TVS NTorq 125 Pros & Cons
After riding the TVS NTorq 125 on a race track, we brought it to the open roads for testing. This is where the scooter will be ridden by a majority of the buyers and like its competition, the NTorq 125 has some things going for it while it lacks in some others. So we tell you some pros and cons of the scooter that you should keep in mind before buying it.
Instrument Cluster: The TVS NTorq 125 gets a first in the segment, fully-digital, Bluetooth enabled SmartConnect instrumentation panel that is feature rich. Apart from the regular speed and fuel readings, you get a lap-timer, 0-60 km/hr timing, call and message details and navigation for convenience.
Brakes: The braking power on the NTorq is simply excellent. The front petal disc is the same as the one found on the Apache series. However, it is smaller in size but the scooter is light too which makes them go very well with each other. The rear brake is a drum and does well to complement the front disc. The 100 section front and 110 section rear have enough grip to avoid skidding even under hard braking.
Look And Design: The NTorq has a design that everyone is bound to like. The scooter has been aimed at the youth and the sharp body panels with those eye-catchy colour options help it do exactly that. The 12-inch alloy wheels are the best that we have seen on a scooter. The 3D NTorq logo and the T-shaped LED taillight complete the cool looking design of the scooter.
Handling: The handlebar along with those sticky tyres help the NTorq hold its line really well. The feedback too is good and not dud like on some other scooters.
Performance: Even though the 125cc, 3-valve engine has a good mid-range, it is not as peppy in the low-end which can become a problem in traffic conditions. It also loses breath beyond the mid-range resulting in a poor top-end.
Weight: At 116 kgs the NTorq happens to be the heaviest in the segment. While the weight does help in straight line stability, it is not as flickable as other scooters in the market. The added weight also brings down the mileage slightly.
Underseat Storage: Even at 22-litres, which is on par with other scooters, the underseat compartment cannot fit a full-size helmet because of the way it is designed.
LED Headlight Missing: While TVS has done well in loading the NTorq with an advanced instrument cluster and a kill switch, it still misses out on an LED headlight even though it gets an LED taillight. What’s even more disappointing is that the illumination from the halogen headlight is not that great.