TVS has become a name to reckon with, especially in recent times. The last product it released was the Apache RR 310, which made a big impact. The design, styling, quality, all felt top notch. This time its the turn of a new scooter from the Indian manufacturer, which is the TVS Ntorq 125. We ride this new scooter on the TVS test track at their Hosur plant and bring you a hands on experience of this two wheeler. How is the Ntorq 125? does it have the zing? Is it good value? We answer all your questions. Read our detailed review of the TVS Ntorq 125.

TVS Ntorq 125 Design

TVS Ntorq 125 front three quarter

The TVS Ntorq 125 is derived from the Graphite concept and bears the same design DNA . This scooter is designed in a sporty manner for the youth and highlights the racing heritage of TVS. The front rakes sharply and has its headlamp mounted at the bottom of the front panel . This headlamp is not an LED one, but a conventional halogen one. However, it has an LED daytime running light below.The front mudguard is a short one and beneath it is a 12-inch alloy wheel fitted with a disc brake. The handlebar is concealed in a casing that has turn indicators mounted on it, much like the Aprilia SR 150/125. There is a stylish Indian flag representation on it as well, similar to the one seen of the Apache RR 310.

TVS Ntorq 125 side

From the side it has a upswept design. It looks stylish and sharp as well. There is a 125 sticker on the front fender, while the side panel bears a 3D logo thats reads out Ntorq 125. There are two piece grab handles on this scooter and the rear taillamp is a treat to watch, This is an LED lamp and glows in a T shape. It has two grills with fins besides the taillamp and it takes inspiration from Stealth Jets, as per TVS. The rear wheel is also a 12-inch one. The footboard has a TVS racing sticker on it.

TVS Ntorq 125 panel

The seat is soft and has a textured cover on it, which looks and feel good. You will also fing premium looking red stitching on the seat. The switchgears are of good qaulity and there is also an engine kill switch provided. The switchgear panels have a carbon fiber finish. The grips are slim and a joy to grip while riding. The ignition key is simple and has a push lock feature. The fuel lid is external, however, it opens through a key slot at the rear end of the bike, which also doubles as the seat lock unit.

TVS Ntorq 125 Features

The highlight of the Ntorq is the feature list it comes with. To start with, there is a rider information system, which is a screen in place of the speedometer. This screen is fully digital and has a speedometer, odometer, digital clock, trip meters, fuel guage and temperature guage. As you start the scooter there is a greeting message displayed, which is customisable. The scooter has a Street Mode and Sport Mode. There is no difference in performance between the two, just that the display is different in both modes. While the Street mode has a digital clock and odometer displayed, the Sport mode gives access to a lap timer. There are two trip meters present and the trip meter also calculates the distance ridden when in reserve. Quite convenient!

TVS Ntorq 125 screen

The attraction here is the inclusion of bluetooth interface. You can pair your phone via bluetooth and it will alert you of your incoming calls and missed calls. There is no arrangement to answer or reject calls, for safety reasons. You can also download an Android based app, that allows customizations and connection to maps, for turn by turn guided navigation on the screen. You can also locate your Ntorq at the place you last parked. Your lap and trip statistics also can be recorded and down loaded.

TVS Ntorq 125 Performance

The TVS Ntorq looks like a sports scooter, but isn’t one, is what TVS said. What they meant was that its performs like a regular 125cc scooter. This 125cc CVTi engine belts out 9.1bhp of power and 10.5Nm of torque. When I rode it, the first thing that struck me was that there was some punch missing. As in, the scooter took off smoothly from standstill, without any jerk or the thrust I was seeking. However, once on the move. I forgot all about it, as this scooter was butter smooth!

TVS Ntorq motion 1

I’m not exaggerating, it really feels refined and there are no vibrations whatsoever, even at speeds beyond 70 km/h. The Ntorq reaches 0-60km/h in about 8 seconds, which is not slow by any standards and is amongst the fastest of scooters around. This one sports a 125cc engine with around 9 bhp of power. Though not being highly performance oriented, it does deliver well in this department. I also liked the exhaust note, which is deep and rumbly.

TVS Ntorq 125 Ride and Handling

TVS Ntorq 125 motion 3

The Ntorq 125 impressed us with its ride. Neither is the suspension setup too soft, not stiff. On the track it did feel a bit wobbly during high speed banking, but that is nit what this scooter is meant for. On a regular day ride, it runs brilliantly. We also tried it on bumpy stretches and cobblestoned paths and the scooter rode well. The suspension seems optimally tuned for daily riding and absorbs undulation flawlessly. It comes with a telescopic setup at the front and a monoshock at the rear.

TVS Ntorq 125 Mileage

While we were unable to do a mileage run on the track, we do expect it to return between 40-45 km/l, in daily riding conditions. For a 125cc, this is a decent figure to achieve.

TVS Ntorq 125 rear

Verdict

The TVS Ntorq 125 comes with sporty styling and first in segment features. At INR 58,700, ex-showroom, it is cheaper than the Honda Grazia and there are other cheaper options than the Ntorq as well, in this category. However, If we look at the styling and design, features offered, refinement levels and ride and handling, the TVS Ntorq 125 comes across as a good value for money package.

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  • So good scooter