TVS NTorq 125: First Ride Review
- Feb 16, 2018
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20+ PS! That's an outrageous figure for an Indian scooter by any margin, and even more outrageous once you consider that the standard Ntorq 125 makes 9.4PS. It is commendable that TVS has been able to eke out such high horsepower from a 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, single-cylinder motor, though they won't disclose engine capacity figures.
Now, while the scooter might look like a souped up TVS Ntorq, we expect it to be a derivative of the TVS SXR 160 rally scooter that the Chennai-based two-wheeler maker has been using for rallies in the country, albeit utilising the new Ntorq’s underpinnings and bodywork. Actually, underpinnings would be a broadly used term -- for a rally, we expect the frame to be strengthened. Another interesting fact is that INRC regulations have a class limit (S2) for scooters between 110cc and 160cc. It does have rally-spec suspension, steel wheels, and sports 12-inch knobby tyres.
TVS has had a colourful history with the Indian rally scene with their factory race team not just racing bikes but also scooters. Scooters like the TVS Wego and Zest 110 have achieved varying degrees of success at INRC. That was, until the Aprilia SR 150 rally scooters raced by privateers arrived on the scene and began stealing the limelight. With these new machines, TVS expects to dominate the scooter scene once again. This year’s INRC will be an interesting spectacle as the factory race teams take on the Italian scooters.
TVS Motor Company to debut its race-tuned TVS NTORQ SXR at the Indian National Rally Championship in Nashik
Bangalore, May 25, 2018: TVS NTORQ SXR, deriving its performance from the TVS Racing pedigree, is all set to make its entry into the race arena for the fourth round of Indian National Rally Championship 2018 in Nashik. This race-spec version is modeled on the stylish, performance scooter – TVS NTORQ 125. Boasting of a superior performance, the TVS NTORQ SXR has been designed to maximize the racing experience with ergonomics that achieve perfect racing techniques.
TVS NTORQ SXR boasts of superior performance backed by 4 stroke, air-cooled, Single cylinder, SOHC engine. The race spec scooter boasts of a top speed of 120 kmph+, with a power of 20 bhp+ . The scooter gets 12 inch knobby tyres with race tuned hydraulic suspension. The scooter is equipped with race tuned Intake and Exhaust systems and optimized ignition system.
Commenting on the scooter’s debut, Mr. B Selvaraj, Team Manager, TVS Racing said, “The TVS SXR 160 has always been a formidable machine in the scooter racing arena. With the debut of TVS NTORQ SXR, we are confident to take the performance up by several notches. We have tested the scooter for performance and reliability and I am confident it will set new benchmarks in the scooter class. The TVS Racing scooter team holds a strong winning record and the TVS NTORQ SXR will build on this success story.”
The fourth round of Indian National Rally Championship is scheduled to take place in Nashik on 25th & 26th May. Three times National Championship winner Asif Ali and Shamim Khan will be riding the new race - tuned TVS NTORQ SXR in the Rally.
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