When the TVS Victor was initially launched in 2001, it was regaled for its comfortable ergonomics and quality ride thus making it a hugely popular bike for the company. But, with new and more advanced motorcycles launched from Honda, Bajaj and Hero overtook the market, Victor lost its USP, and thus was discontinued in 2007.
Now, after more than 8 years, TVS has once again brought the Victor name-plate back in the market. 2016 TVS Victor has been launched in India in two variants – drum and disc are priced at INR 49,490 for the drum variant while the disc variant has a price tag of INR 51,490. Introduced in the commuter class 110cc category, the motorcycle sports a host of updates as compared to what was present on its earlier counterpart.
We are test-riding the new Victor at the TVS motor test track in Hosur. Here are a few photos and exhaust note of the new TVS Victor.
2016 TVS Victor is presented in a contemporary style with sharp body creases running across its length and a host of body graphics adding to its premium looks. A part analogue and part digital speedometer takes center stage on the instrument panel. Muffler has been shortened for better performance and added efficiency while its clear lens headlight cluster offers best in class illumination and capable of both low and high beam.
With a single piece, wider and longer seat, soft rounded grab rails and hexagonal tail lamp, the 2016 TVS Victor is powered by a single cylinder air cooled 110cc engine from the EcoThrust series. This engine is capable of 9.46 PS power at 7,500 rpm and 9.4 Nm torque at 6,000 rpm. Engine design is such that with a unique combustion chamber oil cooling jacket it not only enhances performance but also results in better NVH levels even at higher rpms and reasonable throttle response.
Launched in India, the 2016 TVS Victor will face competition from the Honda Livo and Hero Passion XPro.