TVS has come up with a bang a couple of months before Diwali as it introduces the new Raider 125 at a starting price tag of INR 77,500 (ex-showroom). With this motorcycle, the bikemaker also fills its blank spot in the 125 cc segment. Though the motorcycle is placed in the commuter segment, it’s clear with its name “Raider” that there are a lot of surprises in its features.
The new-gen motorcycle, TVS Raider 125 has a lot of features common with its renowned Apache series. Its style is a perfect blend of commuter and sporty. The bike features a new LED headlamp having LED DRLs. The 10-liter fuel tank looks muscular.
The bike features a single-piece grab rail at the back. There is a split seat, which is able to provide the much-needed comfort while commuting on long rides. Moreover, TVS Raider 125 comes with gas-charged monoshock suspension at the rear. It rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels. Customers have the option to choose between three different colour options - Yellow, Black, and Red.
Speaking of the console, the bike comes with a fully digital one. The LCD console can provide almost all necessary readouts including fuel gauge, clock, speed, gear position indicator, etc. There is also an option of a five-inch TFT instrument for the SmartXconnect variant. The latter helps you to connect the smartphone to the bike.
One of its unique features is the availability of two riding modes - Power and Eco. It is the first bike in this segment to have riding modes. Depending upon the mode selected, one can get three percent more mileage and ten percent more power.
TVS Raider 125 is equipped with a 124.8 cc engine, which is capable of churning out a maximum power with 11 hp and 11 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. As per the manufacturer, the motorcycle offers a mileage of 67 kmpl. Also, they claimed that the bike’s torque and acceleration are segment-best.
TVS’s own IntelliGO technology has been incorporated in Raider 125. The unique feature makes the integrated starter generator provide a silent start. It automatically turns the engine off when the bike is idling, while it can be started by a blip on the throttle.
Drum brakes with Combi braking are present on either end of the base variant, while the premium variant features a 240 mm petal disc brake at the front.