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- Aug 7, 2020
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TVS had mentioned back in May that it would launch the Scooty Zest 110 BS6 and the Victor BS6 in the future. We’ve already witnessed the launch of the Scooty Zest 110 BS6, so now, only the Victor is due for an update. We analyse what the BS6-compliant version could pack:
Eco-thrust Fuel Injection Technology
All the current sub-150cc motorcycles from TVS have an engine displacement of 110cc. Even the TVS Sport, which was a 100cc commuter before, has been upgraded with a bigger motor in its BS6-compliant guise. And TVS has ensured that its entire commuter lineup gets a proper fully electronic fuel injection with Ecothrust technology. This feature is claimed to ensure a 15 percent better mileage, enhanced durability and refinement. Sure, TVS could’ve gone the electronic carburettor route like Bajaj, but it probably wouldn’t have offered the aforementioned additional benefits. Expect TVS to plonk in the same engine as the rest of the 110cc lineup. However, TVS might tune the motor to suit the Victor’s character.
To give you a perspective, the 109.7cc air-cooled motor in the TVS Star City Plus and the TVS Radeon makes 8.19PS and 8.7Nm whereas the Sport produces 8.29PS and 8.7Nm. Like all the three bikes, the Victor too is expected to get the same 4-speed transmission as before.
Slight Change in Design and Features, Perhaps?
The TVS Victor BS4 claimed to have the best-in-class high-intensity halogen headlamp. Expect TVS to do one better by equipping the BS6 version with an LED headlamp like it did with the Star City Plus. While the overall design language is likely to remain unchanged, expect slight tweaks to the headlamp cowl in the BS6 bike.
The BS4-compliant model was loaded with a decent set of features like a semi-digital instrument cluster, hazard lamps, and a spacious seat with premium stitching. Expect all these bits to be carried over in the upcoming bike.
Same Old Underpinnings
The TVS Victor BS4 was well equipped in terms of underpinnings too. It featured a 5-step adjustable series spring rear suspension and a telescopic front fork. Braking setup comprised either a 130mm drum or a 240mm petal disc up front and a 110mm drum at the rear, with CBS. All these are likely to be featured in the BS6 bike too. The previous-gen bike weighed 112kg kerb for the drum variant and 113kg for the front disc brake-equipped variant. Expect the BS6 iteration to weigh a couple of kilos more in both the variants, owing to the added emission restricting equipment.
The drum brake variant of the BS4 Victor was priced at Rs 56,622, whereas the front disc brake version cost Rs 58,622. Then there’s the Premium Edition featuring errm, premium bits like gold-finished clutch cover, chromed-out side panels, upmarket colour scheme, body-coloured pillion grab rail, and a chromed-out crash guard. It retailed for Rs 59,602.
TVS’ second-most premium 110cc bike, the Star City Plus carried a premium of around Rs 8,500 over its BS4 counterpart. Expect a similar delta for the Victor too. By this logic, the prices of all the variants could go up by around Rs 7,500 - Rs 8,500. It is likely to be launched either by the end of this month or by early August, depending on the coronavirus situation. It will go up against the Hero Passion Pro 110, Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear and Honda Livo.
All prices ex-showroom Delhi.
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