TVS, the third-largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India, has just launched two new motorcycles, the Victor and the Apache RTR 200.
The Victor, TVS' 110cc commuter bike, has received a major facelift and now sports sharper looks. A matte black theme runs through the motorcycle, with only the fuel tank and panels receiving a splash of colour. The seat gets a leather-type finish, adorned with red leather stitching. There's the addition of new alloy wheels, disc brakes and tubeless tyres as well. Apart from these changes, the Victor has also received mechanical upgrades, with the 109.7cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine now producing 9.5bhp.
The Apache RTR 200 on the other hand is the manufacturer's top-of-the-line model – its new flagship. Visually more butch, aggressive and hunkered down, the RTR 200 will be powered by a 197.8cc single-cylinder unit that is air- and oil-cooled, and features ram-air induction. At 8,500rpm, the RTR 200’s motor will produce a peak power of 20.2 bhp, propelling the lightweight motorcycle from 0-60kph in 3.9 seconds.
Like the Victor, the RTR 200 too features a matte black theme, with gold-finished front telescopic forks that look smart. The RTR 200 features single rotor, petal type disc brakes on the front and rear and rear lift protection (RLP).
The new Victor will be priced from a competitive Rs 49,490 (drum brake variant) to Rs 51,490 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Apache RTR 200 will cost from Rs 88,990 for the base variant, to Rs 107,000 for the fuel-injection equipped bike, and Rs 1,15,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for an ABS equipped RTR 200, to be available in a few months from now.
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