Your weekly dose of bike updates: TVS Raider 125 SmartXonnect, Ola S1 Air, and more! | Tech Reddy


Your weekly dose of bike updates: TVS Raider 125 SmartXonnect, Ola S1 Air, and more!

Last week was eventful for the Indian two-wheeler industry. Despite the two big launches taking place, a few upcoming models were previewed before they debuted. In case you missed this review, here’s a roundup of the top five.

OLA S1 Air Right Side View

Launch of TVS Raider 125 SmartXonnect variant

TVS has launched the new Raider 125 SmartXonnect variant with Bluetooth connectivity. Now, the 125cc scooter is available in a total of three models: Drum, Disc, and SmartXonnect. While the design of this trim has not changed, it is equipped with a TFT console with Bluetooth that gives you access to calls, SMS, notifications, voice assistance, and other updates. It even finds the first round-trip search in this section.

OLA S1 Left side view of Air

Launch of Ola S1 Air

Ola Electric has launched its newest electric scooter, the S1 Air, in India. It is the most affordable product from the brand with an introductory price of Rs 79,999 (ex-showroom including FAME II support). The Air iteration boasts many changes from the S1 and S1 Pro. Propelling the S1 Air is a small 4.5kW hub-mounted motor and the battery pack is also a sub-2.5kWh unit which is thought to have an IDC range of 101km. As for the top speed, Ola says it can reach 90km/h.

OLA S1 Left side view of Air

Ultraviolette F77 new details

Ultraviolette has revealed new details of the electric motorcycle that will be launched, the F77 has seen a series of changes to the model presented in 2019. The aluminum-encased package now holds 21,700 cells instead of 18,650 cells in the prototype. The top-spec F77’s capacity is now rated at 10.7kWh which gives it an IDC claimed range of 307km. For more details on the F77, click on the story link.

OLA S1 Air Right Side View

Next-gen Bajaj Pulsar 150 spy shots

The next generation Bajaj Pulsar 150 was spotted again, but this time in an almost production-ready form. The biggest change that has gone through is the front design which is in line with the new Pulsar family. While the engine may be the same 150cc unit as the existing trim, there may be some internal changes to tweak the character. It should also get additional features. More details about the bike will be known only closer to the launch.

OLA S1 Air Right Side View

KTM 890 Adventure R test shot

The KTM 890 Adventure R was recently spotted in India near the Bajaj premises in Chakan for the first time. While this could be a sign of the 890 Adventure R’s imminent launch, there’s also a chance that the brand might just introduce the show at the upcoming motorcycle event, India Bike Week 2022. However, the thought of the 890 Adventure R going on sale in India really excites us.


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