The Raider’s 124.8cc, three-valve engine makes 11.4hp and 11.2Nm of torque.

With the 125cc sporty commuter segment gaining traction in India, it was only a matter of time before TVS entered it. The manufacturer has just launched its 125cc commuter – Raider 125 – at Rs 77,500 (drum brake variant). The disc brake-equipped variant, meanwhile, is priced at Rs 85,469. All prices ex-showroom, Delhi.

  • Three-valve engine makes 11.4hp
  • Fuel tank capacity of 10 litres
  • Fully-digital instrumentation

TVS Raider 125: design

Sporty styling elements are among the main aspects buyers look for in this space and TVS has delivered. The funky headlight, muscular tank, sharp belly-pan and split-seat set up are the major takeaways when it comes to design. The minimalist LED tail-light is also unique and something we don’t see often on bikes at this price point.

TVS Raider 125: engine and gearbox

Powering the Raider 125 is a 124.8cc, three-valve, air-cooled engine making 11.4hp at 7,500rpm and 11.2Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. This engine is fuel-injected and comes paired with a five-speed gearbox. TVS is claiming that the Raider 125 has a fuel efficiency figure of 67kpl, but stay tuned to our website as we’ll put that to test as soon as we get the opportunity.

TVS Raider 125: chassis

Suspension duty on the Raider 125 is handled by a telescopic fork and a monoshock. The latter is gas-charged and offers five steps of preload adjustment. Braking, meanwhile, is carried out by a 240mm disc up front and a 130mm drum at the rear on the more expensive variant. The bike comes equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends. The Raider 125 has a wheelbase of 1,326mm and a seat height of 780mm. The fuel tank can hold 10 litres and the bike has a kerb weight figure of just 123kg.

TVS Raider 125: features

One of the highlights of the Raider 125 is the fully digital instrument cluster. It has all the basic readouts you’d expect from a motorcycle in this segment and a gear position indicator. The company has also said that there will be an optional TFT screen featuring Bluetooth connectivity in a few months’ time. The right-hand side switchgear allows you toggle between Eco and Power modes. The Raider also has storage space located under the pillion seat.