TVS Jupiter Review

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TVS Jupiter Overview

TVS Jupiter is one impressive two-wheeler. Well put together and loaded with features, no wonder it is the second most popular scooter India today after Honda Activa. Not only is Jupiter available with coming of age styling cues, it is also available in wide a range of colour schemes, where the consumers have the option of picking from up to 10 shades of paint. In the following review, we will try and find out if Jupiter will be able to live up to its acclaim.

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Price

Availability of three different variants with optional extras means that buyers will have the liberty of picking the right Jupiter for themselves. This is juxtaposed to Honda’s offering which is only available in a single variant which is priced at Rs. 51,324. Taking into consideration the host of features that are offered with TVS Jupiter it is safe to say that Jupiter is one of the best value for money offering in the segment.TVS Jupiter price

Model Prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
 Jupiter 110cc  Rs. 49,966
 Jupiter ZX  Rs. 52,489
 Jupiter ZX Disc  Rs. 54,566

Features

In terms of features, TVS Jupiter fairs rather well. The scooter is offered with a 12V mobile charger, USB port, pass light switch, LED tail light cluster, external fuel filler cap and a very well-designed instrument cluster. Rider’s also get dual retractable hooks at the front as opposed to the traditional single units one would conventionally find on scooters in this range and the twin pilot lamps at the front are also a bonus.

Jupiter features

Engine and Specifications

The TVS Jupiter even with its 109.7cc motor does not feel as refined as the offerings from Japanese two-wheeler manufacturers. In comparison to its arch-rival Honda Activa, Jupiter also feels a tad underpowered, which is understandable considering the fact that the single cylinder unit only manages to deliver a peak power output of 7.88 bhp.

Engine Displacement  109.7 cc
Engine Type Single cylinder, four stroke
Power  7.88 bhp
Torque  8 Nm
Gearbox  V-Matic
Start Mechanism  Self/ Kick-Start
Fuel Tank Capacity  5 litres
Reserve Fuel Capacity  1 litre
Top Speed  90 kmph
0-100 kmph  N/a

Mileage

TVS Claims that Jupiter will be able to offer 62 kmpl in terms of its fuel economy.  This comes second only to Yamaha Fascino’s 66kmpl (claimed) stat. This is even more impressive when TVS Jupiter’s top speed is brought into perspective, which stands at 85 kmph. TVS Jupiter has the highest top speed amongst its rivals.

TVS Jupiter mileage

 

Braking and Handling

TVS Jupiter is offered with 12-inch alloy wheels and comes with telescopic forks at the front and gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear, which bestows it with a comfortable ride and planted handling characteristics.

TVS’ integrated braking system, also known as sync breaking system is also very handy and makes for an excellent safety feature. The braking characteristics of TVS Jupiter are quite impressive and utilize the 220mm optional front disc break impressively well.

Brakes  Jupiter 110cc/ Jupiter ZX Jupiter ZX Disc
Front  Drum Disc
Rear  Drum Drum

Tyres and Wheels

Not only is Jupiter offered with a plethora of features but when compared to Honda Activa, Jupiter also gets 12-inch sporty black alloy wheels whereas the latter is only available with the standard steel rims.

Tyre Size
Front  90/90-12
Rear  90/90-12
Wheels  12-inches

Colours

  •         TVS Jupiter is available in Titanium Grey, Sparkling Silver, Midnight Black, Volcano Red, Pristine White, Matte Blue, Stallion Brown, Royal Wine, Jade Green and Mystic Gold. This happens to be one the highest number of colour schemes offered on a scooter in this segment.

Competition

TVS Jupiter rivals the likes of Hero Maestro Edge, Hero Pleasure, Honda Activa 4G and Yamaha Fascino.

Pros

  •         External fuel filler cap
  •         Optional disc break performs well

Cons

  •         Dated styling
  •         Engine requires refinement

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