Suzuki Avensis 125 vs TVS Ntorq 125: Which Is Better?
The Ntorq features the signature TVS hallmarks – a smooth and refined engine, exemplary power and torque distribution, no lack of performance and sorted ergonomics.
The 125cc CVTi Revv motor is quite hard to fault and it delivers performance in a very balanced manner.
Plus, because it features three valves (compared to the Avenis’ two-valve setup), the extra valve helps in more efficient combustion that translates into more performance, and it’s not a gimmick.
The Avenis, meanwhile, features a standard single-cylinder air-cooled setup and the 125cc motor develops a reasonable 8.6bhp @ 6,750rpm and 10Nm @ 5,500rpm.
In comparison, the Ntorq weighs 118kgs. And this 12kgs difference is what makes the Avenis the peppier scooter of the two. During off the line acceleration, the Avenis feels much quicker and climbs up to 50km/h quite well.
However, beyond this speed, the progress is quite leisurely and you sense that the engine has run out of steam.
This is where the Ntorq gains an advantage. Thanks to that extra valve and more power, the Ntorq climbs up to its top speed in a more determined manner without gasping for breath.
Add to this good suspension that tackles bad roads and potholes with aplomb, and progressive braking, and what you get is a lightweight scooter that is very enjoyable to ride at average city speeds.