TVS Jupiter review

TVS has finally launched a disc brake version of the Jupiter. The disc brake is only available on the ZX variant, and the new ZX Disc variant now also comes with an ACG starter, called i-TOUCHstart in TVS lingo. The Jupiter BS6 was the first scooter from TVS’ lineup to receive BS6 updates and that doesn’t come as a surprise since it’s the most popular TVS scooter.. It now gets a fuel-injected motor, a new blue paint option, a mobile cubby hole, USB charger, and a tinted visor.

TVS Jupiter
Design

The BS6 Jupiter shares its design with its BS4 predecessor. However, it does get an LED headlight which was first seen on the BS4 Jupiter Grande variant. Other new updates include redesigned graphics and a new Indiblue paint job (Classic BS6 variant). Buyers have a huge array of colour options to pick from as the Jupiter BS6 gets 13 colours across three variants. The base Jupiter BS6 variant comes in Mystic Gold, Titanium Grey, Midnight Black, Volcano Red, Pristine White, Walnut Brown, Matte Blue, and Matte Silver. The more premium ZX variant comes in Starlight Blue and Royal Wine. The top-spec Jupiter Classic BS6 variant is available in Indiblue, Autumn Brown and Sunlit Ivory.

Performance

Powering the scooter is a BS6 compliant 109.7cc air-cooled and fuel-injected motor. It delivers 7.47PS at 7000rpm and 8.4Nm at 5500rpm. That’s 0.52Nm less than the BS4 Jupiter. However, peak power now comes 500rpm lower in the rev range. While there is a slight drop in power, TVS claims the new scooter delivers 15 per cent better fuel economy. The Jupiter BS6 continues to use a CVT. The Jupiter BS6 continues to use an underbone frame with a telescopic fork and a three-step preload-adjustable monoshock. It gets 12-inch alloy wheels with tubeless tyres. The Jupiter BS6 gets drum brakes on both wheels, which is surprising considering the BS4 Jupiter came with an optional front disc brake. At 109kg, the Jupiter BS6 is one of the heavier 110cc scooters out there. However, ground clearance, at 150mm, is quite good for a scooter. It gets a 21-litre storage bin under the seat that can accommodate a regular full-sized helmet.

Features
TVS Jupiter

The Jupiter BS6 gets an LED headlamp, an LED tail lamp, while the indicators are bulb-type units. It features an analogue instrument console as standard that offers info such as speed, fuel level, and houses other telltale lamps as well. However, some variants do feature a semi-digital instrument cluster. The external fuel filler cap, external pass light switch, and alloy wheels have been carried over. While the Jupiter BS6 variant gets a standard USB charging outlet on the front apron, TVS also offers an underseat USB port as an option.

TVS Jupiter Price: The new TVS Jupiter is expected to be priced from Rs 68,370 to Rs 75,640

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