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      TVS Motors to relaunch "Victor"

      Victor was the first indigenously developed motor bike by Chennai based TVS Motor Company, post snapping 20 year alliance with Suzuki, TVS came up with this product. Some section of the media also claims that this is the first 4-stroke bike developed in India. TVS unlike other Indian companies has always been investing heavily on R & D, Victor came with few of the industry first features like rectangular swing arm and Econometer (Economy & power model indicator). Victor GL was launched in 2001 and it carried a 45 days waiting period for the first 6 months, I was also one of the buyer

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      ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
      Type 4-Stroke. Air-Cooled OHC
      CC 109.3 cc
      Max. Power 9 kW (8.1 bhp) @ 7250 rpm
      Max. Torque 8.1 Nm @ 5500 rpm
      Bore & Stroke 51 mm x 53.5 mm
      Compression Ratio 9.3:1
      Transmission 4-speed constant mesh

      SUSPENSION
      Front Telescopic Oil-Damped;
      110 mm travel
      Rear Hydraulic with Co-axial
      Spring 75 mm travel, with 5-Strp

      CAPACITIES
      Fuel tank capacity 11 liters
      Fuel Reserve 3 liters
      Fuel Reserve 2.5 liters

      BRAKES & WHEELS
      Front Brake 130 mm Drum
      Rear Brake 110 mm Drum
      Front Tyre 2.75 x 17
      Rear Tyre 3.00 x 17

      ELECTRICAL
      Head Lamp 12V. 35/35W
      Tail Brake Lamp 12V. 5W
      Turn Signals 12V. 10W
      Ignition systems Digital Ignition

      DIMENSION & WEIGHT
      Wheelbase 1200 mm
      Kerb Weight 113 Kgs

      In 2004, TVS gave a face-lift to their product and launched Victor GX. The new version 'Victor GX' will boast of a slew of improvements including 'Dura Life' engine, to enhance the engine life of the motorcycle. Victor GX will also sport a new look with vibrant colours and lazer Streak Body graphics that will be a stunner on the roads.

      The new 'DURA LIFE' engine of Victor GX has been built with:
      • Coated Anti friction piston rings for long trouble free engine performance.
      • Easier kick-start with longer kick lever and improved kick mechanism.
      • Mapped digital ignition and optimized carburetor for consistent good mileage.
      • New all up gear system for comfortable gear shifting.
      • New clutch plate design provides smoother power transmission and low maintenance.
      In addition, the Victor GX will continue to possess other qualities of its predecessor TVS Victor GL such as:
      • Rectangular Swing Arm for Superior Ride and Handling,
      • Ride Switch - Effortless adjustment of shock absorber to suit road condition and pillion ride,
      • Anti Skid Special Compound Tyres that will allow it to hug the road with vice like grip,
      • Econometer for total control over mileage with its economy and power modes.


      Added to this face-list, TVS launched 125 CC engine in Victor. The all-new 125 cc 4-Stroke Victor GLX comes with the revolutionary Variable Timing intelligent engines (VT-i) and has been designed for the urban customers on the lookout for a peppy motorcycle combining both economy and performance. The Victor GLX 125 promises to be a 'traffic stopper' with its dual tone graphics in striking bright colours on a bigger and dynamic styling. Victor GLX 125 is propelled by the VT-i engines, the revolutionary new generation four-stroke engines developed in-house by TVS Motor Company. The VT-i engines are designed to deliver superb performance on fuel efficiency and torque delivery. The other unique features of Victor GLX 125 include bigger clear lens speedometer, Aircraft style petrol tank lid, stylish die cast pillion footrest, a sporty silencer in chrome with heat shielder etc. The angular clear lens and dominating multi reflector headlamp and the side stand alarm adds to the safety of the rider.

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      ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
      Type 4-Stroke. Air-Cooled OHC
      CC 124.8 cc
      Max. Power 7.36 kW (10 bhp) @ 7500 rpm
      Max. Torque 9.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm
      Bore & Stroke 54.5 x 53.5 mm
      Compression Ratio 9.2:1
      Transmission 4-speed constant mesh

      SUSPENSION
      Front Telescopic Oil-Damped;
      105 mm travel
      Rear Gas Filled Stock Absorbers
      With Co-axial Spring
      75 mm travel, with 5-Strp

      CAPACITIES
      Fuel tank capacity 13 liters
      Fuel Reserve 2.5 liters

      BRAKES & WHEELS
      Alloy Wheel with Disc Brake (Drum Brake Optional)
      Front Brake 240 mm Disc
      Rear Brake 130 mm Drum
      Front Tyre 2.75 x 17
      Rear Tyre 3.00 x 17

      ELECTRICAL
      Head lamp 12V. 35/35, Halogen Bulb
      Tail lamp 12V. 5/21W
      Turn Signals 12V. 10W
      Ignition systems Digital Ignition

      DIMENSION & WEIGHT
      Wheelbase 1260 mm
      Kerb Weight 122 Kgs


      Yesterday TVS Motor Company has announced the re-launch of its one of the best selling motorcycles 'Victor' in India in December, besides introducing three more products in 2012. TVS Motor Company President (Marketing) H S Goindi as saying "Victor is making a comeback. It was good brand for us and its brand equity is still very strong." TVS had discontinued the Victor four years back and was replaced by Centra. "At that point of time, we thought of trying out a new model, but now we believe that Victor still has a lot of customer demand," he said.

      The 125cc Victor will be among the four models that are planned to hit the Indian roads this year, Goindi said. "We will also launch another 125cc bike and a 125cc scooter in 2012," he added. Besides, TVS Motor Company will also unveil and test market a hybrid scooter 'Qube' from June this year that will be commercially launched in 2013. "The hybrid scooter is expected to be priced around Rs 60,000-Rs 70,000," Goindi said. He also mentioned "TVS is working on a motorcycle of engine capacity between 250cc and 300cc. It may take 18-24 months to launch."

      Will TVS Motor Company able to survive in this segment which is already seeing too much competition?? Also their previous attempts to enter this segment with Flame was big flop. Hero MotorCorp, Bajaj and Honda are already dominating this segment, will TVS bring any change??
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      Quote Originally Posted by camchennai View Post
      it carried a 45 days waiting period for the first 6 months, I was also one of the buyer
      lol! I was also one of the buyer . But got it in 2004 so had only a 7 day waiting period. It was a VFM product. Consistently gave me 65km/ltr.
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      It had a good punch in that category when it was launched compared to Splender, Passion CD 100SS etc which had 7.1BHP to 7.7bhp.

      But now will it have a chance to take the market??
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      Quote Originally Posted by roadracer View Post
      lol! I was also one of the buyer . But got it in 2004 so had only a 7 day waiting period. It was a VFM product. Consistently gave me 65km/ltr.
      i too have one purchased in 2002 after selling the donkey bike i.e splendor. victor was the first to sport micro chip type digital ignition with flat torque owing to which it never knocks even in 4th gear @ speeds of 20kmph. splendor is the knock king outdated technology.

      also i used to get mileage of 84kmpl initially which settled to 78 after tyre upgrade and later at 72 after exhaust upgrade.

      very comfortable to drive too. just it looks odd.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Italia-Linea View Post
      i too have one purchased in 2002 after selling the donkey bike i.e splendor. victor was the first to sport micro chip type digital ignition with flat torque owing to which it never knocks even in 4th gear @ speeds of 20kmph. splendor is the knock king outdated technology.

      also i used to get mileage of 84kmpl initially which settled to 78 after tyre upgrade and later at 72 after exhaust upgrade.
      That's a great mileage. The max that I got was around 72. Agree it never used to knock. I very rarely used to down-shift to 2nd/1st gear in the stop-start traffic of Chennai. We can easily manage the stop-start traffic in 3rd gear. Never know about the micro chip ignition. Thanks for that info.

      After driving Victor it took me sometime to adjust to GS150R.

      Guys - I see Victor GLX 125 on the TVS website but under the section international range. So, looks like there were selling in some I'national market(probably S.E Asia) and will bring the same model to India.

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      There is also a Victor GX 100.

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      camchennai - I suspect that picture that you had put of Victor is the GX 100 model and not the GLX 125 model.

      Quote Originally Posted by camchennai View Post
      Will TVS Motor Company able to survive in this segment which is already seeing too much competition?? Also their previous attempts to enter this segment with Flame was big flop
      Flame had an issue w.r.t patent. Bajaj complained that TVS copied its DTSi technology for use in Flame.

      http://www.rediff.com/money/2007/dec/21tvs.htm

      And then TVS relaunched Flame without the twin-spark technology but by then the damage was done and Flame never captured the market.

      TVS launches Flame SR 125 sans twin-spark plug tech
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      Quote Originally Posted by roadracer View Post
      And then TVS relaunched Flame without the twin-spark technology but by then the damage was done and Flame never captured the market.
      Even RE launched with Twin spark technology, why Bajaj din't file a case against RE??
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      Quote Originally Posted by camchennai View Post
      Even RE launched with Twin spark technology, why Bajaj din't file a case against RE??
      Not sure cammy. But TVS were able to win the case and they relaunched the twin spark plug version of the Flame in Nov-2009.

      TVS re-launches Twin Spark Plug "Flame"

      TVS FLAME DS 125 - Twin Spark Plug Version
      TVS FLAME SR 125 - Single Spark Plug Version
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