TVS has been faltering a little in this race of a better volume seller. It was recently taken over by Honda in India. Taking stock of the situation the company seems to be working its way up now. Very recently TVS launched a cosmetic facelift of their Apache series of bikes, and now these spy pics pour in confirming a new feature rich 125cc bike from them.
New 125cc TVS Bike in 2012
If you remember TVS has displayed a smart looking 125cc Radeon bike at the Auto Expo hinting that there might be something on the same platform that they would be bringing in. From the spy pictures here, there are differences in the bike that is being tested and the Radeon displayed at the Auto Expo. There could be two things – either this is not the Radeon or these might be the production version changes on Radeon itself. Nonetheless, it must be understood that even Radeon was a replica of Jive with a green & white color and different badging.
We had also told you a few days back that TVS is planning to launch a 125cc bike to replace its Flame series which is not really a benchmark in terms of sales. From the spy pics, the test bike bears a little resemblance to the erstwhile successful Victor series of motorcycles. The black theme is followed all through the bike including the engine, swingarm, alloys etc. The biggest eyecatcher here are the petal disc brakes which we have seen in TVS’s Apache models and have been known to provide fantastic bite. We expect that TVS might launch this bike somewhere around August or September this year. Things will get clearer, along with its name soon as we try to dig in more.
Also, attached above is the picture of Radeon from the Auto Expo so that you can check out and compare the two bikes.