TVS is going strong in terms of sales this time of the year in the affordable scooter category. The TVS NTorq reported sales of 18,278 units in July 2018. Its most direct competitor, Honda Activa-based Grazia was almost a 1,000 units behind with 17,147 units sold. However, the Suzuki Access is still the reigning king with 36,596 units sold in July but that’s mainly because of the long time it has been in the market. The NTorq is catching up real fast and if it continues to grow in the same pace, it will manage to outsell its Suzuki counterpart. If you are thinking why the stylish NTorq is selling so well, we’re here to the rescue. Read along to find out the reasons for the NTorq’s success.
Powerful & fun to ride
TVS has targeted the NTorq towards the youth and younger generation. The same is reflected in its styling and riding dynamics. The engine too is very peppy and performance figures are quite good. The NTorq gets a 125 cc, 4 stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, OHC engine which produces 9.25 Bhp of power and 10.5 Nm of torque. These are the most balanced figures among all the 125cc scooters.
Also, these figures make the NTorq more powerful than the Honda Activa-based Grazia, which makes 8.5 Bhp-10.5 Nm. The power is further complimented by the able chassis and supple ride quality. The NTorq never hesitates when pushed to limits and encourages the rider to push harder. It has a tight turning radius and the riding position is such that you won’t tire even after spending long hours on it.
TVS has marketed the NTorq as the most feature laden scooter of India and we agree. The NTorq comes with so many features that it’s hard to keep count. The highlight among them being the digital instrument screen with the ‘SmartXonnect’ feature. TVS claims that there are more than 30 parameters that can be displayed on the 5-inch console like lap timer, a 0-60 Kph acceleration recorder, a top-speed recorder, engine temperature, average speed and service reminder. The scooter also gets a segment-first engine kill switch to boot. A pass light switch and USB charger also make their presence on the scooter. These features are not available on the Honda Activa-based Grazia.
The SmartXonnect is a feature through which you can connect your smartphone using Bluetooth to the instrument console and get all the data on your device screen. There is a TVS Ntorq app through which you can view various details like incoming call alerts, SMS alerts, missed call alerts, high speed alert, phone battery and signal strength, trip report and last parked location.
You can even set the app to send personalized messages to incoming calls while you are riding. There is also navigation on offer with estimated time and distance remaining estimates to boot. You can also share all the above parameters with your friends via popular messaging apps like WhatsApp etc. Some more and we doubt the NTorq would be ready to take over our civilization.
There’s absolutely no doubt about the fact that the NTorq is a looker. Its sharp design language along with sporty duo tone paint schemes and faux carbon fiber finish make it a head-turner no matter where you go. The front section is smart but the rear profile is what takes the cake. The distinctive T-shaped stop light surrounded by faux vents look uber cool. The exhaust piece is also an attractive-looking unit.
A TVS Racing logo is present on several parts of the scooter. Another thing making it remarkably good-looking are the blacked-out multi spoke alloy wheels. They also come paired with petal disc brakes up front. The front with its angular apron and V-shaped headlight look good.
TVS also offers 7 different dual tone paint schemes on the NTorq. There are four matte shades (Yellow, White, Green, Red) and three metallic shades (Blue, Grey, Red) to pick from. All the paint jobs come with that thick glossy black strip running through the front-end.