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Features & Specifications
TVS Motor Company has launched the updated 2022 TVS Raider 125 in India, priced at Rs. 99,990 (Ex-showroom). The motorcycle now gets TVS’ ‘SmartXonnect’ technology and in India’s first commuter motorcycle to get a TFT screen. Yes, you read that right! A feature that is usually seen only on premium motorcycles, is now on offer on the TVS Raider 125. The Raider 125 was launched in the Metaverse, perhaps the first model to be launched in such a manner.
The TVS Raider 125 now comes equipped with a 5-inch TFT console that connects the rider with the motorcycle through an exclusive mobile app. The new Bluetooth enabled system offers a range of riding analytics to help riders know more about their riding style. Additionally, the motorcycle offers voice and navigation assist, incoming call feature, image transfer options and ride reports.
The Raider 125 continues to get a 124.8cc single-cylinder engine that makes 11.2 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 11.2 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The motorcycle gets two riding modes, Eco and Power - with Power mode said to offer 10 per cent more power at the top-end. The motorcycle has best-in-class acceleration of 0-60 kmph in 5.9 sec and a top speed of 99 kmph.
The motorcycle also gets a side-stand cut-off switch as a safety feature. The updated Raider will go up against other 125cc commuter bikes like the Hero Glamour XTEC and Honda Shine SP in India.
The updated TVS Raider 125 will be available in two colours - Wicked Black and Fiery Yellow.
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Pros & Conss
Things We Like
- Stylish design
- Engine Performance
- Feature rich
Things We Don't Like
- Quality of plastics
- Better brakes
- Bouncy rear suspension
Price in India
Price in India
Being one of the most popular 125cc models in India, TVS Raider is known for its high-octane performance and exciting features. The bike comes in two different variants: Drum and Disc. The ex-showroom price of the Drum variant is INR84,573 and INR90,989. It is available in 4 different colours: Blue, Red, Black and Yellow.
How is the design?
TVS Raider is more than what is expected from a 125cc commuter motorcycle. TVS Raider has prioritized performance and it comes with 11.2NM peak torque and 11.4 horsepower and the way it delivers power, adds to the satisfaction and comfort of the riders. TVS Raider’s 0.65 KMPH and 0.85 KMPH timing are believed to be the quickest in the 125cc segment. The refinement level of the bike is quite impressive as well, with a negligible hint of vibrations that can be felt through the seats. TVS Raider is tractable and it has the capacity of going as low as 35 KMPH even when in 5th gear.
How is the performance?
The TVS Raider is powered by a 124.8cc single-cylinder, three-valve engine which is ideal for developing 11.2 Nm of torque and 11 hp of power and it also comes with a 5-speed gearbox. The engine of TVS Raider has been built from ground-up and therefore, it cannot be considered as a derivative of previously discontinued or existing TVS 125cc products. The intelliGo tech is also featured in this model and this is a silent engine start system. The electric starter sound would not be heard while starting the bike. To enhance the performance, the Eco mode is added which is basically used to turn off the engine of the bike automatically following a few seconds of idling. A multi-coloured LCD is also included in the model which shows a range of information. The fuel economy of TVS Raider is on par with its rivals as well
How does the TVS Raider ride?
The ride quality of TVS Raider is appreciative as it is supple and soft, ironing out most undulations. The bike is designed in a manner so that even the large potholes in bad roads are easily absorbed by the light-weight bike. While riding, the bike feels agile and light and its instantaneous flickability is believed to be what draws the interest of the riders. Now coming to the brake performance of the bike, it has been found that the equal use of the rear and the front brakes enhance the braking experience of the riders.
How comfortable is the TVS Raider?
The TVS Raider does not feature a single-piece flat seat and rather comes with a stylish and supportive split seat. Both the pillion and the rider seat in this model are well padded and cushioned, adding to the comfort of the riders. A neat cubby is also added under the pillion seat for storage and the riders find this feature useful, as they do not have to carry anything on their back and ride comfortably. TVS Raider also offers a fairly upright riding position, however, the foot pegs on the bike are slightly rear-set, offering a sporty look along with a comfortable riding position. The split seat is designed in a manner so that there is a wide surface area on the bike, offering comfort to both the pillion and the rider. The wide handlebar comes with a great grip and therefore, a good leverage in handling.
How's the tech?
There are two riding modes in TVS Raider: Power and Eco. The power mode in the bike is able to deliver 10% more power at the top end. The other important tech feature in the bike includes an instrument console which is basically a negative LCD screen and it displays a long read-out list including “distance to empty indicator”, “three trip meter”, “integrated starter generator indicator”, as well as “average speed recorder”. In its safety feature, a “side-stand cut-off switch” has also been added. TVS SmartXonnect system is the Bluetooth connectivity in the TVS Raider top-spec variants and it is supported by a TFT screen. Some of the other tech features of TVS Raider include “engine kill switch”, “fuel gauge”, “low oil indicator”, “pass light” and “low battery indicator”.
How's the mileage of the TVS Raider?
The TVS Raider bikes come with a mileage of 67 KM/L, with a fuel tank capacity of 10L.
Is the TVS Raider good value for money?
TVS Raider is one of the most efficient bikes in the 125-cc segment in India and therefore, it is worth buying, primarily due to the fact that the bike is packed with features and comes with a premium and sporty look at an affordable starting price of just 84,573.
How is the after sales service?
As estimated, the maintenance cost of TVS Raider is around INR 2,394 for 2 years. The second service is offered after 2500 KM, and the third service is offered after 5000 km, the fourth is offered after 8500 KM and the fifth service is offered after 11,500 Km. The first five services of TVS Raider are free of cost.
Which motorbikes compete in this segment?
The other motorbikes competing in the 125 cc segments are Hero Glamour Xtec, Bajaj Pulsar 125, Honda SP 125, KTM Duke 125, Honda CB Shine and so on.
Verdict (Value for money)
TVS Raider is a value for money bike ranging between INR84,573 and INR90,989. Not only does it come with premium looks, but it has advanced tech features adding to the convenience and comfort of the rider. It is a smart choice for city commuters. It is one of the bestselling 125cc bikes in India and the segment rivaling fuel efficiency as well as the peppy performance and impressive dynamics are combined to make the TVS Raider a more engaging, youthful, fun to ride bike than most of its existing rivals.