TVS is one of the most well established two-wheeler manufacturers in India that offers quite a capable range of scooters and motorcycles in the market. Some of the most popular names being the Scooty Pep+, Wego and Streak. However, TVS hasn’t really had a direct rival to its Japanese counterpart. This brings us to the Jupiter which offers features seen for the first time, along with the brand’s reputation of quality and detailing. This scooter has been designed keeping male buyers in mind and brings with it a value-for-money price tag.
Nestled in the frame is a 109cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 7.8bhp and 8Nm of torque. The motor is air-cooled and comes paired to a CVT automatic transmission. For 2020, the engine has been made compliant with BSVI emission standards.
A glance at the TVS Jupiter reveals what appears to be a wide-body frame. At the front, it boasts of clear lens indicators along with an air vent in the centre. The large headlamp looks bold and shines bright at night. The 5-spoke wheels are nice and large, while you will also notice that the fuel filler is located at the rear, just above the sleek tail lamp cluster. The floorboard is large, allowing for ample leg room. In terms of dimensions, the Jupiter is 1834mm in length, 650mm in width and 1115mm in height. Thanks to its linear power delivery, the mid-range is strong and throttle response is pretty good with barely any vibes felt from the engine. The Jupiter can manage a top speed of 87kph. At 108kgs, the kerb weight is decent. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 150mm, while the scooter has a wheelbase of 1275mm and a seat height of 765mm.
The Jupiter has a fuel tank capacity of 5 litres. In terms of mileage, the Jupiter is capable of returning 56kmpl by ARAI, in BSVI guise.
The upright seating position of the rider is very comfortable, with the handlebar being within perfect reach. The wide, soft-padded seat is really helpful on long journeys. At high speeds, the scooter stays planted and tackles corners with ease. At the front, the scooter rides on Advance Telescopic Suspension, while the rear gets a unit swing with spring loaded hydraulic and gas. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a high rigidity underbone type frame. The Jupiter runs on 90/90-12 tyres on both ends. Retardation duties are taken care of by drum brakes.
Features include Bluetooth connectivity, digital analogue speedometer, dual-colour 3D logo, adjustable shock-absorbers, premium cross-stitched seat, diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED headlamp, front disc brake and chrome mirrors.
The TVS Jupiter, as of early 2020, is sold in fifteen shades: Indiblue, Matte Silver, Mystic Gold, Matte Blue, Walnut Brown, Royal Wine, Autumn Brown, Matte Starlight Blue, Midnight Black, Pristine White, Volcano Red, Titanium Grey, Starlight Blue, Sunlit Ivory and Tech Blue. The quality and finish of paint are of a good standard.
All the details regarding the TVS Jupiter – namely, the engine, specifications, styling information, colours, dimensions, features and exterior details are extensively covered in the company’s model brochure.
Prices and Variants
The TVS Jupiter is sold in six variants, as of early 2020: the base variant is ₹ 54,349, the price for the ZX SBT variant is ₹ 58,347, the price for the ZX Disc SBT variant is ₹ 59,990, the price for the Classic SBT variant is ₹ 60,340, and the price for the Grande Disc SBT variant is ₹ 63,214, and the price for the Classic ET-Fi variant is ₹ 67,911 (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The variant-wise on-road prices are available at autoX.
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