The TVS Jupiter is a contemporary looking scooter with a perfect balance of simplistic design and sharp styling. It scores more in terms of practicality rather than looks.
The front of the Jupiter has vertical creases, which along with the turn-blinkers lend it a very sleek look. The trapezoidal headlamp is large. The Jupiter gets a fuel filler cap that is convenient. The angular tail lamp gets LED lights and is surrounded by basically shaped clear lens indicators. The silver colored grab rail is big and handy.
The Jupiter is powered by the same engine from the Wego with a displacement of 109.7 cc. The four-stroke single-cylinder unit delivers 8 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 8 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The fuel efficiency has improved than the earlier variants, the vibrations have reduced and the scooter is also quite silent. The maximum speed here is slightly lower at 70 kmph. However the mileage yielded is much more than Maestro. Jupiter gives an approximate mileage of 62 kmpl. The fuel tank is almost same at 5 liters capacity.
The Jupiter comes with an 'Econometer' that will assist you with fuel efficiency. The instrument cluster has two indicators Eco and Power. The green light on the 'Eco' meter is on under speeds of 50 kmph, while the 'Power' light will be on over speeds of 50 kpmh.
The riding stance of the Jupiter is quite comfortable. The seat is large enough for two averaged sized adults. The front-advanced telescopic suspension and gas-charged shock at the rear provides ample amount of damping.
The 12-inch TVS Consta 550 tubeless tires are tough on the city roads.
Both front and the rear get 130 mm drums and the rear brakes.
The instrument cluster is well laid out – the indicators and numbers are bold, even the backlight is bright and that makes it easy to read the numbers under lights. The console has an integrated pass switch, the instrument cluster provides detailed information including trip meter, Econometer, fuel indicator, low fuel indicator, pass light and indicator for the headlamps.
The hooks between the handle and the seat are retractable. The Jupiter can accommodate 17-liters of storage under the seat. At 375 mm, the Jupiter has the best leg space amongst all the scooters. There is also a provision for an optional mobile-charging point.
The TVS Jupiter may lack all the looks, but the ride, handling and braking are superlative and that makes it a very sensible option for daily commute and an even occasional run on the highways.
At Rs 46,534, it is cheaper than its closest rival – the Honda Activa.
TVS Jupiter is targeted at the male and female as well as the older population in the country.