Pros: Excellent load-carrying ability, Gets a comfy seat, Has good build quality
Cons: Could get better brakes, Is extremely vibey
If you thought the handsome-looking and feature-rich Apache series were TVS Motor Company’s best-selling models, you have been grossly mistaken. Instead, it is the inconspicuous XL 100 that has been bringing in the dough for the Chennai-based manufacturer since its debut in 1980. Although discontinued in 2000, TVS brought back the beloved moped in 2015. And since then, it has evolved into three versions.
What we have here is the crème de la crème variant called the XL 100 Heavy Duty iTouchstart Comfort that is BS6-compliant like the rest of the range. So, in a bid to find out if the legends are true, we spent a couple of days with the XL 100, riding it in traffic, climbing hills with extreme load, and of course, taking it for grocery shopping.