To compete with the muscles of 125 cc segment; Hero, Honda and Bajaj, TVS pulled off a motorcycle badged, the Flame back in 2007. But the machine was drowned under infringements. However, TVS managed to unveil a refreshed version of the Flame in 2009 as the Flame SR 125. Pathetically, the machine was a huge failure. Despite all these calamities when TVS launches India's first premium 125 cc bike, the Phoenix, it spells out the clear vision of the company on the Phoenix.
The Phoenix looks pretty stunning and living. Even though the bike reflects somewhat of the platform of TVS' own, the Star, the Sport and the Flame, TVS has sketched very intelligently to be a unique unit by appearance. Thanks to the graphic designers who had a fictive presence to draw out such an individual design. The lettering of bulgy '125' on the fuel tank is extremely an exceptional diameter. This aircraft inspired avant-grade dual tone graphics attracts even youngsters who care to have an entry level sportsbike.
Though the headlamp is taken from the Star 110, its LED pilot lamps, which is first in its premium class contrast some sporty visuals. TVS doesn't leave even a bit of room to its rivals for that the company has carried on the eye-catching design to its last portion by moulding a gorgeous petal tail lamp, that becomes an aesthetic highlight and a beauteous backdrop to everyone. So the bike precisely certifies what TVS calls it, the dynamic elegance.
TVS Phoenix 125 is blessed with a lot of features comparing its opponents. These features do have a key role in admitting the Phoenix to be an extra-bone bi-wheeler. Mated with Fully digital speedometer, Backlit in premium amber, Digital fuel gauge, Low battery reminder, Trip meter, Service reminder, Soft texture grips, Soft touch switchgear, Five-step adjustable 'series spring', suspension, High response damper, Easily adjustable handle bar, EcoThrust technology, Five dual tone colours, Aircraft inspired decals, Rotopetal disc brake, High density comfort cushion seat with premium upholstery, Aircraft inspired decals, LED pilot lamps, An all-black engine, Alloy wheels and a stitched dual texture and High density comfort cushion seat with premium upholstery, the bike flags the top spot.
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Riding and Handling
It feels really cool once we are on with this. Its lightweight body makes sure the most manoeuvrable way of driving a 125 cc bike. Still, the machine misses out some iota to pull down the most successful 125 cc bikes of India, Hero Glamour and Honda Shine. It doesn't mean the Phoenix is sluggish, because TVS has gone far ahead from an itching Flame to be an excellent 125 cc motorcycle choice.
In order to ensure a comfortable drive, TVS has mated series spring suspension to the bi-wheeler. It handles to provide a better handling and pleasuring ride. Its cushion like compound padded seat brings effortless drive and makes itself to be the best commuting element of this class. Hopefully, this would be a good answer for all who struggling with back pain riding commuter bikes. Additionally, a couple of air cravity foot pegs are moulded at rear to ensure a relaxed journey to the pillion rider.
Performance, Power and Top Speed
Mated with a refined 124.5 cc, Ecothrust engine that fires up an estimated power of 11 Ps @ 8000 Rpm and a sporty torque of 10.8 Nm @ 6000 Rpm, the bike never disappoints anyone who wishes to jiggle through streets and cities. It needs only 6.41 seconds to clock 0-60 kmph on the digital cluster for the Phoenix. The machine also promises a top speed of 96 kmph, which is not a bad delivery by a 125 cc commuter motorcycle. More impressively, the engine sounds no vibration even at high rpm drives.
With a build in digital mapped ignition system mated with the 124.5 cc engine, TVS offers 67 kmpl under standard conditions. Still an economy around 60 kmpl is effortlessly possible.
Quality and Maintenance
TVS has engineered the Phoenix in good quality materials. It simultaneously provides premium ambience and more reliability to the vehicle. So one could hardly shed out money for its maintenance cost alike for the Hero and Honda bikes.
TVS has done a magnificent role in pricing the Phoenix. This will certainly broom in many customers to the TVS stores for that an ex-showroom Delhi price of Rs.50,900 is more than reasonable and accurate.
The 125 cc is good playground for the motorcycle manufacturers in India. And, the competition in this segment is also pretty superlative. Joining the hand of the Phoenix 125, Hero Glamour, Ignitor, Honda Shine, Stunner, Bajaj Discover 125, Discover 125ST and Yamaha SS 125 embellish the party.
If you're looking for a 125cc motorcycle, which can provide good mileage, quotes a reasonable price tag, comes in decent design and handy performance, definitely this is your choice.
Loaded with a lot of features
Could have had a 5-speed gearbox
Misses split seat