TVS Jupiter 125, Track Test

By Divyank Kushagra Bansal | on November 19, 2021

The new Jupiter is TVS’ second offering in the 125cc segment, which sits right alongside the acclaimed Ntorq 125. When I first rode it at TVS’ manufacturing facility in Hosur, I was genuinely bowled over by its impressive levels of comfort. But that’s not the only highlight of the Jupiter 125 that shines. Its new motor, although tuned for better low-end performance, is reasonably powerful – it’s only at the peak of the rev-range wherein the motor feels a bit out of breath. For everyday city riding conditions, however, it’s got everything you’ll ever demand from a 125cc scooter.

What’s more, the Jupiter 125 also sets a new benchmark in terms of ergonomics and practicality – a fact that’s well reflected by its Comfort and Practicality score. Compared to its 110cc sibling, the Jupiter 125 is built on an all-new chassis and comes fitted with a new three-step adjustable gas-charged inverted monoshock. Plus, to make refuelling more convenient, the fuel filler cap has now been moved to the front apron, adjacent to the ignition slot, courtesy of a fuel tank that now sits just below the floorboard. Now, this relocation not only makes the scooter benefit from a lower centre of gravity, which makes the handling noticeably better but also allows more room for the under-seat storage, which now stands at 32 litres – a figure TVS claims to be the best in the segment – and can accommodate two full-face helmets.

TVS Jupiter 125 Under Seat helmet storage

So, as an overall package, the Jupiter 125 makes a strong case for itself as an ideal commuter scooter, which is not only comfortable to ride but also effectively practical and refined. Not to mention TVS’ flawless build quality and a new-age design, which make the Jupiter stand out in the crowd.

However, despite all this, the Jupiter 125 will certainly have a tough time winning customers, for it is up against some potent rivals, like the Honda Activa, Suzuki Access, Yamaha Fascino, and Hero Destini 125. Now, there is no doubt that TVS has a winner on its hands in terms of the product, but only time will tell to what extent the Jupiter 125’s rather late arrival at the party affects its commercial prospects.

  • TVS Jupiter 125 (Lap Time – 01:36.9)
PARAMETERS POINTS SCORE
QUALITY 10 8.0
COMFORT & PRACTICALITY 10 8.5
REFINEMENT 10 7.5
DESIGN 10 6.0
DRIVETRAIN 10 8.0
RIDE & HANDLING 10 7.0
X-FACTOR  15 6.0
LAP TIME 05 0.0
VALUE FOR MONEY 20 14.0
TOTAL 100 65.0

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