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TVS NTorq first look review. The TVS NTorq is a sporty scooter from the TVS Motors stable and sees TVS' debut in the 125cc segment. The scooter was launched at a price of Rs 58,750 ex-showroom (Delhi) just a day before the Indian Auto Expo 2018 and TVS also showcased it at the Auto Expo.
The TVS Ntorq 125 is the production version of the Graphite concept which made its debut at the 2014 Auto Expo. The TVS Ntorq 125 is targeted towards young buyers in the country, offering convenience, comfort, ease and safety.
TVS NTorq 125 Design
The styling on the TVS NTorq is claimed to be inspired by the design on stealth fighter aircraft. This allows the scooter to have sharp lines and an overall aggressive design with a chiseled front apron. Further improving the design is TVS' experience in racing.
Overall dimensions and the basic design has been retained from the TVS Graphite concept however, intricate details like the unique LED daytime running lights are all fresh.
The TVS NTorq also comes with a signature LED tail lamp design. The sporty design of the scooter is further accentuated by the stubby muffler, which with its unique beat also makes the scooter sound good.
TVS NTorq 125 Fact Sheet
TVS NTorq 125 Engine And Performance
The TVS NTorq's engine is a 125cc CVTi Revv unit. The air-cooled, single-cylinder engine produces a maximum power output of 9.27bhp @7,500 rpm and class leading torque of 10.4Nm. These figures also lead to the TVS Ntorq having the fastest acceleration in its class, and a top speed of 95 km/h.
Several other features like auto choke, intelligent ignition system, split type intake design, foam-on-paper air filter and a unique oil cooling system for the combustion chamber make the scooter perform better.
TVS NTorq 125 Bluetooth Smart Connectivity
The TVS NTorq is India's first connected scooter, boasting of Smart Connect technology for the first time on any scooter in India. It uses Bluetooth to connect to smartphones and also gets Navigation assist which displays turn-by-turn directions on the segment-first LCD screen.
TVS NTorq 125 LCD Screen
The LCD screen instrument cluster alone is something that can be talked about for ages. It has 55 unique features including top speed recorder, lap timer, phone battery strength indicator, last parked location assist, average speed and multiple ride statistics modes like sports and street.
Since it is connected to the user's phone via bluetooth, it can also display incoming caller names and text messages. The built in auto-reply feature can be used to let incoming callers know that the user is riding.
TVS NTorq 125 Features
Additional features like external fuel filler cap, engine kill switch, pass by switch, parking brakes, dual-side handle lock, USB mobile phone charger and large 22L under-seat storage space, all make the TVS NTorq 125 feel premium.
The TVS NTorq rides on Grippy 110/80-12 sized tubeless tyres wrapped on sporty-looking 12-inch alloy wheels. It also comes with a segment-first petal-disc brake up-front as standard, thereby making it extremely safe.
Based on a brand new frame, the TVS NTorq 125 features new suspension as well. It also features an ergonomic posture for dynamic riding and TVS claims this allows for motorcycle like cornering and nimble handling.
TVS NTorq 125 Colours
The TVS NTorq 125 will be available in a choice of Yellow, Green, Red and White shades with a matte finish.
The TVS NTorq certainly seems to have taken the scooter world by storm, first at its debut and then when it was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. A futuristic design, coupled with better features than any other scooter in the market makes it a strong contender for the top spot in the 125cc scooter segment.
However, the competition too is tough, as the TVS NTorq 125 will compete with the Honda Grazia, which recently achieved the landmark of selling 50,000 units in just 2.5 months. It will also go against the Aprilia SR 125 which was launched at the Auto Expo 2018 and also against the Hero Duet 125 and Maestro 125 which were also showcased at the Auto Expo.