Find out where the newly launched Aprilia Storm 125 stands against its closest rival the TVS Ntorq 125
Aprilia introduced the Storm 125 recently in India. The scooter was first showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo and is now the most affordable offering in the Aprilia India lineup. The scooter is positioned below the Aprilia SR 125 and is almost Rs 8,000 cheaper than the SR 125.
The basic design of the newly launched Storm 125 looks identical to the SR 125 and SR 150 but there is some minor visual difference which helps in separating the Storm 125 from the rest and we are comparing the Aprilia Storm 125 with its closest rival the TVS Ntorq in this article.
Aprilia Storm 125 Vs TVS Ntorq Styling Comparison
Like we already mentioned above the Aprilia Storm 125 looks almost identical to the SR 125 and the SR 150 but it gets a dual tone matte paint scheme with black livery. The Storm 125 also gets smaller 12-inch wheels finished in black. The wheels are shod with chunky 120/80 section tyres at the front and 130/80 rear dual-purpose tyres.
They replaced the 14-inch wheels found on the SR 125 and the SR 150. Besides the minor cosmetic changes, there are no alterations made to the scooter. The Aprilia Storm 125 also features a sporty front apron with headlamp integrated into it. The entire head of the scooter has been finished in black with Aprilia logo in contrast white.
The TVS Ntorq on the other is an equally sporty scooter that already has quite a fan following in the country already. The Ntorq front profile gets clear creases and the headlamp too is integrated with the front apron just like its rival while the side turn indicators are integrated on the handlebar.
Towards the side profile, the scooter gets a matte gray paint with the 125 decals over it while the ‘TVS Racing’ decal is placed below the footboard. The rear profile of the scooter looks sharp and features a T-shaped LED taillamp. Talking about features, the TVS Ntorq is the first Indian scooter that gets a Bluetooth integrated instrument cluster.
The instrument cluster provides plenty of information such as a lap timer, top speed, turn-by-turn GPS navigation, incoming call alert, incoming message alert, 2 Trip meter, and a clock. The scooter also features an engine kill switch, USB charging port, boot lamp and LED position lamps.
Aprilia Storm 125 Vs TVS Ntorq Engine Comparison
The Aprilia Storm 125 is powered by the same 124.5 cc, single-cylinder 3-valve engine that, already powers the SR 125. The motor is tuned to churn out a maximum of 9.52 bhp of peak power at 7250 rpm and develop a peak torque of 9.9 Nm at 6250 rpm. The engine comes mated to a CVT automatic gearbox.
The TVS Ntorq is powered by a 124.7cc, 4 stroke, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled, OHC unit. This unit produces about 9.4 ps of peak power at 7,500 rpm and 10.5 Nm of peak torque. The engine is also paired with a CVT gearbox.
|Specs||Aprilia Storm 125||TVS Ntorq 125|
|Engine||4 stroke, single-cylinder, Air cooled 3-valve engine||4 stroke, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled, OHC unit|
|Power Output||9.52 bhp||9.4 ps|
|Torque Output||9.9 Nm||10.5 m|
Aprilia Storm 125 Vs TVS Ntorq Suspension and Brakes
The Storm 125 depends on a hydraulic telescopic front fork up front and hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. The braking duties are handled by a 150mm drum brakes at the front and 140mm unit at the rear respectively. Aprilia hasn’t introduced a disc variant yet with the scooter.
Just like its rival the TVS Ntorq uses the same telescopic suspension setup towards the front and gas-filled hydraulic type coil spring shock absorber at the rear. The scooter relies on a 220 disc at the front and 130mm drum brakes at the rear.
Aprilia Storm 125 Vs TVS Ntorq Price
The Aprilia Storm 125 is priced at Rs 65,000 (ex-showroom). The TVS Ntorq is priced at Rs 59,900 (ex-showroom). The drum variant is priced at 58,252 (ex-showroom).
Spec Comparison Verdict
If we compare the Aprilia Storm 125 and the TVS Ntorq then there is no denying the fact that both these are the sportiest 125cc scooters that you can buy in India at this moment. The Aprilia Storm 125 is the cheapest scooter in the Aprilia lineup but it still is worth almost Rs 5-6 thousand more than the TVS Ntorq. The Ntorq definitely offers a lot more feature at a much lower price point which keeps it ahead in this spec comparison review.