TVS’s all-new 125 scooter broke cover today and it looks, interesting! There are many quirky features available at a competitive price.
The TVS Ntorq is clearly directed at the digital generation, with the plethora of features all targeting the youth. It starts with the all-digital instrument cluster and also the SmartXonnect mobile app that works with Bluetooth, connecting your phone to the scooter.
The instrument cluster comes with many useful features like navigation assist, service remainder, trip meter and engine oil temperature. You can also find out the last parked location using the mobile app, among many other features like sharing your travel stats to name a few.
There are other features though which are a bit questionable, like a 0-60 time recorder (incase you don’t trust TVS’s claims of 9 seconds), a lap timer (on a 125 cc scooter!), sport and street riding modes and to top it all, a power/eco LED indicator, after all the sporty credentials.
Looking over all these “youthful features”, there are many practical and useful features on the TVS Ntorq 125. Like a parking brake, special ergonomic seats for a comfy bottom, external fuel filler cap and a low fuel warning light. There is also an engine kill switch like you get on bikes.
The fully digital instrument console is large and legible, but we will have to wait and see whether its readable in sunlight. We would have preferred an analogue fuel gauge though, as it’s more accurate in predicting when you will run out.
Sporty looking exhaust
Suspension duties are taken care of by telescopic forks at the front, and a gas filled coil spring shock absorber at the rear. The ride should be a compromise of sporty and comfortable, after all the track credentials showered on the scooter by TVS. A small turning circle will also aid in pulling quick U-turns.
Practical bits like good under seat storage and external fuel filler
The styling of the Ntorq 125 is another aspect where TVS has worked hard, and the rear T lamp looks cool and unique. Styling is inspired by a stealth aircraft (you can’t see it? neither can we!) with afterburner style rear vents surrounding the tail light. There is also a batwing styled DRL on the chin of the headlamp, and the turn indicators are mounted on top near the handlebars. Diamond cut alloys are available and they are stylish.
You be the judge!
Cool tail light!
Powering the scooter will be a 124.79cc single cylinder engine with 3 valves churning out 9.4 PS of power at 7,500 rpm, as well as a peak torque of 10.5 Nm. It does 0-60 in 9 seconds, onto a top speed of 95 kph. Things can be stopped without much fuss as there is a front 220 mm disc/rear drum brake combination. There is no ABS of any sort, which would have been a better option, than many of the other features available.
Colour options for the TVS Ntorq 125
Priced at Rs 58,750 (ex-showroom), the TVS Ntorq 125 looks to take on the Honda Activa 125, Suzuki Access 125, as well as the upcoming Aprilia 125.
You be the judge!
Cool tail light!
TVS Ntorq 125 Specifications
Engine (BS – IV Compliant)
Type 4 stroke, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled, OHC
Displacement 124.79 cc (3V)
Maximum Power [email protected] rpm/[email protected] rpm
Maximum Torque 10.5Nm @5500rpm
Battery 12v, 4Ah MF
Head Lamp 35/35 W HS1
Frame High Rigidity Under Bone Rectangular Tube Type
Dimensions (L x B x H) 1865 x 710 x 1160 mm
Wheelbase 1285 mm
Ground Clearance 155 mm
Kerb Weight 116.1 Kg
Front Telescopic Suspension
Rear Gas filled Hydraulic Type Coil Spring Shock Absorber
Front Tubeless 100 x 80 x 12
Rear Tubeless 110 x 80 x 12
Front Disc: 220 mm Disc
Rear 130 mm Dia Drum
Too lazy to type anything, so re quoting from the best F1 driver in the world:
“On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”
― Ayrton Senna