Commuting in Bangladesh is the main reason for buying bikes. Bangladeshis look for bikes that will have good mileages and bikes that can squeeze through heavy traffic. Consequently, there are countless models of commuting bikes in Bangladesh. TVS is popular for its commuting segment bikes. Some popular commuting bikes of TVS are TVS Metro, TVS Metro Plus, TVS Stryker 125, and TVS Radeon.
TVS Motors is an Indian company that made its first two-wheeler back in 1980. Since then TVS has developed to one of the top motorcycle manufacturers of the South Asian region. TVS has also recently collaborated with BMW to produce motorcycles in India. TVS has continuously focused on sportbikes and commuting bikes since the start. The TVS Radeon can be considered as one of the best commuting bikes that TVS has released.
The TVS Radeon is a modern commuting bike with modern technologies that have been made to look like retro. The bike comes with rubber knee grips on both sides of the tank. The bike also gets a luggage rack, a j-hook, and a saree-guard as stock. The leg guards also come in stock. The bike has a single seat that is very comfortable and wide.
The TVS Radeon comes with a very simple instrument cluster. The instrument cluster has a speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, power/economy mode indicator, and other necessary indicators. The most interesting fact is that the bike gets a side-stand indicator, which is very important for beginners.
The TVS Radeon comes in five colors. They are:
All the colors above are of glossy finish. The bike comes with no decals, except for brandings.
The bike has very premium switch-gears. The switch-gears are inherited from the TVS Apache RTR models.
The TVS Radeon is a short motorcycle. It has a low saddle, with a good ground clearance of 180mm. This ground clearance is more than enough for the city commute. It also has a fairly average tank of 10liters, but considering the fuel efficiency of the bike due to the low capacity, it will be more than adequate for the commutes.
The TVS Radeon has a small body compared to other bikes. The height, length, width, and weight of the TVS Radeon are 1070mm, 2006mm, 705mm, and 112kg respectively. The bike is quite light compared but is not the lightest of this segment. This bike also has a very short wheelbase of 1265mm, which makes it very compact and nimble.
Engine and Transmission:
The TVS Radeon has a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, and 109.7cc engine. The engine is carbureted and air-cooled, which is expected at this price range. The engine pumps out around 8.29BHP at 7000rpm and 8.7Nm of torque at 5000rpm. The power is quite adequate compared to other bikes of this range. It has a possible mileage of around 55-60kmpl on average.
The TVS Radeon also has a basic wet multi-plate clutch system. There are 4 gears for the transmission, which means the engine brake is stronger and adequate for turning without a downshift. It has a top speed of around 110kmph (BikeBD tested).
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The strangest aspect of the TVS Radeon is the brake setup. The bike comes with a dual drum setup. A disc brake at least at the front would have done the bike justice. The brakes are the most important aspect of the bike, and the dual drum setup is the biggest turn off for a bike. However, the bike comes with a synchronized braking system, which activates both the brakes when the rear brake is applied.
The TVS Radeon comes with a telescopic fork set up at the front and a telescopic spring-loaded 5-step adjustable suspension setup at the rear. The front telescopic forks are expected to respond well on the road. The rear dual spring-loaded 5-step adjustable setup is also quite good, as it responds well and even supports the butt of the rider quite comfortably during long rides.
The TVS Radeon has alloy wheels. It has 2.75/18 and a 3.00/18 tire setup. The front tire is okay for a 110cc bike which is compact and less powerful. The rear wheel would have been better if it was a bit thicker at 3.25. The rear wheel has a risk of sliding or skidding on the road.
The TVS Radeon is targeted towards the classic and commuting bike lovers. This bike will satisfy the people who are looking for a good-looking commuting bike, that also looks classic and at the same time new. A person who is new to motorcycles will also find this bike very simple, comfortable, and forgiving. This bike will be best for people who are looking for a simple bike to commute on or to learn on.
The competitors of the TVS Radeon are listed below:
- Hero Splendor Series.
- Bajaj Discover 110 Drum.
- Bajaj Platina ES.
- Honda Livo 110 Disc/Drum.
On average, the TVS Radeon is a good looking, nimble, and simple bike. It resembles retro bikes, which Bangladeshi consumers appreciate. The TVS Radeon has very few flaws, and the flaws can be ignored under certain circumstances. Is the TVS Radeon the perfect bike for you? You have to decide that on your own.
Specification: TVS Radeon
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What is the mileage of the TVS Radeon?
The TVS Radeon has a mileage of around 55-60kmpl.Answer by : Ahmed Shazon on Dec 24, 2020 10:53:09 AM
Is there any other version of the TVS Radeon?
No! There is no other version of the TVS Radeon.Answer by : Ahmed Shazon on Dec 24, 2020 10:56:30 AM
What kind of bike is the TVS Radeon?
The TVS Radeon is a commuting bike.Answer by : Ahmed Shazon on Dec 24, 2020 10:57:09 AM