TVS Ntorq 125
Till now, the Ntorq has exceeded most of my expectations as an all-round scooter. Be it the handling at tight corners or even hard braking in an emergency courtesy Delhi traffic, the yellow scoot has not disappointed me in the 500 odd kilometres that I’ve managed to clock till now. However, one grouse that I have is the seat is good enough only for the rider, and if you want to bring a pillion along, then be ready for an uncomfortable ride. There is no respite from the constant grazing of knees while making a tight turn, and ride quality gets harsh on short trips let alone long trips. The floorboard could’ve been slightly wider, in case you wish to keep a backpack or anything for that matter, as there is very minimal space for the feet. But then again, sporty scooters tend to have narrow floorboards for a more streamlined shape. In my last report, I faced connectivity issue with the SmartConnect app, but that’s resolved after re-installing it. The functioning is seamless and I also tried the navigation assist once for my trip to the visa office from Noida to Delhi, and the instructions on the screen were detailed.
Cold starts has never been a strong point for the Ntorq and it takes a while for the autochoke to kick in.
The seat is actually good enough for the rider but think twice before riding with a pillionDigital display Yes | Tachometer No | Fuel gauge Yes | Electric start Yes | Disc brakes Front | Tyres tubeless | ARAIEfficiency NA Price | Rs 59,687 (exDelhi) | Warranty 2 years/ 40,000km