TVS NTorq feels like TVS motorcycle bran Apache has been packed into the frame of a scooter. TVS has been a well-known and preferred brand when it comes to the decency in the scooter and the performance into the bike segment. But TVS NTorq is a particular scooter that will provide you the decency of a scooter while packing on the power and performance of Apache Bikes.
The scooter includes features that even some bikes miss to provide and it is one of the best in class scooters that can be purchased at the price NTorq has been selling. The NTorq packs on features such as engine oil temperature indicator, top-speed recorder, navigation assist, trip meter and service reminder. Apart from these features, the scooter connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth and scooter displays the phone battery level in scooter and phone displays the last parked location. Several features in NTorq are very unique and powerful.
TVS NTorq Quick Specs
|Max power||9.40bhp @7500rpm|
|Max torque||10.50Nm @5500rpm|
|Valves per cylinder||3|
|Cooling System||Air cooled|
|Front brake||Disc, 220mm|
|Rear brake||Drum, 130mm|
|Fuel capacity||5 litres|
Pros and Cons of TVS NTorq
Though the scooter is packed with awesome features, there is no any machine with just pros to its side and no cons. Everything has got a bad side and TVS NTorq too, being such an amazing machine has some pros as well as cons.
Pros of TVS NTorq
- Instrument cluster
It has got best in class instrument cluster which is fully digital and Bluetooth enabled SmartConnect that is feature rich. Apart from the regular job of speed reading and fuel indication, you can get top speed recorder, call and message details, lap-timer, etc.
The front disc brakes are decedent from the Apache series though is lighter and smaller in size. The rear brake is drum and does awesome job of complementing the front disc brakes.
- Looks and design
Youth generation is the one targeted for the build of this terrific machine. It has sharp body panels and eye-catching colour schemes. The 12-inch alloy wheels are best in the scooter category. The T-shaped rear LED tail light completes the looks of the scooter.
The handlebars are awesomely chosen and perfectly placed. The handlebars along with the sticky tires, hold the scooter in place and the feedback from the scooter too is really good and not like other oddly placed scooters.
- Cool features
Added feature like Bluetooth connectivity, engine oil temperature indicator, service reminder etc. makes it stand apart from most of the scooters out there in similar line-up.
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Cons of TVS NTorq
Though the scooter performs fairly well in the mid-range, problem starts in the lower-range. It is a performance problem in traffic, the scooter loses breathe beyond the mid-range which results in very poor top-end.
At 116 kgs, it is the heaviest scooter in this segment. While the weight helps in the stability in straight line, the maneuverability is quite poor in the traffic. The added weight too decreases the mileage and speed of the vehicle.
- Under-seat storage
Though the NTorq comes with 22 litres storage space, the design is so made that even a single full-sized helmet cannot fit into it. So as per the usage of the under-seat storage, it can be said that it is on par with other scooters out there.
- Missing LED Headlights
LEDs are great at providing maximum brightness at lower voltages as well and with the DC electric systems coming in bikes at present, an option of LED headlights would have been great. The instrument cluster and engine kill switch adds to the aesthetics of the scooter, it even has LED tail light, but unfortunately misses out in LED headlight. Even disappointing is that the halogen light doesn’t even serve much to the brightness.
These are pretty much for the pros and cons of TVS NTorq. As per the complaints from the customers and reviewers, there has been few problems of cold start when the vehicle refuses to start in the morning with self and had to kickstart. Other comments from consumers are that the pillion footrest isn’t the most comfortable of all. The vibration issue has been in the TVS family from start.
Despite these cons, the NTorq is great scooter given the cost and features that are superior to others. It’s one of the popular scooters out there, it looks so youthful and full of fun. It’s a great scooter to have for daily commute.