TVS' brand new commuter, the Radeon, is aimed at youngsters in small towns and rural India.
TVS has launched a brand new 110cc motorcycle in India to strengthen its presence in the commuter segment. Billed as the Radeon, this new commuter is aimed primarily at youngsters and will be available in a single variant that’s priced at Rs 48,400 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Radeon is based on the same platform as the TVS Star City Plus and, as a result, it has the same mechanicals as well. However, unlike its plain-Jane sibling, the Radeon comes with some stylish bits such as a unique tank with knee pads, a flat saddle, LED DRL, gold-finish engine casing and a lot of chrome. It also features a sporty analog instrument cluster.
Powering the Radeon is the same 109.7cc engine that does duty in the Star City. The engine develops 8.2bhp and 8.7Nm of torque and comes paired to a four-speed gearbox. The claimed fuel efficiency is 69.3km/l and the fuel tank capacity is 10 litres. Both the wheels get drum brakes, and they come with ‘Synchronised Braking Technology’ – which means using either of the brakes will automatically apply both the brakes. There’s also a side-stand indicator that comes with a beeper.
TVS is offering a five-year warranty with the Radeon and plans to sell as many as 2 lakh units of the motorcycle annually. The TVS Radeon will compete with Honda CD110 Dream, Hero Splendor, et al.