Engine: Both, Hero Destini and TVS Ntorq are powered by a single cylinder air cooled engine. While Destini uses a 2-valve motor for combustion, Ntorq uses an advanced 3-valve one.
In terms of performance, it is the Ntorq which has the upper hand. With 9.4 HP and 10.5 Nm of torque, it easily beats Destini which makes 8.8 HP and 10.2 Nm of torque. However, Hero Destini wins in terms of efficiency because of i3S technology, which is implemented for the first time on a scooter.
Design: Both the scooters are a winner when it comes to design. Hero Destini 125 is designed with sleek edges and smooth curves. On the other hand, TVS Ntorq features a sharp and bold design language. No design is particularly better than the other. It is solely dependent on personal preference.
Chassis and brakes: Telescopic forks and hydraulic monoshock is present on both scooters. The tyres used in the Ntorq are wider with a 100/80 and 110/80 setup at the front and rear respectively. On the other hand Destini uses a 90/100 setup at both ends.
The wheels on TVS Ntorq are 12-inch alloys while Destini comes with an option of sheet metal or cast alloy wheel. In terms of braking, Ntorq comes out at the top with a disc and drum combination as opposed to the dual drum brake setup.
Dimensions: TVS Ntorq has a seat height of 770 mm and a ground clearance of 155 mm. Its weight is 116 kg and it incorporates a five-liter fuel tank. Whereas Hero Destini also features similar measurements. With an identical ground clearance of 155 mm and light body weight of 111 kg, the scooter is easy to flick around.
With an all-digital console, TVS Ntorq clearly offers more features. Hero Destini incorporates a part-digital and part-analogue cluster which displays basic information along with a service reminder but it is only available in the top variant.
Other features and price: Hero Destini features a mobile charging port and a boot light but they are only available in the top spec Vx model. However, all the features mentioned above and more comes standard on Tvs Ntorq.
Hero Destini comes in two variants Lx and Vx whose ex-showroom cost is Rs. 54,650/- and Rs. 57,500/- respectively. While Ntorq comes with an ex-showroom price of Rs. 59,712/-.
By: Yetnesh Dubey