|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|petrol||110cc||Manual||9.6PS @ 7500RPM||9.4NM @ 6000RPM||73kmpl|
TVS Victor already has a big name in India as it was first launched way back in 2004 but discontinued later on. After almost thirteen years, India’s largest two-wheeler maker has now re-introduced the all-new Victor in the form new design and along with a completely new engine. Commuter bike segment in our country is one of the steadily growing markets that most of the people use to go to their offices or to their neighbourhood. Commuter bikes are not the type of power punch motorcycles or the sportbikes to lean more on the tarmac but they are like the one most essential need to all kind of people to commute from one place to another without any discomfort.
The all-new TVS Victor is a supercool commuter bike in its first sight and blue is always one of the coolest colours that bring the breeze within us. Apart from the name, the bike is completely new in its design and for updated to stand out from the rivals in its segment. The headlamp is very large and sleeker that gives more vision and below that is a LED strip that glows all day except when the headlight is being turned on. The instrument cluster is completely new with a combination of a large round analogue tachometer dial and next to it is a digital speedometer. The fuel tank panel on top is designed bigger and the rider seat is wider now. The footpegs are set more front-biased so that one can ride in a leisure manner. The tail lamp is also the bigger unit that looks more stylish from any angles that give a clear glimpse on the go in the hectic traffic roads. The alloy wheel design is also new in this commuter that completes a look.
The new commuter bike from the flying horse brand has a new feature of hazard light switch that no other bike in the segment is equipped with. On its first glance, everyone will think of this is an engine kill switch but it is not. The Victor is given a new instrument cluster that incorporates a large tachometer dial on the left and on the right side, there is a small digital display that provides the basic details like speed, odometer reading, two trip meter and a fuel level indicator.
The all-new Victor is equipped with a 240mm disc and two-piston floating calliper that takes care of the braking duty in the front whereas the rear stopping power is of traditional drum brake set up. The front brake gives always a hard bite that reassures the confidence in riding fast through the traffic roads. Hazard light as explained earlier also serves a safety feature to indicate and alert the vehicles approaching from behind if there’s an issue with our vehicle on the go. The 2.75*17 section front and 3.0*17 section rear TVS tyres are of good quality and give enough grip on both the wet and dry surfaces as well as in the unpaved roads.
The most significant change in the new TVS Victor is its heart. The newly designed single-cylinder, air-cooled 110cc engine is made from the brand’s Ecothrust series that generates 9.5hp of power at 7500rpm and a 9.4Nm of torque at 6000rpm. The power is transferred to the 4-speed gearbox through a wet multi-plate clutch. One of the important factor to be known is that the TVS has designed the engine with a unique combination chamber of oil cooling jacket around it, making it better for performance, throttle response and also to reduce the noise and vibrations from the engine. When the vehicle is turned ON, the idling rpm has an early grunt and there isn’t much noise from the vehicle even in the higher revs. The bike feels smooth while commuting through the city roads but strained a little on reaching the redline rpm.
The new Victor delivers an honest mileage of 68kmpl in the city roads and a maximum of 73kmpl when riding constantly at the same speed in the highways. The mileage that offered by Victor is of very decent range and it offers a maximum distance of around 600km on a full tank of fuel.
When it comes to the ergonomics or comfort, the commuter bikes are not always the best but the TVS Victor is standing apart from the other bikes in its segment. The single-piece wide and large seat provides more than enough room for both rider and the pillion rider to sit comfortably for long hours without discomfort. The Suspension, on the other hand, is of the softer type that absorbs all the bumps on the roads easily leaving us to travel without any back pain. The riding position is also designed to sit more leisurely so that the rider won’t get any fatigue even after travelling a long ride in the hectic traffic conditions.
Ah! The old square jawed Victor. All I remember that it would make fussy starts on cold mornings. Anyways, it enjoyed its days in the sun until competition measured up and clipped its wings. There’s a new one out right now after the earlier ones were all sent to the grave way back in 2007. This one, TVS says, is an executive commuter that is primarily targeted at the working, married man and his family. After the relatively successful Star City+, the Victor is TVS’s next big money spinner. In a fiercely competitive segment, TVS expects brand Victor to swirl its magic wand once again to gain some respectable market share.