TVS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the motorcycle firm well-known for many firsts in new technology and innovation, has introduced the TVS JIVE 100cc with a clutch-free operation plus it can be switched on without shifting the gear to neutral which is how normal motorbikes are started.
The new motorcycle is powered by a 110 cc engine which features innovative T-Matic technology (patent applied for) which features a rotary gear technology coupled with an automatic clutch. “The absence of the clutch allows it to be ridden by almost anyone who has a sense of balance as there is no need for manual clutch-gear co-ordination while shifting,” according to a company statement.
It said TVS Jive is the first and only bike in the world to have the unique feature of anti-knock mechanism which makes smooth riding possible at low speeds even in high gears, without the engine shutting off.
This is not possible in motorcycles with the regular clutch system. Another key feature is the downward rotary gear system which enables the rider to reach neutral straight from top gear, it said.
“It is not necessary for the bike to be in neutral gear while starting. The bike can be started in any gear and is fitted with an electric start for convenience. It is also the first motorcycle in the country to have an under seat storage space, large enough to hold a water bottle, vehicle documents and even a small umbrella,” it said.