Official: TVS Victor to be Revived in 2014, Upgraded Phoenix Spied

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   TVS Victor

The legendary TVS Victor which once gave Hero Motocorp (erstwhile Hero Honda) sleepless nights, is slated to make a comeback. It has always baffled us as to why one of the most successful nameplates in TVS’ history was taken off the shelves, and we are heartened to know that the successful commuter brand in on its way back. The announcement was recently made at the launch event of the newly launched TVS Star City Plus in Chennai. In addition, an official confirmation was made to Motoroids by the company personnel too.

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We expect the new victor to feature the same 125cc engine that power the Phoenix. However, the Victor was always a bigger and more masculine looking bike as compared to the rest of the commuter bikes. It’s positioning too was slightly on the premium side. We expect new 2014 TVS Victor to boast premium styling with more substantial styling than the skinny demeanor of the run of the mill commuters. We expect the bike to have additional features too, with a slightly higher price tag. While no official statements have been made by TV about the launch date of the new Victor, we expect the commuter to hit the streets by the end of 2014 in all probability.

In another development, as upgraded version of the TVS Phoenix 125cc has been caught testing. Generally, two-wheeler companies do not upgrade their commuter vehicles very frequently. The TVS Phoenix, being a relatively new product shouldn’t have been slated for an upgrade so quickly.

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However, Phoenix being a new model, TVS seems to have heeded customer feedback to improve the motorcycle. Also, the pressure on the entry and mid-level commuter segments has been tremendous of late with Hero, Honda and Bajaj launching a slew of new products for markets dominance. In such an environment, its imperative for a company to be able to dynamic alter its products.

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The list of changes on the new Phoenix includes a new front fairing and visor along with a restyled, more angular fuel tank. The side and rear panels have been altered as well to go with the overall design. The exhaust has been completely changed and is now stubbier and more upswept. The double rated springs for the rear suspension seem to have been kept unaltered. The bike also fatures a new design for seat, a new grab rail and new stickers. We expect the instrument panel to unergo some changes too.

What do you think? Would the re-introduction of the Victor help TVS to take the fight to the market leaders? Do let us know your thoughts and opinions via comments

New 2014 TVS Pheonix (1)

Phoenix 125 images: Bike Advice

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  • Madhusudan Rao says:

    I’m glad here that TVS is planning to introduce the most successful model, VICTOR! I was the proud owner of the Victor model for 12 long years after running of 1.1 lakh kilometers still it is giving 70+ mileage in any type of driving conditions. Maintenance cost also very cheap and tyres life also good.I request management to kindly consider electric start,alloy wheels,good shock absorber and digital tachometer/trip-meter with littil bit more price. With the innovative changes TVS will definitely successful in the present market.

  • Raghavan.K.S says:

    I’m glad that TVS is soon bring out its most successful model, VICTOR! I was the proud owner of the Victor model for 11 long years and sold it only a year ago after using it for 1.3 Lakh kilometers. It was an absolute marvel from the TVS stable with cheapest maintenance, a consistent 70 plus mileage with a good pick up even on steep gradients and with the best suspension hysteresis! The best part of its rountine maintenance was its periodical service interval and oil change was only every 5000 kms. The chain never needed it sag adjustment before its next service interval of 5000 kms. The only difficulty I experienced with the bike was that its kick starting was very difficult. So, I would suggest to the TVS Company to bring out this model with a good refinement of an easy kick start along with a robust electric start system. I learn that the present model bikes from TVS don’t offer a trouble-free electric start start system from users. So, this is one area I would suggest the manufacturer to improve to win customers’ trust in this respect. Besides, I wish the TVS to bring out this proven model with improved ergonomics, slightly lower saddle height to suit the short & medium-height tall riders, better cosmetic finishes by improving the tank shape as in their 180 cc models, fairings & raised exhaust ends alloy wheels, trip meter and improved large info panels to suit with the contemporary to attract both the college students and also the middle-aged office-going commuters! Then, TVS will be flying high in the market to improve the company’s market share!

  • turboss says:

    Perfect..!!! What we need is
    a) 5 speed gearbox
    b) Tachometer atleast
    c) A little bit more fatter tyres

    Thats it..!!!!