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TVS Motor forays into 125cc scooter segment

TVS Motor forays into 125cc scooter segment

TVS Motor Company's Joint Managing Director, Sudarshan Venu said, "TVS Motor Company has always placed utmost importance on developing products, which are aspirational for customers".

"It is the first connected scooter with TVS SmartXonnect", said K.N. Radhakrishnan, president and chief executive officer, TVS Motor Company.

The TVS NTORQ 125 features Bluetooth powered by the company's SmartXonnect technology platform. TVS claims that the scooter will offer a top speed of 95kmph. With the launch of TVS NTORQ 125, we have aimed on building an attractive product for the youth which is innovative and advanced. This is the first entry-level scooter in India to ship with Bluetooth technology.

Coming to the design part, the scooter designed is inspired by a stealth aircraft. It has been developed taking close inputs from the TVS Racing team and as the company says, that has contributed hugely to the sporty characteristics of the scooter.

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The NTorq comes with added features like navigation assist, top-speed recorder, in-built lap-timer, service reminder, trip meter, engine oil temperature, and multi-ride statistic modes like street and sport. It has a ground clearance of 155mmm, kerb weight of 116.1 kg and wheelbase of 1285mm. For now, the Ntorq gets only a 220mm disc brake (with a 130mm drum at the rear), and it sports a 100/80x12 tyre at the front and a 110/80x12 tyre at the rear (tubeless at either end). To go with its sporty intent, the scooter also features a telescopic fork and gas-filled shock absorber.

With the increasing demand for the powerful scooters in the country, TVS Motors too will introduce a powerful unit which will be pitted against Honda Activa, Suzuki Access and the upcoming Aprilia 125.

TVS NTORQ 125 gets the new generation CVTi-REVV 124.79cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 3-valve, air-cooled SOHC engine that churns out 6.9kW@7500 rpm / 9.4 PS @7500 rpm and 10.5 Nm@5500 rpm.

The scooter will be available in four colour variants with a stylish headlamp cluster, LED taillamp, and diamond-cut alloy wheels. Equipped with daytime running lamps, the scooter comes in matte yellow, matte green, matte red and matte white.