Ever since my colleague rode the Ntorq at the TVS track in Hosur, I have been eagerly awaiting to get astride this new sporty scooter. The reason being that we have few scooters which offer a healthy balance between everyday commuting and that peppy or sporty feel. Our ride report points to that specifically. Having ridden the Ntorq for a couple of hundred kilometers, I have to admit I was sufficiently impressed.
For starters, let’s begin with the instrument panel that I’ve been overusing. Hooking it to the app is easy and the ride reports which it generates after each ride are informative. Being a tech geek, I loved it. The panel also alerts for incoming calls and sms’. This is particularly handy for riders, since one doesn’t have to stop, park and check for emergency calls and messages while riding.
We will dig deeper into this all digital IP and its functions in the next couple of issues. The other bit that impressed us significantly is the exhaust note. Its throaty roar takes many fellow commuters by surprise, adding to the road presence. As for the little niggles, I didn’t like the larger mirrors. While visibility is good, they are an eyesore on an otherwise sleek design. I also would have loved to have an all-LED headlamp unit as seen in some of the other scooters. If you can manage to ignore the above said oddities, the scoot and the ride is refreshing. Over the next few months, I’ll be putting it through a thorough kilometers test. Read all about it in our Long Term series in the coming issue.
THE EXHAUST NOTE IMPRESSED US SIGNIFICANTLY
Digital display Yes | Tachometer No | Fuel gauge Yes | Electric start Yes | Disc brakes Front | Tyres tubeless | ARAI Efficiency NA Price Rs 65,000 (ex- Delhi) Warranty 2 years/ 40,000km
Hooking it to the app is easy and the ride reports which it generates after each ride are informa tive. It also alerts for incoming calls and sms’