The TVS Ntorq 125 is now BS6 ready and as with its motorcycles, TVS has used the opportunity to fine tune and make the scooter better. But how much better? Lets find out.
Key changes that we have in the new version is that now it is of course BS6 ready making it much cleaner than before but also slightly heavier. This is in part due to the slightly larger fuel tank capacity as well. But the most important thing is that, it now has fuel injection and the power and torque figures remain pretty much the same.
The addition of fuel injection or as TVS likes to call it, Race Tuned Fuel Injection has a positive impact in terms of refinement and throttle control. The throttle response feels much more precise to inputs and the scooter now has a much more pronounced mid-range than earlier. Even with a pillion this powerful mid-range allows for easy riding without making the scooter feel stressed.
Power: 9.3 Ps @ 7,000 RPM | Torque: 10.5 Nm @ 5,500 RPM
The Ntorq 125 has to be best sounding scooter out there right now and it continues to remain so in its BS6 avatar. Be it in the lower revs or the higher revs the Ntorq sounds really sporty and fun. And its quite fast too, it will do 80+ speeds quite easily all the while returning good mileage as well. We consistently got above 40 kmpl regardless of how we rode.
Now we already knew that the Ntorq is a great handling scooter. Any notion of that slightly increased weight effecting its handling was dismissed the moment we got to riding it. It still feels well planted, easy to change directions on and very nimble to navigate through tight spaces.
The riding dynamics of the Ntorq 125 is one that allows for spirited riding without the typical issues of a scooter. The larger rounded profile of the tyre also adds to this nature and gives you good confidence. The suspensions also are comfortable with the front soft enough to absorb most of our bad roads but we do wish the rear was a bit softer. Yes, that could inversely affect the handling, but we guess a lot of the users would better appreciate a softer rear.
Kerb weight: 118 kg | Fuel tank: 5.8 litre
Coming to the braking, things are good and confidence inspiring as earlier. The disc brake at the front provide good stopping power and combined with the rear you have a very confident braking system that is also backed up by the SBT (Synchronized Braking Technology) system.
Front/back 12 inch tubeless tyres of 100/80 section with alloy wheel
Another key area where the TVS Ntorq shined apart from its good handling and performance is when it comes to providing features. The connected LCD display at the front continues to show mobile alerts and turn by turn navigation. The under seat storage has an LED light and also a USB charging port.
The new LED headlights in the race edition definitely look great design wise but honestly, we like the lighting of the standard version better when it comes to actual real-world usage.
The TVS Ntorq 125 is now a much better package than earlier, it is one of the most fun scooters in the Indian market right now and one that has been excellently priced when compared to competition. The added features make it even more value for money and is comfortable and easy to ride scooter for all age groups.