After the recent success in the scooter market, TVS launched the new Ntorq, a new 125cc scooter to compete with the likes of Honda Grazia, Aprilia SR 125 and the Suzuki Access 125. Let’s see what this scooter offers and if it is the right vehicle for you.
The Teenage choice
Judging by the looks, the TVS Ntorq certainly looks like it was designed with teenage audience in mind. With the funky and vibrant colours and sleek body design with sharp edges the appeal to a younger demographic is certainly present. The scooter is a bit wider at the rear, creating a much more powerful presence on the road than other scooters. The rear section also features a sporty looking grab-rail along with an accessible fuel tank lid, which can be opened without getting off the seat, just like we have seen in earlier TVS scooters such as TVS Jupiter and TVS Wego. The tail lamp is also the best looking in the segment, with a neat LED resembling the shape “T“.
Moving to the front, the indicators are nicely embedded on the head of the Ntorq, while the headlamp sits on the torso, resembling the Honda Dio in design. The wheels of the TVS Ntorq are also considerably bigger than the other scooters in the market. The scooter offers 155mm of ground clearance which is great for the Indian roads. The Ntorq uses telescopic fork suspension setup for the front and a mono-shock for the rear. For braking the scooter uses 220mm disk at the front and a drum brake setup for the rear.
The Ntorq offers many more features such as a charging port, engine kill switch and a fully digital instrument cluster. The digital instrument cluster is quite a nice feature and includes Bluetooth connectivity. This allows your mobile to connect with your scooter to display call alerts and other notifications directly on the digital screen. Along with that it also displays Time, 0-60 kph timer, top speed recorder, lap timer, engine temperature, phone strength etc.
Racing lineage continued…
The TVS Ntorq is the first 125cc scooter by TVS. But considering the racing lineage of TVS (The Apache series), the TVS Ntorq was bound to be something special. On paper this scooter offers the most amount of power figures in the segment. The 124.8cc engine of TVS Ntorq produces 9.4hp power @7500 RPM and 10.5NM of Torque @5500 RPM. This engine makes the scooter feel fast and quick, despite the weight of 116.1 kg . The Ntorq easily reaches 90~100 km/hr without much stressing of the engine. The exhaust node is also something tuned in for the younger generation, with a lot of power and impact.
The TVS Ntorq is certainly a nice scooter with a lot of cool features and a comfortable ride. It would definitely be the first choice for youngsters and teens. For an ex-showroom price of Rs 58,000/- it certainly feels like the bang for a buck. People looking for a quick and agile scooter should definitely take a look at the TVS Ntorq.