TVS Ntorq 125
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