TVS Ntorq

Dig­i­tal dis­play Yes | Ta­chome­ter No | Fuel gauge Yes | Elec­tric start Yes | Disc brakes Front | Tyres ARAI Ef­fi­ciency NA tube­less | Price | Rs 59,650 (ex- Delhi) | War­ranty 2 years/ 40,000km

Auto Today - - Dashboard - Rahul Ghosh As­so­ci­ate Edi­tor Rahul.ghosh@in­to­day.com @bul­let­com­pany

The month of Au­gust each year turns out to be a de­mand­ing one for the team Auto To­day be­cause it in­volves prep and ex­e­cu­tion of ideas for the mam­moth an­niver­sary is­sue. And how does that re­late to the Ntorq you ask? That’s be­cause in­evitably, ev­ery Au­gust our Long Term fleet sees lit­tle mileage on the odo but never mind that. I made most of the lit­tle op­por­tu­ni­ties I got with the scooter this month and here’s what stood out. This time round I would like to talk about the brakes. The NTorq comes with 220mm disc brakes up front and 130mm drums at the back. Scoot­ers in gen­eral are known to be skit­tish un­der hard brak­ing but the NTorq is a far cry from that. The calipers leach on to the discs hard and as a re­sult the scoot is easy to a haul in. At the same time it does not lose out on sta­bil­ity. Also the rear brakes of­fer gen­er­ous bite and the rear end does not skid out­wards. This is what makes the NTorq highly sta­ble in all weather con­di­tions. An­other im­por­tant as­pect of the NTorq that I’ve no­ticed re­lates to the fuel gauge and tank. The dig­i­tal dis­play on the NTorq con­sists of mul­ti­ple bars. Un­like others where the nee­dle or the bars re­main pinned to full for a con­sid­er­able dis­tance, the one on the NTorq starts drop­ping fast. How­ever, this does not af­fect the ef­fi­ciency. My un­der­stand­ing is that the float on the tank is po­si­tioned neu­trally and this re­sults in real time and more ac­cu­rate read­ings. It is sort of a per­cep­tion that the range is low thanks to the fuel gauge drop­ping. But that is not the case, atleast on the this scooter. Ad­di­tion­ally, the NTorq is be­ing dropped off for its first ser­vice. So ex­pect a full re­port in the next is­sue. Stay tuned.

IT RE­MAINED STA­BLE UN­DER HARD BRAK­ING. MYTH THAT SCOOTS ARE UNSTABLE WAS PROVED FALSE

The disc up front bit hard and even when I made my way through wa­ter its per­for­mance was ex­cel­lent

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