One of the biggest USPs of the new Ntorq 125 Race XP over the standard variants and its competition is its engine performance. The company has made revisions to the motor to churn out more power than other variants of the Ntorq 125 family. The 124cc, single-cylinder motor on the Race XP variant produces 10.05bhp of power at 7,000rpm and 10.8Nm of peak torque at 5,500rpm as against 9.25bhp at 7,000rpm and 10.5Nm at 5,500rpm on the rest of the Ntorq 125 line-up. Thus, the XP edition feels noticeably sportier than the other Ntorq 125 models.
TVS Motor Company has also added two riding modes – Street and Sport – to the XP edition. These riding modes alter the throttle response. The Street mode, which makes slightly less power and torque than the Sport mode, feels mellower and it is tuned to deliver better fuel economy. More on that in the latter part of the review. The Sport mode, on the other hand, provides a sharper throttle response and quicker acceleration. Check out the claimed power, torque, acceleration, and top speed numbers claimed by the company below:
The Race mode gives access to full power and torque output while the numbers are restricted to 9bhp and 10Nm in the Street mode. The power and torque output numbers in the Street mode are lower than the standard Ntorq 125 variants too, and it reflects in the fuel economy figures.
In the Race mode, the acceleration until 60kmph is strong, and it continues to build momentum well until 90kmph. It starts to lose steam post that, but keep the throttle pinned and the Ntorq 125 Race XP will climb into three digits on the speedometer.
The rider can toggle between the two modes on the fly, either through the multifunction electric starter button or the mode button near the LCD screen. Apart from the engine character, the riding modes alter the instrument cluster display as well. The difference is visible on the top of the display that shows trip meters and an odometer in Street mode and a lap-timer in the Race mode. That said, the riding modes aren’t the only technology upgrades that the Race XP gets.