The Ronin 225 is a mix of many different body styles.
The W175 looks like a proper retro motorcycle.
The Ronin 225 is clearly more powerful than the W175.
New Delhi. TVS Motor Company has recently launched a new retro looking cruiser bike Ronin 225 in the Indian market. It is a neo-retro motorcycle that gets its design inspiration from the Zeppelin R concept. However, both mechanically concept and production concept motorcycles are very different. The Ronin 225 gives a tough competition to the Kawasaki W175 in the Indian market, which was recently launched.
If you also want to buy a retro looking cruiser bike, then here both the bikes can be the best option for you. Here, by comparing the two, let’s see which bike is absolutely right in terms of features, design and price.
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How’s the design?
The Ronin 225 is a mix of many different body styles. It looks like a new retro motorcycle from the front with new LED headlamps, turn indicators and circular headlamps. From the side the stance of the motorcycle is muscular thanks to the large fuel tank and chunky golden forks. At the rear, the slim tail lamps and block-pattern type tyres, make the Ronin look like a scrambler. The W175 on the other hand looks like a proper retro motorcycle. It gets circular headlamps, squared-off tail lamps and oval turn indicators. Halogen lights are available in it. There is a single-piece bench-style seat and the only chrome element on the motorcycle is around the headlamp.
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How are the features?
This TVS bike gets an off-set digital instrument cluster, Bluetooth connectivity, adjustable levers, a silent start system, ABS mode and all LED lighting. The W175 is a bare-bones motorcycle in terms of features. It comes with a semi digital instrument cluster. Apart from this, single-channel ABS is also available in the bike.
Which one should I buy?
When it comes to the engine, the Ronin 225 is clearly a lot more powerful than the W175. It is powered by a 225cc oil-cooled engine that produces 20.4 bhp of maximum power and 19.93 Nm of peak torque. The Kawasaki is powered by a 177 cc, air-cooled engine that produces 13 PS and 13.2 Nm. The W175 is priced above ₹1.47 Lakh (ex-showroom). Ronin 225 price is Rs 1.5 Lakh (ex-showroom). Yes, it is a bit more expensive than the W175, but then it comes with a lot more equipment, premium hardware and power than the W175.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 13, 2022, 10:17 IST