TVS Motors today launched Jive motorcycle in India, with automatic clutch.
TVS Jive has a 110cc 4st engine which produces 8.4bhp @ 7500rpm and 8.3Nm of torque @ 5500rpm and comes with TVS’s T-Matic technology, which lets the rider change gears, without having to use a clutch i.e. automatic clutch.
According TVS Motor Chairman Venu Srinivasan, while the gearbox for Jive is sourced from the company’s Indonesia plant, engine is being produced at TVS’s Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu.
Priced at Rs. 41,000 (ex-showroom Chennai), TVS Jive would available across India in the month of December.
TVS Jive Press Release:
TVS Motor Company today unveiled two novel products – India’s first auto-clutch motorcycle and an automatic scooter. Unveiling the new motorcycle and scooter, the company’s Chairman, Mr. Venu Srinivasan asserted that these two products are set to transform the very definition of city commuter biking. Ride convenience is the focal point and both products will provide a sporty riding experience with an unparalleled combination of comfort, performance, ease of operation and fuel efficiency.
Christened TVS Jive, the new motorcycle is propelled by a 110 cc engine which features innovative T-Matic technology (patent applied for) which features a rotary gear technology coupled with an automatic clutch. The bike’s four speed engine delivers a solid four stroke performance with 8.1 Bhp @ 7500 rpm and a torque of 8.1 Nm @ 5500 rpm. TVS Jive’s light weight at 110 Kgs makes it convenient to handle. Alloy wheels complement the bikes wheelbase of 1260 mm which makes cornering and maneuvering effortless. The bike has a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres with two litres as reserve.
TVS Jive is packed with features and superior technology that make it one of the most convenient motorcycles to ride in the country. One of the major features of this motorcycle is the absence of the clutch lever, making riding on this motorcycle a hands free gear shift experience. The bike therefore can be ridden by almost anyone who has a sense of balance as there is no need for manual clutch-gear co-ordination while shifting.
A unique feature of this motorcycle is its anti-stall mechanism which makes smooth riding possible at low speeds even in high gears, without the engine shutting off. This is not possible in motorcycles with the regular clutch system. The downward rotary gear system enables the rider to reach neutral straight from top gear. However, it is not necessary that the bike has to be in neutral while starting. The bike can be started in any gear and is fitted with an electric start for convenience. It is also the first motorcycle in the country to have an under seat storage space, large enough to hold a water bottle, vehicle documents and even a small umbrella.
Each unique feature emphasizes the overall objective – ease and convenience of use.