After wowing riders with the TVS Raider since its launch last year, TVS Motor today unveiled the TVS Raider with SmartXonnectTM technology for the GenZ. The motorcycle offers a slew of new-age features like a segment-first 5-inch TFT cluster and advanced connectivity tech for its customers. This along with its distinctly naked street style, high-performance engine, delivering best-in-class acceleration, is committed to continuing delighting its customers with more connected options. In line with the audiences evolving preferences, the launch of the new TVS Raider SmartXonnectTM TFT variant took place in the virtual world of TVS Motoverse, making it the first motorcycle ever to be launched in the metaverse.
The TVS Raider now comes equipped with a 5-inch TFT console that connects the user with the motorcycle through an exclusive mobile application. This cutting-edge Bluetooth-enabled system showcases a range of riding analytics to help riders review their ride and style. Additionally, the motorcycle offers voice and navigation assistance, an incoming call feature, image transfer options, and ride reports.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Aniruddha Haldar, Senior Vice President, Commuters, Corporate Brand & Dealer Transformation, TVS Motor Company, said, “The TVS Raider has become one of the most loved motorcycles since its launch last year, and continues to wow its riders who related to its wicked genre, distinct style and best-in-class features. Adjudged with the IMOTY 2022 title, the TVS Raider is now entering its next phase with the TVS Raider SmartXonnectTM TFT variant which takes our commitment to delight and wow our customers, a step ahead. This variant adds to the motorcycle’s charm with a lot more first-in-class connected features including a TFT display, Bluetooth connectivity, voice assist and more. With this update, TVS Raider will continue its wicked ride as the preferred choice of GenZ.”
TVS Raider embodies the TVS Motor Company design spirit of innovation with a unique and bold design theme. The motorcycle has a distinctive macho personality and a special logo to symbolise this theme. The strong and sculpted tank profile lends TVS Raider muscular, solid appeal. At the same time, it is a sporty, compact and agile motorcycle for your everyday ride. Signature design elements of the TVS Raider are its distinctive and aggressive headlamp and tail-lamp that provide excellent visibility. The youthful colour schemes with specially designed textures and finishes are inseparable aspects of its sporty and energetic design.
TVS Raider is mated to an advanced 124.8 cc air & oil-cooled 3V engine churns a maximum power of 8.37 kW @ 7,500 rpm and torque of 11.2 Nm @ 6,000 rpm. The motorcycle boasts a best-in-class acceleration of 0-60 km/h in 5.9 sec and an impressive top speed of 99 km/h. The dynamic comfort and handling can be attributed to the gas-charged 5-step adjustable mono-shock suspension, low friction front suspension and split seat, 5-speed gearbox and 17” alloy chunky wide tyres.
A TFT console with Ride Modes is an advanced hi-tech gadget with accurate and easy to read details. The new variant comes with 5-inch TFT console with TVS SmartXonnectTM, which offers Bluetooth Connectivity and Voice Assist. The switch cluster, foot pegs, and mechanical details are designed in harmony with the motorcycle for uncompromised functional benefits.
The exceptional fuel economy complements the superior performance of TVS Raider; the Ecothrust Fuel injection (ETFi) technology delivers superior mileage, better startability, refinement, and durability. While, TVS intelliGO enhances the riding comfort, mileage and reduces emissions by intelligently switching off the engine during long idling like traffic signals and other transient stops.
The ergonomics of the TVS Raider is developed with supreme focus on the comfort and convenience of the rider. Based on the TVS Motor Company’s performance motorcycle DNA, the configuration of low seat height balanced on a long wheelbase, perfect ergonomics triangle, and a mono-shock delivers engaging ride and handling. The exhaust design, with its distinct note, is tuned to perfection as it reverberates the indomitable spirit of the motorcycle. Features such as first-in-segment easy access under-seat storage for all your essential belongings, side stand indicator with engine inhibitor, helmet reminder, and the USB charger are focused on creating a fulfilling ride experience.
TVS Raider SmartXonnectTM TFT variant is priced at ₹ 99,990 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is available for bookings from today. It will be available in a colour selection of Wicked Black and Fiery Yellow.