As a premium 125cc commuter bike, the overall design plays a very important factor for customers to walk into the showrooms. TVS has done a good job in this area. But let me talk about the most obvious attribute of the Phoenix that has resulted in the bike not only looking good but also makes it stand out, thanks to the decals or the dual tone graphics. TVS has done a very good job in applying these decals that start from the front fender, flow on the fuel tank, side panel and end at the tail section. The large ‘125’ text on the fuel tank is very much visible from far but the colour combination used makes it quite unique.
The bike sports a bikini fairing that houses a headlight which performs quite impressively at night and it also gets LED pilot lamps like the Apache RTR 180. TVS has equipped the LED tail light with a petal design which is a not- so-important characteristic but we appreciate the company’s effort in taking care of minute detailing. The side and the rear-end panels look very similar to the Star City but the quality is much better. It gets a 12-litre conventional fuel tank but the graphics on it makes it look more than conventional. The blacked out theme of the lower end of the bike that consists of alloy wheels, engine cover and the exhaust gives it a very sporty look. The overall paint quality of the Phoenix I tested was excellent but be ready to shell out an additional Rs 2,370 for the white paint scheme. With six colour options – Moroccan Red, Alaskan Green, Belgian Black Red, Helsinki Black Silver, Oxford Grey and White, the Phoenix makes a very attractive buy.