TVS recently unveiled the Raider SmartXonnect in India. It is the most heavily packed and expensive 125cc TVS motorcycle. Priced at Rs 99,990 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Raider SmartXonnect has a handful of options. Let’s take a look at five options you can buy instead of the Raider for the same asking price.
The base variant of the TVS Qube is priced at Rs 93,056 (ex-showroom Delhi). It is powered by a 3.04kWh lithium-ion battery coupled to a 4.4kW (high power) motor. The iQube’s range is limited to 100km in Eco mode and the top speed is rated at 78kmph. On the front, it gets LED lighting, TFT screen, smartphone connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, incoming call alerts, geo-fencing, USB anti-theft alert, and USB charging alerts. The iQube rides on telescopic front forks, and twin rear shocks. In terms of braking hardware, it gets a front disc and a rear drum brake setup.
An alternative to the Raider is the Ola S1. It retails at Rs 99,999 (ex-showroom Delhi) and sits between the S1 Air and the S1 Pro. Powered by an 8.5kW motor, the Ola S1 gets a 2.97kWh lithium-ion battery. Its top speed is limited to 95kmph and the maximum range claimed by Ola for the S1 is 128km. It features a TFT screen, three riding modes (Eco, Normal, and Sport), navigation, smartphone connectivity, remote boot access, music playback, and more. Similar to the S1 Pro, the S1 also gets a single front and rear suspension setup.
Bajaj Pulsar NS125
The Pulsar NS125 has also made it to the list with an asking price of Rs 1,04,371 (ex-showroom Delhi). It happens in either segment and packs a 124.45cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine. Its output is 11.82bhp and 11Nm and the engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. Bajaj has suspended the Pulsar NS125 on telescopic front forks and monoshock while the braking hardware includes 240mm front disc and 130mm rear drum with CBS. The NS125 is the 125cc youth offering from Bajaj.
Bajaj Pulsar 150
Another Pulsar option that you can opt for instead of the Raider SmartXonnect is the Pulsar 150. It costs Rs 1,04,448 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the Neon edition. Powering the Pulsar 150 is a 149.5cc single-cylinder engine churning out 14bhp and 13.25Nm. It features a boot design, rides on telescopic front forks, and has dual rear shocks. Its braking hardware includes a 260mm front disc and a 130mm rear drum.
Last but not least, the Honda Unicorn is also an option as it is priced at Rs 1,05,037 (ex-showroom Delhi). Powering the Honda bike is a 162.7cc single-cylinder engine that develops 12.7bhp and 14Nm. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox and housed in a diamond-shaped frame. The Unicorn rides on telescopic front forks and a monoshock setup. It gets a front disc and rear drum brake setup.