We have read and made to understand that Ather 450X is the fastest scooter in India. Well, honestly speaking I did believe that until yesterday. I was on my way to my in-laws, and trust me I was in no rush to reach my destination because of obvious reasons (post marriage side effects). Hot weather, smooth ride in Sports mode at around 50-60 kmph and oh, not to forget the company of bugs in the software (due to beta version obviously). I started moving from a traffic light as soon as it turned green and a stick model dude on an NTorque with Rainbow Visor Helmet came flying from the rear and zipped passed me. Still ignored and moved on peacefully because like I said, I was in no rush.
Cut to, the next intersection and I stopped next to the Ntorq dude. He was checking out my Series 1 from top to bottom ♀. Light goes green and to show off or prove what this beauty can do I gave a full throttle pick up. Obviously my pickup in Sports mode he couldn’t match and Warp is really of no good since the last update. So, I again went to cruise mode as it was an empty 8 lane flyover. Out of nowhere he came next to me at probably around 40kmph. It was that moment when he gave me that Rainbow visor helmet look and kept it next to me. It was obvious he wanted to do a drag.
And that’s where it started. Good 3 km stretch and no other vehicle infront of us due to lockdown. 450x could not match his pickup. Tried ducking for aerodynamics etc… Sadly due to locked speeds I couldnt catch him. He slowed down inbetween probably because he pittied me trying to catch him. And the very second i came next to him he would pickup again and go ahead. Sadly I had to give up because our Athers are locked at 90kmph.
Like I always request, please let the top speed be atleast 100-110kmph because even an NTorq crosses 95kmph.
In the end I can definitely say, I got smoked by an NTorq.