TVS Star Sport Review

by Deepak on October 2, 2008

TVS brand has become quite popular during the last couple of years and obviously the company wanted to leverage on the popularity ride. Almost 75% of the company’s bike sales come from the star brand. Yet another star that’s born recently is the TVS Star Sports that comes in 2 versions. The base version Sport comes in two colors; Carbon black and jet red, and alloy wheels. The deluxe version comes with fuel gauge and double-toned sporty chrome graphics in about 3 colors; black, blue and silver.

If you want me to review the performance of TVS Star, let me tell you that the Sport bike comes with 99.7cc engine and it gives a peak power of 7.5bhp. Similar to its older brother Star City the Sport comes with one down-tubed chassis and a four-speed gearbox. The suspension has the same looks as that of the Star City, but the rear one comes with 5 steps adjustable stroke that is just a little longer than the Start City. Sport comes with alloy wheels and what makes it different from City is that a new face-lifted silencer (a matte silencer and a chrome heat shield with dual pod cluster). I did review the other indicators of Star Sport and they come as usual with dome headlamp as well as 5 pilot lamps. (TVS reviews this feature to be one of the first in this segment).

Body panels and tail lamps received some tweaking to give sleeker and elegant appearance overall from rear. The fuel tank is sleek and the dual toned side panel makes it attractive. The vibration is still an issue that TVS may have to deal with seriously in the coming days to give any serious competition to the big names in the market.

So said, Star Sport basically is an economy bike targeted at the middle class masses. The price for either of the versions fall below the 40k mark. Additionally, TVS is offering a 5-year warranty on some parts of the bike. If you ask me a two-word verdict on my review, I would say that the TVS Star Sport is a style and sensible bike worth all money for the first-time bike buyers.

Specifications:

Engine: 99.7 cc
Maximum Power: 7.6ps@7500rpm
Maximum Torque: 7.5nm@5000rpm
Gears: 4 Speed
Weight: 112.00 kg
Ground Clearance: 165.00 mm
Fuel Tank: 12.00 ltrs
Wheelbase: 1250.00 mm

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Motorbeam.com October 3, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Nice review of the star. How does it compare to the NXG?

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vinoth February 11, 2009 at 5:01 am

I have purchased the bike last month performance of the bike is nice top speed is 85 kmph i reached 80kmph & i have she veered.the seat r nice but that arrangement is too low the tail lamp is nice doom is lightly difference from old sport NEW TVS STAR SPORT is like wonder ful bike in 100 cc segment b’coz it’s price is very very low I have purchase 38,500(tamil nadu)with all accesories

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whatever April 10, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Hi.. its been 2yrs since i purchased this bike. its an ABSOLUTE PIECE OF BULLSHIT!!!!!! trust me guys… it literally makes u poorer by many thousands…. every time i left the bike for service.. the bill used to come up to 600+!! i had not even completed 23k on this bike and it already needed a clutch plate replacement!! mind u,im an experienced bike rider. i had bajaj boxer earlier.had rode more than 60k kilometeres,it NEVER faced any problems related to engine or clutch plate etc. and now… this screwed up bike.. came up with a new problem… the engine bearing is gone!! TVS service centre guys said, the moment they open the engine,they’ll charge me a minimum of 5k !!! so,i decided to sell this bike and im now going for HONDA SHINE… good bye TVS…

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Pankaj May 16, 2011 at 8:06 pm

For Honda also you will face the same situation.
Because based on your comment,I feel that you handle your bike very rough hence believe me,you will also face same problem with Honda Shine also
I have TVS Victor GLX and 85000 kms running done in around 5 years and still it is performing good.Even now I can reach top speed of around 120 kph(Twice I did this to test my bike’s top speed and amazingly I have beaten Many bikes in top speed.Only Pulsar 220 and Apache RTR were able to beat me till date) and still the mileage is about 65 kmpl. I never drive my bike above 70 kph.
It is quite normal that clutch plates worn out in 15000 to 20000 kms if you drive at high speed for a longer time/press clutch for a longer time while changing gears hence Honda Shine will also will meet same fate based on your driving style.Boxer and Caliber were very good quality bikes hence you will not face such problems.But bikes of nowadays are very delicate.

It is my suggestion
Go for Activa/Suzuki Access because there is no problem of shifting gears hence clutch plates will last longer
And if you think yourself as a experienced biker then go for Bullet because Bullet will not give you clutch problems.

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manvendra September 26, 2011 at 11:06 pm

yes you are right bro i am completly agree with you.

prasanta borah May 23, 2009 at 11:19 am

Sir

Hi, I am Prasanta Borah. I am riding the bike TVS Star Sport and found it very comfortable,economic and stylist.

Regards
Prasanta Bora

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Lalit June 12, 2009 at 10:15 pm

I bought sport agust2008, really good perfomance, 75kmpl in city, Nice bike…in 39k

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Brijesh S June 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Dear users,

I am using TVS sport from past 1.5 years. Believe me, the looks are fantastic. But, the performance is really pathetic. Right from the second day of me purchasing the vehicle, I have experienced problem with starting, mileage.
I would not recommend any one to go for this bike just because of its low cost.

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monu June 30, 2009 at 8:59 pm

i was having star city which i liked the most bcz of its milege n efficiency,looks etc…

but,………..
what had happened to TVS…
what is this is this bike satisfies its name..
the low power…
outdated style….

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Prateek Sharma August 6, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Hi all the reader TVS is one of the best brand in Bikes and No company having good reputation will lose its reputation by selling bad things they just tried to provide all the buyer to purchase the bikes in less cost which is Sporty looks

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sudhahar August 22, 2009 at 4:22 pm

hai guys , i am sudhahar . i like to purchase this star sport 100cc bike from pudhucherry for Rs.34,500/-. is this is best to purchase or not.

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sudhahar August 22, 2009 at 4:23 pm

i want to know its performance!!

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rahul ghosh September 26, 2011 at 4:21 pm

good value for money with stylish look,awesome fuel efficiency and good power delivery.seating position is low and uncomfortable for tall guys and gruff engine at high revs and somewhat odd looking but a good bike at such a pricepoint

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kannappan August 24, 2009 at 6:22 pm

i have this bike for the past 1 year and i purchased it for 33k in puducherry with all accesories.about the performance of this bike it is good and i get mileage of abt 75kmpl in city and 83-85 kmpl on highways.I was greatly impressed abt its stylish looks,low cost,mileage,weight of this bike which is low wen compared with other bikes and the reserve fuel indicator.the drawback of this bike is that u get a vibration sound above the speed of 85 kmph,sounds bad on gear shifts and other thing is that dont leave the bike without using it for a week because i once faced a problem with the clogging of petrol in the engine which would have costed me Rs300 for service but it had not costed me since i had free service for a year.

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muthu August 25, 2009 at 10:33 am

hi i bought this bike it is very nice

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Koushik September 26, 2009 at 2:15 am

Hi, I am koushik,want to buy a TVS SPORT in Chandernagore,HOOGHLY near kolkata.Please give me some suggetion about this bike.I mean,my selection is good or I should select platina100cc or others(under 40k).
I also know the on road price of TVS sport in our area.

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Senthil November 26, 2009 at 1:39 am

Hi, I bought the Star sport bike last month 22/10/2009, and has the first service done. I bought this bike because i don’t want to go for splendor which everybody owns.

I have completed 400kms and i dont face any problem with this,till now i dont face any problem with the bike and i think it is good value for maony.

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santhosh December 21, 2009 at 10:02 am

I BOUGHT “TVS SPORTS CVTII” IT’S VERY AMAZING. JUST 2 WEEKS PASS…I’M VERY TO SAY YOUR COMPANY(TVS) IS GREAT..VALGA VALAMUDAN..THANK YOU VERY MUSH…

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pradhan February 22, 2010 at 7:12 pm

if u want to buy this bike
plz stop?????????
this is very poor bike for daily user of bike
this is problem full bike
thanks

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Ankit March 20, 2010 at 7:08 am

TVS star sport is amazing according to me….The people who talk bullshit abt this bike are those who just don’t care abt average & value for money, people who don’t know how to maintain their own bike they just know to ride and throw it…. I would suggest everyone who is looking value for money and good average plus looks just don’t care abt the comments go for it…

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Sankara April 22, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Hi, I purchased ma sports in M/o. of Apr’07 ma first bike. I got it fully loaded @ 36,250/- Chandigarh. It’s really good bike, Stylish & Economical, really value for Money. I have crossed 62k Kms and still it is giving 65 KMPL @ 60km/hr.
Now m facing bit problem a engine is making sound but no regrets, i have fully cashed it.
Any middle class person who value for Money can go for it without any fear…. :)

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Piyush Thakar, Anjar May 22, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I want to purchase TVS Star Sport. Please give me suggestion over it. Those who have purchase this byke. Please do provide your feedback about millage, vibration, engine capacity, maintenance and any other information that is concerned to it.

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Dilip Kumar July 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I am planning to buy a economy bike. I am having spondilytis and sciatica problem.
Kindly advice which make and model is suitable for me.
Please do provide your feedback about millage, vibration, engine capacity, maintenance and any other information that is concerned to it.
Please give me suggestion over it
Thanks

D K

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karthik.S October 21, 2011 at 8:56 am

Buy Passion pro. No Vibrations even when i cross 90+kmph. Actual top speed is 85kmph. Mileage anywhere between 55-63kmpl. Strong, stable, heavy, Very comfortable with wide seats and you won’t regret buying it. Maintenance is for mineral oil change it for every 1500kms for semi synt change it for every 1.5-2k. Take it to a well known roadside mechanic don’t go for free service, service charge will likely be oil 300+, service charge 200-250 for each service. I usually service it at 4000kms and change oil as my wish (1000k, 1200 etc) and the performance is average with good pickup. In slow speed it will give you trouble so better ride it in solo all the time.

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SHAHID January 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Ya it’s good……..

sabarish July 9, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I got tvs sport cvti.This bike is give to good mileadge(75).

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vinoth from tamilnadu July 16, 2010 at 7:00 pm

dont support for splendor plus & shine damit. in splendor 100c but avg mileage is 60-65kmpl. but sport ,platina giving above 70kmpl . think guys.. Also splendor is getting skid while riding in NH.

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Prabhu September 8, 2012 at 5:34 am

You are right, splendor gives less mileage when compared to platina/tvs sport. But after a year compare the stamina of platina with splendor, splendor looks better. evlo adichaalum thaangum. maintenance cost low. All the bikes are rated based on their performances. As you said platina & tvs sport gives good performance, but we’ve to maintain it in a very good manner. For Avg perf, Avg speed, Avg cost & Avg maintenance, splendor plus is best. So that most of them choosen this.

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John from Rasipuram July 19, 2010 at 11:13 am

TVS Sport is smart look. Better you choose Black with Red Color. It gives 70 kmpl. Head light is Well. My Friend bought this bike and usage is good and easy. Comfortable to ride in city. Only Electric Start is missing. Others are Nice. Its Price is 40784 INR.

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Guru from Namakkal District July 19, 2010 at 11:18 am

Karizma ZMR from Hero Honda is total damage. Don’t waste your money in that bike. Better you choose another. Its my best advice.

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John from Rasipuram July 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm

TVS Sport is smart look and good. My Friend bought the bike and it gives 75kmpl.

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Raja from Salem July 21, 2010 at 10:49 am

YAMAHA YBR – Headlight is small and look is not bad. Better you choose CRUX. Its my advice. Ok?

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MANO_RAINA September 8, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I bought her on april 02,2010 and i’m much impressed with her performance. She gives me about 77 kmpl and very efficient in tackling the busy traffic in coimbatore. For all who look for an economical, good bike with decent pick-up and excellent mileage Sport is the best choice

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shanoob n September 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm

hi…..i’m shanoob,its been a year i’ve purchased the bike,its so comfirtable and economical….the only problem is its head always makes a minor sound as we speed up around 75-85kmph…..
i’m getting an average of 70-75kmpl…..nice bike…………..

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satyanarayana reddy October 23, 2010 at 3:12 pm

hi, tvs star sport bike is very good.. i bought it on 6 oct 2010.. it is giving the mileage of 76kmpl.. first service is not done.. after that it may give 80+ mileage kmpl. hope it..

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amit mahajan December 11, 2010 at 10:06 am

hi………i m amit………………tvs star sport is a smart look bike ……………….this bike’s average is very good ……….i bought it last year of may in ludhiana…………..i completed 17500kms and i dont faces any problem ……………..its pick up is very good …………….i am very happy to purchased this bike…………………..

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prabhu January 21, 2011 at 11:29 pm

i was searching for a bike in TVS which wan to to give good mileage …….. range , 50,000.

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Om Prakash March 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Used MAX 100 R for 5 years, 50,000 KM.
Star Sports Dlx for 3 years 20,000 KM, but Spinal Cord damaged and geting acute Lower Back pain.
Since the Second Service I was complaining about the low comfort but they were telling that every bike will be different.

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Nyeaz June 11, 2011 at 2:59 pm

“but Spinal Cord damaged ”

Take a Mediclaim Policy with the monry you saved !!!!

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Manmeet October 15, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I am from Chandigarh, I rode Pulsar 150 for 6 yrs & clocked 43000 kms. I had pain in my back too, but Damage is a far thing. So don’t fool people here, just tell if you don’t like the bike. I have no Money Constraints but still booked TVS Sport today after considering every bike in the Commuter Category; & being Honest this is the bike i zeroed on.
Readers, try every bike You like, then Only Choose One. Because every Mind & Body has its Own Needs.
Happy Biking!

sunil May 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm

i am sunil meena i use star sports last 3 year the probleam low powar enjine in star sport and chain rollar damaged in 20,000 km. i was complain the low power and parts no life

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srinivasa May 16, 2011 at 2:42 pm

i want like tvs star sport tell me about

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Ravinder Kumar May 18, 2011 at 5:59 pm

TVS Sport good. it gives 72km/pl.

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suraj June 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm

i purchase this bike and i like this because the average is 90 kmph thanks

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Sampath July 24, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I want to purchase this TVS Sports ES. Please suggest.

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ravi July 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Its cheapest bike with good look,mileage,bright light, good suspension, but my opinion is it is economic bike, -ve pt is not suitable for high speed long jurney, within a city is best bike.

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dayanand August 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm

i wanna buy new bike with less mentainance and good milege.please suggest me good bike

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Ashraf August 4, 2011 at 12:09 pm

i intrested buying Tvs star sport bikes. plz tell me today on road price

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Satheesh.P.S September 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I bought my TVS Sport Es last week.It is a fantastic bike.I am getting 70-75 kmpl in Banglore city.Its style and compfort is awesome.Its a good value for money.None of the other bike will give this much mileage and peace of mind, as i am a pround owner of TVS Sport ES.

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sanjay choudhari September 24, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I want to buy TVS Star SPORTS bike i went to showroom and sell the Honda SHINE which was not gooooood bcz after (1200 km) i got machin problem and not giving me average also my frnds also buy SHINE bike they also not happy…….. but bcz of your commentS m going to buy TVS SPORT BIKE (TOP MODEL) …… BUT M VERY NERVOUS JUST FOR I WASTE 29000 BCZ OF HONDA SHINE………. I SELL HONDA SHINE JUST FOR 34000.

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Swapnil October 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I have purchased TVS Sport in April, 2011 at Pune. I am having very bad exprience with it. It gives problem of wobbling at less speed as well. The problem is more with double seat. Since first company service I am complaining about the problem & still it is not solved. Now front wheel is also started giving the problem. It gives jerks. May be problem of bearing.
Only good thing is that it gives good mileage.
But the Stability & Service is problem.

Swapnil, Pune

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karthik.S October 21, 2011 at 9:08 am

The problem with people is they rely too much on these so called service centers. Trust me i brought passion pro on Jan 2011 and i never went to a free service. A former Yamaha service boy and many plp warned me not to go for any Authorized or free service. Please find a good mechanic, ask your friends and relatives about it. These skilled roadside mechanics will solve your problem in no time.

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gajendra October 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm

its look and milege good.

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Anil kumar October 29, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Its very good, its mileage is very good.

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sourabh December 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm

i have this bike since 1 year.it is extremely good bike.tvs rocks.it is a reqeust to tvs to make the model more sporty.it’s average is extremely awesome

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bala December 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm

im looking to by TVS SPORTS Bike is it good or bad

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vinay December 28, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Plz tell me about tvs sport 2011. Cause i want to purchase it. Plz tell me fact n exact info.. Because i’ve only 50000. Incase i got one bike no chance to get an another bike plz. . . . .

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navin salem January 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm

i am using star sport for 2 years no problem but its battery is weak thats all. but mileage is 75kmpl nice looking and hot bike for youngsters…….

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niranjan January 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm

2011 tvs star city how much spend for purchase

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Nilesh jain January 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Pl.advice me about to choose a bike between splendor,bajaj platina and tvs star sport.i want good mileage,dashing n comfortable bike.

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PARAG KULKARNI February 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm

have purchased TVS star sport on 19 Feb 2012,

I found this bike have some serious issues…

1) Bike always skids as you apply brake.
2) Kick is jam.
3) Bike combustion stops while start after long delay (4 hours)
4) sound obseved below speedometer due to rotation of mechanical componant (mechanical input device of speedometer).

5) bike milage is about 40 to 5o.

All above things mentioned is not only my experience but many of other people..

Still i am satisfied about this bike due to its cost and looks…

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amarjeet singh April 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm

its a very good bike and also comfortable for all
i was very happy to bye it

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ABDUL MOHAIMIN May 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I want to brought a new bike “TVS STAR SPORT”
please give the suggession about it……..,

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Sumeet July 31, 2012 at 9:35 am

I want to brought a new bike “TVS STAR SPORT”
please give the suggession about it and pls tell me gear position of this bike.

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Esvaran August 21, 2012 at 12:14 pm

look and small caste its good bike”TVS SPORT es”

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sriram October 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Hi.. i have tvs sport es edition..red color…
…if you ride tvs sport at speed range of 35-50 kmph, you will definitely get more than 65 kmpl…change the engine oil every 5000 kms…also change spark plug for every 15000 kms…

* decent looks
* good mileage 65-70 kmpl
* good head lamps
* low price of rs.40750
* easier to handle
* spare parts costs only less
* good in heavy traffic roads

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rajesh November 7, 2012 at 1:39 pm

me rajesh kalu baba meri tvs sport 75_85 ka avreg log drive par dheti hai 135~145ki speed par chalta hu or jannat ka njara dekhta hu

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douglas pushparaj August 27, 2013 at 11:53 am

good bike so cute i have purchase in 2008 good value for money no problem so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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