TVS XL 100 i-Touch
TVS XL 100 I-Touch is a commuting scooter/moped. The TVS XL 100 I-Touch is a part of the TVS XL 100 lineup. This scooter/moped is quite comfortable compared to its predecessor. This is why it got the name I-Touch. This kind of scooter/moped is mostly popular for its storage and load capacity. These scooters appeal to the people who work in the world of delivery service. Hence here we will be talking about the TVS XL 100 I-Touch.
In the design, the new TVS XL100 I-Touch conveys the same basis as the XL100 series. In the I-Touch version, a few enhancements came differently. Additionally, the color scheme differentiated the variant identity. Hence, at present seven different color options of this version are available in the market.
In the basics, it’s framed on a rugged steel frame that can be called the on-bone frame. It was designed very practically and straight. Further, extra body panels or unnecessary exterior are avoided, thus it is concentrated only on the core.
TVS, an Indian motorcycle manufacturer, has been making two-wheelers since 1980 (source). They started by making a moped and have now become one of the top motorcycle manufacturers in South Asia. TVS has also collaborated with BMW Motorrad to make BMW bikes in India. TVS has many famous commuting bikes. Their well-known commuting carrier scooter is the TVS XL 100 I-Touch.
TVS XL100 I-Touch In Brief
In its basic form frame, it’s mounted on a sturdy steel frame which can be described as the on-bone frame. It was constructed very practical and straight. Additionally, any extra body panels or exteriors that were not needed need to focus on the center.
The engine has been positioned under the bone. The top surface is plain and is covered by a sturdy steel plate. The tough plate creates an incredibly solid space between the footpegs of the rider and a small, tilted fuel tank as well as the seating. The space can be used to store a storage container or even a bulky supply cage.
Additionally, it is a straight seat and upright. It is comfortable and splits into two pieces. In this case, the rider’s seat is fixed, however, the pillion seat can be removed. The seat could be used as a carry-on to transport heavy items or as gunny bags, depending on what the objects to carry include.
Additionally, the motorcycle is fitted with all the legal street features. It comes with a powerful DC headlamp and taillamp, the turning indicator as well as horn, and many other indicators. The Analog ODO counter is easy to use and small. The mudguard, Sharee-guard, and crash-guard are everything that is carefully put in place.
The TVS XL 100 I-Touch is a simple carrier scooter. It has been made to stand heavy duty carrying. Hence this scooter is quite common among delivery men. The scooter has a wide single seat. The scooter also has a large space at the front to hold additional baggage. The scooter also has a small luggage rack at the rear, which is not enough but is notable.
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The TVS XL 100 I-Touch comes with a very simple instrument cluster. The instrument cluster has a speedometer, an odometer, a fuel gauge, and other necessary indicators. Unnecessary information has been removed to provide space for both a key insert and a USB output.
The TVS XL 100 I-Touch comes in four colors. They are:
All the above colors come with sporty decals and brandings.
As previously mentioned, the TVS XL 100 I-Touch comes with a compact body, which is intended to make it simple to squeeze through traffic. The scooter comes with a weight of 89kg, which is quite less when it comes to scooters. This scooter comes with a 4liter fuel capacity, so the long rides out of town will be a problem, but short detours out of the urban jungle will not be much of a problem.
The height, length, width, and weight of the TVS XL 100 I-Touch are 1110mm, 2020mm, 750mm, and 80kg. The scooter is very light, which makes it easy to be maneuvered in heavy traffic. The scooter’s seat height is about 770mm, which makes it easy for any rider above 5’2” to ride it comfortably. The wheelbase of the scooter is about 1215mm, which is good enough for a scooter of this sort, as you won’t be hitting the corners at high speeds.
Engine and Transmission
The TVS XL 100 I-Touch comes with a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, and 99.7cc engine. The engine is air-cooled. The scooter comes with both an electrical self-start mechanism and a kick-start mechanism. The engine provides 4.3BHP of power at 6000rpm and 6.5Nm of torque at 3500rpm. The scooter may not be the best when it comes to fuel efficiency but is expected to have an average mileage of around 55-60kmpl.
The TVS XL 100 I-Touch comes with a fully automatic transmission system. There is no gear shifting involved while riding this scooter. Although the scooter is expected to be very smooth with its acceleration on the road. The scooter can be expected to reach around 80kmph at most.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels
The TVS XL 100 I-Touch comes with a full drum setup. The front wheel has a drum brake which is quite disappointing. It comes with a drum brake at the rear wheel, which is quite common when it comes to scooters. If it had a front disc, the braking of the scooter would have been at the top among the scooters of this section.
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The TVS XL 100 I-Touch has regular telescopic forks, and spring-loaded twin shocks at the front, and rear respectively. The front telescopic fork suspension is expected to have a decent response like most telescopic suspensions have.
But since it is a scooter, the travel of the telescopic forks may not be as good as a motorcycle, and hence may be vulnerable to potholes in the city. The rear spring-loaded “hydraulic” suspension may provide an adequate response in the city and highway.
The TVS XL 100 I-Touch also comes with alloy wheels and tubeless tires. The front tire is 2.5/16, which is expected to perform decently on the road. The rear tire is 2.5/16, which may not perform the best during high-speed braking or high-speed cornering as it is quite thin.
The TVS XL 100 I-Touch is an average scooter. It is however comfortable and easy enough for beginners to learn on. This scooter is perfect for the person who is looking for an affordable option to commute in. The TVS XL 100 I-Touch is also great for delivery service people.
There are very few scooters in the 100-110cc region, hence the competition of the TVS Radeon is quite less.
Runner Skooty 110.
So, these are quite everything of the TVS XL100 profile. The TVS XL 100 I-Touch is a well-built and well-designed scooter. It has enough pros and cons that can even make bikers wonder about shifting to scooters. The TVS XL 100 I-Touch ticks most of the boxes for most people looking for a good scooter.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):The FAQs about the TVS XL 100 Comfort are answered below:
1. What is the mileage of the TVS XL 100 Comfort?Answer: The TVS XL 100 Comfort has a mileage of around 55-60kmpl.
2. Is there any other version of the TVS XL 100 Comfort?Answer: Yes! There is an i-Touch edition of the TVS XL 100 Comfort, and just an i-Touch variant. Whether all versions are available in Bangladesh, it is unclear.
3. What kind of bike is the TVS XL 100 Comfort?Answer: The TVS XL 100 Comfort is a commuting carrier scooter.
4. What is the fuel capacity of the TVS XL 100 Comfort?Answer: The TVS XL 100 Comfort has a 4liter fuel tank.
5. What is the seat height of the TVS XL 100 Comfort?Answer: The TVS XL 100 Comfort has a seat height of 770mm, which is good enough for anyone taller than 5’2”.
Specification: TVS XL 100 i-Touch
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