The TVS Star City feels fairly comfortable right from the first time you swing a leg over it. The tank recess provides the perfect amount of grip to lock the knees in, and the upright seating position feels natural when holding on to the handlebars. While the seat offers sufficient space for the rider and pillion, the firm cushioning gets unpleasant on long rides.
As you crank up the Star City Plus BS6 with the one-touch ignition button, the 109cc, fuel-injected motor welcomes with a refined engine note. Complementing the engine are the butter-smooth gearshifts from the four-speed transmission. While the first two gears are short like most motorcycles in its segment, the Star City Plus is composed when ridden at 30kmph even on the fourth gear. The motorcycle has its sweet spot between 40-60kmph where there are very little vibrations on the footpegs. As the speeds increase, these tingling vibrations creep in on the handlebar as well.
However, the comforting prospect is the way the TVS Star City Plus handles in traffic. With a low kerb weight of 116kg, the Start City is sprightly on its feet. So, whether it is filtering through tight traffic or moving in and out of parking spaces, the motorcycle accomplishes it with ease. Furthermore, the Star City’s pliant suspension setup balances things out superbly. It manages to gobble up every bump and undulation the road throws at it without any complaints. Now, TVS is offering the Star City Plus only with a drum brake as standard. While the front brake is spongy and lacks bite, the rear brake makes up for it by offering good bite and feedback.