With a price range that's closely matched to its rivals, TVS is set to shake up the 125cc scooter segment with the new Jupiter 125.
Hot on the heels of the Raider 125, TVS has today launched the all-new Jupiter 125 scooter, with prices starting from ₹73,400 and going up to ₹81,300 for the top-spec variant (Ex-showroom, Delhi). Speaking of which, it's available in three variants – Drum, Drum Alloy and Disc. Deliberate or not, but TVS has matched the Jupiter 125's starting price to the Ntorq 125, which makes things all the more interesting.
Powering the Jupiter 125 is an all-new 124.8cc single-cylinder air-cooled two-valve engine that works in tandem with TVS' intelliGO (auto start/stop) and ETFi (fuel-injection) technology. The new motor's paired to a CVT gearbox and the power and torque figures stand at 8bhp and 10.5Nm, respectively.
On the visual front, the Jupiter 125 offers a completely refreshed design. The new bodywork is complemented by a new split-style LED headlamp, a redone clear lens taillamp, bigger 12-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, plenty of chrome elements (on the top-spec variant), new indicators that now house LED light guides, and a modified grab rail as well.
The Jupiter 125 has also made a significant leap in terms of ergonomic upgrades. A five-litre fuel tank now sits just below the extended floorboard, which has enabled the fuel filler cap to move to the front of the scooter, adjacent to the ignition slot. This move has also allowed TVS to expand the under-seat storage to 32 litres (segment-best) – the tub can now accommodate two full-face helmets. Plus, there's a two-litre cubby hole just below the USB charging slot for your smartphone. If this wasn't enough, the seat length has also been increased by up to 65mm, arguably making it one of the biggest and most comfortable seats available on a scooter!
A new, semi-digital instrument cluster offers an array of information to the rider that also includes a new 'helmet warning' sign, as well as an indicator light for the new side-stand inhibitor.
Some other highlights of the Jupiter 125 include a new MetalMaxx body (panels that are most likely to get damaged in the case of an accident are fully metal), a 220mm front disc brake setup that comes with TVS' Sync Brake Technology and a three-step adjustable gas-charged inverted monoshock.
The Jupiter 125 is available in four colour options – Pristine White, Dawn Orange, Titanium Grey and Indiblue. In the segment, it will lock horns with rivals like the Honda Activa, Suzuki Access 125 and the Yamaha Fascino 125.