The TVS Jupiter Classic ET-Fi is the company's first BS-VI scooter, and commands a premium of around Rs 7,000 over the outgoing BS-IV version.
Following the launch of the BS-VI versions of the Apache RTR 160 4V and 200 4V, TVS has now launched their first BS-VI scooter in the country. Dubbed the Jupiter Classic ET-Fi, the new scooter replaces the Jupiter Classic and is priced at Rs 67,911 (ex-showroom Delhi). As expected, the price of the BS-VI version is significantly higher than the outgoing BS-IV version as it commands a premium of over 7,000 rupees. Other versions of the scooter – Base, ZX and Grande will also get the BS-VI powertrain in a phased-manner, confirmed TVS.
TVS hasn’t revealed the engine specifications of the BS-VI version as yet. However, it’s understood that it’ll be the same 109.7cc single-cylinder engine as the previous version, but with necessary improvements, including the introduction of fuel-injection, to meet BS-VI norms. The previous version developed 8bhp and 8.4Nm of torque, so don’t expect the specs of the new motor to be far off from these. However, expect a slight drop in performance. On the flip side, TVS says the fuel economy has increased by 15% than before. Apart from the aforementioned changes, the scooter remains visually unchanged.
The Jupiter was launched in 2013 and has since been the best-selling scooter for TVS, as the company has sold over 3 million units. Given its popularity, it was obvious that it'd be the first scooter in the TVS line-up to receive a BS-VI version. At the moment, the only other scooter on the market to have a BS-VI engine is the Honda Activa 125.