NOTE: We are using the top-spec variant of Grazia to compare with the TVS Ntorq Engine & performance:
In terms of hardware, both of these machines have a 125 cc single cylinder engine. The difference is in the power produced; Honda Grazia produces 8.63 PS of power while the TVS Ntorq produces 9.4 PS. Torque is almost same at 10.54 NM and 10.50 NM for Grazia and Ntorq respectively. Number of Valves differs in both of them as well; Ntorq has 3 valves per cylinder while Grazia has 2 valves. The extra valve allows the Engine to breathe more easily and perform better in the mid-range. The engines have great performance, Ntorq’s engine has early torque and power delivery and Grazia has a smooth top end which feels quite refined.
Design & comfort: Both of these scooters have modern design and they look quite attractive as well. Honda’s styling looks sleek while TVS’ styling looks futuristic. The headlight of both the scooters is placed in a lower position but NTorq has built-in indicators on its handle.
TVS have designed the rear light of its scooter in comparison to a stealth jet fighter and it looks nothing short of amazing. The exhaust on both of these scooters also has a unique design and the attention to detail is commendable as well. When it comes to comfort, both of these scooters get Telescopic suspensions at the front and monoshock suspension at the back. We are given a disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear, in both the scooters. Both Ntorq and Grazia, feel a bit wobbly because the suspensions are soft-sprung but on the plus side, they offer a comfortable ride. The seat is nice and wide on both the scooters. NTorq has 22 liters of boot space and Grazia has 18 liters of it. At the front, we have a phone holder in Grazia but not in NTorq. It, however, has a boot light and external fuel lid. USB charger comes with both of these scooters and functions really well.
Features and Switchgear: TVS Ntorq gets fully connectable UI software built inside the screen of the scooter. You can connect your android phone via company’s official scooter App and perform different tasks like navigation, calculate remaining distance, check last ride stats, and even see where your scooter is parked. This feature is known as "Xconnect" and it lets you customize the console of your scooter up to your heart’s content. Honda Grazia, unfortunately, gets no such feature; it just has a simple console with different readouts.
Another first feature present on the Ntorq is the presence of an Engine kill-switch, which Honda doesn’t even offer in its Motorcycles.
It is easy to see who our winner is; TVS Ntorq offers great value for money with its top of the line features, build quality and performance. Although Grazia is just a little short in terms of features, it’s the small details in TVS' scooters like the paint finish, the faux carbon fiber treatment, the seat stitching and the kill-switch, which makes Ntorq the winner. TVS Notrque and Honda Grazia have an ex-showroom price of Rs 58,790 and Rs 62,505 (front disc, top spec) respectively.
By: Yetnesh Dubey