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TVS Radeon 2020 Review - Prices, Specs, Variants, Features and Mileage

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By Saurav Kumar - Senior Editor Feb 07 2020 Share this blog

The 110 cc commuter bike segment in India is growing towards becoming competitive. All major players have been launching their best possible product in the segment. If things work then such models sell like hotcakes. This is very important to companies who are trying their hands for a long time. TVS Radeon is one of four TVS models which include the Sport, Start City Plus and the Victor. The TVS Radeon sits between the Sport and the Star City Plus.


TVS Radeon looks like an interesting amalgamation of different design layouts and elements. The company has been seen experimenting with such stuff for a couple of years. It can be seen in the scooter segment as well. While the Radeon is essentially a generic commuter motorcycle, the moment you look closely, it feels different. Let's see how well it goes with rivals. 

Pros

  • City friendly ride quality

  • Good mileage return

  • Smooth transmission

Cons

  • No disc or combined braking system

  • Light body

What’s New

  • Two new colours- Chrome black and Chrome brown

  • New graphics

  • Rubber pad on fuel tank

What is the power source in this TVS Radeon?

The TVS Radeon uses the same 109.7 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine sourced from the TVS Star City Plus but it comes with an all-new single-cradle tubular frame. The engine makes 8.3 bhp at 7,000 rpm and peak torque of 8.7 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The engine is quite smooth and offers peppy performance, which is good for a 110 cc motor. 


The motorcycle stays smooth till 40-60 kmph. Throttle a bit  and slight vibrations comes into picture, but it isn't bothersome. The exhaust note is also worthy compared to most 110 cc motorcycles. 

Motorcycle

TVS Radeon

Hero Splendor Plus

Honda CD 110 Dream

Ex-showroom price (New Delhi)

Rs. 51,360

Rs. 54,800

Rs. 49,498

Engine

4 Stroke Duralife Engine

Aircooled 4-stroke single cylinder OHC

Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine

Power

8.4 PS @ 7000 rpm

8.36 PS @ 8000 rpm

8.42 PS @ 7500 rpm

Torque

8.7 Nm @ 5000 rpm

8.05 Nm @ 5000 rpm

9.09 Nm @ 5000 rpm

How quick is the TVS Radeon for your daily commuting needs?

The Radeon engine is fast and takes 7.88 seconds to go 60 kmph from a halt. The transmission is good with a 4-speed manual. 

Motorcycle

TVS Radeon

Hero Splendor Plus

Honda CD 110 Dream

Engine Displacement

109.7 cc

97.2 cc

109.19 cc

Transmission

4-speed manual

4-speed manual

4-speed manual

0-60 kmph

7.88 sec

12.2 sec

N/A

Top Speed(kmph)

-

--

-

How sure-footed are the brakes?

In terms of braking, the Radeon comes with drums at both ends, with no option for a disc upfront. It gets combined brakes that TVS refers to as Synchronised Braking Technology (SBT). Braking from different speeds, the Radeon's brakes are responsive and stops in a comfortable, confident manner.

Motorcycle

TVS Radeon

Hero Splendor Plus

Honda CD 110 Dream

Front / Rear

Drum/Drum

Drum/Drum

Drum/Drum

Front Size(mm)

130

130

130

Rear Size(mm)

110

130

130

Kerb Weight(kg.)

-

-

--

80-0 kmph

47.10 m 

-

-

ABS (Single or Dual Channel)




What is the mileage returned by TVS Radeon?

Radeon offers good performance and it doesn't mind travelling at 60 kmph for long durations either. TVS claims fuel efficiency of 69.3 kmpl and with a fuel tank capacity of 10 litres including reserve point, the motorcycle has a real-world range of over 650 kilometres on a single tank.

Motorcycle

TVS Radeon

Hero Splendor Plus

Honda CD 110 Dream

Overall(kmpl) (ARAI Certified)

69.3 kmpl

80.6 kmpl

74 kmpl

Fuel Capacity (Litres)

10

10.5

8

How is the ride dynamics?

weighing at 112 kg, the Radeon loves to get easily through traffic. We like the agility provided by the motorcycle. One of the reasons for it is the firm suspension. Undulations and broken tarmac do not pose a threat but potholes and speed breakers could be problematic at times. 

Motorcycle

TVS Radeon

Hero Splendor Plus

Honda CD 110 Dream

Tyre-Wheel Size (Front)

2.75-18

80/100-18

80/100-18

Tyre-Wheel Size (Rear)

3.00-18

80/100-18

80/100-18

Front Suspension

Telescopic Oil Damped Suspension

Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers

Telescopic

Rear Suspension

5 step adjustable hydraulic shock absorber

Swing Arm with Hydraulic Shock Absorbers

Spring Loaded Hydraulic


The Radeon rides on 18-inch wheels shod with tubeless tyres, and the bike has a good ground clearance of 180 mm, which is more than sufficient to carry on with regular day-to-day commute.

How comfortably are you seated on the TVS Radeon while travelling on roads?

The upright seating position and the seat itself is very comfortable, making it easier for long hours across city. The seat height matches the average height of Indian riders, making it accessible for most buyers.

Motorcycle

TVS Radeon

Hero Splendor Plus

Honda CD 110 Dream

Seat height(mm)

-

785

790

Ground Clearance (mm)

180

159

179

Kerb Weight (Dry)(kg)

-

-

-

Starting System

kick/electric

kick/electric

kick/electric

How Subtle looking is the 2020 TVS Radeon?

The styling of the TVS Radeon is quite similar to Hero Splendor Plus. It's plain and simple.  The overall silhouette of the Radeon is very much similar to the best-selling commuter bike, the Hero Splendor, particularly the rear section.


We believe that the styling could have been more contemporary, and it does look common and dated while the features are modern. There are a few details that distinguish the motorcycle. The brown seat, the champagne gold engine cover and the knee pads on the fuel tank along with the chrome bezel on the headlamp gives it a stylish look. 

Aesthetic Features

  • LED daytime running lamps

  • Instrument console is fully analogue and gets a twin-pod design

Motorcycle

TVS Radeon

Hero Splendor Plus

Honda CD 110 Dream

Length (mm)

2006

2000

2043

Width (mm)

705

720

737

Height(mm)

1070

1040

1074

Wheelbase(mm)

1265

1230

1285

Kerb Weight

-

-

-

You also have a strip of LED daytime running lamp at the bottom of the headlamp, which sums up the modern bits on the bike. However, there is an old-school twin-pod instrument console that offers basic information but is fully analogue and offers good readability. Overall, it is a decent looking motorcycle that is intended target audience.  The build quality is tough and the paint job is appreciable. 

What are the various safety and class-leading features?

TVS offers 5 years warranty with the Radeon that no other bikemaker offers in this segment. This makes the bike reliable in comparison to the rivals. TVS has also improved its after-sales service over time and has been improving as per customer feedback. 

Motorcycle

TVS Radeon

Hero Splendor Plus

Honda CD 110 Dream

Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)

Rs. 51,360
Rs. 54,800
Rs. 49,498

Features

Charging point

Pass light

Grab rail


Carry hook

Stylish alloy wheels

Lockable utility box


DRLs

Integrated braking system

Diamond chassis


5-year warranty

-

2 year warranty


Single colour tone

Body graphics

Single loaded hydraulic rear suspension

How does the Competition stack up against TVS Radeon?

TVS Radeon VS Splendor Plus

Hero Splendor Plus Kick Alloy is the more fuel-efficient one with a claimed mileage of 80.6 kmpl while the claimed figure for TVS Radeon Drum ES Alloy Wheel is 69.3 kmpl. TVS Radeon is priced at Rs 51,360 (Ex-showroom Price) while Hero Splendor Plus is costly at Rs 52800 (Ex-showroom Price). Radeon is available in 7 colour options while Splendor Plus has 5 colours to choose from. We would have opted for Splendor Plus any day. 

TVS Radeon VS Honda CD 110 Dream

Honda CD 110 Dream Self Drum Grab Rail is alos more fuel-efficient one with a claimed mileage of 74 kmpl compared to Radeon's 69.3 kmpl. Honda CD 110 Dream is priced at Rs 49498 (Ex-showroom Price) while TVS Radeon is priced at Rs 51360 (Ex-showroom Price). CD 110 Dream is available in 8 colour options while Radeon has 7 colours to opt from. 

Does the TVS Radeon stand a chance against segment leaders?

Priced at Rs. 51,360, TVS Radeon with its rivals such as the Hero Splendor Plus, Honda CD 110 Dream DX and the Bajaj Platina ES 100. The 110 cc motorcycle segment ahs become competitive and play a  vital role in generating volumes. The TVS Radeon is a well-built product worth considering if you are looking to get a daily commuter bike in 110 cc segment. The outdated design is disappointing for sure otherwise, the bike is well mannered and powerful. 

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