The new 223 cc single-cylinder engine on the TVS Ronin 225 cruiser will produce around 20 bhp maximum power and 20 Nm peak torque.
On July 6, 2022, TVS Motor Company has confirmed that it will launch a new motorcycle in India. As usual, the brand has been tight-lipped about what it will be, leading to wild speculation. An entry-level modern retro motorcycle was spotted testing a few months ago, fueling speculation that the upcoming two-wheeler would be the Retron.
The headlamp design with the T-signature in the middle was leaked a few days ago. The cluster featured an LED headlamp with a chrome casing that encased the LED lighting signature. It was thought to be the production version of the Zeppelin concept shown at the 2020 Detroit Auto Show. The rumor was bolstered by TVS’s trademarking of the Zeppelin R moniker.
However, Ronin and Fiero 125 were also trademarked by the Hosur-based company. The ‘new way of life’ tagline and the media launch invite further indicated that the brand was entering a new segment, and that introducing its first-ever cruiser would complete the puzzle?
We thought the same thing, but according to a recent internet report citing its sources, TVS may instead launch the Ronin 225 cruiser. It went on to say that the TVS Ronin 225 will have a retro-themed design similar to a traditional cruiser, and that it may use the same circular instrument console as the Ducati Scrambler (what was believed to be the Retron test mule had such cluster but it had a neo-retro design theme).
Speedometer, odometer, fuel level indicator, engine temperature indicator, and other essential readouts will be present. In terms of performance, the TVS Ronin 225 will most likely be powered by an all-new 223 cc single-cylinder engine (possibly with oil-cooling technology) capable of producing around 20 bhp and 20 Nm of peak torque.
A five-speed constant mesh transmission will be paired with it. In terms of suspension, upside-down front forks (which could be golden in color like the Zeppelin concept) and a monoshock at the rear could be used. The front and rear disc brakes will most likely be used, with a dual-channel ABS system to aid braking.