Spied – New TVS Victor starts testing in public with camouflage
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TVS had earlier confirmed that they will resurrect the popular commuter nameplate, the Victor. The next generation model is expected to be ready before the end of this year and the company has already started testing prototypes.
Team-bhp.com’s forum member who goes by the name ‘M’ has spotted this camouflaged test mule of a TVS commuter on the Bangalore-Nellore highway. Since no other TVS commuter is in the pipeline for an immediate launch, there is a very good chance that the vehicle under test is the new Victor.
The commuter seems to wear production ready body panels featuring a conservative styling with focus on affordability. The mule is fitted with black alloy wheels and silencer and there is no disc brake for the front wheel. The front and rear end of the new TVS Victor are suspended by conventional telescopic forks and twin shocks respectively.
The upcoming motorcycle would be powered by a 110 cc air-cooled engine that also powers the Star City+. The motor delivers 8.4 PS and 8.7 Nm of torque and is mated to a 4-speed transmission. Going by the previous Victor lineup, a 125 cc variant is likely follow at a later stage.
The new TVS Victor is expected to be positioned below the TVS Star City as an entry level commuter. Competition would come in the form of the Hero Passion Pro and Mahindra Centuro.
[Spy images from Team-bhp.com]