Scooters have been steadily gaining the market in India. Many people now prefer scooters as their daily city rides as they are easier to operate and sufficiently powerful too. There are a lot of options in the market now with many 150 cc scooters available too which can rival any similar powered bike in terms of city performance.
Among the recent players to join the scooter game in 125 cc category are the TVS NTorq and the Suzuki Burgman Street 125. Both of them are quite able scooters but which is better than the other when it comes to outright performance. Let’s check the video posted by YouTuber Z Techknow to know the same.
There were a total of five rounds of drag race in the video. As many of you might have already guessed, the TVS NTorq came out as the winner in all of them. This was expected, as the TVS scooter has been pitched as a sporty scooter by the company. The Burgman, on the other hand, has been marketed as more of a comfortable and relaxed riding 125 cc scooter by Suzuki. The same is reflected in the results in which the NTorq bets its Suzuki sibling by quite a margin.
Despite making a not so good start in some of the rounds, the NTorq still manages to come as a winner in the end. In terms of power too, the NTorq is more powerful than the Burgman. The TVS scooter comes powered by a 125 cc, 4 stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, OHC engine which produces 9.25 Bhp of power and 10.5 Nm of torque. The Suzuki Burgman, on the other hand, gets powered by the same 125 cc motor that is found in the Access 125. The air and fan cooled single cylinder engine churns out a decent 8.5 Bhp of peak power along with 10.2 Nm of peak torque.
However, the NTorq is also heavier in weight than the other scooter here. The Suzuki Burgman tips the scales at 108 kg, which is about 8 kg less than its TVS counterpart, which weighs 116 kg.As the old saying goes, ‘There is no replacement for horsepower’, the TVS NTorq is the clear winner here.
Also, these results do not define which one should you buy over the other. In fact in real world riding, these difference would not be evident. Finally, it all comes down to your personal preference and requirements when choosing which one to buy. If you ride for long hours in city and want a comfortable scooter with enough storage spaces, the Burgman will do a good job for you. However, if you want a more sporty and tech laden scooter to zoom past the traffic every time the signal goes green, the TVS NTorq will suit you better.