When was the last time you heard of a scooter that got a visual updated along with extra power? I’m sure, it’s been quite a while. That’s why it’s refreshing to see TVS Motor Company bring out a new variant of the Ntorq 125. It’s called the ‘Race XP’ and here’s the important part. It produces about 1 bhp more than the standard version. So that 124.8cc motor churns out 10 bhp and 10.8 Nm of torque. Yes, it’s not a whole lot more, but it’s the idea that counts here.
Plus, these upgrades make the Ntorq 125 Race XP, the only 125cc scooter to produce more than 10 bhp. It’s also the only 125cc scooter to come with dual riding modes – Street and Race. If you want to achieve that claimed top speed of 98 km/hr, the Race mode is the way to go. But, if you want a more relaxed bit of riding around town, Street it is. As far as pricing is concerned, the Race XP edition retails at Rs 83,275 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
FYI, the Ntorq 125 comes in four other variants as well – Drum, Disc, Race Edition and Super Squad Edition. Another notable addition is the ‘Voice Assist’ feature which accepts over 15 different voice commands along with new a refreshed UI/UX for TVS Connect App. Styling-wise, the Ntorq 125 Race XP wears a race-inspired colour theme and graphics. Also, let’s not forget those painted red wheels!
What do you make of the Race XP edition? Do you think there should be more scooters taking the Ntorq 125 route? This move essentially makes the Ntorq 125 Race XP the most powerful 125cc scooter in the country. We only wish more manufacturers would take this approach and add a bit of flavour to their line-up as well. How does a more powerful version of the Apache series sound? Pretty damn good.