With CBS/ABS mandatory for all two-wheelers manufactured in India from April 1, 2019, two-wheeler companies are pulling out all the stops to equip their models with the appropriate safety system. The most recent to join this list of motorcycles is the TVS Victor that now gets Synchronized Braking Technology (SBT) – the bike maker’s term for a linked braking system that improves the braking by partially distributing it to the front when the rear brake lever is pressed. The TVS Victor SBT is available in two variants – drum, that costs Rs 54,682 and a disc variant that carries a price tag of Rs. 56,682. The disc variant is also available in a Premium Edition that costs Rs. 57,662. The update comes at a minimal price hike of Rs 640 over the non-SBT bikes.
Added benefits of the premium edition are chrome finishes on the side cover and crash guard while the engine cover gets a golden case. The Premium Edition also features a dual-tone seat that’s available in four colours – Black Gold, Red Gold, Matte Blue and Matte Silver. Colour schemes on the standard bike are Blissful Blue, Generous Grey, Beatific Black Silver, Restful Red and Balanced Black Red. The Victor also gets LED DRLs.
TVS has confirmed that there are no technical changes to the motorcycle other than the inclusion of SBT. The TVS Victor continues to be powered by a 110cc, single-cylinder that makes 9.5hp at 7,500rpm and 9.4Nm of torque at 6,000rpm.