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    Default TVS-NTorq 125 Ownership Thread

    Hi.

    I am Sonal, I was never fond of scooters, lets say I was never fond of two wheelers. I always loved cars or make it a MM540 (my dream Jeep). Since 1986 I have been around Mahindra CL'S. My first taste of an two wheeler was Dad's Rajdoot 175, It had an peculiar smell of mobile and petrol and I loved to sit on the tank and hold the handel bar thinking I was riding it (I was 3 yrs old then). cut to 2000.I was old enough to get a licence and I did. now came then tough part, getting a jeep ot of my dad. Was not that hard , He promised a Mahindra Classic if i get 85% in maths which he was User I wouldn't as it was weakest in Maths. Anyway I did pass the exam but just.

    Collage was no good either (vehicle wise) I was is a small town and collage was 17Kms away. With the Jeep out of question, I reqested for a CBZ, gradually came down to splendor and finally a scooty but we had other important matters to put money into so got a Hero Ranger swing (I still have it). I had a dream all teenagers, to go to collage at least once on a motorcycle, which remained unfulfilled but I was not sad as I had the best bicycle money could buy in my town.

    Cut to 2007, Got My first Job, still then I didnt know to ride a motorcycle. Was toying with the idea of buying an old MM540 but no parking place at my apartment didnt let me fulfil my dream. Going to office was easy but no public transport at 2 am in the night got me thinking of buying a motorcycle. My parents didnt want me to have a two wheeler as it was not safe and too many accidents happen everyday, so as always reverse psychology kicked in I did exactly what they ased me not to. Did a little research (read as which looked good) and zeroed in on Bike of the year Yamaha FZ16, Booked it, took delevery (my friend rode it and I was pillion as i didnt know to ride still) Delevery was nothing to right about , atleast they let me select the bike I wanted, I was given The keys and thats It and off we went.

    By 2011 I was a good enough rider to look for an upgrade for my ageing FZ16 (23K on odo)I bought the Bike of the Year Honda CBR 250R, Same as before , I was handed a challan and asked to go to the Honda depot and chose the bike I wanted, I selected the CBR (Ruby Red NON ABS) . was handed the mirrors and was asked to go to the service centre as they didnt have the allen key to fit them. Not a delivery I would have liked but the Bike was too sexy to take notice of the delivery process and it was a Hoot to ride.

    In 2013 got an Vespa 125 LX, This was pure butter to ride. On good roads it was awesome but in bad road it was like I was in a back seat of Armada, bumpy to the core. I still have it and Trust me when I say its purely a 10Km bike, any longer on it and my bum goes complitely numb. It might do good to change the seat buut I never changed it.

    Cut to 2014, was bitten by the bullet bug, Took delivery of a DS 500 and Man it was crude, vibrating peace of meta and loved it to the core, so much so I sold it in 7 months,why you you ask? By then I had an FZ 16, CBR250R and DS500, FZ and bull faced the cut as I needed to may way for parking. whatever time I spent with the DS was just pure bliss.

    Cut to 2015 parted with CBR as I had to move to Hyderabad, I was in vizag previously where traffic is not so dence. Bull in a traffic like Hyderabad for me was like cutting a hard frozen butter with a blunt plastic knife. Bull was out of question(read hard clutch) I bought a used CBR250R but soon the traffic grew more dencer and I parted with it as well. With No bike I felt like a void in my life, I read Xbhp reviews , saw youtube videos. Need of a bike was growing more and more, so much so I almost bought another used CBR250R.

    This time I made my mind to get another scooter (I still had the vespa but wanted somting yothful (read early midlife crises).

    There was so-much hoopla abot Kawasaki bringing in the J300 some years back but nothing happened on that front.
    Then there was Eider Motors with Jetmax250 which I was looking forward to bt it trned out to be dud. sometime back I saw the video of SR 150 chasing a TVS scooter (camouflaged) and I was floored, and when it was launched I was like, thats the one I need to get.
    After It was lauched I called several dealers bt everyone said they have no idea when it will come.

    On 13th Feb called Susheel TVS, they said they have the Ntorq but in 2 colors only yellow and red. I asked for delivery on 13 but they said it can be done only on 14th Feb.

    Total Experience from first call to 100 Kms on Odo.

    First Call.(10/10)

    The sales rep (Mahesh) was really courties (far cry from why we get at honda dealers), He booked my appointment , took alternate number, called me back to conform the apointement sent me details and location of the address.

    Reached the dealership on time , and there it as in the corner with all its glory (a bit too much ehh..) , Mahesh explained all the features, paired my phone and showed how the bluetooth worked, Service details, run-in time. I was impressed, He himself owns an Apache 160. Over all the bike was looking great but it was sounding way better than it looks.

    Test Ride.( I will compare with my current ride Vespa 125LX)(10/10)

    I didnt take an helmet as i didnt plant to testride the Ntorq as I already was sold on the features it had to offer but Mahesh was adament that I take a test ride before booking it.
    Mahesh offered me his hemlet and we went on a short ride.
    What I imeditely felt was the grunty exhoust note and the way it pullled to 60Kmph.
    Came back to the dealership to decides on the biggest question, which color, FZ was red and silver, CBR was red and silver, Vespa is Blue, Bullet was DS , So Ntorq was going to be an youthful yellow. The red was too dull, yellow is "in your face" type.

    Payment -
    I was quoted 74275 inclusive og 1400 Handling charges. I told them I wont pay handling charges if they dont provide me a different bill as "handling charges", to my surprise Mahesh agreed.I Transferred the amount and was asked to wait till it got credited to them.
    While waiting I was browsing through the plethora of Jupiters they had and one in particular cought mu eye, it was blue and looked awesome without the ugly grill everyone put on the scooters. Personally I detest the grill on any car or bike. I made up my mind to buy a blue jupiter in near future. It was blue with black plastic insted of the previous beige plastic.

    Once the payment went through I was handed the payment slip and asked to come next day for delivery.

    Delevery time (weeeeee Named My Ntorq WDS6R....)(12/10)

    Reached by 11 on 14th, Saw a 4 Ntorq ready for delivery , did a PDI of the yellow Ntorq, everything seemed fine and looked good except for the paint was littel dirty but I love cleaning hence I kept it for something to keep me busy in the weekend.
    This delivery experience was totaly different from my previous experience with Honda, Royal Enfield and Vespa.
    The dealership has all its staff lined up in two rows, I was called me and gave me a Big key, there were pictures being taken and video recording don , this was new to me . I was feeling a bit awkward, They also did the pooja of the Ntorq then I rode it out of the showroom with everyone clapping . I was made to feel like a celebrity, I was floord with the way I was treated. I will never forget this and this has made me a Fan of TVS customer service.


    First Ride-(compared with Vespa 125 as I havent riden any other scooter)(10/10)


    First thing first...fill her up. Filled Rs300 worth of petrol and it was 70% full as per the app.
    Took it slow and steady , the acceleration is was better than I expected, the Vespa spoilt me with its acceleration but I have to say TVS also feels the same if not better. But its the ride quality where the Ntorq takes it to another level. The ride is soo plush. bad roads are no more as bumpy as its on the Vespa, dont get me wrong , the vespa is good bt this is better(terminator 1 was good bt T2 was way better).


    Brakeing- (Awesome)(8/10)

    Vespa hands down has the worst rear brake I have ever come across in any bike I have come across,,bullet coming close 2nd.on the other hand we have a disc and drum set-up on entorq (not going in technical details) .
    Rear brake feels progressive, I wont call it sharp in any way but the same cannot be said about the front disc, it works as good as it looks. no complains from braking. Its also equipped with a brake lock for left brake handel and it works like a charm . the same is not present on my Vespa. overall the braking is really good, ABS cold have been provided but its ok for now.




    Handing-(Dream) (9/10)

    Now this is were the game changes. I love twisties and loved the CBR on the twisties, I did take the vespa too on rides , it does handles good , you can lean the vespa as well but not that much. but the Ntorq is just awesome and waht an lean angel it has I was leaning in speeds I thought I would never do in a scooter.

    Storage- ( DUD ) (6/10)

    It says it can hold 22L . ye it can but its 22L longitudinally not vertically hence a full face helmet didnt fit, Got a Half face helmet (Vega eclips) and it too is a tight fit. Tried many positions but still the seat has to be pressed closed as the helmet intrudes the seat from closing. It does have a light inside and an usb charger.

    Weight , Ride quality and Vibrations. (I am no body-builder)(8/10)

    You see the scooter weighs more than me and a lil more than my vespa. I find pushing the vespa a littel hard when taking it out of a cramped parking space, and if its an incline I always get on the saddel and puch it back. But the Ntorq really feels very light, I was able to pull it out of an incline very easily. TVS has does an awesome job in the weight distribution


    The engine being a new ground up development by TVS, they have done an tremendous job of making it very smooth , even at 106Kmph (speedo and app indicated) there was no ...and I repeat no harsh vibrations , its a machine hence it cant have zero vibrations.

    Design and Quality- Youthful......no....cheerful yes. (8/10)


    The design of Ntorq is not ground braking but not boring (read activa) either, it gives somewhat cheerfulness to the desien we already saw in the dio and Rayz. The rear is just plain awesome , that stop lamp soooo awesome when lit. the front DLR looks like a chevy bow.
    Quality of the switch gear are same as my Vespa and that makes me happy, with honda not provided an engine kill switch in its CBR150 , TVS has provided it on there 125 scooter. kudos to them for this, comes very handy at traffic stops.What else could have been done is, they could have backlit the switchgear, it would have made the deal already sweeten by the price more sweeter.

    Meter console - Mobile away from mobile (12/10)

    A big 5' LCD display greats you as soon as you turn the ignition on.I am not new to complete didgital display console. My fZ16 had an all digital display but this is taking user info to another level.
    Lap times, best lap, top speed, called id and what not. But the cherry on the cake is navigation assist, This is by far the best feature of the scooter. I am really happy I dont have to display my mobile on the handle bar and dont have to fear that it will fall off in high speed runs or someone will get away with it in a traffic signal.
    The app gets connected seamlessly and no dramas here.

    The APP (at-last found a good use for my mobile)(10/10)

    The app was a surprise for me as i didnt think it will give me somany ride details. What surprises me that TVS has managed an app to let me know how much fule is left in the bike but royal enfiled cannot do it in the bike it self (ref-my DS500).


    I completed 110 Kms till date. And it has been very pleasant 110 Kms. whoever asked about the bike for sure asked about the meter console and the "kitna detihai" I cant say now as I an yet to empty the tank, Filled it up till brim hence waiting for it to fill up again and calculate.


    Summary-


    What can I say , complitely blown by my WDS6R (Ntorq). handling , features, design....TVS has hit the sweet spot with this One.

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    Kudos on your acquisition, on one of the most anticipated scooter!

    Cheers!
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    And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WDM2 View Post
    Hi.


    Summary-


    What can I say , complitely blown by my WDS6R (Ntorq). handling , features, design....TVS has hit the sweet spot with this One.

    Some Pics and Top Speed.
    Congratulations on your new acquisition! Wishing you many successful miles and smiles with your machine

    Had been waiting for someone to start this thread, since this brand new scoot from TVS has caught my imagination with its equipment and new 125cc motor on offer.

    I have a TVS Zest 110 in my stable, which has 13K Kms on the ODO, and my experience with it has been nothing but blissful, in-fact nowadays I prefer to use the Zest over my R15-S for shorter city rides.
    TVS after sales support has been equally amazing, once my exhaust can has been replaced under warranty as it developed rust and malfunctioned after just 1 year, but replacement was carried out immediately and without hassles. Much better than the nightmare customer service stories I have faced with Honda SVCs.

    N-Torq 125 really is a tempting package at 2/3rd the price of a Vespa, so I am considering replacing my sister's aging Activa (70,000 Kms) with this, but the only problem I can foresee is the high kerb weight of 116 KGs, I'm shocked as to how TVS managed to add 18 KGs of weight compared to the Zest 110 which is the lightest scoot in this segment and weighs only 98 KGs making it super agile and maneuverable.

    Maybe a test ride of the Ntorq will help clarify my reservations, Do keep us posted on your experiences and share any niggles you may come across, as yours is among the first batches of N-Torq to be deployed on the streets.

    All the Best! Ride Safe.
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    Default Re: TVS-NTorq 125 Ownership Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by yamahamann View Post
    Congratulations on your new acquisition! Wishing you many successful miles and smiles with your machine

    Had been waiting for someone to start this thread, since this brand new scoot from TVS has caught my imagination with its equipment and new 125cc motor on offer.

    I have a TVS Zest 110 in my stable, which has 13K Kms on the ODO, and my experience with it has been nothing but blissful, in-fact nowadays I prefer to use the Zest over my R15-S for shorter city rides.
    TVS after sales support has been equally amazing, once my exhaust can has been replaced under warranty as it developed rust and malfunctioned after just 1 year, but replacement was carried out immediately and without hassles. Much better than the nightmare customer service stories I have faced with Honda SVCs.

    N-Torq 125 really is a tempting package at 2/3rd the price of a Vespa, so I am considering replacing my sister's aging Activa (70,000 Kms) with this, but the only problem I can foresee is the high kerb weight of 116 KGs, I'm shocked as to how TVS managed to add 18 KGs of weight compared to the Zest 110 which is the lightest scoot in this segment and weighs only 98 KGs making it super agile and maneuverable.

    Maybe a test ride of the Ntorq will help clarify my reservations, Do keep us posted on your experiences and share any niggles you may come across, as yours is among the first batches of N-Torq to be deployed on the streets.

    All the Best! Ride Safe.
    Hi. Thanx. I love riding it . I dont miss my Vespa as this is also an 125 hence the performance is as good. As of now I havent come across any niggles,not even cold start. I didnt start it for 2 days to check if it would start in onc crank and it did. I didnt find the weight to be an problem . Do take a test ride . its a hoot to ride.

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    Default Re: TVS-NTorq 125 Ownership Thread

    Guys please do share your experiences. Don't think less people r interested in this scooter.

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    Default Re: TVS-NTorq 125 Ownership Thread

    Congratulations on your Ntorq and all the best for a long and happy association.

    What's the company recommended air pressure front and rear?

    Please do provide us with regular updates.

    Thanks.
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    @WDM2

    Congratulations on your new ride!

    Can you explain about Facilitation charges, std accessories and optional accessories?

    Happy mile crunching!
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    Default Re: TVS-NTorq 125 Ownership Thread

    Am still contemplating whether to go for NTorq or Access 125. Like the access for it's simplicity and jap engine. Like ntorq for feature set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razzer View Post
    Am still contemplating whether to go for NTorq or Access 125. Like the access for it's simplicity and jap engine. Like ntorq for feature set.
    I can't say for sure as I haven't ridden this scooter but our forum's review & other 100 reviews available online mention that it is surely a notch above. Give it a shot & I m pretty sure u gonna like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razzer View Post
    Am still contemplating whether to go for NTorq or Access 125. Like the access for it's simplicity and jap engine. Like ntorq for feature set.
    Or you can wait for a while till the Burgman 125 launches.

    Otherwise I would go with the Access125. Ntorq looks like a nice scooter BUT its not as practical as you might think. Simple way to distinguish the useful of both scooters is the fact you cant fit a full face helmet in the Ntorq forget about Premium Imported helmets.
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