TVS Jupiter (ZX Drum – AOL)
TVS Jupiter is a mileage scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 71,999 in India. It is available in 5 variants and 14 colours with top variant price starting from Rs.
|Kerb Weight||107 kg|
|Fuel Tank Cap||6 litres|
|Seat Height||765 mm|
Indiblue, Midnight Black, Matte Silver, Pristine White, Mystic Gold, Volcano Red, Matte Blue, Titanium Grey, Walnut Brown, Starlight Blue, Sunlit Ivory, Autumn Brown, Royal Wine, Matte Starlight Blue,
|Mumbai||₹ 85,658 onwards|
|Bangalore||₹ 87,894 onwards|
|Delhi||₹ 82,004 onwards|
|Pune||₹ 85,658 onwards|
|Chennai||₹ 86,730 onwards|
|Kolkata||₹ 85,495 onwards|
|Hyderabad||₹ 87,447 onwards|
|Lucknow||₹ 86,130 onwards|
TVS Jupiter is a mileage scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 67,649 in India. It is available in 5 variants and 14 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 77,459. The TVS Jupiter is powered by 109.7cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 7.37 bhp and a torque of 8.4 Nm. With both front and rear drum brakes, TVS Jupiter comes up with combined braking system of both wheels. This Jupiter scooter weighs 107 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 6 liters. The BS6 upgrade of TVS Jupiter brought the Ecothrust Fuel injection (ET-Fi) technology to the 110cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. The updated motor produces 7.4bhp of power and 8.4Nm of torque as against 7.8bhp and 8Nm on the BS4 model. The fuel injection system makes the early morning starts nice and breezy. The refinement levels are commendable, with no noticeable vibrations under 50kmph. Even after 50kmph, the vibrations are mostly limited to the footboard, and they only become considerably noticeable post 65-70kmph speeds.
TVS Jupiter scooter comes with a drum brake setup only. The CBS tech, or Sync Braking System as TVS likes to call it, further ensures safety by distributing the braking force on both wheels. The suspension setup, which comprises of telescopic forks at the front and a preload-adjustable spring at the back, works perfectly on city roads, and the Jupiter glides over most undulations and small potholes efficiently and forgivingly. The riders triangle is upright, and theres sufficient space on the footboard to comfortably rest the feet.
The styling cues are near identical to the BS4 model. The only difference is visible at the front where the TVS Jupiter now uses a LED headlight instead of a conventional, halogen bulb. The taillight, too, is an LED unit. Similar to the styling, the alloy wheels, metal body, saddle and pillion grab-rail are identical to the previous model. The rear of the apron includes a cubby hole that can be used to keep a bottle of water, or sunglasses or even a phone while its plugged to the USB charger.
The overall build quality feels sturdy, and there are no rattling noises from any of the panels, even at highway speeds. The switches work perfectly, and so does the seat opening and closing mechanism. The six-litre fuel tank and the 21-litre under seat storage make it more practical than ever.
On the downside, we were not completely content with the headlight performance. While the light illuminates the path sufficiently, it lacks the range which can be an issue when riding at faster than usual speeds. Also, an optional front disc brake wouldve improved the overall ride experience.
Still, the Jupiter BS6 makes a strong case for itself. Its a perfect choice for those who are looking for an alternative to the Honda Activa 6G. Its comfortable, smooth and easy to ride. It is available in five variants including the recently launched Sheet Metal version that is the most affordable of the lot.