The TVS XL100 is the best-selling product from the Hosur-based automaker
TVS Motor Company has launched the updated BS6 XL 100 moped at a starting price of Rs 43,890 ex-showroom. This is about Rs 3,850 more expensive than the BS4 XL100. Being a cost-effective product and one of the cheapest two-wheelers on the Indian market, the price difference between either emission standard is low.
The TVS XL100 is the most affordable offering as well as the best-selling product of the Hosur-based two-wheeler manufacturer. BS6 TVS XL100 comes in 3 formats: Base variant, Heavy Duty i-Touchstart (HDiTS) at Rs 45,130 and Comfort i-Touchstart at Rs 45,450. All prices are ex-showroom, Tamil Nadu. This is the last and final month for major OEMs to continue selling BS4 products. For the same reason, one can expect a good deal on leftover BS4 stock at the very last moment.
TVS XL100 BS6 Engine Specs
The BS6 TVS XL100’s power plant is still the same 99.7cc air-cooled single-cylinder unit with some key updates. The output figures are slightly different from the current BS4 figures which stand at around 4.3bhp and 6.5Nm of torque. BS6 output is at 4.4 bhp @ 6,000 rpm and 6.5 Nm @ 3,500 rpm. Yes, the figures may seem quite underwhelming and the two-wheeler comes mated to a single-speed transmission. However, the TVS XL100 is a proper utilitarian that can surprise you with its excellent load-carrying capacity.
The BS6 model sports an FI system in place of a conventional carburettor. Almost all the newly-launched BS6 two-wheelers (especially in the affordable bracket) have got this addition. At one point in time, fuel injection was considered as a luxury for two-wheelers and now, thanks to the stringent BS6 emission standards, even the cheapest products on the market feature the system.
The TVS XL100 is a common sight in rural areas. The moped offers supreme affordability and durability while being able to face almost all kinds of mechanical abuse. Technically, the XL100 isn’t a moped anymore since it does not come with a manual pedalling system. At present, it is the only one of its kind though the country had a range of mopeds during the two-stroke era.
Being in a segment of its own, the TVS XL100 does not have any rivals, but has had a fair share of alternatives in the utilitarian scooter segment. This includes the Honda Cliq and Navi; both of which were discontinued a few months before due to low demand.