TVS Motor Company has launched the Raider 125 Racing Special Edition in Columbia, bringing some visuals and new features to the 125 cc commuter motorcycle. The TVS Raider 125 Racing Special Edition gets exterior updates including a new California Gray paint scheme, as well as red pinstripes on the fuel tank and red-painted alloy wheels. Bringing a nice contrast is the rear end which is finished in dark gray on the motorcycle.
As part of the upgrades, the TVS Raider 125 Racing Special Edition also comes with handlebar guards, engine crash guards, caliper protectors and a phone holder. The model also comes with a digital console with Bluetooth connectivity, allowing users to connect to the TVS app for vehicle telematics, geofencing and more.
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There are no mechanical changes to the Raider Racing special edition, which continues to draw power from a 124.79 cc single-cylinder engine tuned to 12.5 bhp at 8,000 rpm and peak torque of 11.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The motor is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The Columbia-spec Raider has 1.3 bhp and 0.3 Nm more than the India-spec Raider. Note that the Columbia version is carburetor compared to the fuel injected version sold in India.
Other hardware components include telescopic forks and a monoshock at the rear.Braking performance comes from front disc brakes and rear drum brakes, while
It also has the same TFT console that connects to smartphones via Bluetooth. The unit contains a speedometer, trip meter, odometer, fuel level readout, gear position indicator and a tachometer. Its hardware remains largely the same, as the race version features the same telescopic fork and monoshock, as well as front disc and rear drum brakes.
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The bike has 17-inch tires at both ends, with 80/100-section tires at the front and 100/90-section tires at the rear. At 113.6kg (curb), Columbia’s Raider 125 is lighter than the Indian version with a curb weight of 123kg. The TVS Raider Racing Special Edition is priced at 81,199,999 Colombian pesos (approximately ¥151,000). Note that this model was exported to the market from India.
In contrast, the Raider 125 series from ¥93.179 mil (ex-showroom Delhi) in India. It is unclear if TVS plans to launch a racing special edition on the India-spec Raider 125. That said, we’ll appreciate the color options on the motorcycle, which give it a sporty feel.
First published date: May 25, 2023 at 13:58 PM CST