TVS Motors has quietly launched the new single-seater Raider in the Indian market. It is now the most affordable variant of Raider since the Drum variant has been discontinued. This means the Raider now comes standard with front discs. Raider single seat priced at ¥93,719. The Split seat variant and the top SX variant are still on sale.they spend ¥94,719 and ¥1,00,820 respectively. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom prices.
The Split seat and Single-seat variants are almost identical. The only major differences are the color scheme and seat design. As the name suggests, single-seater models come with a one-piece seat that’s supposed to be more comfortable and spacious than the two-piece versions. It should leave more room for the rider and rear seat to move. Then there’s the color schemes, with single-seater models only being sold in a striking red color scheme, while split-seater models will be available in fiery yellow, fiery blue, striking red and wicked black. The high-end SX variant is only available in Fiery Yellow and Wicked Black color schemes.
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Braking duties for the new variant are performed by discs at the front and drums at the rear. The TVS uses a split single downtube frame, suspended by a telescopic fork in the front and a monoshock in the rear. The Raider has a curb weight of just 123kg and a ground clearance of 180mm. It sits on 17-inch alloy wheels with tubeless tyres.
In terms of features, the Raider single seater is equipped with LED lighting, helmet attention indicator, side stand cutout, under seat storage, USB charger and LCD screen.
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Powering the TVS Raider is a 124.8 cc air-oil cooled engine. It produces 11.22 bhp at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque output of 11.2 Nm at 6,000 rpm. It is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. TVS claims a 0-60km/h acceleration time of 5.9 seconds and there are also two riding modes available.
First published date: April 14, 2023 at 14:20 PM CST