The bike is powered by a new 109.7 cc air cooled single cylinder three-valve engine that puts out 9.6 PS at 7,500 RPM and 9.4 Nm of peak twist force at 6,000 RPM. Transmission is via a four-speed (all up shift pattern) gearbox. The engine is very refined and there is plenty of bottom and mid-range grunt. The bike picks up cleanly from as low as 20-25 km/h in top gear without any engine knock. As far as top speed is concerned we managed to hit the 94-95 km/h mark a couple of times.
The Victor feels is easy to flick into a turn and feels confident even through a set of quick direction changes, like the one that comes up at the end of the long right hander of the TVS test track. The bike’s 17-inch wheels are shod with a new brand of TVS Remora tyres made of a compound that promises low rolling resistance without compromising grip. Happy to say that the tyres do provide plenty of grip.