TVS Jupiter review, test ride

    A quick ride report from the saddle of TVS’s latest feature rich Jupiter scooter.

    Published on Oct 17, 2013 11:04:00 PM

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    The Jupiter uses the same proven 109.7cc, four-stroke, forced air-cooled engine as seen on its stable mate, the capable Wego. This powerplant generates 8bhp of peak power at 7500rpm while maximum torque is 0.81kgm at 5500rpm. The automatic scooter uses a variator driven transmission, that’s been tuned for city commuting, with good low and mid-range performance.

    The Jupiter tips the scale at 108kg, and is held together by a scooter typical, steel constructed underbone type frame. The Jupiter gets up-market telescopic fork suspension up-front, while a gas-charged shock absorber does duty at the rear. The riding saddle is long and broad, capable of accommodating hefty riders and the Jupiter to its credit offers ride quality that ranks a shade better than most scooter rivals in India. The latest TVS scooter handles with neutral feel, making riding in congested city traffic a breeze. The Jupiter rides on tubeless front (90/90) and rear (90/90) tyres, shod on 12 inch wheels. The Jupiter halts via 130mm drum brakes front and rear, these working well.

    The Jupiter offers more than most scooters in its class, yet sells attractively priced for Rs 46,534 (ex-showroom, Pune), which gives it an advantage over Honda’s market leading Activa. Our first ride confirms the Jupiter promises excellent value-for-money. Look out for the shortly releasing full Autocar India test report, for all the details on this well equipped new TVS scooter.    

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