Most of the Indian two wheeler manufacturers have been doing a great business outside the territory of the sub – continent. Be it the case with Bajaj or with TVS, their models is doing really good in the South East Asian markets. But the only difference between these two major players is the fact that Bajaj sells the same products as in India to the market outside and TVS has gone a step further is getting totally new products designed for them. As in this case, TVS has exclusive products like the Neo series of step – up scoots and the same is the case with Velocity, which is the face-lifted Apache which is more of a dirt bike.
The Neo, as mentioned above is a step up scooter which has a great scope in the Indonesian market is produced in the company’s plant located at Hosur, Tamilandu. ProBiker had managed to click a few spy – shots of the Neo being tested along the outskirts of Hosur. There were actually 2 variants that were tested. Probably, we expect one to be the basic variant and the other a top end. This is the observation made by taking a closer look at the spy – shots. If you can see, the Neo which is in Red and Black paint scheme has the basic spoke wheel, whereas the one with white and Blue is seen with alloy wheel, though both of them comes with a front disc brake.
What surprises us to the core is the fact that the blue and white Neo which was clicked at the rounds of testing was actually a 150cc Neo, whereas going through the detailed spec and variants of Neo, we observe that there is no 150cc variant at all. This simply means that TVS is planning to come up with a totally new Neo with higher power that should make Indonesian riders fun to own one.
Our surprise doesn’t merely end here. TVS Indonesia website doesn’t really reveal anything about the basic variant with spoke wheels. This really brings in a lot more surprises to us.
The Neo comes as 2 variants namely the Basic and the Plus. While the former comes with a mere 110mm dia drum brakes for the front and the rear, the latter comes equipped with a220mm dia disc at the front and the same 110mm drum brakes at the rear.
The decal work and the design of this bike look really cool and seem to be more practical with discs as a standard feature. Also, the low slung front part enables both the male and the female rider to get used to it immediately.
However, TVS has no plans of coming up with this model for India as it senses no great scope for such step – up scoots in the Indian market. Neither are we too sure of the demand that such models would sense here.
As we’d already reported, TVS Motors is currently working on a new scoot model that would be expected to be priced between the TVS Scooty series and the Wego model.
Here is the tech spec of Neo for our dear readers’ reference.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Type : single cylinder 4 stroke air cooled
Bore x stroke : 53.5 x 48.8mm
Piston displacement : 109.6 cc
Compression ratio : 9.3:1
Starting system : electric strart/kick start
Maximum power(in KW) : 8.5 bhp@7500rpm
Maximum torque(in Nm) : 8.5 Nm@5500rpm
Overall length : 1940mm
Overall width : 662mm
Overall height : 1360mm
Seat height : 780mm
Ground clearance : 140mm
Wheel base : 1245mm
Dry mass : 96kg
Pay load : 130kg
Clutch : centrifugal clutch – auto
Transmission : constant mesh – 4 speed gear box
Frame Type : underbone type
BRAKE FRONT & REAR
Basic front drum : 110mm rear drum:110mm dia
Plus front disc : 220mm rear drum:110mm dia
Front : 2.5 x 17 inches
Rear : 2.75 x 17 inches
Front : telescopic shock absorbers
Rear : swing arm with twin shock absorbers
Ignition system : digital cdi with twin curve
Battery type : 12v 4Ah
Generator : AC 90W Magneto
Headlamp : 35/35W (halogen lamp)
Tail brake lamp : 12v 18w/5w
Turn signal lamp front : 12v 16w 2nos
Fuel tank : 4 litres
Engine oil : 1000 ml
Overhaul : 1200 ml
Front fork oil : 55+/-2 ml
So, these spy – shots should actually make our Indonesian readers happy. It would interest our Domestic readers as well to a greater extent.
These are exclusive pics clicked for BikeAdvice and we hope you enjoyed this. Stay with us as we bring more info on this.