Spied – New TVS 125cc commuter motorcycle in South India (Updated)

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As we said yesterday, that the new TVS Radeon 125DX which was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2012 may differ when ready for production. Now an AutoCarIndia reader C S Varun Prasanth has spotted the Radeon undergoing routine tests in the South India and it is evident that Radeon differs from the model shown at the Auto Expo 2012.

From the spy pics, we can spot a full chain cover, large and sharp tail lamp design, clear turn indicators, black grab rail, large pillion seat, stylish fuel tank design, box-shaped swing arms, decent profile of front and rear tyres, electric start feature, tubular frame design etc… The bodywork and graphics look good quality and seats look wide and comfortable.

The photos show the new model has petal-type disc brake at front and drum at the rear. While the front suspension is the conventional hydraulic telescopic forks, the rear uses twin shock absorbers with multi-rated, dual-spring technology. Apart from this, the Radeon also features an all-black coated engine, 6-spoke alloy rims, exhaust muffler (silencer) and suspension components to give it a sporty appeal.

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The bike will be powered by a 125cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which is expected to deliver good power, torque and an impressive mileage, as TVS commuter bikes are known to. The Radeon 125 is expected to be launched around August-September and will be priced above the Rs. 50,000 mark, with atleast two variants on offer. Radeon is TVS’s attempt to reclaim the segment of an executive commuter which is largely ruled by Bajaj Discover and Hero Passion in India.


Also see – TVS Motors to launch Radeon 125DX commuter motorcycle in 2012