Hi Guys,

Got a chance to TD the new TVS Phoenix at Brilliant Motors-Rajakilpakkam -Chennai. This bike is introduced right into the daily commuter 125CC territory currently being ruled by Honda Shine, Bajaj Discover, Hero Passion Pro. It's being lauched as a premium bike. The following are my personal observations

1. Feels light and short when compared to Honda Shine.
2. The new EcoThrust Engine feels peppy.
3. Its short geared and thus makes it comfortable in the bumper to bumper traffic.
4. I personally feel TVS should have provided 5th gear because this bike goes out of heart after you cross a speed of 50 KMPH. Engine asks you to slot into higher gear but its not there.
5. The all new digital console is good but reflects lot under sunlight making it hard to read. I had to wear my coolers to see what it is actually displaying.
6. Handling and suspension is smooth. Feels planted and you can get into a comfortable driving position.
7. Brakes are good and the petal disc brakes at the front responds great
8. Alloy wheels seems to be on a thinner side but they do their job.

Final verdict - A serious competion to Honda Shine and Bajaj Discover and likes of TVS, Availabiltiy of A** and Spares should do good to this bike.

I didnot click any Pics, so a picture from MotorBean.com
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