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TVS NTorq 125 Race XP vs Suzuki Burgman Street vs Aprilia SXR125: Spec Comparison


Will the TVS NTorq’s new performance gain give it an edge over its rivals?

TVS dropped a massive update on the NTorq 125 just yesterday. Coined as the ‘Race XP’ the scooter now offers better performance, improved features and a new sporty livery to keep things interesting. Livery aside, the updates should give the NTorq an edge over its rivals. Here’s how everything plays out as per the specs.

 

ENGINE

Specifications

TVS NTorq 125 Race XP

Suzuki Burgman Street

Aprilia SXR 125

Engine

124.8cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 3-valve engine

124cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve engine

124.45cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 3 valve engine

Power

10.2PS @ 7000rpm

8.7PS @ 6750rpm

9.52PS @ 7600rpm

Torque

10.8Nm @ 5500rpm

10Nm @ 5,500rpm

9.2Nm @ 6250rpm

Gearbox

CVT

CVT

CVT

The 0.8PS and 0.3Nm bump in performance now puts the NTorq comfortably ahead of both the Burgman (second fastest scooter as per our tests) and the SXR 125. In theory, the performance improvement should work in the NTorq’s favour, however, you also need to consider that it’s a whole 8kg heavier than the Burgman. 

2021 TVS NTorq 125 vs Suzuki Burgman Street vs Aprilia SXR125: Spec Comparison

Our earlier mega scooter comparison had the Suzuki topping the performance charts. The Burgman took 8.27 seconds to complete 0-60kmph while the NTorq did it in 9.26 seconds. That’s a massive gap if you ask us. But TVS should be able to narrow it down to a great extent, if not surpass it, with the Race XP. 

As for the SXR 125, it trumps the Burgman in terms of power. However, its lower torque output means it takes longer to get off the line. The fact that it makes its power higher up the rev range indicates that it may take longer to achieve its top speed. 

 

UNDERPINNINGS 

Specifications

TVS NTorq 125 Race XP

Suzuki Burgman Street

Aprilia SXR 125

Frame

Underbone

Underbone

Underbone

Front suspension

Telescopic fork

Telescopic fork

Telescopic fork

Rear suspension

monoshock

monoshock

monoshock

Front brake

220mm disc, 130mm drum

disc

220mm disc

Rear brake

130mm drum

drum

140mm drum

Front tyre

100/80-12

90/90-12

120/70-12

Rear tyre

110/80-12

90/100-12

120/70-12

All three scooters are pretty similarly equipped. The only difference, so to speak, are the fatter tyres on the NTorq and the SXR which offer better stability.

The Burgan trades straight-line stability with agility using its skinny tyres. 

Also worth mentioning are the brakes on the SXR 125, which have proven time and again to be the best in the segment. 

 

DIMENSIONS

Specifications

TVS NTorq 125 Race XP

Suzuki Burgman Street

Aprilia SXR 125

Wheelbase

1285mm

1265mm

1361mm

Ground clearance

155mm

165mm

NA

Fuel tank capacity

5.8 litres

5.5 litres

7 litres

Seat height

NA

780mm

NA

Kerb weight

118kg

110kg

NA

2021 TVS NTorq 125 vs Suzuki Burgman Street vs Aprilia SXR125: Spec Comparison

The NTorq may have the second longest wheelbase but its excellent weight distribution makes it one of the best handling scooters in its segment. 

The Burgman's skinny tyres and shorter wheelbase helps it to tip into corners surprisingly quickly. So much so that it was the quickest scooter to complete our timed circuit run last time around. Not something you’d expect from a maxi-style scooter. The NTorq, on the other hand, came in a close second. Read more about it here

The chunkier tyres on the SXR and the longer wheelbase may make it a bit lazier to turn into corners.

 

FEATURES

 

TVS NTorq 125 Race XP

Suzuki Burgman Street

Aprilia SXR 125

Digital Console

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ride mode

Yes

No

No

Navigation

Yes

Yes

No

Caller ID/SMS alert

Yes

Yes

No

Last parked location

Yes

No

No

Ride stats

Yes

No

No

App voice assist

Yes

No

No

Engine kill switch

Yes

Yes

No

Hazard lights

Yes

No

No

External fuel cap

Yes

No

No

USB charger

No

Yes

Yes

 

The NTorq takes to win here, no questions asked. It was and still is the most feature-packed scooter in its segment. The addition of ride modes (Race and Street) help riders make the most of the extra performance and reach a top speed of 98kmph, according to the manufacturer.  It also gets voice-assisted features built into the app, which is a first in its segment. New features explained here.

The Burgman too has been updated with a Bluetooth-enabled digital console with several new features. However, it isn’t nearly as comprehensive as the one on the NTorq.

The SXR isn't short on features either. It gets a full digital instrument console with readouts such as average fuel consumption, range, overall fuel efficiency, ambient temperature, max speed clocked, two trip meters, tachometer, engine oil temperature, and battery voltage. All of which can be toggled through a mode button on the right-hand-side switchgear.

 

PRICE AND VERDICT

TVS NTorq 125 Race XP

Suzuki Burgman Street

Aprilia SXR 125

Rs 83,275

Rs 87,800

Rs 1.16 lakh

At Rs 83,275, the TVS NTorq is the cheapest scooter of the lot, and the most feature-packed. Not to mention it’s likely to put up a strong fight now thanks to the performance gains. By far the best value for money proposition in its segment.

But if you're looking for a scooter that’s practical, comfortable and quick at the same time, the Burgman makes a lot of sense. 

Youthful, sporty and trendy are words that perfectly define the SXR 125. It’s fun to run but may not impress everyone especially when you consider its premium price tag.

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