TVS iQube review, road test

    A full road test reveals what is perhaps the most tempting EV offering out there.

    Published on Jul 29, 2021 08:00:00 AM

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    With Power (mode) comes responsibility. The iQube can be surprisingly quick for someone not used to EVs, which is why it’s reassuring to know that it’s got the chassis to handle it. The telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers do a fine job at keeping this thing planted at all times. The scooter rides on 12-inch wheels with TVS tyres that also aid the grip levels. Despite being quite heavy, at 118kg, most of its weight is masked well because of its lower centre of gravity.

     

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    Steering feels heavy, but not to the point of being problematic.

     

    What this means is that the iQube is stable in the corners and doesn’t feel nervous or twitchy even though it runs narrower tyres than some 125cc petrol-powered scooters. While the iQube has got stability covered, the same can’t be said for agility. The steering feels heavy and by this we mean that the handlebar takes a little effort to turn when compared to most petrol-powered scooters and some electric scooters. It won’t be as flickable as some rivals in the city, but it’s not to the point of being problematic. The ride quality, on the other hand, is rather impressive. The plush suspension swallows almost every imperfection at low speeds, but hitting a pothole at higher speeds can bottom-out the soft telescopic fork.

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