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TVS NTorq - 6000km Long Term Report


Issues like a choppy front brake and slow pick up were resolved as our NTorq returned from its third free service, but some problems still persist

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TVS NTorq - 6000km Long Term Report

I had had my eyes set on the TVS NTorq right from the moment I had borrowed our long-term scooter for a quick chore a few months back. Its urgency to pick up pace right from the word go, the smooth engine and flickability made weaving through traffic a breeze. Needless to say then, I was the first in line to make a move when its keys were up for grabs. 

TVS NTorq - 6000km Long Term Report

However, when I actually got the NTorq, the scooter felt a bit lazy. It didn’t feel as eager to accelerate as it had when I first rode it. More than anything else, the throttle felt really hard to twist. The front brake felt choppy and the piano black insert on the handlebar cover rattled around the 20kmph mark. Moreover, cold starts were a persistent problem - each start needed two to three attempts before the engine eased into its rhythm. All in all, the experience slightly marred the impression the scooter had first left on me. But the service-due indicator on the instrument console explained it.

TVS NTorq - 6000km Long Term Report

The NTorq was due for its third free service which addressed all of those issues, at least for the time being. The front brake was bled, the engine oil was changed and the rattle of the piano black front panel was fixed, but TVS won’t disclose how, though we can say with certainty that it wasn’t replaced. The throttle finally feels like it should, and again, while TVS didn’t care to explain what was done to address the throttle issue, we’ve learned from other industry colleagues the fix was an addition of a spacer between the throttle grip and bodywork.

TVS NTorq - 6000km Long Term Report

And now, it feels quicker off the line, the brakes have an improved progression, but the rattling is back. In fact, it is louder than before. Even though it remained quiet for a week after service, it continues to rattle every time while accelerating or rolling off. Also, cold start problems continue to persist. But it’s nothing you can’t live with.

Date Acquired: 4 April 2018
Total Km Till Date: 5970km
Fuel Efficiency: 41.1kmpl
Costs: Rs 350 for oil change
Cheers: Power, refinement and ride quality
Sneers: Cold start, rattle from handlebar cover

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Tvs bike and scooty is very nice

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Have you checked the odometer reading, by matching it kilometer to kilometer with the roadside milestones? I felt that the odometer is around 10% fast and shows more reading than actual distance (i.e. distance of 10 km is recorded by odometer around 11 km). That is why it shows good milage. Actual m ...Read More

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