Who said the XL 100 was boring?
Here’s the TVS XL Goa! Interesting little thing, isn’t it? This unique little moped was built as a one-off for the brand’s latest customer engagement platform -- TVS MotoSoul. It also pays tribute to the brand’s rich history. Granted, the Std XL 100 looks like an ordinary moped but it is the two-wheeler that put TVS on the map. The secondary motive around building this custom XL is to inspire customers to build their own special XL 100. We’ve compiled a number of images that will give you a better insight into the work that’s gone into the XL 100 Goa.
Going with the retro trend, the XL 100 gets a special “Goa” livery with a neon green and blue paint scheme. It also gets rim tapes which adds to the overall appeal. TVS chose to go with this particular paint scheme with a view to connect with the youth of today.
While the TVS XL Goa is still an XL 100 underneath, it gets some unique features that help it stand out. For instance, this custom moped features an LED headlight running a circular DRL and clear lens turn indicators. The standard model, on the other hand, comes with a conventional halogen headlight and turn indicators.
The feature-rich full-digital instrument console from the NTorq 125 has been carried over to the XL 100 Goa.
It also gets a cool single-piece seat finished in neon green. However, we’re not quite sure how comfortable the seat actually is.
The pillion seat has been removed for a luggage carrier. The XL Goa also comes equipped with what looks like mounting points for panniers.
Jump to the rear and you’ll notice a retro style LED tail light. Notably, the front and rear fenders come with racing stripes. A neat little touch, we’d say.
The switchgear has been carried over from the standard model.
It’s powered by the same 99.7cc, single-cylinder engine that makes 4.3PS and at 6000rpm and 6.5Nm of torque at 3400rpm.
The suspension setup has been carried over from the standard model. So it gets a telescopic fork and a twin shock absorber setup at the rear.
What’s updated in terms of mechanicals though, is the front brake. It now features a petal disc mated to a twin-piston caliper. The rear retains its drum brake setup.
The standard road-going tyres have been replaced with knobby ones which appear to be fatter than before.
The TVS XL 100 Goa sure is something to look out for and we hope it inspires customers to pimp out their own mopeds. Motorcycling isn’t about riding expensive bikes, it’s about the joy of riding.