BS6 TVS Jupiter: carburettor gets replaced by a fuel-injection system

With this, the corporate claims that the scooter is 15% extra fuel-efficient than the mannequin it replaced

The scooter market in India has developed fairly a bit in recent times. Back when the Jupiter was launched in 2013, it was thought of to be a premium scooter. Now although, it sits within the reasonably priced 110cc area, whereas its bigger sibling, the Ntorq, takes on the premium 125cc phase. Nonetheless, the Jupiter’s mass-market attraction continues to place it on the prime of TVS’ gross sales chart. In its newest avatar, the scooter meets BS6 emission norms and here’s what is completely different.

If you missed the little decal that claims BS6 on the exhaust protect, you’ll have a arduous time telling this scooter aside from the 2019 mannequin. The mannequin we rode was the usual Jupiter and it sits beneath the ZX and Classic within the vary; its styling and hues stay unchanged. The top-spec Classic, in the meantime, options a new shade of blue. What is good is that the design has aged fairly properly and the easy sharp traces on the boxy bodywork nonetheless seems up to date. While we perceive the philosophy of not fixing one thing that’s not damaged, it might have been good to at the very least see small styling tweaks.

The Jupiter’s commonplace variant is kind of bare-boned, however what it does recover from the older mannequin is an LED headlight. While the ZX and Classic get the USB charger, it’s an elective further on the usual variant. The commonplace mannequin additionally misses out on the digi-analogue speedometer that’s unique to the ZX, in addition to the windscreen that’s solely accessible on the Classic variant.

BS6 TVS Jupiter specs

  • Ex-showroom, Delhi – ₹62,062-68,562
  • Engine – 109.7cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder
  • Max Power – 7.3hp at 7000rpm
  • Max Torque – 8.4Nm at 5500rpm
  • Weight – 109kg
  • Wheelbase – 1275mm
  • Ground Clearance – 150mm
  • Front Suspension – Telescopic fork
  • Rear Suspension – Monoshock
  • Front wheel – 12-inch
  • Front Tyre – 90/90-12
  • Rear wheel – 12-inch
  • Rear Tyre – 90/90-12

The greatest change is that the Jupiter has made the swap from a carburettor to a fuel-injection system. The Jupiter’s system targets gas financial system and the corporate claims it’s 15% extra environment friendly than the mannequin it replaced. In our assessments, the BS6 Jupiter returned 50.4kpl within the metropolis and 57.6kpl on the freeway. While these numbers are spectacular, the 2020 Suzuki Access 125 stays probably the most environment friendly BS6 scooter now we have examined.

The BS6 Jupiter accelerates from Zero to 60kph in 10.24sec. This determine is kind of respectable when you think about that the fuel-injected mannequin now makes 0.5hp much less, whereas peak torque stays the identical, at 8.4Nm. The TVS additionally has a aggressive kerb weight determine of 109kg.

It must be stated that the Jupiter doesn’t really feel torpid. The throttle response is spot on and, going by reminiscence, the Jupiter appears to construct speeds extra energetically than its major rival, the Activa 6G. However, we will solely affirm this after we trip the 2 again to again.

One of the Jupiter’s greatest USPs have been its 12-inch wheels and these proceed to encourage a lot of confidence. The scooter feels fairly steady even when you have got it pinned at 80kph. Like the mannequin it replaced, the trip high quality is pliant even over unhealthy patches. What additionally helps with consolation is the mushy and spacious seat, and since the ergonomics stay the identical, the Jupiter is without doubt one of the most snug 110cc scooters for taller people.

It would have been good to have a entrance disc brake as an elective further on the 2020 Jupiter, however it’s important to make do with the drum brake setup at each ends. While the Synchronised Braking Technology (SBT) system works fairly properly, the braking power is restricted by the drum brakes and additionally, you will should periodically tighten the adjustment bolt. Overall efficiency is appropriate, however not notably good.

Should I purchase one?

Prices for the BS6 TVS Jupiter begin at ₹62,062 for the usual mannequin and go as much as ₹68,562 for the top-spec Classic (ex-showroom, Delhi). This positions the usual mannequin at ₹3,000 lower than the bottom variant of the Activa 6G. Both scooters are neck and neck, so far as gear is anxious, however the Jupiter does have a slight benefit with its bigger rear wheel. The engine, coupled with the fuel-injection system, can also be arduous to fault. As a package deal, the 2020 TVS Jupiter continues to tick all the fitting containers, however the Activa is now a stronger rival and solely a comparability evaluation can provide clear solutions.

Within the Jupiter household, we’d advocate choosing the usual mannequin as a result of the higher-spec variants fall within the value bracket of extra highly effective 125cc scooters, just like the Hero Destini 125 and Suzuki Access 125 in commonplace trim.

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