Chennai headquartered motorcycle manufacturer TVS has upgraded the TVS Radeon commuter segment motorcycle to BS6 emission standards which are now priced starting INR 58,992 ex-showroom, Delhi. The TVS Radeon BS6 comes in three variants Base edition, Commuter Bike of the Year – Drum and Commuter Bike of the Year – Disc.
|Base Edition||INR 58,992|
|Commuter Bike of the Year Edition (Drum)||INR 61,992|
|Commuter Bike of the Year Edition (Disc)||INR 64,992|
*All prices indicated are ex-showroom, Delhi.
The TVS Radeon BS6 now comes with an upgraded engine which is a 109.7cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke DuraLife engine with Eco-Thrust Fuel Injection (ET-FI) that produces 8.08 bhp of power and 8.7 Nm of torque matched to a 4-speed constant mesh gearbox. The commuter motorcycle is 2025mm in length, 705mm in width, 1080mm in height gets 1265mm of the wheelbase and has a ground clearance of 180mm. The drum brake version weighs 116 kg while the disc brake variant weighs at 118 kg.
The new Eco-Thrust Fuel Injected engine claims to have improved the mileage figure by 15%. The new engine uses low friction components which enable it to be more refined and gives a smoother ride quality. The brand also claims that the new engine is easy to start in all weather conditions and has low maintenance and comes with a malfunction indicator.
In terms of its design and styling, the TVS Radeon remains largely unchanged and features a clear lens halogen headlamp with chrome bezel and a body-coloured headlight shroud, body-coloured fenders, tank graphics, a blacked-out engine with side covers treated in golden paint, chrome exhaust cover, flat bench seats, chrome upright handlebars, chrome side handle with hook and a chrome pillion grab rail with a small luggage rack.
The TVS Radeon also features equipment such as an analogue squarish instruments console with the speedometer on the left a fuel gauge on the right and telltale light in between. The instruments cluster also comes with a malfunction light and a side stand indicator armed with a warning buzzer. The TVS Radeon also features rubberized thigh pads on the side of the tank and a tank cushion on top, flexible turn indicators, quilted seats, metallic levers and chrome rear view mirrors.
For cycle parts, the TVS Radeon comes with a single cradle tubular frame that rides on telescopic oil damped shock absorber on the front and a 5 step adjustable hydraulic twin suspension on the rear. Stopping power comes from 130mm internally expanding mechanical drum brake on the front with Synchronized Braking Technology and a 110mm drum on the rear. The Commuter of the Year edition also comes with a 240mm hydraulically operated disc on the front wheel.
TVS has also launched the upgraded BS6 version of the TVS Sport commuter motorcycle with price starting at INR 51,750 ex-showroom, Delhi.