The TVS Ronin Special Edition has been launched in a Nimbus Grey colour option that features red and white stripes on the fuel tank, side panels and alloy wheel rims. The bike also gets new body graphics with R logo pattern and TVS Ronin branding on the wheel rim. The lower part of the bike is finished in black colour while the headlamp bezel has a dark tint.
The special edition also comes with some accessories such as a small flyscreen that enhances the retro look of the bike, a bespoke EFI cover that adds to the premium appeal and a USB charging port that offers convenience to the rider. The bike also has a digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation assist.
Vimal Sumbly, Head Business – Premium, TVS Motor Company, said, “As a passionate motorcyclist, there’s no telling where your ride will take you or what unexpected experiences you’ll encounter along the way – that’s where the TVS RONIN comes in with its modern-retro build and loaded features. With this new edition, we are confident to take that journey forward and chart exciting journeys.”
The TVS Ronin Special Edition does not have any mechanical changes compared to the regular variant. It is powered by a 225.9 cc single-cylinder oil-cooled fuel-injected engine that produces 20.12 bhp at 7,750 rpm and 19.93 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox with a slip/assist clutch that reduces clutch effort and prevents wheel hop during aggressive downshifts.
The bike has a tubular steel frame with 41 mm upside-down front forks and a seven-step preload adjustable monoshock at the rear. The braking system consists of front and rear disc brakes with a single-channel ABS system that prevents wheel lock-up during emergency braking. The bike has a kerb weight of 166 kg and a fuel tank capacity of 15 litres.
The TVS Ronin Special Edition competes with other retro-modern bikes such as the Honda CB350RS, Royal Enfield Meteor 350 and Jawa Forty Two.