TVS Raider 125cc: The TVS Raider will appeal to young buyers with its sporty look, clean bodywork, and premium features.
Following the release of a series of teaser videos, TVS Motor Company officially launched the new Raider 125 motorcycle in India. This sport bike is added to the ever-growing list of 125cc motorcycles in the country.
It will be offered as a viable competitor to the Honda CB Shine, Bajaj Pulsar 125, Bajaj Discover 125, and Hero Super Splendor in the Indian market.
The new TVS Raider 125cc is priced at Rs 77,500. At this price, it’s around Rs 5k more expensive than the Hero Super Splendor.
While it’s around Rs 1k cheaper than the Bajaj Pulsar 125 and almost Rs 23k cheaper than the Pulsar NS 125. In the range of the company, the new Raider ranks among the Radeon 110 and the Apache RTR 160 4V.
Being a new generation motorcycle, it shares some characteristics with the Apache series. Raider gets all front and rear LED headlights as well as LED daytime running lights.
It also has a fully digital instrument cluster with a tachometer, gear indicator with speedometer, fuel gauge, and clock. It also benefits from the TVS Bluetooth connection functionality.
Sporty accents extend to a beefy fuel tank, pointed belly, and split seats. The TVS Raider 125cc is presented in four colors: blue, red, yellow, and black, but with a two-tone finish with a black color on the tank fairings.
The TVS Raider 125 sits on a 1,326mm wheelbase and rides on 17-inch alloy wheels front and rear. It has a 10-liter fuel tank while the curb weight is 123 kg.
The fuel consumption is fixed at 67km / l, thanks to the first segment ET Fi. A for a 125cc motorcycle in India, the TVS Raider 125 comes with two driving modes: Eco and Power. Eco mode will focus on better fuel efficiency while Power mode is for fun.
TVS Raider Features
|Braking Type||Synchronized Braking System|
|Service Due Indicator||Yes|
Dimensions and Capacity
|Fuel Capacity||10 L|
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
|Kerb Weight||123 kg|
|Engine Oil||1 l|
Engine, Suspension, and Braking
The TVS Raider 125 is powered by an air-cooled 14.8 cc three-valve engine. It is delivering 11.4 hp of power at 7,500 RPM and 11.2 Nm of torque at 6,000 RPM.
The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. front and gas shock absorber with 5-step adjustable preload at the rear while braking is done with a 240mm disc at the front and a 130mm drum at the rear.
The bike is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends. The Raider 125 has a wheelbase of 1326mm and a seat height of 780mm. The fuel tank holds 10 liters and the bike has an empty weight of just 123 kg.
Mr.KN Radhakrishnan, Director, and CEO of TVS Motor Company said: “TVS Motor Company caters to customers on almost every continent. We are excited to add a new global motorcycle platform to our portfolio with TVS Raider, designed for young people.
A native of digital generation Z. Faithful to its target segment, it offers cutting-edge vehicles and connected technology. I have no doubts that TVS Raider will be the preferred choice of our young consumers in India and around the world.
TVS Raider 125cc Specifications
|Mileage (Overall)||67 kmpl|
|Engine Type||Air and oil cooled single cylinder, SI|
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|Max Power||11.38 PS @ 7500 rpm|
|Max Torque||11.2 Nm @ 6000 rpm|
|Fuel Capacity||10 L|
|Body Type||Sports Naked Bikes|
Prices and Conclusion
The new TVS Raider 125 is packed with features and is by far the most feature-rich bike in its class. The motorcycle is powered by an oil-cooled 124.8 cc single-cylinder engine that develops 11 hp of power and 11.2 Nm of torque.
Prices start at Rs 77,500, for the drum brake model which has excellent value for money. This puts the Raider on a par with relatively young and sporty 125s like the Bajaj Pulsar 125 and Honda SP 125, not to mention that makes it Rs 20,000 cheaper than the Pulsar NS 125.
However, TVS will charge you an additional Rs 8,000 (Rs 85,469) for the disc brake model you see here.
Seems like an unreasonable amount to just add a front disc, as the company tells us that the disc model doesn’t have any additional features.
Maybe TVS will increase the price of the base model in a few months to reduce the price difference.
The next TVS 125cc motorcycle will mainly come up against Honda Shine, Hero Glamor, and also the segment’s Bajaj Pulsar NS125. Its price should be around Rs 85,000.