The base variant of the TVS Raider 125, with a drum brake, is priced at ₹77,500, while the disc brake variant carries a price tag of ₹85,469. The price of the top-spec variant, which comes with connectivity features, is yet to be announced.
The discontinuation of the Phoenix 125 back in 2017 also ended TVS' presence in the 125cc motorcycle space. But now, the brand is making a comeback into the 125cc segment by introducing the all-new Raider 125. The TVS Raider starts at ₹77,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Raider 125 is an all-new product powered by a 125cc motor, which produces 11.2bhp and 11.2Nm of torque. This engine comes paired with a 5-speed transmission. The Hosur-based brand has fitted it with a silent start function and an idle start/stop feature. With that in mind, TVS claims that the Raider will return a fuel efficiency of 67km/l. Other highlights of the Raider include a 30mm telescopic fork at the front and a five-step adjustable rear monoshock. The Raider 125 will go on sale in three variants – Drum, Disc (₹85,469), and the top-spec version with the TVS SmartXonnect app feature (its price is yet to be revealed).
Just like in the Ntorq, this 125cc bike has set new benchmarks in terms of features. It has been fitted with a fully digital 5.0-inch TFT colour display with auto-brightness adjustment, which allows you to connect the motorcycle to your phone using the TVS SmartXConnect App. It also has features like voice assist, call answering, navigation, and message notification alert. Additionally, the instrument cluster also displays two trip meters, a tachometer, a speedometer, a gear position indicator, average fuel economy, and more.
The Raider sports a muscular design especially with its well-chiselled fuel tank and tank extensions. It also gets an LED headlamp with C-shaped 'animalistic' DRLs. TVS has given the Raider a sporty touch by fitting it with a split seat. Though it is a rather small 125cc motorcycle, it doesn’t feel like that from the saddle. In terms of dimensions, it offers a 1,326mm wheelbase, a comfortable 780mm seat height, and 180mm of ground clearance.
The TVS Raider will compete with the likes of the Honda SP 125 and the recently launched Hero Glamour Xtec.