New TVS Raider: Photo Gallery
Excited about the new 125cc sporty commuter? Take a closer look through these detailed images
TVS has made a comeback in the lucrative 125cc commuter segment with the new Raider. The company has priced the bike competitively for the features on offer. We have already ridden the TVS Raider, and here’s our in-depth first ride review of the bike. And if you are already considering adding this to your garage, take a closer look at these images:
TVS is targeting Gen-Z with the new Raider, and the styling reflects exactly that. The bike gets sporty styling elements to stand apart from the general crop of 125cc commuters. As is the tradition with TVS motorcycles, the bike doesn’t sport loud graphics, which, in fact, adds that premium touch to it.
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It would be fair to say that no other bike from the segment (even from a segment above) has a headlight design that can match the TVS Raider. The sharp surround and the twin LED DRL lend it almost a Transformer-like fascia.
The TVS Raider gets a segment-first negative-lit console, a side-stand indicator, gear shift indicator, range, top and average speed recorder, and fuel economy readout. TVS will also launch a new variant later with a 5-inch TFT and SmartXonnect Bluetooth connectivity. The TFT also comes with features like voice assist, navigation, and calling.
Complementing the sharp fascia is the sculpted fuel tank with knee recess to grip the tank. Adding to the visual appeal are the tank extensions with faux air vents. The 10-litre tank capacity is decent too.
The TVS raider is powered by an all-new 124.8cc 3-valve engine developing 11.38PS and 11.2Nm, making it the torquiest bike in the segment. The engine has been equipped with the start/stop feature and an internal start-generator for noiseless ignition. TVS claims that the bike can deliver a mileage of 67kmpl.
TVS has also added two riding modes, another segment-first feature. The ‘Eco’ riding mode restricts it to 7000rpm for the fifth gear and 8000rpm for other gears. This results in three percent more fuel efficiency.
The TVS Raider comes with a premium split-seat setup, with decent underseat storage beneath the pillion seat -- another feature unique to the segment.
TVS is offering an optional USB charger conveniently placed at the front of the fuel tank.
The TVS Raider rides on 17-inch wheels wrapped with a TVS Remora 80/100 unit at the front and a 100/90 unit at the rear.
The 125cc commuter gets optional front drum and disc brakes (240mm) and a 130mm rear drum brake. Being a 125cc bike, the only safety net on offer is CBS.
The TVS Raider is suspended on a 30mm telescopic fork offering 120mm travel and a 5-step preload-adjustable gas-charged monoshock at the rear.
The TVS Raider locks horns with the likes of the Honda SP125 and the Hero Glamour X-Tec. Will you pick the new commuter over the established players from Honda and Hero? Let us know in the comments section below.