TVS Motors has just launched a new flagship automatic scooter called the NTorq. It’s powered by a 125cc four stroke engine paired with a CVT automatic gearbox. The NTorq is not only the most expensive TVS scooter on sale currently but also the most tech-loaded. Prices start from Rs. 58750, ex-showroom Delhi, making it about Rs. 600 costlier than the Honda Grazia. Other competition for the TVS NTorq includes the upcoming Aprilia SR125.
The NTorq is the sharpest looking automatic scooter TVS has ever built, and is meant to attract younger buyers to the brand. It’ll take on the Honda Grazia 125, and comes with impressive specifications. First of all, it’s 125cc engine is a three valve unit, with 9.4 PS of peak power at 7,500 rpm and 10.5 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm.
TVS claims a 95 Kph top speed, which is quite impressive, and a 9 second timing for the 0-60 Kph sprint. The scooter operates on 12 inch tyres, shod with tubeless tyres, and has a ground clearance of 155 mm. There are telescopic front forks and a monoshock, gas filled shock absorber as suspension.
Another interesting, segment-leading detail about this scooter is its fully digital instrument cluster. This cluster is Bluetooth enabled and can connect to smartphones. That opens up a range of possibilities, from navigation to rider stats and caller ID. In fact, the scooter will be easy to locate in mall and office parking lots given the last-known feature it comes with. All these features make the NTorq India’s first smart scooter, so to speak.
Braking duties are handled by a 220 mm, hydraulic disc brake at the front and a 130 mm drum brake at the rear. The scooter features a five liter fuel tank that has an external fuel filler cap as a key convenience feature. The NTorq weighs 116 kilograms, and gets daytime running LEDs.
Other key features include a USB mobile charging outlet under the seat, a 22 liter underseat storage that can accommodate a full face helmet, diamond cut alloy wheels, an engine kill switch, a pass button for the headlamp and also an engine temperature indicator on the instrument cluster. It’s available in 4 matte colours: Red, Green, White and Yellow.