Here is a mileage test of the TVS Raider 125 and Honda SP 125. Both these are typical commuter bikes. People opt for these bikes only for high mileage and low maintenance. It would be safe to assume that the buyers of bikes in this segment are not anticipating any serious performance. These small-capacity engine bikes are great for city commutes. These motorcycles have been quite popular in this segment of our market for a long time. That is what makes this comparison so intriguing. Let us see who is more thirsty out of the two.
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Raider 125 vs SP 125 Mileage Test
This video comes from rider VEER JI on YouTube. He is a prominent content creator who brings interesting videos about motorcycles. On this occasion, he decided to perform a mileage test of the Raider 125 and SP 125. He is using 250 ml fuel in each bike and noting how much distance will the two cover. For this, he ensures that the fuel tanks of both motorcycles are empty. Then he fills 250 ml petrol in both bikes. To compensate for the difference in the weight of the riders and their driving mannerisms, they decide to swap bikes every 4 km.
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During their rides, they encounter city roads, off-roading tracks and narrow streets around their locality. Hence, all sorts of traffic conditions are available. Moreover, they ride right next to each other so that both bikes are exposed to similar road and traffic conditions. They keep riding the bikes until both of them stop on the road indicating that there is no fuel left. In the end, the TVS Raider 125 was able to give a mileage of 67.2 km/l. On the other hand, the Honda SP 125 won this test with a mileage of around 72 km/l.
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TVS Raider 125 comes with a 124.8-cc air and oil-cooled single-cylinder engine generating 11.38 PS @7,500 RPM and 11.2 Nm @6,000 RPM of peak power and torque. There is a 5-speed manual transmission with this engine. It has a wheelbase of 1,326 mm, ground clearance of 180 mm and kerb weight of 123 kg. On the other hand, the Honda SP 125 has a 123.94-cc engine which makes 10.87 PS @7,500 RPM and 10.9 Nm @6,000 RPM of peak power and torque. This engine pairs with a 5-speed gearbox. It has a wheelbase of 1,285 mm, ground clearance of 160 mm and kerb weight of 116 kg.
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