New TVS Jupiter: Nothing Great, Still Impressive

Launched at INR 73-85,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the TVS Jupiter is a surprise package for day-to-day usage

After taking the market by storm with the sporty Ntorq 125, TVS has done an incredible job with the all-new Jupiter 125. Launched at INR 73-85,000, the scooter is meant for day-to-day usage that offers a balanced package of decent performance, enhanced comfort and adequate fuel efficiency. There is a lot to know about the scooter and, in the following paragraphs, we have done our best to cover most of the details. 

Why is this article newsworthy?

It is a known fact that a majority of Indian families rely on scooters for daily commuting. Given the fact that the Indian automobile market is full of scooters, it is important to learn about the new scooter launches. After all, without adequate knowledge and research about a product, it is not wise to purchase anything; be it a laptop or a scooter. 

Makes lesser power than the Ntorq 125, but the Jupiter is not as heavy as the former

The new Jupiter draws power from the same engine that fires the Ntorq 125. Its power unit is a 124.8cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder unit, but it is in an unfamiliar state of tune that makes 8.03hp at 6,500rpm of peak power and a maximum torque of 10.4Nm at 4,500rpm. The scooter makes considerably less power than the Ntorq, but keep in mind that it weighs eight kilograms less. In short, it is quite fast and powerful. 

Close to Ola scooters in terms of under-seat storage capacity

Ola scooters made headlines for several reasons; one of them was its large under-seat storage capacity of 36 litres. The new Jupiter’s under-seat storage is not as much as Ola scooters, but it is close. TVS smartly placed the fuel tank of the scooter under the floorboard and incorporated an under-seat storage of 33 litres. 

The Jupiter 125 is a feature-rich scooter

TVS has armed the Jupiter 125 scooter with several features. The semi-digital instrument cluster displays a ton of information and the scooter has the fuel filler cap behind the apron below the left handlebar. On the right beside the keyhole, there is a USB charger as well. Not to forget, it is also furnished with a start-stop feature that helps in saving fuel. 

Should you be purchasing it?

The new Jupiter 125 is not a fancy scooter, but it does the job. A decent engine, wide comfortable seats, enormous storage space, few modern features and a mileage of around 55-60 kilometres per litre should be more than enough for daily commuting and a few short highway runs. 

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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