TVS Jupiter is considered as the tough competitor to the Honda Activa. The vital reason for the TVS Jupiter to gain a good number of sales is because of the features on offer. Another main reason is also the variants, it comes with three variants which gives a wider option for the customer. The three TVS Jupiter variants are – Standard, ZX and Classic. Let’s start from Standard variant.
The standard variant is pretty basic variant and does not offer much of fancy stuff. It comes with the analogue instrument cluster with Eco and Power light, LED headlamps, LED taillamps. You do get under-seat storage which big enough, to be specific at 21-litres and can easily accommodate an average size helmet. The scooter also comes with a USB charging port which is, of course, a nice inclusion considering current needs. The fuel lid position on the external side at the rear and can be opened from the front multifunction switch itself. The standard variant costs Rs 64,174 (ex-showroom).
Coming towards the technical specifications, the scooter comes with 109.7 cc fuel-injected, air-cooled engine. It produces nearly 7.3 bhp max power and 8.4 Nm of peak torque. Talking about the hardware, the suspension duty is done with the telescopic suspension at front and mono-shock at the rear. Brakes on both wheels are drum brake which is assisted by the combined braking system. The wheel size for both front and rear is 12-inch and both of them are alloy wheels. Both tyres on the scooter are tubeless even on the standard variant. All these technical specifications are the same for all the variants.
Coming to the ZX variant, it also comes with LED headlamp, LED taillamp, external fuel lid and charging socket. Along with these features, the variant comes with more premium colour options and beige coloured interior panels. The seats are also more premium than the standard variant. An instrument cluster is a semi-digital unit with Eco and Power light. The technical features remain the same. The ZX variant costs Rs 666,174 (ex-showroom).
It’s the most premium among the TVS Jupiter variants. Along with the ZX variant features, the variant includes some of the classic looking elements. The seat cover is more of a retro design and has a premium feel. The variant also comes with a big windshield and round-shaped chrome mirrors. The instrument cluster is the analogue unit but has a classic theme which is a nice touch though. To enhance its classic theme, the variant also has chrome pillion handle with cushioned backrest. The technical features remains the same. The Classic variant costs Rs 71,421 (ex-showroom).
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However, we just pointed out good things but TVS Jupiter had some misses which we would like in the next update. The scooter misses out on optional disc brake, side stand engine inhibitor. The under-seat storage access could be integrated with the multi-functional switch at the front. Nevertheless, the TVS Jupiter still offers good value for money regardless of the variant. It competes against Honda Activa 6G.