TVS Jupiter 125 is powered by a new 124.8 cc air-cooled 2V engine developing 8.3 PS maximum power and 10.5 Nm of peak torque
TVS Motor Company introduced the Jupiter 110 scooter back in late 2013 and for years it has been the best-selling scooter for the brand and the overall second best-seller trailing only the Honda Activa. As part of expanding its range, the Hosur-based manufacturer has today launched the Jupiter 125 to compete against Honda Activa 125, Suzuki Access 125 and Hero Maestro 125 in the competitive space.
The all-new TVS Jupiter 125, priced from Rs. 73,400 (ex-showroom, Delhi), has several visual differences compared to the regular 110 with restyled LED headlamp having Boomerang-shaped chrome garnish just above, black windscreen, chrome mirror accents, TVS badge on the apron, stretched out lighting cluster with chrome finish on top and bottom, and integrated new L-shaped LED DRLs with turn signals.
Other design highlights in the TVS Jupiter 125 are 12-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, body-coloured front fender, side apron with TVS Intelligo badging, single-piece wide seat with white stitching, charging facility, Jupiter 125 wording on the side panel, a thick chrome line, black side-mounted exhaust with heatshield, single-piece body-coloured grab rail with reflector, wraparound tail lamp, kick starter and centre stand.
|TVS Jupiter 125 Performance||Specs|
|Engine||124.8 cc air-cooled|
|Power||8.3 PS at 6,000 rpm|
|Torque||10.5 Nm at 4,500 rpm|
|Ground Clearance||160 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5 litres|
The new semi-digital instrument cluster with a glass panel has chrome finish on top and body colour at the bottom, and multiple colour schemes are available. The Jupiter 125 is sold in Steel, alloy and alloy with disc brake variants and a Bluetooth version could come at a later date. The digital display in the console shows Econometer, malfunction indicator, clock, odometer, fuel consumption graph, helmet reminder, side stand indicator and so on.
As for the performance, the Jupiter 125 uses a brand new 124.8 cc two-valve single-cylinder air-cooled engine producing a maximum power output of 8.3 PS at 6,000 rpm and 10.5 Nm at 4,500 rpm and is claimed to have the segment-best fuel economy. In comparison to the 3V engine equipped Ntorq, the Jupiter 125 makes just above 1 PS lesser power and similar torque.
It also gains idle engine start/stop technology to save more fuel. The major talking point of the new scooter is that the fuel tank is positioned under the floorboard with the lid in a convenient position on the backside of the apron. This liberates segment-best under storage capacity capable of carrying two full-face helmets. Despite the positioning of the 5L fuel tank, the Jupiter 125 has a healthy ground clearance of 160 mm and the floorboard space is not much affected as well.