TVS launched one of the most practical scooters of our time in 2013 by the name Jupiter. It had just been a year since I started riding and a relative noob to the riding world. I had called up my friend who was a automobile journalist at that time to ask about a good scooter to buy for dad as his old Mahindra Rodeo only came with loads of problems as special features. The only word that my friend spoke was Jupiter. And was all praises about it. Seems like TVS had given us another gem. 5 years down and TVS only seem to have improved this already brilliant scooter. The looks are spot on and the handling and convenience and I can go on. In 2017 along with BS4 norms let us see what else is new.
New TVS Jupiter 2017 Features
- BS-IV engine
- Auto Headlamp On (AHO)
- Low fuel indicator
- Large boot – 18-litres
- Optional Disc Brake
The TVS Jupiter 2017 is also feature rich. Things like low fuel indicator, pass light switch and mobile charger are very useful features in daily usage. This scooter has the largest boot space in its segment which is 18-litres. It also has two hooks to hang bags etc., during shopping errands. In terms of practicality, the Jupiter scores high.
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TVS Jupiter Price
|New Delhi||INR 54,655|
With a price range from INR 55000 to INR 64000 depending on the place that is a good price for a 110 cc scooter. It isn’t too expensive neither gives the cheap feel. Jupiter at this price provides all the essentials required for a good value for money scooter.
TVS Jupiter Specifications
109.7cc, BS-IV, 4-stroke, single-cylinder
TVS Jupiter Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||150 mm|
|Kerb Weight||108 kgs|
|Seat Height||765 mm|
TVS Jupiter Mileage
TVS Jupiter Mileage
The mileage of the Jupiter is around 45 km/l in the city and around 50 km/l on the highway. This scooter has 5 litres of fuel tank capacity. One can easily extract a good mileage if ones rides within the eco mode. The on-board ride mode indicator assists in that.
TVS Jupiter Design
The front fender actually has an arrowhead shaped grill. This is unusual but looks good. It is flanked by indicators on each sides which are clear lens and a rare sight too. The next thing that grabs your attention are the black alloys. TVS is known to pay attention to detail and this if one of the proof’s. On the right side of the fender you would find the BS4 badge with a SYNC badge on the right side of the mudguard. What is SYNC we shall see later.
The headlamp too is brighter and TVS say they have used a brighter illuminating bulb. Just like the dashboard of a car the inner part of the fender is beige as TVS have tried to go with the dual tone look. The seat is brown adding to the luxury aesthetic value. Just like the front fender there is a spearhead shaped grill which is a bit bigger on the body panel below the seat too. But unlike the front this is functional and used for air-intake into the engine bay for better cooling.
The set is long, broad, thick so basically very generous. You can have a 100+ kg person and yet feel at ease moving around. On the side panel there is a chrome Jupiter badging that looks quite classy, this is along with the CVT badging on the chrome plate on the exhaust. At the rear you find the fuel lid and just below that a LED tail lamp with indicators which is quite big. More the merrier so that is something TVS has taken quite literally.
TVS Jupiter Engine
At 109 cc this is the engine size of most scooters. The 7.8bhp seems less but feels enough while commuting. The V-matic has a little lag from start but once on the go is relatively very responsive. TVS has tried to focus on value added equipment than outright performance unlike its other bikes and has managed to do it well. The IDI ignition works seamlessly even if you start the scooter after a month in the rains. These are signs of good quality and technology.
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TVS Jupiter Colours
The colours available for the Jupiter are.
- Matte Blue
- Mystic Gold
- Stallion Brown
- Royal Wine
- Jade Green
- Titanium Grey
- Sparkling Silver
- Midnight Black
- Volcano Red
- Pristine White
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TVS Jupiter Ride and Handling
TVS has always focused their bikes on the handling front and the Jupiter is no exception. The slightly firm setup at the rear and the telescopic at the front give a very well balanced ride. As with all TVS bikes the major let down are the TVS tyres. I think TVS should stop that department all together and focus on what they do best. “Make really good two wheelers”! After answering prayers TVS has added disc brakes at the front to make braking better.
TVS really love giving competition a tough time and have added SYNC braking system. This works similar to the COMBI braking system in the Honda bikes. If you jam one of the brakes both get activated together and work in coordination. This is good option if you do not have abs. Well it isn’t a replacement for ABS but something is better than nothing.
Another gem I found was the Jupiter actually has a pass light button. This is something you would find in bikes and solely missed in scooter. I bow down with respect towards TVS. For heaven’s sake change tyres and the Jupiter would be perfection personified for a commuter scooter. TVS have paid attention to convenience. The charging port on the left of the panel. The fuel lid on the outer side at the rear so that you don’t need to get off the scooter. All these go to show how much importance TVS gives their customers.
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The Jupiter looks quite masculine and is known to offer trouble-free service to its owners. TVS is good at after sales service too and owning this scooter is a hassle-free experience. We recommend the TVS Jupiter for a no-nonsense and high on utility experience.