Haojue Tiger Shark VX125 vs TVS NTorq 125: Image Comparison
Find out how the Chinese 125cc scooter fares against its Indian counterpart
Chinese manufacturer Haojue recently launched the Tiger Shark VX125 in China. While the scooter seems like a sporty 125cc offering, it looks similar to the TVS NTorq 125, especially when viewed from the side. So let’s see how the Chinese 125cc sporty scooter fares against the Indian one, through images:
The ‘Wings Of The Future’ headlight gives the Tiger Shark VX125 a sporty appeal. What accentuates that sporty appeal, is it being mounted on the fairing above the tyre, instead of being mounted on the handlebar cowl. The NTorq too, gets a similarly positioned headlight, whose sportiness is enhanced by handlebar-mounted indicators. Besides, the rear indicators are mounted on the mud guard instead of the bodywork, giving them a floating appearance.
At the heart of the Haojue Tiger Shark VX125 is a 124cc air-cooled engine making 8.97PS and 10Nm. The NTorq 125, on the other hand, makes 9.4PS and 10.5Nm from its 124.8cc air-cooled engine.
Underpinnings on the VX125 include a disc at the front along with a drum at the rear. The scooter comes with a telescopic fork along with preload-adjustable dual shock absorbers at the rear. TVS offers either a 220mm front disc or a 130m drum on the NTorq 125, with a 130mm drum at the rear, and a telescopic fork and a monoshock. The scooter rides on 12-inch wheels.
On the features front, Haojue has equipped the Tiger Shark VX125 with an LCD dash. Users can choose the colour of the console from the four colours on offer (red, white, blue and green), as per their preference. Like other TVS two-wheelers, the NTorq 125’s LCD dash gets TVS’ SmartXonnect tech, so you can pair your phone and get ride data analytics, call and SMS alerts, turn-by-turn navigation, and vehicle diagnostics alerts. Additionally, the NTorq 125 Race XP gets a refreshed user interface with voice assist, and the ability to save frequently visited addresses.
What further boosts the Tiger Shark VX125’s practicality is the storage space on offer, which includes cubby hole on each side, underseat storage space as well as an optional 32-litre top box which can accommodate a full-face helmet. Also on offer is a 5V 2A charging socket. The TVS NTorq 125, on the other hand, comes with a substantial 22-litre storage. For added practicality, it gets a USB charging port, boot light and an external fuel filler cap.
Priced between 8,490- 8,980 Yuan (approximately Rs 1 to 1.06 lakh), the Haojue Tiger Shark VX125 sounds like a good deal, especially with the practicality it has on offer. That said, it’ll never make its way to India. The TVS NTorq 125 makes the VX125 feel a bit too expensive, with the Rs 77,106 sticker its base variant carries. Even the top-spec XT variant retails at Rs 97,061 (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). That, coupled with its sporty appearance and more powerful motor, makes it one of our favourite scooters in the 125cc segment.