TVS Motor Company has launched the 110cc Radeon and the bike has been introduced alongside the TVS Victor and the TVS Star City in the company's commuter bike portfolio. The Radeon was the basis of the Phoenix 125 when it was first showcased as a concept model at the 2012 Auto Expo. The new motorcycle gets the same 109.7 cc single-cylinder engine that is used in the Star City+. It puts out 8.3 bhp at 7,000 rpm and maximum torque of 8.7 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox and has a fuel tank capacity of 10 litres. It has a claimed fuel efficiency of 69.3 kmpl.
Targeted primarily at young customers, the Radeon employs a brand new design and is built on a tubular steel chassis. The motorcycle is also equipped with TVS' synchronised braking technology which offers better control when braking and also avoids skidding under panic braking. It also has features such as long seat, USB charging spot, 5-step adjustable rear shock-absorber and a grab rail for the pillion rider as well.
TVS is looking to strengthen its 110 cc bikes portfolio in India. TVS looks to manufacture 2 lakh units of the Radeon in the first year. The deliveries will begin next month. This particular segment has a lot of models with companies such as Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India having multiple models in the 100-110 cc segments.