TVS Radeon 110cc motorcycle launched in India
One of the largest players in the motor industry, the TVS Motor Company has launched a brand new commuter motorcycle, ‘TVS Radeon’ on August 23 introducing the portfolio in an official event in Chennai.
To consolidate its entry-level portfolio comprising of Sport, Victor and Star City Plus, the production of TVS Radeon bike comes more than four and a half years after its 125 cc concept broke cover at the 2012 Auto Expo.
With an aggressive price, to be started at Rs 48,400 (ex-showroom Delhi), the all-new brand has a completely updated design and is targeted primarily at young customers of the Indian market. It is based on an all-new chassis and gets a single cradle tubular frame. The launching of TVS Radeon 110cc intended for the small town or rural India in the age group of 25 to 35 years.
The TVS Radeon 110 cc gets segment-first Synchronized Braking Technology (SBT) and has several premium features that includes part of the Hosur-based brand’s aggressive strategy to enter into new segments and strengthen its position in the existing ones, as the flagship RR310 naked supersport was followed by Ntorq 125 premium scooter and Apache RTR 160 4V before the Radeon.
“Radeon is for the ‘confident self-made’ Indian and has a functional design with practicality and durability intact. Built on a steel tubular chassis, it has a contemporary design with distinctive presence to not only stand out from TVS’ domestic portfolio but among its competitors as well,” the TVS said.
Moreover, the side-stand indicator beeps when rider forgets to disengage it and it is a helpful feature in avoiding accidents. The Radeon is bolted with 18-inch black alloy wheels with Dural Grip tyres.
Radeon has the largest cushioned seat in the segment while the telescopic front forks, with five-step adjustable rear hydraulic shock, aids in comfort during long saddle times. Focussing more on comfort, the Radeon boasts a wheelbase of 1,265 mm and has high ground clearance at 180 mm. It gains low seat height, USB charging spot, easy-to-grab rail for pillion, self-start function, etc. TVS has added chrome accents to the sleek yet appealing design for increased premium appeal and it has a robust presence indeed.
The TVS Radeon will be sold in a total of four colour options - White, Purple, Beige and Black and a customer will get five-year warranty and is powered by the in-house developed 109.7 cc single-cylinder, Dura-Life engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 8.4 PS at 7,000 rpm and 8.7 Nm of peak torque delivered at 5,000 rpm. It has an ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency of 69.3 kmpl. With deliveries expected to commence from next year, TVS is targetting two-lakh sales in Radeon’s first year.