109.7cc, 4 stroke, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled, OHC
7.9hp @ 7500rpm
8Nm @ 5500rpm
Gas Charged Mono Shock
Let me take
you back in time to 2013. It was the year when TVS Motor Company decided to set
foot in the male scooter segment. To make a mark in the already crowded segment
they needed a larger than life product and thus the people of India were
introduced to Jupiter. Jumping back to present day (2016) we have a proof of the
success that Jupiter brought for TVS, a sales figure of 1 million units in just
3 years! To celebrate the occasion TVS has introduced the MillionR edition for
the Jupiter. We recently got our hands on it and discovered what is new in this
one in a million scooter.
striking changes would be the cosmetic ones. You get a new glossy Royal Wine
colour scheme which is complemented by beige panels and floor mat along with a
dual tone seat. Addition of chrome on the back of the rear view mirrors over
the Jupiter logo further sell this as a premium looking scooty. A new MillionR
Edition emblem on the front panel and a MillionR Edition keyring are also present to further stress on how
exclusive this edition is.
For me the
selling point of the Jupiter has always been the features that it offers. You
get a parking brake which can be very handy in case you want to park on
inclines or uneven surfaces. There is an Econometer which shows you whether you
are in Eco or Power mode and you also have a fuel gauge along with a low fuel
indicator. Speaking of fuel, the company claims an average of 62kmpl which in
real world conditions would come down to about 50-55kmpl. You also get TVS'
patented E-Z centre stand that allows you to put the Jupiter on the centre
stand with almost zero effort. While the 17 litres of under-seat storage might it
be the best in class, it does come with a provision to charge your mobile. Driving
at night is made even more easy and safe with the twin pilot lamps in the front
and rear LED tail-lights. Drifting from the common tradition you get external
fuel fill. While you do not have to open the seat while refueling, you still
have to get off the scooty as the lock to open the lid is situated on the left
side panel. This feature would have made more sense if there was a provision to
open the fuel lid from the front.
Now let's get
to the performance aspect of the Jupiter. It is still powered by the same
109cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder engine and puts out 7.9hp at 7500rpm and 8Nm
of torque at 5000rpm. These figures straightaway point towards a great
performance on city roads. You get good acceleration right off the bat which
only declines a little, somewhere close to the 60kmph mark. They key change on
the performance side comes in the face of a 220mm front disk brake. The rear
still gets a 130mm drum brake. The two brakes provide quite the opposite
experience. While the front disc is quite powerful and can bring you to a halt
in a few seconds, the rear brake is very progressive. We did wish that the rear
brake shared the same enthusiasm as the front. The 90/90 12 inch tyres provide
a good grip under most circumstances but if you take corners at high speeds
then you might feel the rear end slip just a little. The Jupiter gets advanced
telescopic suspension in the front and a gas charged mono shock suspension in
the rear. This soft suspension setup is in fact my favorite in this segment.
Also the 150mm ground clearance means that you don't have to worry about most
of the speedbrakers.
Just like the
planet Jupiter, the TVS Jupiter is big when it comes to features and
convenience. The MillionR edition only couples these features and performance
with stunning looks. All this comes at Rs 53,034 (ex-showroom Delhi) and if you
ask us then it is quite a fair deal.
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