TVS Motor has launched the drum brake variant of the Ntorq 125. The new variant of the scooter has been priced at INR 58,252*. In comparison, the disc brake version is available at INR 59,900*, which is a premium of INR 1,648*.
The drum brake variant features 130 mm drum brakes on both wheels while the premium model uses a 220 mm disc at the front. The introduction of the drum brake variant is aimed to offer the product at a relatively cheaper price tag.
The features and styling cues such as stealth aircraft-inspired styling, T shape tail light, diamond cut alloy wheels, sporty muffler, split grab rail and a gaming console inspired instrument console are designed to attract a young audience. The 125 cc scooter rivals the likes of Honda Grazia and the Aprilia SR125 among others.
All specifications other than the brake setup are identical. Powering the TVS Ntorq is a 124.79 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, 3-valve, OHC engine that delivers 9.4 PS at 7,500 rpm and 10.5Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The safety net of the combi-braking system comes as standard to meet the new safety norms. The top speed of the scooter is rated at 95 km/h.
The Ntorq 125 also packs a first in class SmartXonnect Connected Technology. The scooter connects to a smartphone via 'TVS NTORQ' SmartXonnect App using Bluetooth and offers features such as Navigation Assist, Incoming Call Alert, Missed Call Alert, Caller ID, Auto Reply SMS, Phone Signal Strength, Phone Battery Strength, Last Parked Location Assist and Ride Stats. The instrument console also includes an in-built lap timer, 0-60 km/h acceleration timer, three trip meters and a Power/Eco mode indicator.
In other updates, the company is working on extending its product portfolio with the launch of its first electric scooter. The upcoming vehicle, as told by K. N. Radhakrishnan, President, CEO & Additional Whole-Time Director, TVS Motor Company, will arrive in the current financial year. The details are limited at the moment, but we expect the Hosur-based company to introduce the production version of the Creon concept electric scooter. The production-spec model will most likely debut at Auto Expo 2020.
NOTE: Photographs of the drum brake variant are yet to be released. Images for representation only.