Jun 16, 2010

10 TVS launches Neo X3i 110cc, entry level step thru in Indonesia

Indonesian bloggers get to ride the new Step Thru a couple of days prior to the official launch..!!

Indonesia is a very important market for both Bajaj auto and TVS Motor. Indonesia is the world's third largest 2 wheeler market by volume after China and India.

2 days prior to the official launch, a selected bunch of popular Indonesian 2 wheeler bloggers were invited to the TVS plant in Indonesia..

A couple of years back both Bajaj and TVS entered the Indonesia with entirely different strategies. Bajaj started assembling the Pulsar 180/200 and XCD 125 (Motorcycles) and TVS entered Indonesia with a specially made for Indonesia Step Thru model, the Neo 110.

Just a couple of months back, there was news of Bajaj launching the Pulsar 135LS in Indonesia. Not to take things lightly, TVS has also launched the "Neo X3i", its entry level step thru in Indonesia on 7'th June 2010.

TVS Neo X3i

Photo credit: Stephen Langitan

The Neo X3i comes in spoke wheels and alloy/cast wheel variants with a Disc brake option as well. The step thru also has a mobile charger as a feature. The starting price is 9.95 million Indonesian Rupiahs (around 50,000 Indian rupees).


Indonesian 2 wheeler bloggers invited by TVS Indonesia plant prior to the launch

Indonesian 2 Wheeler Bloggers @ TVS Indonesia

What was also unique about the launch of the TVS Neo X3i was that 2 days prior to the official launch, a selected bunch of popular Indonesian 2 wheeler bloggers were invited to the TVS plant in Indonesia.

These bloggers has a one to one interaction with the TVS officials and also got to test ride the Neo 3Xi around the TVS Indonesia plant.




That's a cool PR inititiave! In fact the photos posted here have been taken from the blog of one those blogger, Stephen Langitan.

Indonesian 2 wheeler Bloggers @ TVS Indonesia

TVS Indonesia officials with Indonesian bloggers

Indonesian 2 wheeler Bloggers @ TVS Indonesia

One of the Indonesian blogger checking out the TVS Neo X3i


With the Neo X3i, TVS has three step thru models on sale in Indonesia now.

    1. Neo X3i (110 cc)
    2. Neo 110 (110 cc)
    3. Rockz 125 (125 cc)

Apart from a slight difference in engine tune between the "Neo X3i" and the "Neo 110", the main difference seems to be with the clutch mechanism.

The entry level Neo X3i an auto-clutch (like the TVS Jive motorcycle) and the Neo 110 and the Rockz 125 have a "Dual Clutch System" which will give the rider to choose between a manually geared or auto-clutch transmission..!!

Now I can't help thinking but probably it would have been much more cooler had TVS put a similar "Dual Clutch System" on the "Jive" motorcycle in India instead of just the present clutchless mechanism.




Current Step Thru models from TVS in Indonesia:

TVS Neo X3iTVS Neo X3i:

Engine: 109.7 cc, SOHC, Air Cooled
Bore x Stroke: 53.5 mm x 48.8 mm

Max Power: 8.5 Bhp @ 8000 rpm
Max Torque: 8.5 Nm @ 4500 rpm

Compression Ratio: 9.35:1

Clutch: Auto-clutch
Kerb Weight: 101.5 Kgs

Price: Starts at 9.95 million Indonesian Rupiahs



TVS Neo 110TVS Neo 110:

Engine: 109.7 cc, SOHC, Air Cooled
Bore x Stroke: 53.5 mm x 48.8 mm

Max Power: 8.5 Bhp @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque: 8.5 Nm @ 7500 rpm

Compression Ratio: 9.35:1

Clutch: Manual + Auto-clutch
Kerb Weight: 101.5 Kgs

Price: Price: Starts from 10.25 million Indonesian Rupiahs



TVS Rockz 125TVS Rockz 125:

Engine: 124.5 cc, SOHC, Air Cooled
Bore x Stroke: 57 mm x 48.8 mm

Max Power: 9.88 Bhp @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque: 9.88 Nm @ 5500 rpm

Compression Ratio: 9.30:1

Clutch: Manual + Auto-clutch
Kerb Weight: 104 Kgs

Price: Starts from 12.7 million Indonesian Rupiahs




Visit the TVS Indonesia website, click here..

Apart from the step thru models, TVS is also currently selling 2 variants of the the Apache RTR 160 (one with rear drum brake and the other with a rear disc brake) in Indonesia.







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10 Comments:

Maskur said...

pertamax.........
hehehehe....
this word usually used by first comentator of moto-blog...
very proud when look at photos above, cause i'm a member of KOBOI too

bennythegreat said...

hello there...Namaste... :D

thank you for your kind attention to KoBOI, and also Pulsarian..

I'm Benny, you can see me on the picture (right corner)..I also a member of Pulsarian Community..

Please send my regards to all fellow bikers in India.. :D

CU..

Payeng said...

"Selamat Datang" to Masur and Benny the great!

Siddharth Soni said...

The styling looks far better than Apaches!

rialhamzah said...

thx for the news bro.. hehe
you can also see me in the right corner
using juventus shirt..

rialhamzah said...

thx for the news bro.. hehe
you can also see me in the right corner
using juventus shirt..

Payeng said...

"Selamat Datang" to Masur and Benny the great!

Maskur said...

pertamax.........
hehehehe....
this word usually used by first comentator of moto-blog...
very proud when look at photos above, cause i'm a member of KOBOI too

kutti said...

Dear Sir,
i like this clutch less bike
how i purchase
now im in india
if u tell how to purchase this bike
i will purchse
thanking you

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Kutti,

the Step Thru's are export models and currently not on sale in India. But there is a "Clutchless" motorcycle from TVS, the 110 cc, "Jive". Maybe you should check it out.

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