TVS Victor: Same Price, Other Options
Can you get a more powerful two-wheeler for the cost of the Victor?
The Victor, which TVS continues to be offered in BS4 spec, has always qualified as a sensible commuter with its sober looks, comfortable ergonomics and impressive fuel economy. However, the Hosur-based manufacturer is likely to upgrade it to BS6 in the coming days. Its prices, which fall in the range of Rs 54,042 to Rs 59,602 (ex-showroom), are likely to see a bump of Rs 6,500 to 8,500 across its lineup in the BS6 avatar.
Let’s have a look at the possible alternatives to the TVS Victor in the same price range.
Its stablemate, the TVS Radeon, is a strong contender in this price bracket. The BS6 version is expected to come with an all-LED headlamp and subtle design tweaks. It gets a fairly standard commuter design (read Splendor) along with premium touches such as chrome-finished exhaust and gold-brushed engine casing. The large, comfortable seat, USB charging port (located behind the headlamp enclosure) and tank grips on the sides add practicality. It is powered by the same 109.7cc engine as the TVS Victor but tuned for better performance. The Radeon is a good option for someone who wants a no-nonsense, practical commuter for everyday city runs.
Another good option in the 110cc category is the Honda Livo. It gets sportier body decals and chiselled tank with extensions which gives it a ‘youthful’ appeal. The Livo is offered with a sleek trapezoidal headlamp with dual tone casing and trapezoidal instrument console elements. It comes with the option of disc brakes as well. The Honda Livo is for someone who likes to flaunt his new bike in the college or office. Not only looks, its aggressive pricing and impressive mileage too make it a worthy option.
Hero Passion Pro 110
Last month, Hero introduced its Passion Pro commuter bike in a refreshed avatar. The bike gets the BS6-compliant engine of the Hero Splendor iSmart BS6, which also makes it slightly (0.37PS) more powerful than its previous engine. The new engine is claimed to be more fuel efficient as well. It gets Hero’s signature i3S start-stop tech and real-time mileage indicator. It gets triple-tone shade which gives it a flamboyant appeal and disc brakes. Optional USB charging, LED tail lamps and longer seat are some of its convenient features. The Passion Pro 110 isn’t something very different from the herd but its smart i3S tech does separate it from the competition.
The Honda Shine is the segment leader in the 125cc category. The prices of the BS6 versions of the Victor are likely to overlap with the prices of the Shine BS6. It gets elegant and mature looks. In terms of features, it comes with disc brakes, start-stop switch, ACG starter and extended wheelbase. The reason why it is always at the helm of 125cc category bikes is its value for money quotient. The BS6 version gets 6 years (3-year standard + 3-year optional) warranty. It’s a perfect commuter for someone who wants a reliable, powerful bike with better mileage and fuss-free ownership. In a nutshell, you will be getting a BS6 125cc motorcycle at the cost of a BS6 110cc bike.
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