Ather 450 Vs TVS Ntorq 125 Vs Suzuki Burgman Street Vs Aprilia SR 125: Real World Performance Compared

Published On May 22, 2019 By Benjamin Noel Gracias for Ather 450

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How does an electric scooter stack up against conventional 125cc scooters? The results will surprise you

Ather 450 vs 125cc scooters real world numbers compared

Can an electric scooter perform on par and dare we say, even better than conventional scooters? That's a question we have been itching to find answers to since we first rode the Ather 450 in Bangalore. While we did not have the means or the time to test the Ather then, we felt the scooter’s performance to be similar to TVS’s sporty Ntorq. Now we have managed to get our hands on the Ather 450 in Pune and had just enough time to run performance tests on it (which means real-world range tests will have to wait). So is it as quick as we believe it to be?

Also read: TVS NTorq vs Suzuki Access vs Aprilia SR 125: Road Test Comparison Review

Ather 450 vs 125cc scooters real world numbers compared

Acceleration:

 

Ather 450

TVS Ntorq 125

Suzuki Burgman

Aprilia SR 125

0-40kmph

3.92 seconds

3.68 secs

3.84 secs

4.58 seconds

0-60kmph

8.29 seconds

7.65 seconds

8.69 seconds

9.71 seconds

Top speed

80.23kmph

101kmph

92.89kmph

98kmph

Yes, barring the TVS Ntorq 125, the Ather 450 is the quickest scooter in the 0-60kmph acceleration run. With scooters, you spend most of your time in the city pottering around at 40kmph, so it helps a lot if your scooter is quick to reach the said speed. In that case, the Ather 450 impresses as well, being just 0.24 seconds slower than the Ntorq and 0.08 seconds slower than the Burgman Street. When it comes to top speed, the Ather 450 is electronically restricted to 85kmph.

Also read: TVS Ntorq vs Suzuki Burgman Street: Comparison Review

Ather 450 vs 125cc scooters real world numbers compared

Roll-ons:

 

Ather 450

TVS Ntorq 125

Suzuki Burgman

Aprilia SR 125

20-50kmph

4.04 seconds

4.65s

4.65 seconds

NA

Here, the Ather 450 is quicker than the other scooters by more than half a second! The electric motor’s swift torque delivery means that the Ather 450 managed to perform overtakes in the city with ease. The perfect scooter for city runabouts? We think so.

Also read: Aprilia SR 125: Road Test Review

Ather 450 vs 125cc scooters real world numbers compared

Braking:

 

Ather 450

TVS Ntorq 125

Suzuki Burgman

Aprilia SR 125

60-0kmph

22.50m

18.93m

21.56m

19.63m

Here, the Ather takes more distance to come to a complete stop despite having a twin brake setup with CBS. The reason for the slowest braking time is due to the scooter using narrow, low rolling resistance tyres that are designed to maximise efficiency than outright grip. While it works fine under normal riding conditions, the front and rear wheels can easily lock up under panic braking. This meant during our brake tests, we had to go easy on the levers to avoid crashing the scooter.

Ather 450

Rs.1.27 Lakh* Get On Road Price
Motor TypeBLDC
Battery Charging Time4.18 hours
Range107 km/charge
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*Ex-showroom Price in Delhi
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