Why is Victor given a special place in the market? Well to the off late biking enthusiasts here is the answer. It is just because Victor was the principal bike produced by the home-developed automaker that gave an extraordinary begin to the new organization. If TVS has made a mark in Indian Automotive History, it is this machine which has played a vital role in it.
The new product from the leading automotive makers has a lot of expectations. With 30% increased front faring the new Victor has slight visible changes compared Star city. The new Victor be that as it may, not only a face lift or a "transformed" and overhauled rendition of the old model. TVS says the organization did extensive statistical surveying to realize what the target client looks for in another suburbanite class 110cc bike.
Features as stated by TVS: Powerful 3 valve engine with 76kmpl mileage
Sufficient seat for the rider and pillion
Comfortable Series Spring suspension system
60W high intensity headlamp
Better grip tubeless tyres.
The product design team's effort has shown up reflecting on the design work of the body and exhaust unit. Now let us take a look at what it actually does on road. Appearance and looks:
The very existence of Digital speedometer alongside the tachometer is a perfect integration of analogue and digital. The instrument panel is crisp and readable all through the day. The stylish graphics which might resemble the star city (unless rightly noticed) takes the attraction of a commuter bike to another level. The squat exhaust muffler looks like it has been engineered for the performance and the differentiation colours on the rear suspension spring are the champion subtle elements and we enjoyed the 3D identifications for the TVS and Victor marking. The single piece seat is wide and long and there's been impressive thought and research given to its outline, says TVS. The outcome is an asserted best-in-class solace for both rider and pillion. The expansive clear lens headlight too has been planned remembering the voice of the client. There has been decent 30% increase in the amount of faring provided than the star city+. This might add some aero into the vehicle. But just that the bike looks similar to Star City + it might be a setback. Engine and performance:
As expected by the crowd we would like to give you more information about the specification of the engine, how much the power, torque, rpm are. But let me take this minute to tell you the highlights of the new heart. TVS has poised the engine with a distinguished combustion chamber oil cooling jacket around it, recuperating for performance, better NVH levels and grand throttle response.
Matching the expectations the engine starts with a mild note, post shifting primary gear the bike has impressive pickup which might just out-stand the other competitors. Such smooth is the ride that any commuter bike will be driven around 40-60 kmph range in city the motorcycle response is excellent.
The man machine interaction such as gear shifting, acceleration are smooth to match the city ride. The heart beats at 7,500 rpm producing 9.46 Bhp and a pulling capacity of 9.4 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. So how was the ride?
Pressing the start button the Engine started to sing the perfect commuter tune. The beat sound of the exhaust seemed engineered. So much refined like a sine wave, smooth and consistent. Ride nature of the bike was exceptionally noteworthy as we rode the bike on city and highway surfaces and it swallowed down every one of the undulations easily. Not to forget here bout the 60W headlamp which impressed us with its capability. Our test bike was furnished with optional disc brake at front and braking execution was great with pleasant bite being offered from the brakes. It was not too sharp not too dull. just as its needed for the commuter population. Combined braking will increase the effectiveness. We would urge purchasers to pick the disc brake variation attributable to its better braking execution over the ordinary drum brake at a peripheral premium.
Although you cannot take it granted and switch your mood to sports mode, because simply Victor doesn't. Limited to its boundaries the bike delivers what it is made for. Though we didn't test the top end speed, we expect it to be slightly over 85 kmph. The tyres and the suspension felt more easy going than the other commuter bikes in the segment. Now coming to the ergonomics of the bikes, the seat is made of TM foam, i.e a material which is used to make seat for superbikes and other high end bikes. Seating position is something to mention here, spacious even for pillion rider. The Fuel tank has Flush type design which keeps the knees guarded partially and makes a perfect fit for the commuter riding posture. It is interesting to learn that the bike commuted fairly good in city ride, decent acceleration, pickup, agility is worth mentioning. It might not catch few eyes on the street as it looks alike star city+ but the Silencer design and the beat sequence the exhaust produces will surely makes it mark. The new TVS Victor has been priced at Rs 49,490 for the drum brake variant and Rs 51,490 for the disc brake version (ex-showroom Delhi). For the above marked price we are sure that Victor is a true competitor for the other counterparts in the market. In a fierce fully competitive segment TVS has introduced one of the well branded name now.
Victor is certainly a winner from our point of view. On a serious note TVS has propelled high to an extent where individual care will be take post service of the vehicle at any dealership across the nation and at such a dealership like SONA TVS, Mysuru takes special place keeping the hopes high on these machines post that Mysuru got Cleanest city award in India award in 2016 too.
Test Ride Review By: Rakshit Shastry
Bike courtesy: Sona TVS, Mysuru
Picture credits: Shreyas Krishnan S & Rushab Raju