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2012 TVS Scooty Streak

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TVS Motors had launched another variant of their trendy scooter, Scooty Streak which was successful in the Indian market. That is why to keep the enthusiasm alive in the minds of its customers; TVS have launched the all black Scooty Streak with graphic design on its body that complements the overall look of the scooter. TVS aims to woo the young girls in the country with this stylish and futuristic Scooty Streak even though the scooter is meant for unisex.

TVS have powered its Scooty Streak with the 4 stroke single cylinder forced air cooled engine that produces a maximum power of 5bhp at 6500rpm and a maximum torque of 5.8Nm at 4000rpm. This scooter comes with a displacement of 87.8cc. Let us find out all the details about this new scooter.

Design

TVS Scooty Streak

TVS have taken the Scooty Streak to a different level by designing it in a futuristic way. The sleek and sharp looking scooter retains the ability to impress its onlookers. The front of the scooter has stylish clear lens headlamp which are sharp, the contemporary styling of this scooter makes it stand out of the crowd. The seat of the scooter is added with extra comfort due to the high density MDI polyurethane foam. The most innovative step by TVS Motors is that it comes with the in-built, plug-in mobile charger that lets the rider to charge mobile phones any time during the ride and it is placed inside the glovebox of the scooter. Since the scooter is aimed specially for the girls, special attention has been given to the storage system which is placed under the seat; one may get 14L of massive storage space. Heads shall definitely turn since the rear has LED lamps which are internationally styled. Further the easy centre stand makes the parking easier. The external fuel fill allows the rider to re-fill the fuel tank without getting off the scooter and the fuel tank lid prevents also prevents fuel-spilling. These features make the scooter popular among the young teens and college goers in India.

Some of the specs of the scooter are provided below:

WHEELBASE1230mm
BRAKE DRUM FRONT110 mm
BRAKE DRUM REAR110 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE135 mm
TYRE SIZE FR AND RR90 x 90 – 10” mm
FUEL TANK CAPACITY4.7L
KERB WEIGHT96kg

Engine and Performance

TVS Scooty Streak

TVS have powered its Scooty Streak with a Litech engine, the name given to the engine because this makes the scooter lighter and faster. Scooty Streak is powered by the 4 stroke single cylinder forced air cooled type engine with a displacement of 87.8cc. This engine produces a maximum power of 5bhp at 6500rpm and torque of 5.8Nm at 4000rpm. The fuel tank capacity is however low with only 4.7 liter.

Ride and Handling

Scooty Streak comes equipped with aluminum cast shock absorbers that reduces the shock that comes during the ride. This makes the ride easy in spite of the rough road conditions. Scooty Streak also sports the tough ABS panels that not only provide safety but also boldness also the broad anti-skid tyres provide enhanced wet braking stability. Scooty Streak also comes with the pivoted clutch which is centrifugally operated; the drive is automatic CVT with torque sensor. These features make Scooty Streak to perform well on the Indian roads and also help to maintain its reputation of being one of the safe scooters.

Pricing

TVS Scooty Streak

The peppy and stylish TVS Scooty Streak comes at a price of Rs.42, 735 (EX Showroom Delhi).

TVS Scooty Streak – sinfully black comes in the following colors:
- Greed
- Envy
- Rage
- Lust
- Pride

Competition

In terms of price, TVS Scooty Streak’s competitor is Hero Honda Pleasure in the market segment.

Hero Honda Pleasure

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Hero Honda Pleasure is another scooter made for the female commuters of the Urban India. This scooter has a slightly powerful engine than that of Scooty Streak but the prices of both these scooters are nearly the same.

The table provided below shows the comparison of these two scooters.

EngineDisplacementMaximum PowerMaximum Torque
TVS Scooty Streak4 stroke single cylinder 87.8cc5bhp at 6500rpm5.8Nm at 4000rpm
Hero Honda PleasureAir-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder OHC 102cc5.03 KW @ 7000 RPM 7.85 Nm @ 5000 RPM

Conclusion

The TVS Scooty Streak is a lightweight scooter which has been manufactured keeping the female riders in mind; the scooter was very much popular amongst Indian women when it was launched. The new scooter looks trendy and offers peppy performance and also safety features which are impressive. Scooty streak also offers good fuel economy but according to its features the price is little on the stiffer side but if TVS somehow manages to price the scooter aggressively then it may attract some more attention towards it.

Quotes

“TVS has priced this Scooty very close to the grown up scooters like Honda Dio and Activa which are far more powerful and comfortable than Streak. We agree it looks stylish and offers impressive fuel economy but what about its small engine. It can’t match the ride and performance quality of Hero Pleasure which is also a female oriented scooter and is available almost at the same price. TVS should have kept its price low to make its successful in our market.” - Maxabout

LOVE IT
    - Addition of the safety features.- Design is trendy.
LEAVE IT
    - Expensive- Engine performance could have been better.

Press Release

TVS Scooty Streak

In keeping with its intention to lead innovation in the scooter segment for young girls and in an effort to take the very popular Scooty brand to the next level, TVS Motor Company has launched the all new Stylish and Futuristic TVS Scooty Streak. The Scooty Streak will be a no compromise option for young girls, providing the right mix of performance, style, convenience and comfort.

TVS Scooty Streak comes with a smart and sleek unisex styling. The sharp head lamps, LED tail-lamps and contemporary styling takes the Scooty Streak into a different league making it the most stylish scooter for young girls. The LiTech engine makes the Scooty Streak light, zippy and the most fuel efficient bike in its class.

Scooty Streak, which will be available in a range of five exciting colours including red, blue, black, pink and mauve is packed with many innovative features.

The bike offers superior ride quality with its high-comfort contoured seat and the all aluminium shock absorbers that provide stress free riding even on bad roads. It comes with broad anti-skid tyres that provide enhanced wet braking stability and is equipped with an external fuel fill at the rear for refueling. The eazy center stand allows one to put the bike on the stand almost effortlessly. The bike is fitted with a mobile charger and a lockable front glove box to store handy items.

TVS Motor Company has signed on noted tennis star, Sania Mirza to endorse the Scooty Streak as she emanates the brand attributes of being self sufficient and is a young achiever.

Scooty Streak is priced at Rs. 35,800 ex-showroom and will be made available across India starting January 2009.

Scooty Streak is the fourth offering from Scooty, the first offering from the brand, being the iconic girl bike Scooty Pep+. This was followed by the value-
for money Teenz and the breakthough Teenz Electric. With the introduction of Scooty Streak, TVS Motor Company now offers urban commuters the widest choice for an easy, safe and fuel efficient commute in the gearless scooter segment.



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