After a long time, TVS has made a comeback in the 125cc commuter motorcycle segment with the all new Raider 125. The new TVS Raider will now be sitting in the middle of the 110cc and 160cc motorcycle from the India-based two-wheeler major.
2021 TVS Raider 125: Design and Features
The new TVS Raider 125 shares nothing with the other motorcycles from the current lineup of TVS as well as its predecessor, the Phoenix 125, which was pulled off from the Indian market a few years ago. The motorcycle features a new trendy design with a full LED headlamp with X-shaped daytime running LED and dual tone design for the 10-liter fuel tank with 3D logo of TVS on the fuel tank extension panels.
Other youthful bits in the TVS Raider 125 include body colored engine cowl, split seats, silver finished handlebar levers, small LED tail light and clear lens turn indicators. The handlebar grips, rear view mirrors and premium switchgear have been shared with the more premium Apache lineup of naked commuters.
The TVS Raider 125 also features a fully digital instrument console with negative-LCD display. This unit comes with bits like tachometer and gear position indicator. While the console misses out on the in-trend Bluetooth connectivity, TVS has confirmed that it will roll out this feature for the Raider 125 in coming months. Other useful features include two riding modes (Eco and Power) and small storage compartment below the pillion seat.
2021 TVS Raider 125: Engine and Gearbox
The new TVS Raider 125 gets an all-new four-stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, 124.8cc engine, which features three-valves and is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine makes maximum power and torque outputs of 11.4 bhp @ 7,500 rpm and 11.2 Nm @ 6,000 rpm respectively. TVS is claiming a maximum fuel efficiency figure of 67 kmpl for the Raider 125.
2021 TVS Raider 125: Chassis
The TVS Raider 125 is armed with a suspension combination of conventional hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and gas charged mono-shock with five steps of preload adjustment at the rear. The motorcycle gets 130mm drum brakes at both front and rear in the entry-level variant, with the higher-spec variant getting a 240mm disc brake at the front. Riding on 17-inch wheels at both the ends, the TVS Raider 125 tips the weighing scales at 123 kg and has a seat height of 780mm.
2021 TVS Raider 125: Pricing and Competition
The TVS Raider 125 has been introduced in two different variants – one with front drum brake and one with front disc brake. While the drum brake variant is priced at Rs 77,500, the disc brake variant will set you back by Rs 85,469. The TVS Raider 125 takes on the premium 125cc motorcycles like Bajaj Pulsar 125, Hero Glamour and Honda SP 125.