TVS Retron Spied
Knowing TVS, the bike should be packed with tech

The spied bike, expected to be named Retron by TVS, is leaning toward comfort than sportiness

A new TVS motorcycle has been spied undergoing road tests. It looks to be a retro-style machine which could be named the Retron.

The automaker received the rights to use the Retron moniker along with the Raider, Fiero 125 and Zepplin R and has subsequently launched the Raider in the market.

Spotted near TVS’ manufacturing plant at Hosur, the new motorcycle has a circular headlight, a rather long front fender, inverted front fork, and a crash guard up front.

Along the sides, it seems to have a rather simple fuel tank, a flat seat and an upswept exhaust end can. The side panels have been covered on the test mule.

At the back, there is a tiny tail light, old school pillion grab rail, and a long part that serves as the number plate holder. It also has circular instrument cluster and rear-view mirrors, a disc brake at both ends, alloy wheels and a rear monoshock.

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The spied TVS Retron is expected to be based on the Apache RTR 160 4V. Although the engine is not visible, it does have an oil-cooler. In the Apache, the 159.7cc motor makes 17.55 PS and 14.73 Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

Expect to see riding modes, a single channel ABS, if not a dual channel unit, and smartphone connectivity to be offered as standard with the new TVS Retron when it gets introduced.

In India, the Retron will go against the Yamaha FZ-X (costs Rs. 1.24 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi) solely due to the retro-style look both bikes have. The TVS machine should cost pretty much the same as well.