Victor vs Livo vs Splendor ismart vs Platina Comfortec Comparison Review

TVS Victor vs Honda Livo vs Hero ismart vs Bajaj Platina Comfortec Comparison Review

Current top 4 motorcycles under 110cc segment in India
Pros:
TVS Victor: 3 valve eco-thrust engine, better power, highest torque in the segment, CV carburetor, 5 step adjustable rear suspension, powerful headlamp
Honda Livo: Tubeless tires, categories 2nd highest ground clearance, better brakes at rear, better stability
Hero ismart: Hero i3S technology for auto start/stop, auto headlamp first in class, rigid frame
Bajaj Platina: Lightest bike in the segment, highest ground clearance, biggest fuel tank capacity

Cons:

TVS Victor: Less service stations, smallest fuel tank capacity
Honda Livo: Lowest torque at comparative high engine rpm, high spare cost, high purchase cost
Hero iSmart: Front disc brake not available, less grip on rear tire  
Bajaj Platina: Less stability on highway conditions, lowest engine power in the segment, front disc brake not available



Performance and Driveability:
TVS Victor 110 is the latest player in the league of the lower cubic capacity bikes which was launched sometime in April 2016, TVS Victor 110 has got a quite good accelerations as it has got the highest power to weight ratio of 83bhp/ton which takes the bike to a top speed of 100kmph in about 20sec. The Honda Livo some how manages to attain speed of 95 kmph with a very long time, though the bike is very drive-able in the mid-ranges and free of vibes. The Hero iSmart 110 has quite similar character to its earlier siblings from the Hero moto corp, the bike is torquer at low revs but looses the grund if you rev hard. Talking about the Bajaj Platina, the bike has a marginally lower capacity engine but the low end torque on the bike is superb, thanks to Bajaj for developing the Exhaus-Tech, but the bike dies to do a great top end. The Bajaj Platina Comfortec is not ment to do a top speed run, the Bajaj Platina Comfortec is the greatest challenge to the all other three contenders on the mileage run though. Bajaj Platina can do more than 90km/ltr if driven gently. The Hero iSmart 110 is the bike for cities due to its auto start/stop capability which functions very well and saves lot of fuel as per Hero Moto but it still can't beat the Bajaj Platina Comfortec. Braking performance on the TVS Victor 110 and the Honda Livo are head to head all thanks to the 240mm front disc rotors. but the TVS Victor 110 has a better cooling for the disc brake with petal shaped disc compared to the conventional disc on the Honda Livo. Bajaj Platina manages to score comparable scores on brakes with the Hero iSmart due to lesser weight by 6 percent.

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Ride and Handling:
Talking about the ride and handling of these catogery bikes, the TVS Victor has some serious qualities to handle on curves, the TVS racing team has always been a help in developing a new machine. The Honda Livo is happy go luck bike which can be handled very well in traffic situations but going on curves can be critical. The Hero iSmart is a bike which is meant to be driven in cities due to its character and functionality. The Platina Comfortec has a double cradle frame which is good for handling on curves but due to lesser weight and sleek tires the bike does not get the correct number for the handling. Due to optimum wheelbase and considerable wide rear tire width the TVS Victor handle phenomenally good on the curves.

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Comfort and ergonomics:

TVS Victor 110 has a quite comfortable bolstered seat and a fair wider tank to which the rider can grab by his knees, but the Honda Livo has a better shaped tank for a rider with 5'-6'' to 5'-10" height to grab the bike. On the other hand the Hero iSmart seat flows on the tank as well but the tank shape does not provide a great support to hold the rider, but the Platina Comfortec has a very sleek and long tank on which the thugs just slide off. The TVS Victor 110 has a 5 step adjustable rear suspension which helps the rider to tune his ride as per his liking. Bajaj Platina Comfortec is meant for a better ride as it is enabled with higher suspension travel as compared to the rivals and special bolstered seat foam for extra comfort to the rider.


TVS Victor 110 tank with TVS Chrome mascot and Honda Livo has a cowl on the tank with the Chrome wing


Hero iSmart has large graphics mentioning i3s and the Bajaj Platina with simple sticker with no chrome
Styling:
The TVS Victor 110 and the Honda Livo stand out from the croud and give a higher capacity segment feel, on both the TVS Victor and the Honda Livo the brand logos look a class apart due to the chrome finished 3D emblems. The Hero iSmart 110 seems to share the design lines of the old Hero Glamour with conventional stickers, again the Bajaj Platina Comfortec is not about styling, its about affordability. The Hero iSmart has a options of dual tone color scheme as well. The TVS Victor 110 and the Honda Livo are available in 6 different shade where are the Hero iSmart and the Bajaj Platina Comfortec is only available in 4 different shades each. White color is only available on the Hero Livo which looks quite stunning and the bike appears massive.







The TVS Victor 110 is the only bike in the league to get the tacho-meter with a white dial which looks a class apart, thanks to TVS styling group to provide a tacho-meter to this segment of bike. the Honda Livo cluster styling seems to have a alien theme, may not be appreciated by every customer. On the other hand the Hero iSmart cluster is simple but neat and clean, the iSmart has side stand indicator signal as well similar to some other scooter from the Hero moto corp.




Top Left TVS Victor 110, top right Honda Livo and bottom centre Hero iSmart clusters.
i3s Function enable/disable switch on the Hero iSmart 110


Features:

As said earlier the TVS Victor 110 features a Tacho-meter with white background, on top of it has a battery low voltage indicator and a service schedule indicator, the Honda Livo does not feature a digital console as compared the TVS Victor and the Hero iSmart. Even trip meter is missing on the Honda Livo. The Hero iSmart has similar tell tail indications to that on the TVS but has a add-on tell tail to show the i3s function enabled/disabled. Again the Bajaj Platina does not come with any of the jazzy feature like the others. Two unique feature about the Hero iSmart are it has an auto head lamp function and an auto start/stop function for the engine. The Function turns off the bikes engine when in idle and starts instantaneously when required.

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Reliability:
TVS as a brand has now settled very well in the Indian market and the customers confidence on the machines have increased too, lets hope the TVS Victor 110 adheres to that. Honda Livo is actually unquestionable due to the Honda legacy, on the Hero iSmart 110 the it seems to have small niggling issues but the bike will go for a long run for sure as the roots come from the Honda's only. On the Bajaj Platina it has been in the market now for more than a decade and many first time buyers are happy with the product due to its cost as well. But the number of issues per 1000 vehicles may go up on the Bajaj bike due to quality issue.

Price:
TVS Victor 110: 50-52500 INR
Honda Livo: 53-55500 INR
Hero iSmart 110: 53300 INR
Bajaj Platina: 43-45000 INR

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Our Verdict: 
TVS Victor 110 is our choice as it has all the features and looks, also reasonably well priced. TVS needs to start more authorized service stations in central and north India.

Comparison Chart

TVS Victor
Honda Livo
Hero Splendor iSmart 110
Bajaj Platina
Engine
Air cooled, 3 valve, 4 stroke, SI engine
Air cooled, 4 stroke, SI engine
Air Cooled, 4 Stroke Single Cylinder , OHC
Single cyl, 2-valve, DTS-I with   ExhausTEC
Displacement
109.7 cc
109.19cc
109.15cc
102 cc
Maximum power
9.4 bhp @ 7500 rpm
8.2 bhp @ 7500 rpm
9.4 bhp @ 7500 rpm
8 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Maximum torque
9.4 Nm @ 6000 rpm
8.6 Nm @ 5500 rpm
9 Nm @ 5500 RPM
8.6 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Bore x Stroke
53.5 mm x 48.8 mm
50.0 mm x 55.6 mm

47 mm X 58.8 mm
Compression Ratio
9.9 : 1
9.9:1
10:01
9.5:1
Clutch
Multi-Plate, Wet Type
Multi-Plate, Wet Type
Multi-Plate, Wet Type
Multi-Plate, Wet Type
Fuel system
Carburettor, CV type
Carburettor
Carburettor
Carburettor
Transmission
4 speed constant mesh
4 speed constant mesh
4 speed constant mesh
4 speed constant mesh
Chassis Type
Single cradle tubular frame
Single cradle tubular frame
Tubular Double Cradle
Tubular Single Down Tube with Lower Cradle frame
Front Suspension
Telescopic oil damped front suspension
Telescopic Fork
Telescopic Hydraulic Shock   Absorbers
Hydraulic, Telescopic Type, 125mm travel
Rear Suspension
5 step adjustable hydraulic series spring suspension
Spring loaded hydraulic
Adjustable Hydraulic Shock   Absorbers
co- axial hydraulic shockabsorber and coil springs. SNS
Brake Front
Drum 130 mm
Drum 130 mm
Drum130mm
Drum 110 mm
Brake Front
Disc 240mm
Disc 240mm
NA
NA
Brake Rear
Drum 110mm
Drum 130mm
Drum 110mm
Drum 110 mm
Tyre Size Front
2.75 x 17
80/100-18 Tubeless
2.75 x 18-4 PR Tubeless
2.75*17", 41 P
Tyre Size Rear
3.00 x 17
80/100-18 Tubeless
2.75 X 18-6 PR Tubeless
3.00*17", 50 P
Wheel Base
1260 mm
1285 mm
1245 mm
1255 mm
Height
1090 mm
1099 mm
1055 mm
1060 mm
Ground Clearance
175 mm
180 mm
165 mm
190 mm
Length
1980 mm
2020 mm
2015 mm
2000 mm
Width
750 mm
746 mm
770 mm
840 mm
Kerb weight: Drum
112 kg (ES alloy drum)
NA
115 Kg
108 Kg
Kerb weight: Disc
113 kg (ES alloy disc)
Kerb weight111 kg(Disc)
NA
NA
Fuel tank
8 liters
8.5 litre
8.5 litre
11.5 litre
Reserve capacity
2 Litre
2 Litre
2 Litre
2 Litre
Head lamp
12V 60W
12V 35/35W
12V 35/35W
12V 35/35W
Battery
12V
12V 3(MF)
12V MF4 3Ah
12V


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