TVS recently announced their all-new TVS NTorq which is their first attempt at a 125cc scooter that they were developing ground up since the past four years. This new scooter was announced for Rs 58,750 and the specifications look very competitive on paper. The scooter comes with a very sporty design, impressive power and several features that were previously unseen on any other scooter. The NTorq will be the first ever scooter that is Bluetooth enabled and alls you to connect your smartphone to it, this enables navigation assist on the scooter along with a host of other features. The competition for this scooter is offered by the segment leader Suzuki Access 125 and the also Honda Grazia. While the Access and Honda Grazia have received a lot of attention from the masses, the NTorq looks promising and might pose a threat to the sales of the former.
We do a brief comparison of the on-paper specifications of the two bikes to understand the differences and see how well they stack up with each other.
With the Honda Grazia and the new TVS NTorq, we finally have some competition for the Suzuki Access which led an untouched segment. The NTorq comes with a very sporty design which makes it a very appealing scooter for the modern market. The scooter has shark lines with a sleek body that sets its looks apart from the likes of TVS Jupiter. The headlamp cluster on the front also includes the Daylight running lights which is a huge welcome in terms of looks and functionality. Also, the Scooter comes with alloy wheels and has a LED Tail light leaving very less scope for improvisation in terms of looks.
The Honda Grazia which entered the segment recently also comes with a sports profile with more conventional looks. Although the styling is aggressive, the scooter follows the more traditional design pattern in a bid to make it more appealing to the users who don’t want an abrupt change in design. The Suzuki Access 125 is very different from the above two and adopts a retro styling and reaches out to a much larger audience, unlike the NTorqand Grazia which mainly target the younger generation.
TVS claims that the TVS NTorq has been developed with advice and suggestions from TVS Racing and this is evident as it is the most powerful of the three 125cc Scooters. The 125cc single-cylinder engine in the TV NTorq produces 9.3 brake horsepower and a peak torque of 10.5Nm. Although the NTorq is heavier than its rivals at 116kgs, it might still end up performing better given the specs. The Suzuki Access and the Honda Grazia both produce 8.5 brake horsepower and 10Nm of peak torque. Access is the lightest among the three at about 102kg and the Grazia stands midway at 108kg. TVS NTorq is claimed to have a 0-60kmph acceleration time of 9 seconds and tops out at 95kmph.
The NTorq from TVS comes with a list of features that were never seen on a Scooter till date, the flagship feature of the Scooter is the SmartXonnect feature which lets you connect your smartphone to the Scooter via Bluetooth. This lets the scooter display SMS alerts, parking location, and navigation assistance on the Scooter display. There is also an LCD display on the instrument cluster which not only displays the Speed and the fuel but also gives you information on the Oil temperature, top-speed recorder, and a lap timer. The NTorq also has two riding modes and lets you choose between Street and Sport for your comfort.
The Honda Grazia also comes with a digital display and shows information about the current speed, current trip, a clock, and a total distance odometer. On the other hand, the Suzuki Access comes with an Analog setup with a small digital display. All the three Scooters come with tubeless tyres and alloy wheels, there is also a front disc brake to improve the stopping power. The NTorq also comes with an engine kill switch. TVS NTorq comes with a standard headlight with a LED DRL, the Honda Grazia on the other hand comes with a complete LED Headlamp. The storage capacity on the Access is at 21 litres while the NTorq has the most storage space at 22 liters. The Grazia has the least storage space at 18litres.
The TVS NTorq comes very well priced at Rs 58,750 and the Honda Grazia comes at a price of Rs 62,500. The Access 125 also comes in a disc variant and is available starting at Rs 58,350.
The TVS NTorq 125 comes with a very modern look and is very much appealing to the younger generation, everything from he Styling to performance and features, they’ve been styles with sportier than the competition. The Suzuki Access comes with a more traditional design appealing to a wider audience and the Honda Grazia floats midway and tried to bring in the best of both worlds with a mix of a modern and the more traditional design.