TVS has launched a new product in the 110cc segment. The TVS Radeon is priced at Rs 48, 400 ex-showroom Delhi. It was first showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo as a concept. There are four colour options to choose from – purple, black, white and beige. Bookings start from today with deliveries set to be scheduled for a few days later.
The TVS Radeon is built on a steel tubular chassis. TVS says that this enables it to be a reliable as well as sturdy motorcycle. There are 18-inch alloy wheels on both ends with Goodyear Dura Grip tyres on them. The tubeless tyres look long lasting from their chunky tread block pattern. However, we will reserve our comments on the grip after we test the bike. The motorcycle gets drum brakes on both ends with the Synchronised Braking System (SBS). This works in the same fashion as combined braking but is patented by TVS. The TVS Radeon is the first bike in its segment to get this feature. Telescopic front suspension and five step adjustable rear hydraulic shock absorbers are present. The ground clearance is 180mm and TVS claims that the Radeon’s seat is the widest in its segment. There is also a USB charging slot in the Radeon near the bikini fairing.
Engine and transmission of the TVS Radeon
The TVS Radeon comes with a 110cc engine borrowed from the Victor. This means 8.4PS and 8.7Nm coupled to a 4-speed gearbox. The claimed fuel efficiency is 69.3kmpl and the fuel tank capacity is 10 litres. TVS offers the Radeon with a five year warranty.
As far as design is concerned, the Radeon is as differently styled like other TVS bikes. Instead, it looks like a love child of the Honda Dream Yuga and the Hero Splendor. A halogen headlight with DRL has been provided while the instrument cluster is analogue. The instrument cluster though looks pleasant and boasts power as well as economy mode indicators. TVS have also added a conventional pass light switch and a side stand indicator with a beeper. The tank has ribbed thigh pads for added grip. Unlike typical grey seat units, this one has a chocolate brown colour to it.
At its price point, the TVS Radeon competes with the Hero Splendor+ (Rs 51,400), Honda CD 110 Dream (Rs 48,931) and Bajaj Platina 100 (Rs 47,405).