TVS Ronin Review: Is It A Complete Motorcycle?

Taking the market by a storm, the new TVS Ronin has precisely taken over the center stage in the Indian motorcycle market. This motorcycle doesn’t fit into any slot, it is neither a cruiser nor a scrambler. The TVS Ronin has given a completely new definition to a motorcycle. With many facets, this new TVS is designed to do many things. Let’s see how this experiment from the brand works out!

Also read: TVS Ronin Launched At ₹1.49 Lakh!

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This slick-looking Motorcycle of TVS has a 4 mm longer wheelbase than the Apache 4V, and a ground clearance of 181mm. The twin cradle system chassis gives it a nice stance. With a 41 mm dire upside-down fork the Ronin looks neat. The top variant also offers a golden shade. The 110 section, 17-inch tires are designed to do both on and off-roading. The single-piece seat is designed to provide comfort on long rides. The Ronin offers single tone and double tone and three-tone color schemes. Other elements include a blacked-out engine and a large single black exhaust with a silver tip and 9 spoke alloy wheels wrapped in block tread tires. The advanced LED system and the T-shaped DRLs make it look even cooler. Overall, the Ronin is a very muscular-looking motorcycle.


The TVS Ronin is powered by a 225.9 cc 4-valve single-cylinder engine. It produces 20.4 Ps at 7750 rpm and 19.93 Nm at 3750 rpm. The engine is tuned for good low-end torque. It is mated to a 5-speed transmission with an assist and slipper clutch. The cooling has been improved in the engine with bigger oil coolers and large fins. The top speed has been rated at 120 km/h. The heart of TVS Ronin is like the Royal Enfield classic 350 or Honda H’ness. With a truckload of torque, this engine is capable to run at low speeds in higher gears. The bike is relaxed at low speeds with no signs of hesitance. The ability to pull from a low speed in higher gear lets it pull on as low as 25 km/h in fifth gear making it perfect for city commutes. With a good throttle response, the TVS Ronin has a very tractable ride. Even at 9000 rpm it produces no vibration. The overall performance is good too and it is reasonably quick when needed.

Ride and Handling

The chassis of the Ronin is an all-new dual cradle unit. The suspension duties are taken care of by 41mm USD Showa forks up front which is finished in gold. The rear suspension is a gas-charged mono-shock unit. The alloy wheels which are wrapped in dual-purpose tires measure 110/70 – 17 in the front and 130/70 – 17 in the rear. It gets disc brakes at the front and rear which come equipped with either single-channel or dual-channel ABS depending on the variant. The suspension has been set up to tackle the bad roads with ease. It also doesn’t come at the expense of handling and Ronin is a good handler. The 181 mm of ground clearance means that you can go off the beaten path as well. Braking is reassuring and the selectable Rain mode for ABS works well too. Overall, the Ronin is made to be comfortable for touring purposes and it does that well.


As mentioned before, the Ronin doesn’t fit into one specific segment. However, this motorcycle can please many with its multiple traits. Its striking design sets it apart from other bikes on the road and it rides great too. It comes loaded with features and it is capable of a bit of off-roading as well. Lastly, the Ronin is equally at home as it is on the long journeys. Priced between ₹1.49 lakh and ₹1.71 lakh, the Ronin makes a strong case for itself.