In a surprising move, TVS motors, in addition to the launch of the Apache RTR 200 4V, has re-launched a very familiar motorcycle-The TVS Victor. After a 9 year absence, the bike has re-entered the heavily congested commuter segment to challenge for a slice of market share. During its tenure, the Victor faced stiff competition from other bikes as well bikes from TVS’s own stable. As a result, it was discontinued.
The Victor will be available in two variants- a Drum Brake (front and rear) variant and a Front disc brake variant. Although most of the mechanicals are shared with its sibling, the Star City, the Victor looks noticeable different. For a commuter, the Victor is pretty well equipped. It comes with alloy wheels, front disc brakes (Optional) and LED tail lamps.
The Victor is powered by the same 110 cc unit used on the Star City +, but is tuned to produce a bit more power. The 109.7 cc engine develops a peak power of 9.5 bhp at 7500 rpm and has a peak torque output of 9.4 Nm at 6000 rpm. This engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The Victor is equipped with telescopic front suspension and twin-shock rear suspension.
The TVS Victor will hope to improve the market share of TVS in the commuter segment. This segment is currently dominated by Hero Motocorp. The Victor is a light-weight and capable performance. Being a TVS, the mileage and service will also be good. The Victor could certainly achieve its objective in the market. The 2016 TVS Victor is priced at Rs. 49,490 for the Drum brake variant and Rs. 51,490 for the front Disc brake variant.