TVS Jupiter 125 India launch expected around festive season to compete against Suzuki Burgman Street with several connectivity options
TVS does not appear to be stopping right here as the newly introduced Radeon 110 cc commuter motorcycle will likely be followed by a premium scooter as part of continuing its launch spree. It is expected to strengthen TVS’ portfolio in the vastly growing scooter market, amidst the positive response received by Ntorq 125.
The Chennai-headquartered brand has launched the Radeon after much speculations and it will compete against Hero MotoCorp’s entry-level bikes in the volume space and with Bajaj planning a similar assault in the 110-125 cc segments, we are going to have heated up rivalry among India’s elite trio.
While the Radeon had a contemporary styling, the upcoming scooter may just sit on top-of-the-range and it could well be the Jupiter 125. More likely to capitalise on the festive season’s furore when general public tends to have a sentimental mindset for buying two- or four-wheelers, TVS will pounce on the opportunity with the upmarket scooter.
It is believed to have digital instrument console and several connectivity options just like the Ntorq. The latter entered into the top selling monthly scooter charts within three months of its launch and we can expect TVS to aim for a similar response. It is expected to be positioned at an attractive price range.
The potential rival for Suzuki Burgman Street 125, Aprilia SR125 and Piaggio Vespa 125 could be priced below Rs. 70,000 (ex-showroom). The existing Jupiter could be upgraded with more premium exterior as chrome accents, LED headlamp unit and tail lamp, more comfortable seat, sporty dual-tone paint scheme, etc are possibly in the pipeline.
Instead of using an updated version of the standard Jupiter 109.7 cc single-cylinder air-cooled powertrain, TVS may directly opt for the 124.79 cc unit that does the job for Ntorq with 9.4 PS maximum power and 10.5 Nm torque. TVS SmartXonnect bluetooth-enabled tech could be incorporated as well with multiple riding modes.