TVS Jupiter 125 vs rivals: specifications comparison

    Published On Oct 14, 2021 07:00:00 AM

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    How does TVS’ first 125cc family scooter stack up against the competition?

    TVS has finally filled the void in its scooter lineup with the launch of a 125cc family scooter called the Jupiter 125. We find out how it compares to competition like the Suzuki Access 125, Honda Activa 125, Yamaha Fascino 125 and the Hero Destini 125.

    TVS Jupiter 125 vs rivals: engine

     

    TVS Jupiter 125

    Suzuki Access 125

    Honda Activa 125

    Hero Destini 125

    Yamaha Fascino 125

    Engine

    124.8cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine

    124cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine

    124cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine

    124.6cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine

    125cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine

    Power

    8.16hp at 6500rpm

    8.7hp at 6750rpm

    8.3hp at 6500rpm

    9.1hp at 7000rpm

    8.2hp at 6500rpm

    Torque

    10.5Nm at 4,500rpm

    10Nm at 5,500rpm

    10.3Nm at 5,000rpm

    10.4Nm at 5,500rpm

    10.3Nm at 5,000rpm

    Transmission

    CVT

    CVT

    CVT

    CVT

    CVT

    While the Jupiter 125’s engine does share its bore and stroke with the NTorq, TVS says that this is a very different powerplant, opting for a two-valve set-up instead of the NTorq’s three-valve design. This reflects in the results; while the NTorq is the most powerful 125cc scooter in India, the Jupiter 125 is the least powerful, although not by a huge margin. The most powerful scooter here is the Hero Destini 125, but it does produce its 9.1hp quite high up in the rev range. Where the Jupiter redeems itself is with a class-leading 10.5Nm torque figure that’s also produced very low in the rev range. This means that it should still accelerate quick enough, even if it may not sport the highest top speed.

    TVS Jupiter 125 vs rivals: chassis

     

    TVS Jupiter 125

    Suzuki Access 125

    Honda Activa 125

    Hero Destini 125

    Yamaha Fascino 125

    Kerb Weight

    108kg

    103kg

    111kg

    114kg

    99kg

    Wheelbase

    1275mm

    1265mm

    1260mm

    1245mm

    1280mm

    Brakes

    220mm disc/130mm drum

    Disc/drum

    190mm disc

    130mm drum

    190mm disc/130mm drum

    Brakes

    130mm drum

    Drum

    130mm drum

    130mm drum

    Drum

    Suspension

    Telescopic fork

    Telescopic fork

    Telescopic fork

    Telescopic fork

    Telescopic fork

    Suspension

    Gas-charged monoshock

    Monoshock

    Monoshock

    Monoshock

    Monoshock

    Tyres

    90/90-12

    90/90-12

    90/90-12

    90/100-10

    90/90-12

    Tyres

    90/90-12

    90/100-10

    90/100-10

    90/100-10

    110/90-12

    Fuel Capacity

    5.1 litres

    5 litres

    5.3 litres

    5 litres

    5.2 litres

    The Hero Destini being the heaviest of the bunch– at 114kg – does mean it loses some of its horsepower advantage. It is a whole 15kg heavier than the lightest scooter here, the 99kg Yamaha Fascino 125. The Destini is also the only scooter here to miss out on a front disc brake, while the Jupiter offers the largest front disc of the bunch, at 220mm. The Yamaha and the TVS are the only two to roll on 12-inch wheels at both ends, though the Fascino offers a slightly wider rear tyre. The Jupiter fights back with a segment-first, gas-charged monoshock.

    TVS Jupiter 125 vs rivals: verdict

     

    TVS Jupiter 125

    Suzuki Access 125

    Honda Activa 125

    Hero Destini 125

    Yamaha Fascino 125

    Price

    Rs 73,400 to 81,300

    Rs 73,400 to 78,800

    Rs 73,203 to 80,325

    Rs 70,400 to 75,900

    Rs 72,030 to 75,530

    True to form, the Hero is the most affordable offering here, with the Destini starting at just Rs 70,400 and topping out at Rs 75,900. However, this is unsurprising, considering the lack of a front disc brake option. The not-so-powerful Fascino 125 is the next most affordable scooter here, while the TVS, Suzuki and Honda are quite evenly matched, both in terms of price as well as equipment.

    However, the Access is the only scooter of the trio to feature Bluetooth connectivity at the moment, with the Jupiter set to receive it in the near future. The Activa boasts excellent refinement levels, an ACG starter and a stop-start system, while the Jupiter offers unparalleled underseat storage space and an apron-mounted fuel-filler. All three scooters have distinct USPs and a back-to-back road test will be the best way to pick the king of the ring.

     

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