Which is better Suzuki Access 125 or TVS NTorq 125 Race?

Which is better Suzuki Access 125 or TVS NTorq 125 Race?

During the last couple of years, India has witnessed a demand surge for 125cc scooters, to such an extent that 5 out of 10 scooters in the country are from the 125 cc segment. 

Suzuki Access 125 dominates the category, and TVS Ntorq 125 is the second most popular.

The relatively new TVS Ntorq 125 appears to be in favourites of buyers in this section.

So we have listed and compared all the specifications and features of Suzuki Access 125 and TVS Ntorq 125 Race Edition, so you get a feel of these scooters on paper.

We ensure that you will be able to decide which one is best suited for you.

Style

Suzuki Access 125 and TVS Ntorq 125 now serve two different customer groups, which is also evident in the design. 

The model Access 125 has a traditional look and styling that appeals to customers of all ages; after all, scooters are supposed to target families and households.

Simple lines and rounded edges accentuate the curved shape of the body. However, to make the Access 125 more attractive, Suzuki added chrome plating to the headlight bezel and exhaust shield. 

It is even equipped with chrome mirrors and a chrome-plated fuel filler lid. Moreover, TVS Ntorq 125 contrasts sharply with Suzuki Access 125 in terms of styling. 

Ntorq is designed to target younger riders. The model is designed with sharp lines and defined creases.

The design is inspired by fighter jets. It even has a pair of faux “thrusters” on either side of the tail lamp. 

In addition to the four colours provided in the basic version, and it adds a sporty feel to the model.

Features

Considering the functions of Access 125, it has a full LED headlamp to ensure good illumination and light distribution at night. 

In addition, there is a small digital display installed below the analogue speedometer, which can display the fuel gauge, odo, trip meter, and clock.

There are also colour-changing lights on each side of the model, representing the eco assist function. 

However, Suzuki offers Access with a fully digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity for the top-spec variant. 

The screen displays calls and text alerts as well as turn-by-turn navigation and ETA updates.

TVS Ntorq 125 now has a similar list of advanced features, such as a fully digital display with Bluetooth connectivity.

However, unlike Access, this feature is available in all variants of Ntorq. Once connected, the device will display calls and text notifications and navigation assists. 

In addition, it pays attention to the sporty character of Ntorq and displays information such as engine temperature, best and last lap, lap distance, avg speed, top speed recorded, and even the best 0-60 km/h time.

Specs such as an external fuel filler cap, two carry hooks up front, and a USB charging port are available in both scooters. 

However, Access 125 is the more practical of the two, with an additional compartment opening on the front apron, a larger floorboard. And a 21.8-litre boot which is more significant than Ntorq’s 20-liter under-seat luggage rack.

Performance

As a sports scooter, TVS Ntorq 125 strives to deliver an excellent performance. Its 124.8 cc three-valve engine produces a power output of 9.25 bhp with a maximum torque of 10.5 Nm. 

The Access 125 can churn out a power output of 8.6 bhp with a torque of 10 Nm with its 124 cc, two-valve motor.

Thus, the Access 125 doesnt lack performance, and it is as lively as the NTorq 125. 

With a weight of 118 kg, the Ntorq 125 is now a heavy-duty scooter. 

It is nearly 14 kg heavier than the 104 kg Access 125. But the control of the Ntorq 125 seems to be relatively more precise.

Fuel efficiency

On our test track, the average speed of the Ntorq 125 in everyday driving is about 42 km/h when ridden sanely, which means with a fuel tank of 5.8-litre, the scooter can travel approximately 243 km. 

Although this number may be lower when you turn the throttle and enjoy the performance provided by Ntorq.

At the same time, Suzuki Access 125 used fuel to hit the ball out of the park.

During our test drive, the scooter reached an impressive average of 61 km/h with a 5-litre fuel tank. Access can cover approximately 300 km on a single full tank.

Hardware

Access and Ntorq have similar hardware. Both have telescopic forks and a mono-shock that handles suspension duties, while the front disc and drums do braking at the rear. 

Both are equipped with CBS as standard. The driving experience of the two scooters is different. The Suzuki Access 125 provides a smooth and comfortable riding experience. 

On the other hand, the Ntorq 125 provides a sporty driving experience, and conversely, the ride quality is slightly stiffer. Ntorq 125 lives up to its characteristics and has excellent bite and feedback.

Verdict

Which of the two scooters is right for you?

Well, if you are a young man who values ​​performance and modern features rather than absolute comfort and functionality, then the sporty TVS Ntorq 125 is for you. 

The variant with drum brake of the TVS NTorq 125 model is priced at Rs 71,000, while the Race Edition is priced at Rs 78,335.

If you want some more colours, TVS also offers a Super Squad version, which costs about Rs 81,000.

On the other hand, Access 125 is for buyers looking for a scooter with a clean and tidy design that offers practicality, comfort, and excellent fuel efficiency without sacrificing overall performance. 

Like Ntorq, the basic version of the Access 125 is priced at Rs 71,000. The model has six other variants available, with the high-end Bluetooth model is priced at Rs 80,200.

 

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