TVS Raider 125 with TFT screen and Bluetooth connectivity launched at ₹99,990
TVS Motor Company has launched a new variant of the Raider 125. The new top-end variant will sit above the whole line-up and is called Raider SmartXonnectTM TFT. It is priced at ₹99,990 (ex-showroom) and the manufacturer has started accepting bookings. The new variant will be offered in Wicked Black and Fiery Yellow paint schemes. The price of the TVS Raider starts at ₹85,973 (ex-showroom).
The biggest highlight of the Raider 125 is the new 5-inch TFT instrument cluster. It shows a digital instrument cluster, trip meters, odometer, time, fuel gauge, average speed, riding mode and gear-position indicator.
The TFT screen also takes advantage of the manufacturer's SmartXonnect cloud-connected technology. It is a Bluetooth-enabled system that showcases a range of riding analytics to help riders review their ride and style. Additionally, the motorcycle offers voice and navigation assist, an incoming call feature, image transfer options and ride reports.
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Other features on offer are an LED headlamp with LED Daytime Running Lamps and a LED tail lamp. There is also Intelligent Auto Start-Stop technology, under-seat storage, side stand indication and engine cut-off and a USB port to charge mobile devices.
Mechanically, there are no updates to the Raider 125. So, it continues to come with a 124.8 cc air & oil-cooled 3V engine. It produces 11.4 hp of max power at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque output of 11.2 Nm at 6,000 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed transmission. There are two riding modes on offer, Eco and Power. The motorcycle boasts a best-in-class acceleration of 0-60 km/h in 5.9 sec and an impressive top speed of 99 km/h.
Braking duties are handled by a 240 mm disc in the front and a 130 mm disc or drum brake at the rear. Suspension duties are taken care of TVS, Raider 125 by telescopic forks in the front and a 5-step monoshock at the rear.