TVS Ntorq125 review
Indian scooter market is maturing at last. Aprilia SR150 is already there and Honda PCX and Yamaha NMax are coming. And Suzuki Burgman Street 125 is also there. Hats off to the "desi" company that has launched Ntorq 125. Totally different in attitude from the existing competitors, it's for pure, bike-like performance with the advantage of carrying your laptop bag between your feet. Ride at a steady 90 km/h on a highway, overtake anything on a city road, take a turn or aggressively cross a pothole, the scooter will do whatever you want it to do. The only competition is SR 150, and when I compare the sibling of Vespa with that of Victor, that tells volumes about the quality of the product. Performance-wise, actually this one is the sibling of Apache RTR 160 4V, not of Victor. And I must mention that ride quality is far better on Ntorq than on SR 150. If you at 51 years like me want something very comfortable yet peppy, go for Burgman Street 125 (very close is Suzuki's Access 125 with very plain looks). But if you add an Aprilia SR150 to a Burgman Street 125 and divide the result by 2, what you will get is a Ntorq 125 for your 19 years old offspring. Well, I own a Ntorq apart from some others. Yes, I own it at a ripe 51 years.
Best Features: I don't think Bluetooth connected digital console is the best feature. Best thing is very peppy engine, effective suspension, 12 inch wheels, f & r. Wider tubeless tyres. Under seat light+USB port.
Pros: Built for unadulterated performance. Challenge any 125/150 cc bike on the city road. Commendable performance on bad roads. Only Aprilia scooters, particularly SR 150, is comparable and vice versa.
Cons: Mileage not bad if you consider performance. But relatively lower mileage (45kmpl) is a trade off for performance. Once again compare SR 150 in this matter.