Aprilia SR125 has just been launched in India and takes on two equally fresh rivals – TVS NTorq and Honda Grazia. The NTorq aims to catch the fancy of the young and the bold with its very sporty design and good handling characteristics. On the other hand, the Grazia is a more premium sibling of the Activa 125 and impresses with its rather upmarket design and the refinement on offer. But how do these two fare against the new Aprilia 125cc scooter? Let’s find out in our Aprilia SR125 vs TVS NTorq vs Honda Grazia comparison review here.
Aprilia SR125 vs TVS NTorq vs Honda Grazia – Price
The new Aprilia SR125 has gone on sale at an ex-showroom price of Rs 65,310. Those who book this scooter through PayTM payments app get a cashback of Rs 5,000. The TVS NTorq costs Rs 58,750 and hence, enjoys a price advantage over the latest Italian offering. The Honda Grazia, on sale for Rs 58,133 to Rs 62,505, ends up falling bang in the middle of the SR125-NTorq territory. It may be noted here that the Grazia is the only scooter that is on sale in multiple variants. This does enable Honda to target a slightly wider audience by catering to the exact needs of the buyer. All the three scooters here are priced very competitively; so much so that it’s tough picking out the clear winner only on the basis of their prices. Hence, let’s advance to the next part of our Aprilia SR125 vs TVS NTorq vs Honda Grazia comparison.
Aprilia SR125 vs TVS NTorq vs Honda Grazia – Looks and Features
The TVS NTorq is all about funkiness and boldness. The scooter takes inspiration from a fighter-jet, which means it has got sharp creases and taut surfaces all around. The SR125, on the other hand, looks sporty without having to look as bold as the TVS offering. The large wheels, the grey-red colour scheme, the apron-mounted headlamps – all come together to bestow some sportiness on this automatic scooter. The Honda Grazia, on the other hand, looks sporty without being too loud about it. The metallic colour schemes and many plastic inserts come together to help this scooter look sufficiently premium. Pretty much works, no?
The Grazia impresses even in terms of features and equipment. It gets telescopic forks in front. Also on offer are tubeless tires, a front disc brake, and even the Combi Brake System. The features list includes a segment-first LED headlamp, twin-LCD all-digital instrument cluster, a 4-in-1 locking system that features both the seat opening switch as well as the ignition, a small glove box to store a wallet and other knick-knacks, and a mobile charging port as well. Another notable feature is the 3-step Eco Speed indicator that helps you extract the highest mileage with minor adjustments to your riding style.
The NTorq also offers front telescopic forks, tubeless tires and a front disc brake. The rear suspension is a gas-charged. The front disc brake is a petal unit and is larger in diameter than the one on the Grazia. Moreover, it comes as a standard feature. Even the NTorq offer an all-digital speedo console. The digital cluster offers a multi-mode display — Street, Sport and Ride Stats. It also records the top speed and 0 to 60 kmph runs. The NTorq is the first-ever scooter in India to offer a Bluetooth connection between your smartphone and the speedo console. Hence, it can even provide call and message alerts along with navigation facilities. While there is no 4-in-1 lock, the NTorq offers a huge under-seat storage of 22-litres.
The Aprilia SR125 offers the sportiest stance due to the large 14-inch motorcycle-like alloy wheels that are shod with 120/70-section tubeless tires. The front-wheel gets a large 220 mm disc-brake. The rear gets a 140 mm drum. The instrument cluster is a rather basic, twin-pod analog unit that looks pretty dated in front of the full-digital setups on the other two scooters. The Aprilia model feels pretty under-equipped in the company of the other two scooters here.
Aprilia SR125 vs TVS NTorq vs Honda Grazia – Performance
All the three automatic scooters here come with a 125cc, single-cylinder engine each. Also, the trio offers a belt-type continuously variable, automatic transmission.
- The Grazia gets the same motor that powers the Activa 125, which means it’s not only high on reliability but also on refinement. The motor outputs a maximum power of 8.6 PS along with a peak torque of 10.54 Nm (highest in segment). It weighs 107 KGs. Being the lightest in this company, if also feels sprightlier than others when building speeds from a standstill.
- The TVS NTorq gets a three-valve mill that delivers a maximum power of 9.4 PS along with a peak torque of 10.5 Nm. While this a definite advantage over the Grazia, let’s not forget that the NTorq is also the heaviest of three as it weighs 116 KGs.
- The Aprilia SR125 is the most powerful of the three scooters we have here. Basically, it’s powered by the same engine that propels the Vespa 125cc models. The SR125 has a maximum power of 9.6 PS and a peak torque of 8.2 Nm. Also, at 122 KGs, it’s the heaviest of the lot.
Aprilia SR125 vs TVS NTorq vs Honda Grazia Comparison Verdict
The Honda Grazia delivers a good mix of performance, practicality, and frugality. Also, one simply can’t overlook the high brand value that Honda products enjoy. Moreover, the Activa underpinnings are sure to make even the Grazia a very reliable little scooter. The design has a wide appeal and impresses buyers across many age groups.
However, the Grazia falls short on the sportiness quotient. Here is exactly where the SR125 scores big. The Aprilia feels very sporty to ride and looks the part, too. Also, thanks to being the most powerful of the lot, it’s also the fastest of the three. That said, it still can’t match the high refinement- and frugality-level of the Grazia.
Which brings us to the last scooter in this comparison, the TVS NTorq. This scooter looks really very sporty and will impress the young audience with its bold looks. However, the looks might not go down too well with the slightly elder audience. Still, one simply can’t help but notice the high street presence this scooter enjoys. It also gets you some segment-first features like Smartphone synchronization. Other bits like that 22-liters fuel tank makes it very practical.
Honestly, there’s a lot going for all three of these. However, it’s the TVS NTorq that impresses us the most. True, its design doesn’t have a wide appeal but finally, we have a scooter that tries hard to break away from the convention. It offers a great mix of performance, style, features and practicality – all at a price point that makes other offerings look overpriced. The TVS NTorq has to be the winner of our Aprilia SR125 vs TVS NTorq vs Honda Grazia comparison.