According to the latest scooter sales numbers, the recently launched TVS NTorq high-performance 125-cc automatic scooter overtoook the Honda Activa-based Grazia 125, in July 2018. While TVS Motors sold 18,278 units of the NTorq 125, in India, the Grazia has managed 17,147 units in the same period. The Honda Activa-based Grazia 125 was launched late last year, and is positioned as the scooter-making giant’s most expensive offering. Likewise, the NTorq is TVS Motors’ most expensive, flagship automatic scooter offering. The undisputed segment leader in the 125-cc automatic scooter segment continues to be the Suzuki Access 125, with sales of 36,596 units.
The TVS NTorq 125 is powered by a 125-cc four stroke engine with 9.4 Bhp of peak power generated at 7,500 rpm while the peak torque of 10.5 Nm is produced at 5,500 rpm. These outputs slightly higher than those of the Honda Grazia, whose 125-cc engine makes 8.52 bhp and 10.54 Nm.
Where the NTorq really scores is in performance. It feels a lot more peppier than the Grazia, and is a much sharper handler too. As for equipment, the NTorq is more loaded and the Bluetooth connectivity for the navigation option is a really nice touch. The NTorq also undercuts the Grazia quite significantly, and is priced at Rs. 58,750, which is about Rs. 4,000 less than the Grazia.
So, it’s easy to see why people are flocking towards the TVS NTorq despite the Grazia having the formidable Honda badging and Honda Activa underpinnings. In the coming months, expect the battle between the NTorq and Grazia to intensify significantly if the first three months are anything to go by. Notably, the NTorq beat the Grazia during May with the latter making a comeback in June. In July, the NTorq has once again come out on top and going forward, expect more such tight contests between these scooters. What’s the other alternative in this segment for those who want a sporty scooter but don’t like either of the ones mentioned above? Enter the Aprilia SR 125.
Here is a quick look at the official television commercial of the NTorq 125