TVS recently updated its best-selling scooter, the TVS Jupiter. The new TVS Jupiter 2020 comes with a BS6 compliant change and as well as few updates. Let’s see what these changes are.
Since Jupiter’s launch back in 2013, the scooter hasn’t undergone any major change and the same has been seen with the TVS Jupiter 2020. The scooter appears to be pretty basic but there are few tweaks that make it look modern. Starting from the headlamp unit, which is now an LED unit. The alloy wheels design has been retained from the predecessor which looks good enough. The tail lamps aren’t LEDs but look nice due to its clear design. The Classic variant of the scooter comes with the wind-screen, chrome mirrors, pillion backrest and nice leather-textured seat. The ZX and classic model gets beige floorboard and frontal inside panel. So overall, design-wise, there’s not much of a change compared to the predecessor. The TVS Jupiter 2020 comes with many colour options so that’s quite a nice thing.
The TVS Jupiter 2020 gets a new BS6 compliant 109 cc engine that produces around 7.8 bhp max power at 7,500 rpm and 8 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. Comparing with the predecessor, the scooter has undergone a reduction of 0.4 Nm torque. However, due to the fuel-injection system, the throttle response has improved a bit. The mileage should have been increased in real-world conditions as it is experienced in most of the BS6 upgraded scooters.
There’s few to zero number of changes in the hardware when compared with the predecessor. It retains the front telescopic suspension and three-step adjustable gas-charged mono-shock at the rear. The tyre size is of 12-inch for both wheels which is quite nice as its rival don’t offer 12-inch wheel for the rear. Both tyres are tubeless. Coming towards the brakes, the scooter comes with drum brakes for both the wheels which is kind of disappointment as there’s no front disc option. However, the scooter comes with a combined braking system as a standard safety feature.
TVS Jupiter 2020 doesn’t get added any new features compared with the predecessor. It continues to get same analog instrument plus digital cluster, rear fuel-lid, below seat storage, luggage mounting hook and storage spaces. The features are kind of decent but had a lot of room for improvement. The instrument cluster could be fully-digital, the combination lock could have been a nice inclusion as it is now offered by the rival scooter.
Price and Rivals
The TVS Jupiter 2020 starts at Rs 63,230 (ex-showroom) for the standard variant and goes up to Rs 70,341 (ex-showroom) for the Classic variant. The major rival for the TVS Jupiter is the Honda Activa which has also gone BS6 upgrade recently. You can watch our detailed review of the TVS Jupiter 2020 Standard variant below.