TVS Motor Company has announced the launch of a new 125cc sporty commuter motorcycle, the Raider 125 in the Indian market. We had the opportunity to test the motorcycle on the company’s Hosur test track and you can read our first impressions here. In this article, we bring you the most appealing photographs from the first ride review of the new TVS Raider.
This new 125cc motorcycle from TVS Motor Company features a stylish design that should appeal to the young buyers. The 125cc sporty commuter motorcycle is available in four colour options – Striking Red, Blazing Blue, Wicked Black, and Fiery Yellow.
The new TVS Raider features a sharp design for LED headlight, body coloured headlamp cowl, body-coloured front fender, a 10-litre fuel tank, split-style saddle, aluminium grab rail, and an engine cowl. The motorcycle tips the weighing scale at 123kg (kerb).
The features list across the variants includes an LED headlight with integrated LED DRLs, an LED taillight, a five-inch digital display, and first-in-segment under-seat storage.
Apart from the standard ride-related information, the display on the Drum and the Disc variant shows a wide range of data such as top speed recorder, fuel economy, and range among others.
The Connected variant, which will be introduced in the near future, will benefit from a colour TFT display, Bluetooth connectivity, and a Voice Assist function that will work with the TVS SmartXConnect system.
The 124.8cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, three-valve engine on the new Raider produces 11.2bhp of power at 7,500rpm and 11.2Nm of peak torque at 6,000rpm. The motor is linked to a five-speed gearbox. TVS Motor Company claims a 0-60kmph acceleration time of 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 99kmph.
The Raider boasts two riding modes (Eco and Power) and an Idle Stop Start system to deliver enhanced fuel economy.
The suspension setup includes 30mm telescopic front forks and a preload-adjustable rear mono-shock.
The anchoring tasks on the base version are handled by drum units on both wheels while the Disc variant uses a 240mm disc at the front. The safety net across the variants comprises a combined braking system.