With special editions pouring in from every direction, the latest to join the bandwagon is TVS. The Chennai based manufacturer launched Star City+ Gold edition, with new body graphics. No mechanical changes have been made to the model.
The TVS Star City+ Gold edition comes in white with gold decals and unique gold painted alloy wheels, ‘Bike of the Year’ endorsement accompanying a gold coloured three dimensional TVS logo on the visor, contrast stitching amongst others.
Star City+ is a refreshed and premium variant aimed to attract new young buyers who are now spoilt for choice in this continuously growing entry-level motorcycle segment. The Star City+ gets the 109cc, 4-stroke, EcoThrust engine which comes with improvements to boost fuel efficiency and still offer decent power. TVS claims an impressive fuel efficiency on the new Star City+ of 86 kmpl. Maximum power of 8 bhp is produced at 7000rpm, and peak torque 8.7 nm comes at 5000 rpm.The 4-speed gearbox takes this bike from 0-60 kmph in 8.1 seconds.
Price of the new starts from TVS Star City+ Special Gold Edition starts from INR 48,934, ex-showroom, Delhi. This is about INR 2,000 more than the standard TVS Start City+ with electric start. The bike faces competition in the form of Hero Splendor, Mahindra Centuro, Bajaj Discover 100T, Honda Dream Neo.