TVS launched the Radeon back last year in August 2018 to strengthen its sales in the commuter segment. And after 7 months we can say that TVS Radeon has taken up a fair share of starting commuter segment. With a starting price of Rs 48,400(ex-showroom), it takes on the fight with segment leader Hero Splendor.
TVS has revealed that the Radeon has crossed 1 Lakh sales mark. What worked in TVS Radeon great sales is first in segment features which made it stand apart from the competition. It carries a classic look with a fair share of chrome accents, a chrome bezel surrounding the powerful headlamp, which also gets a LED Daytime Running Lamp, chrome finished instrument cluster, chrome finished shock absorber, silencer, and shroud a side stand indicator with a beeper, big grab rails for the pillion and a USB charging slot.
Mr. Aniruddha Haldar, Vice President (Marketing) – Commuter Motorcycles, Scooters & Corporate Brand, TVS Motor Company, said, “TVS Radeon has been developed based on extensive customer understanding, which is deeply embedded in the motorcycle’s usage-led design. Over the past months, TVS Radeon has witnessed tremendous response from customers as well as received critical acclaim and multiple awards. TVS Radeon has stood for the ‘buland’ values and ambitions of an Indian man and its start has been nothing short of that. The motorcycle, with its stylish appearance and superior handling, has significantly upped the choice available for the everyday commuters.”
Coming to the engine which comes finished champagne gold engine cover, and gets an electric start. It’s an air cooled, single cylinder 109.7 cc engine which puts out a power of 8.2 bhp at 7000 rpm and peak torque of 8.7 Nm at 5000 rpm. It is mated to a four-speed gearbox. The braking power comes from drum brakes at both the ends and first in segment Synchronised Braking Technology, which provides superior braking control and avoids skidding. It automatically engages the front brake when the rear brake lever is engaged.
The fuel tank capacity stands at 10 liters and claimed fuel efficiency is 69.3 kmpl. TVS Radeon comes with 18-inch alloy wheels with DuraGrib tires. You get four color options to choose from – Purple, Black, Beige, and White.