- TVS launches the BS6-compliant Radeon
- Price hike ranges from Rs 6,632 to Rs 8,632
- Produces nearly the same power but weighs 4kgs more now
After revealing the specifications of the Radeon BS6 recently, TVS Motor Company has now officially launched the commuter motorcycle in India. Following the BS6 update, it has become expensive by up to Rs 8,632.
The standard drum brake variant of the Radeon now costs Rs 58,992 while the special edition drum and disc models have been priced at Rs 61,992 and Rs 64,992, respectively. The same variants of the BS4 counterpart were cheaper at Rs 52,360, Rs 54,260 and Rs 56,360, respectively (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).
While the TVS Radeon BS6 continues to be powered by the same 109.7cc, air-cooled engine, the carburetor is now replaced by a fuel-injection system. The performance figures now stand at 8.08bhp and 8.7Nm. That means the torque remains unchanged but the power has dropped by a small margin. Interestingly, TVS claims that the updated engine is now 15 per cent more fuel efficient that the BS4 motor. It continues to be mated to a four-speed gearbox.
The BS6-bound changes in the engine have also increased the kerb weight of the Radeon by 4kgs. While the drum variants now weigh 116kg, the disc model tips the scales at 118kg. Besides these revisions, TVS has kept the Radeon BS6 identical to its BS4 counterpart.
The standard Radeon BS6 is available in six colour options including white, black, beige, purple, red and grey. Meanwhile, the special edition trims come in black and brown paint schemes. The TVS Radeon competes against the Hero Splendor iSmart 110 and TVS Star City Plus.