The indigenous bike manufacturer has positioned the TVS Raider between the TVS Star City Plus and the entry-level bike from the Apache series, the RTR 160. TVS bikes that are positioned below the Apache series are commuter bikes (also called mileage bikes). That said, they have low engine outputs, due to which they are more fuel efficient. A vehicle with low output will always offer impressive mileage.
The Raider 125 rival the Honda SP and the Bajaj Pulsar NS in the 125cc segment. As far as the figures go, the Raider 125’s price is from Rs 85,000 onwards. Just so you know, TVS silently introduced the updated iteration of the Raider 125 in October 2022. A few new-age features were added alongside new colour options.
Moreover, the Raider 125 has proven itself to be among the bestselling commuter bikes in the country. You can check out the Raider 125 price on the autoX website.
So, if you are planning to purchase a 125cc bike, then you should consider the TVS Raider. But before even considering it, you should know the details of it and that is why this blog will tell you about the specifications, prices, and variants. So, let’s begin knowing the deets of the Raider 125.
Engine and other Specifications
As the suffix “125” suggests, the Raider belongs to the 125cc segment. TVS has built the Raider on their in-house-developed Single Cradle Tubular frame that supports a 124.8cc single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled engine, which churns out 11.2 bhp at 7500 rpm and 11.2 Nm of peak torque at 6000 rpm. Yes, that’s right. Both have identical figures. Therefore, that’s a respectable power delivery for a commuter bike. And, as mentioned earlier, these commuter two-wheelers are fuel efficient in nature.
But, if you want more engine output from a 125cc bike, you should consider the KTM Duke 125. Speaking of which, the Duke 125 is the most powerful bike in the 125cc segment. You can check out the Duke 125 price on the autoX website.
As far as fuel economy goes, the TVS Raider’s mileage is onward and upwards of 51 km/l. You see there? No wonder, why these budget two-wheelers are called mileage bikes. However, you can easily do long journeys on this bike, as it won’t let you worry about the range and fuel efficiency. At the same time, this homegrown two-wheeler won’t pinch your pockets either, as it won’t make you stop at fuel stations much, especially for top-ups.
One of the reasons why these BS6 two-wheelers are fuel efficient is because of the fuel injection technology (Fi-T). Before the BS6 engines were rolled out, the central government of India ordered the two-wheeler manufacturers to use fuel injection technology in their BS6 engines. This state-of-the-art technology offers a clean fuel supply system that makes the engine more fuel efficient and less polluting than the BS4 engines. BS6 engines also offer linear power delivery and they won’t let you lament about the cold start, as chances of having an engine breakdown have decreased. Unlike the BS4 engines, the BS6 engines also do the job when you are riding a two-wheeler on hills. It won’t be jerky much, due to which, the engine will have less stress on itself.
Furthermore, the TVS Raider 125 draws power and sends it to its rear wheel via a five-speed manual transmission. Nowadays, the clutch on manual BS6 bikes is more durable and has a better life than the conventional dry multiplate clutch. Thanks to the wet multiplate clutch that makes the new-age clutch more durable. As mentioned earlier, it offers smooth gear shifts at low and high revs. At the same time, a good transmission coupled with an improved engine will always return an impressive mileage figure.
As far as the suspension setup is concerned, the TVS Raider 125 has a telescopic fork at the front and a five-step adjustable monoshock with a gas-filled shock absorber at the rear. A gas-filled suspension has better absorption of bumps, which makes the ride more comfortable. However, with this suspension setup, the TVS Raider shouldn’t let you lament about the rideability in the city or on interstate journeys. Needless to say but it is recommended to take a test ride of this homegrown bike, as personal riding experience can vary from person to person.
So, this bike ticks the boxes of comfort and mileage.
Moreover, except for the base variant, the rest of the models have a disc-drum setup. This indigenous bike has only three variants on offer, though.
As for stability, the TVS Raider 125 has a single-channel ABS, as standard across the variants. Please note that when disc brakes work in tandem with a dual-channel ABS, they tend to reduce the chances of mishaps. Disc brakes have impressive braking power, while the dual-channel ABS offer better stability than the single-channel ABS. That said, you can easily ride a dual-channel ABS on wet roads. However, you can access the curated list of specifications of it and compare it with your preferred alternatives on the autoX website.
Now, let’s talk about the Raider 125 features.
Features of TVS Raider 125
Before you begin reading, please note that the below-mentioned features are from the top model of the TVS Raider. As mentioned earlier, TVS Bikes introduced the updated Raider 125 in October 2022. It has a plethora of features.
They include a digital instrument cluster in which every reading is digitally displayed. Next to the instrument cluster, you will also notice the USB-charging port. That’s a must-feature, as everything is digitally operated. Further, this bike has a low fuel indicator, and a low battery indicator but not a low oil indicator.
Other features include LED DRLs, an electric start, automatic headlights, and an LED headlight. The LED light setup on vehicles, definitely makes them look plush. It also offers ride modes, a standing alarm, a top-speed recorder, a clock, and a pillion seat with grabrails and footrests. So, these are a few features of the TVS Raider 125.
Colours, Variants, and Prices
TVS sells the Raider 125 in six exciting colours: Blazing Blue, Fiery Yellow, Striking Red, Wicked Black, Fiery Yellow (SXC), and Wicked Black (SXC). For your reference, the SXC is short for SmartXConnect. Further, it has three variants on offer. The TVS Raider 125 price starts at Rs 85,973 for the base model, the Drum, and goes up to Rs 99,990 for the top-of-the-line SmartXConnect variant.
All are ex-showroom prices, New Delhi, as of January 2023. However, they are subject to change without prior notice to the customers. But, as you know, you can always visit the autoX website to access the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle. For more information, visit the website. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube so that you receive alerts for job opportunities, online giveaways and the latest automotive-related content.