TVS launched the BS IV compliant Jupiter a
few months back. Alongside a Bharat Stage IV complaint engine, TVS is also
offering the new Jupiter with their Sync braking technology as standard across all
variants, Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) function and two new colours to choose
from. We get our hands on the BS IV Jupiter and find out how well do these
changes add up.
109.7cc, 4 stroke, single cylinder, air cooled
Gas charged Monoshock
90/90 R12 Tubeless
90/90 R12 Tubeless
Carrying over the same design, TVS has not
made any aesthetic changes to the Jupiter. However, the two new colour schemes
-- Jade Green and Mystic Gold add more choice to an already exciting lineup of
colour options. The outline is urban and functional. It uses a seamless blend
of curvy and bold lines to form a rather pleasing design. TVS has also bolted
on blacked out dual fin five spoke alloys which add to the smart appeal this
scooter has going for it. The saddle is broad and comfortable. It can easily
seat two average sized adults and the seat height has also been set at a
The fascia sports a chic look with a bold
headlamp design and smart looking turn indicators. The rear is no different,
getting a single strip design for the stop lamp and turn indicators. Unlike
traditional designs, the TVS Jupiter can
be refueled without the rider having to get off the scooter thanks to an
external filling feature which is quite functional. Additionally TVS is also
offering many convenience features on the Jupiter to make it quite appealing.
On offer are features such as USB charging, retractable bag hook, dual sided
handlebar locks, large under seat storage and a patented E-Z centre stand. Conforming
to safety norms, TVS has also equipped the Jupiter with an AHO which is definitely
a required safety feature when driving on Indian roads.
Powering the BS IV compliant Jupiter is the
same 109.7cc engine which produces 7.88hp at 7500rpm and 8Nm of torque at 5500rpm.
The engine has been mated to an automatic CVT which caters to a smooth and
thrilling ride. The Jupiter pulls neatly and can get going quite fast. An
almost instant throttle response ensures you get going with ease and even at
speeds in excess of 70kmph the scooter does not feel out of breath. Thanks to
its light weight, the Jupiter is agile and can easily be negotiated even
through the tightest of streets that Indian cities have to offer.
TVS has also added their Sync braking setup
as standard across all variants of the Jupiter. We tested the variant fitted
with 130mm drum brakes in the front and rear. The brakes are progressive but
could have done with a little more bite. Overall braking performance is
admirable and gets the job done. The suspension also facilitates adequate
comfort and control. The Jupiter rides over bad and bumpy road quite easily. The
quality of materials used in its construction and the overall build quality of
this scooter is rather good.
While the Jupiter has been a popular model
selling more than 1.5 million units, these new additions give it a touch of
zest. Also aiding the convenience and practicality of daily use are a host of useful
features. All of this paired with a chic design and solid performance makes the
Jupiter a hot pick for 2017.
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