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.
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.
|Model||Prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Jupiter 110cc||Rs. 49,966|
|Jupiter ZX||Rs. 52,489|
|Jupiter ZX Disc||Rs. 54,566|
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.
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|
|Start Mechanism||Self/ Kick-Start|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5 litres|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||1 litre|
|Top Speed||90 kmph|
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.
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|
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.
- 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.
- External fuel filler cap
- Optional disc break performs well
- Dated styling
- Engine requires refinement