TVS Ntorq 125

Auto Today - - Dashboard - Pratik Rak­shit Cor­re­spon­dent pratik.rak­[email protected]­j­tak.com @pratikr2811

It’s been three months of rid­ing the Ntorq and I have man­aged only 1000kms but the ride has been a fun one for sure. The scooter is pretty easy to ma­noeu­vre through traf­fic and the torquey en­gine helps me keep up with fast mov­ing ve­hi­cles. The ride qual­ity at lower speeds is sub­lime and it stays planted to the road even at higher speed. The chas­sis is sta­ble and the sus­pen­sion setup is spot-on as it can com­fort­ably tra­verse over pot-holed roads al­beit with mi­nor vi­bra­tions only and never loses its com­po­sure. The place­ment of the han­dle­bars is per­fect for my 5’8” frame as it doesn’t hit the knees in tight, lock-to-lock turns. The over­all brak­ing force is strong and the Ntorq could pos­si­bly have the best brakes in the seg­ment with my only grouse be­ing the mi­nor dive upon hard brak­ing. Even the wide and grippy MRF tyres helps boost con­fi­dence at high speeds. The 22-litre un­der-seat stor­age space is enough for a full-sized hel­met and other knick-knacks and also proves to be a boon for gro­cery shop­ping. Now, I’ve been hav­ing some is­sue with get­ting bet­ter fuel ef­fi­ciency as it has dropped from 42kmpl to 34kmpl. I’ve been rid­ing on Eco-mode for the most part but the oc­ca­sional heavy handed throt­tle could be play­ing spoil sport. In my next re­port, I’ll be test­ing this as­pect out fur­ther and hope­fully have bet­ter re­sults to show. Over­all, the cons on the Ntorq are slim, and if you can ig­nore these, the scooter will grow on you.

THE WIDE AND GRIPPY MRF TYRES HELPS BOOST CON­FI­DENCE AT HIGH SPEEDS

Dig­i­tal dis­play Yes | Tachome­ter No | Fuelgauge Yes | Elec­tric start Yes | Disc brakesFront | Tyres tube­less | ARAI Ef­fi­ciency NAPrice | Rs 59,650 (ex- Delhi) | War­ranty 2 years/ 40,000km

Apart from the bulge in the mid­dle, there are no con­tours in the stowage bin that eat into the space on of­fer

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