TVS Motor Company has updated the Jupiter 125 lineup with a new SmartXonnect variant. Similar to the NTorq 125, the Jupiter 125 SmartXonnect comes with Bluetooth connectivity, offering features such as call and text notifications, voice-assisted functions, turn-by-turn navigation, over-speeding alerts, and more. Positioned as a close rival to the Honda Activa, the new SmartXonnect carries a sticker price of Rs 96,855 (ex-showroom, India), making it a range-topping variant. The SmartXonnect also includes a fully digital TFT screen that connects your smartphone to it through Bluetooth. Like the NTorq, there’s a dedicated smartphone app – TVS Connect – for the scooter, and it is available for both Android and iOS users. The features that the TFT dash brings with it, apart from notifications and navigation alerts, include real-time sports updates, weather and news updates, as well as alerts from food/shopping applications and social media platforms.
TVS Jupiter 125 SmartXonnect: Safety Equipment
The new SmartXonnect variant is available in two colour options – Matte Copper Bronze and Elegant Red. Additionally, TVS has also added to the scooter two new safety features, which are hazard lights and a follow-me-home headlamp function.
TVS Jupiter 125 SmartXonnect: Powertrain, Hardware
In terms of mechanicals, the new vehicle remains unchanged. Powering the Jupiter 125 is the same 124.8cc single-cylinder air-cooled two-valve engine that works in tandem with TVS' intelliGO (auto start/stop) and ETFi (fuel-injection) technology. Mated to a CVT transmission, the engine belts out 8bhp at 6,500rpm and 10.5Nm of peak torque at 4,500rpm.
The suspension setup of the scooter consists of telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Stopping power comes from a disc-drum setup. On offer is also a dual-drum brake combination. These discs are mounted on 12-inch alloy wheels. The scooter's kerb weight sits at 109 kilograms, while the seat height on the vehicle is 765mm, which should be manageable for average-sized riders. Among other highlights are a 33-litre under-seat storage capacity, a USB charging port, and an external fuel filler.
In the segment, the TVS Jupiter 125 locks horns with rivals like the Honda Activa, the Suzuki Access 125, and the Yamaha Fascino 125.
TVS Apache RTR 310 Deliveries to Commence Soon
TVS Motor Company's Hosur manufacturing facility (in Tamil Nadu, India) recently flagged off the assembly line of the Apache RTR 310. The dispatches of the bike to TVS dealerships will begin soon, followed by customer deliveries and test rides. In collaboration, TVS and BMW have developed five offerings, which include the BMW G 310 GS, BMW G 310 R, BMW G 310 RR, TVS Apache RR 310, and the newest TVS Apache RTR 310. Speaking of the RTR 310, the bike was launched on September 6, and pre-bookings for the bike commenced towards the end of August 2023. Prices for the TVS Apache RTR 310 start at Rs 2.43 lakh for Arsenal Black without quickshifter and go up to Rs 2.64 lakh for Fury Yellow. Prices are ex-showroom.
Sharing its underpinnings with the RR 310, the naked streetfighter comes powered by a 312.2cc reverse-inclined, liquid-cooled engine churning out 35bhp at 9,700rpm and 28.7Nm of peak torque at 6,650rpm, which is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and an assist and slip clutch.