We’re all aware of how the petrol prices are skyrocketing day by day and how difficult it is getting for commuters to save money in the process. Those who don’t have a choice will continue commuting and the only ray of hope will be an efficient commuter bike. The TVS Raedon is one such bike that is high on practicality and extracts every last drop of fuel. We did a real-world mileage test with one litre of petrol to see if it really is efficient enough for these trying times. Let’s see how it faired:
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We started off with an empty fuel tank to be as accurate as possible with the test. We proceeded to fill up 1 litre of fuel and started with the test. The aim was to ride at city speeds to see how it would fare in our day to day life. We couldn’t touch higher speeds anyways due to the traffic constraints hence the bike stayed in the eco mode for the majority of the test.
We took quite a while to complete the test as the Radeon kept marching past the 60km/l mark. The bike finally gave up at a very impressive 83km/l mark. The Radeon is easily one of the most fuel-efficient commuter bikes in its class. One can easily achieve up to 90km/l if the bike is in eco mode for the entire journey. The bike would still deliver upwards of 65km/l if you have mixed conditions of city and highway.
TVS Radeon: a quick recap
The TVS Radeon is powered by a 109.7cc, air-cooled engine, with a fuel-injection system, as is the norm with all the BS6 compliant engines. The performance figures are 8.08bhp and 8.7Nm. It is paired with a four-speed gearbox. The bike weighs 116 kg for the drum variant, which is 4kg more than that of the BS4 model. The disc version, meanwhile, has a kerb weight of 118 kg.
The TVS Radeon gets its stopping power from 130mm drum brakes at both ends along with an optional 240mm disc brake at the front. In terms of dimensions, the Radeon continues the measure 2025mm x 705mm x 1080mm (LxWx.H) and has a respective wheelbase and ground clearance of 1265mm and 180mm. The Radeon has been fitted with a 10-litre fuel tank.