TVS will be launching the all-new Victor 110cc commuter bike as well as its flagship Apache 200 performance motorcycle on the 20th of January.
Remember when we told you that TVS has planned multiple launches on 20th January? While we know that one of the offerings is the much awaited Apache 200, news now comes in that the Hosur based automaker’s other launch is the all-new Victor commuter. Interestingly, the company will be revealing offerings on either end of the spectrum with one resurrecting a popular nameplate whereas the other is the biggest bike to ever be developed from the company. Adding some spice, we have got our hands on the patent image of the new Apache 200 which reveals the design details on the new model.
Starting with the TVS Victor, the commuter was first introduced in 2001 and the nameplate will be making a comeback after almost a decade. The motorcycle reportedly uses a 110cc single-cylinder motor like its predecessor but upgraded to better technology and will be rivalling the Hero Splendor, Honda Dream Series and the likes. The Victor moniker also shares a high brand value with the masses and the company is looking to capitalise on the same in a bid to increase its market share from the current 17 percent in the 75-110cc segment.
Coming to the new TVS Apache 200, the flagship performance spec model will be opening a new chapter in the automaker’s history. The patent image gives a clear idea on the design revealing the headlight cluster, fuel tank with extensions and what seem to be air vents; split seats, clip-on handlebars and unique design of the alloy wheels. In terms of power, the flagship Apache will reportedly draw power from a new 200cc single-cylinder air and oil cooled carbureted engine tuned for 26 PS, paired to a 5-speed gearbox.
The new TVS Apache 200 gets telescopic front forks and a monoshock suspension at the rear while dual-channel ABS will be offered as optional. The bike reportedly has a kerb weight of 140 kgs which will give a healthy power-to-weight ratio and is expected to be on par (or even better) than the KTM Duke 200 in performance. It is also expected that the majority of changes will trickle down on the Apache 160 and 180 models as well which is likely only later.