Hyderabad, Feb 16 (Calcutta Tube) TVS Motor Company Tuesday launched TVS Jive, India’s first auto-clutch motorcycle, in Andhra Pradesh and announced plans to introduce the same in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh soon.
J.S. Srinivasan, general manager, sales, TVS Motor Company, told reporters that the motorcycle launched in Tamil Nadu earlier this month received tremendous response.
The motorcycle with auto clutch, hands free gear shift and self start features has been designed for the riders’ convenience and comfort on congested city roads, he said.
TVS, which already accounts for 23 percent motorcycle market share in Andhra Pradesh, hopes that the new bike would increase the same up to 27 percent.
Out of 65,000 motorcycles sold in Andhra Pradesh, TVS already accounts for 15,000 sales, Srinivasan said.
As the TVS Jive has no clutch lever and there is no need for mutual clutch-gear coordination while shifting, the bike will ease physical and mental stress of the riders. ‘One can ride the bike at any speed in any gear,’ he said.
Propelled by a 110 cc engine, it has a unique feature of anti-knocking mechanism which makes smooth riding possible at low speeds even in high gears, without the engine shutting off.