Raid de commuters
Auto Today|October 2021
The new TVS Raider takes on the 125cc commuter segment but is a sharp contrast to the otherwise dull commuters this segment has to offer
Dipayan Dutta

THE RAIDER IS A STYLISH, FEATURE LOADED COMMUTER FOR GEN-Z THAT INTENDS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN COMMUTER MOTORCYCLES AND THE YOUNG MOTORCYCLIST

Up until now the lines between commuters and performance motorcycles have been quite simple. Based on the assumption, that Gen-Z would have no interest in bland commuting motorcycles, and would instead be enthralled by the performance-oriented feature loaded motorcycles that were being targeted at them. There are two problems with this theory, one, that Gen-Z is a vastly opinionated generation that base themselves on their individuality, the second being that the commuters on offer were massively lacking in features and were limited to boxy boring designs. If this is something that you’ve been feeling, TVS have something for you in their latest motorcycle the TVS Raider. A stylish, feature loaded commuter for Gen-Z that intends to bridge the gap between commuter motorcycles and the young motorcyclist.

Styling may be a subjective matter, but a sharp looking motorcycle is pretty objective. In a group of its peers, that will include the likes of the Honda Shine, the Hero Super Splendor and the Bajaj Pulsar 125, there is no denying that the Raider will stand out. The sharp lines on the tank, the flat face cowl and headlamps with the signature twin-boomerang DRLs, split seat, body coloured belly pan and even the X-shaped tail-lamps all add up to create what is undoubtedly the sharpest, freshest design that we have seen on a commuter motorcycle in India. With the Raider though, beauty is a little more than skin deep. It’s not just all show and no go. Reinforcing the modern styling is a smorgasbord of features that are designed to make the commute a whole lot easier.

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