TVS is all set to start their new innings in the 125cc segment of bikes in India with a new player called Phoenix 125. TVS claims this bike to be India?s first premium 125cc bike. Does this bike have the potential to change the fortune of TVS in our Indian bike market? the bike TVS Phoenix doesn?t look as premium as TVS proclaims. Yes, it?s different than the regular 125cc crowd but it can?t beat Bajaj Discover 125 ST and Hero Ignitor. At first glance you can figure out easily that this bike belongs to TVS. The bike resembles a lot to other cheaper siblings like Jive, Sport and Star City. At the front, it has a bikini fairing which sports graphics on it. The tinted visor comes with flowing lines which looks cool with its smart headlight. It has a stylish headlight with integrated LED pilot lamps. This feature is first in its class and surely grabs your attention at night.
TVS Phoenix 125 uses a mono-cylinder, 124.5cc engine which pumps out a power output of 10.8 bhp at 8000 rpm. The utmost torque output of this air-cooled, 4-stroke engine is 10.8 Nm which is accessible at 6000 rpm. Similar to other siblings, Phoenix is also equipped with a four-speed manual gearbox with all gears up- shift pattern. Phoenix 125 features a tubular frame chassis with telescopic coil spring suspension at front and twin five-step adjustable hydraulic shocks with series springs. It gets a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres with a usable reserve of 2 litres. TVS Phoenix 125 has under seat storage space while it features rear saree guard, front leg guard and pass button for your safety. TVS Phoenix 125 is a very light bike in terms of handling which offers a comfortable ride. The suspension of this bike takes most of the bumps easily and holds it comfortably on highways. It can easily be steered in city traffic with accurate braking system. The disc brake of this bike functions really well and you always have the sense of control at high speeds. It has high ground clearance of 165mm which is very much needed on our Indian roads filled with nasty speed breakers and potholes. For high speed stability and sharp corners, it has a wheelbase of 1265mm. The bike turns easily and feels safe around corners but we have an issue with its rear tyre. The road grip and stability would have been much better if it had a wider rear tyre.
Phoenix 125 is available in six eye-catching dual-tone shades: White (NEW), Moroccan Red, Alaskan Green, Helsinki Black Silver, Belgian Black Red and Oxford Grey. The Phoenix 125 competes with the Bajaj Discover 125, Honda CB Shine and Hero Glamour.