TVS Ntorq 125 (Photo Credit: Twitter)
The drum brake variant of the Ntorq 125 has been launched in India at a price of Rs 58,252 (ex-showroom Delhi). The new variant is Rs 1648 cheaper than the disc brake variant that is current available. The new drum brake variant makes the scooter more affordable, especially in several other cities where the prices difference extends up to Rs 4000 and will only help the scooter garner better sales. It is to be noted that the TVS dealers have already started accepting bookings for the new variant for a token amount of Rs 5,000.
TVS NTorq 125 base version comes with a 130 mm drum brake at the front as well as the rear. The higher versions get a 220 mm disc at the front for better stopping performance. The scooter does get CBS as a standard feature, keeping with the safety regulations that make the safety feature mandatory. However, the new drum brake version of the NTorq has also skimped on a few features including the engine kill switch, underseat light and USB charger. Well, you will not find any changes in design.
Paired with a CVT unit, TVS NTorq uses a 124.8 cc single-cylinder engine that produces 9.27 bhp and 10.5 Nm of peak torque. The scooter also gets a well tuned suspension balancing between comfort and agility. On the other hand, the Smart Konnect Bluetooth connectivity system allows you to connect your smartphone with the scooter and provide access to navigation, call alert and SMS readout on the instrument console.
Interestingly, TVS has so far sold over one lakh units of the NTorq 125 since its launch. The scooter remains one of the top-selling models in its segment. The scooter competes against a number of offerings including the Honda Grazia, Aprila SR 125 and the Suzuki Burgman Street 125. TVS NTorq remains the most affordable of the three, but will soon face competition from the Hero Maestro Edge 125 that is expected to go on sale soon.