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TVS Ntorq 125 2020 Review - Prices, Specs, Variants, Features and Mileage

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By Saurav Kumar - Senior Editor Jan 21 2020 Share this blog

The TVS Ntorq 125 is the finest and fresh offering from TVS in the 125cc scooter segment. The Ntorq 125 is loaded with an array of features that the buyers can't stop themselves from bragging. The Scooter is available in three variants- Drum, Disc, and Race edition. Talking about the competitions, the Ntorq rivals against Honda Grazia, Suzuki Access 125, and Aprilia 125. 


The Ntorq 125 is priced in the range of Rs. 59,462 to Rs. 63, 825. The Scooter is offered in multiple colour variants with cool graphics. Also, the design is said to be inspired by stealth aircraft. We believe that this could be TVS’s attempt to lure the young Indian population. Now, with so much offering on this price point might seem to be shocking for some people. So, let’s check out how it outshines its competitors with TVS Racing DNA! 

 Pros

  • Modern and smart stealth design

  • Comfortable ride and handling

  • Robust build quality

  • Connected Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster with 55 features

Cons

  • Poor mileage figures on highway

  • Limited legroom

  • Plastic body frame could have been better

What’s New

  • Race Edition with fresh black and red graphics

  • New Ntorq 125 features LED headlamps 

 What are the various variants and colours available in TVS Ntorq 125?

The TVS Ntorq 125 is available in four matte colours namely,  Matte Yellow, Matte White, Matte Silver and Matte Red apart from three metallic colour shades that include Metallic Blue, Metallic Grey and Metallic Red. 


The company also introduced the exclusive Race Edition on a later stage. The Race edition is offered in a three-tone colour scheme of matte black, metallic black and red. Unlike the standard Drum and Disc variants that offer halogen headlights, the Race Edition variant comes fitted with a full LED headlamp with LED DRLs. It also offers a hazard lamp with a toggle switch.

Variant

TVS Ntorq 125 Drum

TVS Ntorq 125 Disc

TVS Ntorq 125 Race Edition

Ex-Showroom Price(Delhi)

Rs. 59,462

Rs. 59,995

Rs. 63,825

Features

Drum brakes in front and rear tyres

220 mm Roto Pedal Disc brakes in front and rear drum brakes

220 mm Roto Pedal Disc brakes in front and rear drum brakes


Full Digital console with 55 features

Full Digital console with 55 features

Full Digital console with 55 features


Stealth aircraft design

Stealth aircraft design

Stealth aircraft design with red-balck graphics


Signature ‘T’ rear lamp

Signature ‘T’ rear lamp

Signature ‘T’ rear lamp

 Looking at these features and pricing, the only thing that comes into mind is “WOW”. Although, Honda Grazia offers digital instrument cluster something like Bluetooth-enabled connectivity offering is the first offering in its kind by TVS.  

What is the power source of this TVS Ntorq 125?

The Ntorq 125 comes powered with a 124.7cc 3-Valve CVT engine that churns out a maximum power of 9.4 hp and a peak torque of 10.5 Nm. The power output of Ntorq 125 is more than any of its rivals. The Scooter feels peppy on city riding and offers great throttle while accelerating. The exhaust sound is similar to a bike and it has good bass. 

Comparatively, Ntorq 125 offers the highest power figures among the competitors. The engine is carbureted and comes under BS-4. The Suzuki Access comes with a fuel injection system that ensures better fuel economy. As of now, there is no word from TVS to bring out BS6 version of the Ntorq 125. 

Scooter

TVS Ntorq 125

Honda Grazia

Suzuki Access

Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)

Rs. 59,462

Rs. 62,025

Rs. 64,800

Engine 

124.7cc, 3-valve

124.9cc, 2-valve

124cc, 2-valve

Power 

9.4hp @ 7500 RPM

8.5hp@ 6500 RPM

8.7hp@7000 RPM

Torque

10.5Nm @ 5500 RPM

10.5 Nm@5000 RPM

10.2 Nm@ 5000 RPM

Fueling

Carburated

Carburated

Fuel Injection

ARAI Mileage figure(kmpl)

47.0

60.0

53.0

Fuel tank capacity(Litres)

5.0

5.3

5.6

 As per ARAI, the Ntorq 125 mileage is claimed at 47 kmpl. While most of the buyers reported that the mileage figure of 40 kmpl. This is where we believe that TVS could have improved. The mileage offering on highways was quite disappointing as well. Meanwhile, the competitors return good mileage numbers. 

How quick is the TVS Ntorq for your daily commuting needs?

The TVS Ntorq offers a peppy engine and good ride quality. Riding in the city with such a responsive engine is an awesome feeling. The acceleration is good but not the best in class. The Ntorq goes smoothly while cornering. 


The Ntorq 125 offers a top speed of 95 kmph, and that is something segment leading. Many scooters in this segment do not return much throttle as you race but Ntorq has a different story to tell.

Scooter

TVS Ntorq 125

Honda Grazia

Suzuki Access

Transmission

CVT

CVT

CVT

0-60 kmph

9 s

9.03 s

7.11 s

Top Speed(kmph)

95

85

93.4

 The instrument cluster also gives you a “HIGH SPEED ALERT” when you try to cross the top speed limit. We found these features missing on the competitors. 

How sure-footed are the brakes?

The mid-variant of the Ntorq comes with Disc brakes in front and rear drum brakes. The brakes are very responsive. Usually, scooters have a tendency to skid while braking but there’s nothing such a thing to encounter on the Ntorq. The body offers a balanced support while braking at high speed. 


Meanwhile, the competitors offer drum brakes on both front and rear wheels. Braking in Ntorq is easy with the front 220mm disc brakes, which is very responsive and quick. The rear brake is soft at most times.  

Scooter

TVS Ntorq 125

Honda Grazia

Suzuki Access

Front / Rear

Drum or Disc/Drum

Drum/Drum

Drum/Drum

Front Rotor Size(mm)

130(drum)/220(Disc)

130

120

Rear Rotor Size(mm)

130

130

130

80-0 kmph(m)

N/A

41.78

N/A

ABS (Single or Dual Channel)

-

-

-

The rivals offer drum brakes on both front and rear wheels. The best thing about the Ntorq is that the disc variant offers better handling in the city traffic conditions. There are fewer chances of skid while applying sudden brakes at high speed. 

How comfortably are you seated while traversing the roads?

Offering a hydraulic type coil spring shock absorber, the Ntorq 125 offers good ride quality in the city. The front suspension comprises telescopic forks and that feels numb on small bumps. The Ntorq holds a kerb weight of 116 kg that allows it to return good balance while cornering or braking. 

Scooter

TVS Ntorq 125

Honda Grazia

Suzuki Access

Chassis 

Underbone

Underbone

Underbone

Tyre-Wheel Size(Front)

100/80-12

90/90-12

90/90-12

Tyre-Wheel Size(Rear)

110/80-12

90/100-10

90/100-10

Front Suspension

Telescopic forks

Telescopic forks

Telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Hydraulic Type Coil Spring Shock Absorber

3-Step adjustable spring-loaded Hydraulic

Swingarm

Seat height(mm)

-

766

780

Ground Clearance (mm)

155

155

160

Kerb Weight(kg)

116

107

102

Starting System

Kick/Self

Kick/Self

Kick/Self

 The seat height of Ntorq 125 is similar to a commuter bike. The seating is quite comfortable with wide seats but we would have loved better cushioning on the seats. With a kerb weight os 116 kg, the Ntorq is heavy than most of the scooter in the segment but this extra weight helps it to return better ride and handling. The rear suspension is capable of absorbing smaller road bumps. 

How subtle looking is the 2020 TVSNtorq 125?

When we talk about looks, the Ntorq has come up with a  trendy and modern approach. However, the design looks close to Honda Grazia but still the Ntorq manages to keep itself sleek and sporty. The instrument cluster used by TVS is considerably more advanced than its rivals. 


Aesthetic Features

  • Fully digital instrument cluster with bluetooth connectivity

  • Wide rear  tyres

  • Stealth like sleek design

  • Caller ID

  • Last Parked Location

  • Navigation Assist

  • LED headlight on Race Edition

  • Unique colour options with good graphics

  • Ride Stats share on Social media platforms

Scooter

TVS Ntorq 125

Honda Grazia

Suzuki Access

Length (mm)

1865

1821

1870

Width (mm)

710

697

655

Height(mm)

1160

1146

1160

Wheelbase(mm)

1285

1260

1265

The full digital console is the most talked-about thing for Ntorq 125. The digital instrument console features Bluetooth connectivity and you can access on-display information like engine oil temperature, average speed, navigation. It can be connected with a smartphone via mobile application and you can track incoming calls and SMS, phone battery and phone signal strength.

What are the various safety and class-leading features?

The TVS Ntorq features some of the best technology with the Bluetooth-enabled digital instrument console. The instrument cluster offers smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth. You can access ride details on the mobile application as well. The instrument console can display information like trips, incoming phone calls, SMS, high-speed alert, maintenance alert, and much more. 

On the right side of the instrument console, you get engine kill switch, headlight ON/OFF switch and self start switch. On the left side, you get pass switch, indicator switch and horn button.  

Scooter

TVS Ntorq 125

Honda Grazia

Suzuki Access

Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)

Rs. 59,462

Rs. 62,025

Rs. 64,800

Features

USB charging port

Disc brakes

Combi-Braking System


High speed alert

Telescopic Front Suspension

Glossy compact panel


Disc brakes 

3-step rear adjustable suspension

Front disc brakes


Split grab rail 

Split grab rail 

Chrome Muffler Cover

There’s ample space under the seat as you can store a full-face helmet inside it. You’ll also find a USB charging port and a LED light under the seat.  The seat and the fuel tank cover can be opened by putting in the key on the lower part. When you turn the key left side, the seat lid opens up and when you turn the key right, the fuel tank lid opens up. The NTorq 125 fuel tank lid is designed like an aircraft fuel lid. Also, the grab rails offer sporty look to the scooter which is quite similar to what we see on the Honda Grazia. 


The disc brakes in the front offer best support in any condition. The rear drum brakes are not so useful at times but again thanks to wide tyres that tend to hold the grip.

How does the competition stack up against Ntorq 125?

TVS Ntorq 125 VS Honda Grazia 


The Grazia comes with bold colours and turns out to be reasonably aggressive in looks. The scooter looks more like a facelifted Dio and that’s not a bad thing. The LED headlight is designed with sharp edges in order to give it a sporty stance. Honda Grazia is the only scooter to offer rpm gauge. With such an offering, the Grazia surely offers a modern design and offers good mileage as well. If you are looking for a good mileage scooter in this range and willing to shed some extra money then Grazia is a better option than the Ntorq 125. 

TVS Ntorq 125 VS Suzuki Access 125 


The Access 125 takes us to old days with its retro appeal. Suzuki has a clear idea of what it has to offer. The scooter gets a chrome-bezel surrounding trapezoidal headlight. Adding more to its retro appeal are the round chrome mirrors. The Access 125 comes fitted with a simple digi-analogue unit. Meanwhile, the Ntorq is priced in an impressive manner and confidently attracts a young crowd from cities. Between the two, we would go for the Ntorq any day. 

Does the TVS Ntorq stand a chance against the segment leaders?

The Ntorq 125 is still crowned as one the most featured and well-equipped scooter in the 125cc segment. Comparatively, the Honda Grazia and Suzuki Access still lag behind. The Ntorq is a well-designed and powerful scooter. The handling dynamics are also appreciable. As far as the price point is concerned, at INR 59,462, the TVS Ntorq is a winner here. In our view, Ntorq 125 is the most value for money scooter to buy in India right now. 

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