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TVS Motor Company gears up to launch a new 110 cc commuter motorcycle, TVS Radeon that’s likely to share an engine with the existing TVS Victor, reveals a report from Car and Bike. It will rival with Hero Splendor in India.
Moving beyond engine sharing, TVS Radeon features will set it apart from Victor. In the 110 cc commuter segment, TVS already sells Victor and Star City Plus, and Sport in the 100 cc segment. Collectively, segment sales trails behind the company’s highest selling model – XL Super moped, followed by Jupiter in the scooter segment, and the third largest volume segment is it’s Apache series.
TVS Radeon 110 cc is believed to be fitted with premium features including an all-digital instrument panel. If smart connectivity is part of the package users will be able to benefit from a dedicated app, and satellite navigation connectivity.
With TVS Phoenix having been discontinued, Radeon 110 cc commuter motorcycle could help the company strengthen it’s segment lineup. TVS Victor runs on a 109.7 cc single-cylinder engine for max power output of 9.5 bhp at 7,500 rpm and max torque of 9.4 Nm at 6,000 rpm.
With tech and design aspects having changed manifold in this decade, TVS Radeon too will wear a modern skin and graphics over TVS Star City Plus and TVS Victor. However, this isn’t the first time TVS is showing a Radeon. At 2012 auto Expo, TVS Radeon 125 cc was showcased.
Once launched, the new TVS Radeon will take on the likes of Hero Splendor, Honda Dream Yuga, Suzuki Hayate, and the likes. Expect price to be in the range of Rs 50,000.