TVS Jupiter review, test ride

    TVS has just added the Jupiter to its fleet of popular scooters. Has the south Indian two-wheeler manufacturer hit the bulls-eye again?

    Published on Oct 28, 2013 09:03:00 PM


    The Jupiter tips the scales at 108kg and is held together by a steel constructed, underbone type frame. TVS has lent its new automatic scooter up-to-date telescopic fork suspension in front, while there’s a gas-charged rear shock absorber, the setup resulting in good ride quality. The Jupiter riding position mirrors that of a Honda Activa, seating the rider in a comfortable, upright riding position, with the handlebar offering good leverage. The Jupiter’s large and generously wide riding saddle proved on the uncomfortable side when riding longer distances, as padding is too soft.

    The Jupiter feels planted and stable for a scooter at all times, and negotiates corners just as well as any of its rivals. There’s grippy front (90/90) and rear (90/90) tyres fitted to relatively larger, 12 inch alloy wheels. The tubeless tyres offer ample traction. TVS has equipped the Jupiter with 130mm drum brakes front and rear, which work well to provide good stopping power. When testing the brakes, the Jupiter halted from 60kph in a reasonable 21.32 metres. We look forward to TVS offering a disc brake option with the Jupiter in the near future.

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