THE PRACTICAL TRANSPORTER
Motown India|October 2020
THE PRACTICAL TRANSPORTER
2020 TVS XL100 MOPED
P. Tharyan

The TVS XL100 is a moped with great repute. Not many may know, but mopeds are popular in India and they are respected too for their abilities. In 2019-20, around 6,36,940 mopeds were sold in the domestic market and in the year prior to that in 2018-19, around 8,80,227 units were sold. Of course, sales went down, but so have sales of cars, bikes and all other kinds of vehicles. TVS Motor Company is the only company making these highly popular mopeds in India.

TVS Motor Company as we all know makes some very great motorcycles and scooters and its Apache series of motorcycles have won several accolades. Also, at its Hosur plant in south India, it makes the very solid sub 500cc BMW Motorcycles.

Mopeds are popular among business owners, traders and farmers. In cities and towns, you have office-goers, women riders and older people riding this moped.

THE LEGACY

The TVS moped has a great legacy. This two-wheeler moped was born in 1979. The TVS XL, in fact, is the reason why TVS Racing – India’s first factory racing team, came into existence. The TVS Racing team participated in their initial races on the TVS 50 which dominated the racetrack. Therefore, the vehicle is a great combination of utility and has the racing DNA embodied by TVS Racing.

Star riders Biju Mathews, N Gurunathan, Gurminder Singh, Ravi Thirumalai, participated and won Road Racing Motorcross and Dirt Track events with 50cc 2-stroke engine Moped.

The sturdy two-wheeler, which has evolved from being a commuter vehicle to a multi-utility one, can navigate through any kind of terrain while offering safety and comfort.

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October 2020