enough and provides enough cushion. The taller handlebars are really meant for long hauls and highways but in cities and for short hauls within city rider will have to sweat a little bit. The single-channel ABS along with 260mm disc up front and 130mm drum brake altogether does the braking duties well enough.

ENOUGH SET OF FEATURES

The fully digital information rich display, iconic styling, integrated windshields and LED DRL’s, oil cooled DTS-i engine, low and long seating, wide rear tyres, premium body colours and single channel ABS is a long list of good features and more than enough as far as a cruiser is concerned.

TVS XL100 Heavy Duty i Touch Start Special Edition VERDICT

Main advantage for Bajaj cruiser models is that there is no direct competition for these models. Also, the pricing is on the lower side and the customer will have the opportunity to own a cruiser even if it is an entry level one. But the setback for this model is the absence of a bigger cc engine and this one was not available in the market for 5 years. So as a whole it ticks all boxes except bigger engine issue.

PROS

  • Classic styling
  • Comfortable ergonomics
  • Long haul friendly
  • Powerful performer
  • Good set of features
  • Digital instrument console

CONS

  • Archaic suspension setup
  • Not meant for city ride
  • Smaller displacement engine
  • Vibration in high rev range
  • Hard pillion seat
  • Shaky chassis in poor roads