TVS NTorq 125cc automatic scooter launched as Honda Grazia challenger

TVS Motors has launched the NTorq automatic scooter in India. Priced at Rs. 58,750 ex-showroom Delhi, the NTorq is the most expensive scooter in TVS’ line-up in India. Competition for the NTorq will come from the hot-selling Honda Grazia, a scooter that was launched in late 2017. It is around Rs. 500 pricier than the Grazia.

The NTorq is TVS’ best looking scooter, and is expected to appeal to younger buyers looking for a sharply styled scooter with peppy performance. TVS has also given the NTorq economy and sport riding modes. The scooter is available in four matte colours: yellow, white, red and blue.

The NTorq features a 125cc four stroke engine paired with a CVT automatic gearbox, a combination that is very common in India’s automatic scooter segment. What sets the NTorq apart from competition is its class leading acceleration timing of 9 seconds for the 0-60 Kph run. Top speed is also impressive at 95 Kph.

The 125cc engine uses a 3 valve head with 1 intake and 2 exhaust valves. This is similar to what the Aprilia SR150 and Vespa 150s feature in India. The NTorq’s engine makes 9.4 PS of peak power at 7,500 rpm and 10.5 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The scooter uses an underbone steel chassis and weighs 116 kilograms.

Other key features include telescopic front forks, a monoshock rear shock absorber, a five liter fuel tank, a 230 mm petal disc brake on the front wheel and a 130 mm drum brake on the rear wheel, alloy wheels with diamond cut finish and tubeless tyres. All these features are standard.

Convenience features on the TVS NTorq 125 include an external fuel filler cap which makes refueling very convenient, a class-leading touchscreen instrument cluster that also connects to the smartphone through Bluetooth, ride reports that logs top speed, acceleration, etc, navigation functions, bike locator through the last known location tracking system, and an USB underseat mobile charger.

 

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