TVS motors known for its popular two-wheelers and scooter is back again with its new product in the market. TVS launches the Raider 125cc motorcycle in India at Rs 77,500, ex-showroom (starting price). The new premium commuter motorcycle is offered in multiple variants.
TVS has given the Raider a modern design and styling that appeals to the younger or GenZ buyers in the country. The front of the motorcycle features a distinctive headlamp setup that includes LED lighting and split LED DRLs. The rear of the motorcycle also features a split LED tail lamp. Other features: 10-litre Dual-tone fuel tank, Single-piece handlebar, Dual-tone front mudguard, Crash protectors, Engine sump guard, Split-seats, Up-swept exhaust, Saree guard, 17-inch alloy wheels and Halogen turn-signal indicators.
The Raider comes with a host of technologies considering it is a 125cc commuter motorcycle. TVS has nearly added all the features and convenience that one would need out of their urban commuter motorcycle. The top-spec variant features a 5-inch TFT screen for the instrument cluster that features the brand’s SmartXConnect connected technology. While the lower variant is offered with a negative LCD unit. However, both units offer an ample amount of information to the rider. This includes: Multiple trip meters Gear position indicator, Engine side-stand cut-off indicator, Time, Tachometer, Average fuel efficiency and Fuel range.
The TVS Raider is powered by an air/oil-cooled, single-cylinder 124.8cc engine paired to a five-speed gearbox. The engine also features a starter generator to enable a one-touch start and an idle stop/start system for enhanced fuel efficiency as well. The motorcycle also features segment-first two ride modes: Eco & Sport, which can be changed on the go using the switchgear on the motorcycle. Max power: 11.2bhp @7500rpm Peak torque: 11.2Nm @6000rpm Fuel efficiency (claimed): 67 kmpl Acceleration (0 to 60kmph): 5.9seconds Top-speed (Power mode): 99kmph.
The company claims that in power mode, the top-speed is increased by 10 per cent over the Eco mode and is also quicker by 0.4 sec. However, switching to Eco mode will enable the Idle stop/start function and provide 3 per cent more fuel efficiency.
The TVS Raider will rival the Bajaj Pulsar 125, Bajaj NS125, Honda SP125, Honda Shine, and Hero Glamour; among others in India.