“Life is a journey, enjoy the ride”. And what better way to have a two-wheeler that can zip through crowded places and let you enjoy the time you are left with. If you are planning to buy a two-wheeler scooter in the 125cc category soon, you’ll come across two of the most sought after scooters in the market, Honda Activa 125 and TVS Ntorq 125. Should you join the quiet revolution or should you play smart? Let’s find out in a detailed comparison.

Is TVS Ntorq more powerful?

Engine specifications

Specs TVS Ntorq 125 Honda Activa 125
Engine 124.8cc 4-stroke, single cyl 124cc, 4-stroke, single cyl
Power 9.25hp @7,000rpm 8.18hp @6,500rpm
Torque 10.5Nm @5,500rpm 10.3Nm @5,000rpm
Top Speed 95kmph 85kmph
Fuel Mileage 47kmpl 50kmpl
Fuel System FI PGM-FI
  • TVS claims that the Ntorq has best-in-class pickup and power. But there is a negligible amount of extra torque that the Ntorq’s engine has to deliver. In terms of power, Ntorq does take the lead.
  • Both the scooters come with a fuel injection system to comply with the BS6 norms.
  • Honda Activa is known to have a good fuel mileage and in this comparison also, the nation’s favourite scooter fairs.
  • Honda Activa 125 is equipped with the eSP technology which is the reason behind the increased fuel efficiency. It also has the silent start feature, all thanks to the ACG starter motor.

How does the chassis of the two scooters compare?

Dimensions Comparison

Chassis Specs TVS Ntorq 125 Honda Activa 125
Frame Type High rigidity Under Bone Under Bone
Length (mm) 1,861 1,850
Breadth (mm) 710 707
Height (mm) 1,164 1,170
Wheelbase (mm) 1,285 1,260
Ground Clearance (mm) 155 169
Kerb Weight (kg) 118 111
  • Ntrorq has got a wider wheelbase which means better handling.
  • Honda Activa has a better ground clearance which will prove beneficial on the bumpy Indian roads.
  • The Honda scooter is slightly lighter than the Ntorq.

Which of the two scooters is more feature-loaded?

Features Comparison

Features TVS Ntorq Honda Activa 125
Bluetooth enabled
Navigation assist
Caller ID Display
Headlamp LED (In Race Edition) / Halogen LED / Halogen (In Standard)
Meter console Digital TFT Digi-Analog / Analog (In Std.)
Double Lid External Fuel Fill
Side Stand Engine Cut off
  • TVS Ntorq is much more feature-loaded when compared to the Honda Activa 125.
  • Honda Activa still lacks the connected scooter feature while the Ntorq comes with TVS Connect App.
  • Activa, if compared to the previous generations, has improved a lot for sure.

TVS Ntorq does seem to take a lead here! But what about the price?

Price Comparison

Model Variant Price*
TVS Ntorq Drum ₹67,885
Disc ₹71,885
Race Edition ₹74,365
Honda Activa 125 Drum ₹68,995
Drum Alloy ₹72,497
Disc ₹75,997
*Ex-Showroom Delhi

TVS Ntorq is cheaper when compared Honda Activa, be it any variant. Now the main question, is it any better than the Honda Activa 125? Well, to answer that question, let’s make some points.

  • TVS Ntorq has got the looks of a sports scooter and an exhaust note none of the rivals can match.
  • It has got a better engine option with more power and pickup.
  • It is aggressively priced which makes it a good choice.
  • But, Honda has the trust factor on its side for sure. Honda Activa has been the national favourite scooter due to its reliability and vast network of service and spare parts. TVS is yet to prove that mantle in the scooter segment.

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So, what do you think about the two scooters? Will you join the quiet revolution or the play smart? Let us know in the comments section below.

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