The TVS XL 100 Heavy Duty is a 100cc moped aimed at the rural markets, but more as a load carrier than anything else. It is positioned above the other two XL 100s in TVS’ Indian portfolio.
The TVS XL 100 Heavy Duty, as the name suggests, is powered by a 100cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine, which delivers 4.3bhp and 6Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a single-speed gearbox with a centrifugal wet clutch. Tipping the scales at just 80 kilograms, the XL 100 Heavy Duty can carry a payload of up to 130 kilograms. The 16-inch spoke wheels ride on conventional telescopic suspension in the front and dual hydraulic springs in the rear. It gets drum brakes for both wheels. The miniscule fuel tank can take up just four litres of fuel. TVS is claiming an efficiency of 67kmpl for the XL 100 Heavy Duty. The removable rear seat allows for better load-carrying capacity with a single rider. There is a new variant called the i-Touch Start that has been launched. It offers an electric start and a USB charging port for a premium of roughly Rs 3000.
The TVS XL 100 Heavy Duty is available in five paint schemes – blue, red, green, gray and black. The i-Touch is available in an exclusive purple paint scheme. Being quite a niche product, it doesn’t really have any direct competition in the Indian market.