The time’s come. Yes, I am talking about that dreadful moment when we’ve to return a long-term vehicle. It’s without doubt one of the saddest events in us auto journalists’ lives, and this month, with a rather heavy heart, we’re parting ways with the TVS NTorq. After living with it for 12 months, the NTorq will be going back home. Sure, we’ll miss it a lot, but then it’s leaving us with fond memories…
Okay, melodrama aside, let’s get down to the real facts. We spent a year living with the NTorq, and let’s be honest, for most of the part we were just trying to find faults with this scooter. Not that we’ve got anything against it, but because it’s such a well-rounded product that it’s nigh on impossible to find flaws with it. And till date, we struggle to find faults. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the NTorq. And I can explain this, point-by-point.
Looks & features? I think it looks quite contemporary and stylish, and has been designed to everyone’s taste – both young and middle-aged buyers. The overall fit and finish of components is top notch. There’s not much to complain about here really. Plus, it comes with a large all-digital instrument cluster that packs TVS’ SmartXonnect Bluetooth connectivity feature. The system also allows you to use navigation, and having used the feature one too many occasions, I can vouch for it.
Then there’s its engine performance. Its 9.2bhp rated 125cc engine is enough to keep you smiling from ear to ear with its impeccable grunt. Club that with its extraordinary ride-and-handling balance, the NTorq is simply a hoot to ride in the city. So much so that I’d go as far as to the say that it’s the fastest mode of transport for my daily commute within Delhi/NCR. On the whole, I am really going to miss hooning around in this little yellow thing.
Also read - TVS NTorq Long Term Report: April 2019
When it came: April 2018
Current Odo reading: 3,112kms
Mileage this month: 415kms
Fuel efficiency: 39km/l
What’s good: Performance, equipment, handling
What’s not: Nothing really!