TVS Motor Company, Country’s reputed two wheeler and three wheeler manufacturer has all reasons to smile – Reason: The first ever 125cc scooter TVS nTorq 125 which the company launched is an instant hit in India frightening the Japanese two wheeler giant Honda in its own forte – the scooter segment. TVS nTorq 125 since its launch in the month of February 2018 has posted a consistent sales figure every month and has even overtaken the sales figures of Honda Grazia 125 – a new 125cc scooter which Honda launched back in November 2017.
In this article, we are going to post the review of all new TVS nTorq 125 which has been long due since May 2018. Having driven the Honda Grazia 125cc scooter we think we should be able to rightly gauge nTorq 125 in all fronts like performance, style, design, mileage, price and more.
Looking at the nTorq 125, one can clearly notice the uniqueness in terms of how the scooter looks and feels. It is totally different from what Honda is offering in its Grazia/Activa or what Suzuki is offering in its long lived “Access 125”. The nTorq 125 doesn’t feel like “Yet-another-scooter” in the market. Few things which we observed as soon as we saw this bike is the dual “125” sports badge in the front overlayed on top of checkered flag background, the nice looking alloy wheels, the unique “T” shaped LED taillamp with a special type of design beneath, the Smart Connect badging and the full digital instrument cluster.
Just like TVS Apache RR310 motorcycle, the tri-color India flag sticker is present even on this scooter. The “Matte Yellow” colored TVS nTorq is the character color and blends very well with the Black giving a nice sport appeal. The overall styling and design is made keeping youth in mind, you can see lot of sharp curves, details through out the body especially when you see this scooter from the side profile angle.
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The design cues are carry forwarded even to the the exhaust muffler. The seats are nice and bows down nicely to easily accommodate the short riders.
Engine and Performance
The all new TVS nTorq 125 scooter is powered by advanced CVTi-REVV 124.79cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 3-valve, air-cooled SOHC engine. The very new engine which is exclusively made for the nTorq 125 is pretty well refined and is capable to deliver more than 9.5 bhp of power and a maximum torque of 5500 rpm.
Technically details apart, the scooter is outright very powerful and kicks in lot of torque when you even lightly touch the throttle. One can neatly badge this scooter as a sports performance scooter because of the type of performance feedback it gives as you sit on it – you will for sure notice a nice engine noise as you throttle that is pretty welcoming for someone who enjoys riding.
The scooter is equipped with race grade instrument cluster that fancily shows you all the lap timers, fuel, speed, distance and what not?. On top of this, the scooter is “SMART” as it can instantly sync with your smartphone through Smart X Connect that shall help you in navigation, dialing a phone contact or to to note down something important during your ride. At this point, TVS is offering the nTorq app only to customers with Android phones and those with iPhones are left disappointed.
Ride and Handling
The ride quality of nTorq 125 is good – the power delivery is consistent and delivers that extra push when you want it. Rides great on traffic and city conditions – no complaints when it comes to maneuvering the vehicle in and out and turning through the curves. The scooter is stable and handle balance is good and doesn’t make you tired.
During our test in rainy condition, the scooter felt very light and we could have liked if TVS added some more weight to this scooter – so that it remains upright when you are passing through tough winds. The suspension and braking worked neat. Thanks to 220mm Disc brake in the front, which adds more confidence when you are braking this performance scooter.
This scooter is aimed for young audience and who seeks something extra in terms of on road presence, style and performance. While we were not so happy with the mileage of this scooter when compared to the old-school Dio or Activa, we were satisfied on the performance side – well it is a trade-off between power and mileage as one would know.
Riding with pillion was comfortable and it offered a good position for pillion to rest their foot. On the downside, you might not have the benefit of grab rails to hold those during the humps.
Dimensions and Practicality
The TVS nTorq 125 weighs 116.1 Kgs which should sound good for someone who is looking for a powerful 125cc scooter which is lighter. The length of nTorq 125 measures 1865 mm, width is 710 mm and overall height is 1160 mm. The wheelbase of TVS nTorq 125 is 1285mm which helps in cornering your scooter. The ground clearance of 155 mm is practical and you might not hit the floor to any bad pothole at ease. The fuel tank capacity of nTorq 125 is 5 Litres.
TVS nTorq 125 offers ample amount of space under the seat where your helmet/jackets can be stacked in. Like other TVS scooters like Jupiter, nTorq 125 too gets external fuel filling facility and also offers optional mobile charging features as well.
The TVS nTorq 125 is priced at Rs 63,800 ( Ex-showroom Bangalore). With the recent IRDA rule, you are required to have vehicle insurance for at atleast 5 years mimimum. Along with RTO registrations and some accessories the on-road price of nTorq 125 could shoot upto Rs 80,000 or more ( Depending on which city you live).
If you are planning to buy an updated, modern, stylish and powerful scooter in 2018/2019 the all new nTorq 125 can be your go-to choice. The scooter scores really well when compared with Suzuki Access 125, Grazia 125, Activa 125 or Aprilia SR 125. The engine is refined plus powerful, unique sports styling, alloy wheels, eye-catching LED tail lamps, the SmartXConnect system which syncs with smartphone for navigation and TVS’s reputation in service and quality – makes us to give a BIG thumbs up for nTorq 125. Just go for it.
Check out the TVS nTorq 125 photo gallery below: