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TVS Jupiter 2020 Review - Prices, Specs, Variants, Features and Mileage

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By Tijo Tenson - Content Writer Jan 18 2020 Share this blog

TVS hit the right chord when they introduced Jupiter. It has the perfect balance of power and comfort. It had a lot of first in class features back in the day. This helped TVS attain impressive sale figures at a much faster pace than anticipated.

2020 TVS Jupiter

2020 TVS Jupiter is now priced from Rs. 54,349 and goes up to Rs. 63,214 and comes in five varying trims. This is the only scooter in this segment to flaunt this many trims. This peppy offering from TVS takes on the likes of Honda Activa 6G and Hero Maestro Edge.

Pros

  • Variety in diversity

  • Adjustable rear suspension

  • Comfortable ride

  • Robust build quality

  • Connected instrument cluster

Cons

  • Dull design language

  • Sluggish brakes

What’s New

  • Semi-Digital instrument cluster

  • LED headlamps

  • BS6 norms compliant

  • Price bump by Rs. 8000

  • Re-bolstered seat


What are the various variants and colours available in TVS Jupiter?

Yes, we were also shocked to see these many variants for a scooter but TVS provides and each one is different from the other. This helps it cater to a wider audience and thus increase the clientele base.

five variants of TVS Jupiter

The various variants are listed below along with the highlighted features that differentiate them. You are treated to an array of features ranging from alloy wheels to wind deflectors.

Variant

Standard

ZX

ZX-Disc

Classic (BS6)

Grande

Ex-Showroom Price(Delhi)

Rs. 54,349

Rs. 58,347

Rs. 59,990

Rs. 67,911

Rs. 63,214

Features

Alloy wheels

All the features in standard and:

All the features in ZX and:

All the features in standard and:

All the features in ZX-disc and:


External fuel filler

Digital analogue instrument cluster

Front disc brake

Chrome mirrors

Diamond cut alloy wheels


Metal body

Dual-tone panels


Standard Mobile charger

Premium Cross-stitched seat


Optional mobile charger

Adjustable shocks


Wind deflector


None of the competitors have these many variants nor do they provide this much variety. The TVS Jupiter Classic is focused on touring with a wind deflector and passenger backrest.

What is the power source of this humble scooter?

How well balanced is the performance and efficiency in TVS Jupiter?

The new Jupiter uses the same old peppy 110cc engine which is high on energy and is also the reason for this scooter’s high sale figures. The healthy surge of power will not get you bored and will help in whizzing through traffic with the slightest twist of the throttle.

TVS Jupiter engine

BS6 conversion did not surprisingly steal from the performance figures. Mileage figures have always been its strong point and it still stays so! The 5 litres fuel tank might be on the lesser side but its impressive efficiency figures help mask that and provide the class-best range. 

Motorcycle

TVS Jupiter BS6

Honda Activa 6G

Hero Maestro Edge

Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)

Rs. 67,911

Rs. 63,912(Standard)/

Rs. 65,412(Deluxe)

Rs. 53,330

Engine 

109.7cc Air Cooled OHC engine

109.51cc Fan cooled SI engine

110.9cc Air-cooled OHC engine

Power 

8.0 bhp

@ 7500 RPM

7.68 bhp

@ 8000 RPM

8.0 bhp

@ 7500 RPM

Torque

8.4 Nm

@ 5500 RPM

8.79 Nm

@ 5250 RPM

8.7 Nm

@ 5500 RPM

Fueling

Fuel Injection

PGM-Fi

Carburated

ARAI Mileage figure(kmpl)

62.0

60.0

53.0

Fuel tank capacity(Litres)

5.0

5.3

5.5

Surprisingly, the power figure is the same and torque is up by 0.4 Nm which doesn't change much practically but an increase it is. Both the competitors are plagued by a decrease in power figures while Jupiter stays strong.


How quick is the TVS Jupiter for your daily grocery runs?

TVS Jupiter accelerates in a calm and composed manner which makes it ridable by people of a wider age band. The CVT gearbox is potent and doesn’t cause any issues which helps from the reliability side.

You won’t feel the pull but it isn’t laggy as well, the feeling is in between which gives you the confidence to twist the throttle. The sweet spot of this humble scooter is confined to the 40-60 kmph mark. You will feel the vibrations kick in after 50 kmph but it amplifies after 60 kmph which isn’t a soothing experience.

Motorcycle

TVS Jupiter BS6

Honda Activa 6G

Hero Maestro Edge

Transmission

CVT

CVT

CVT

0-60 kmph

11.2 s

10.55 s

11.24 s

Top Speed(kmph)

85

83

85

Scooters with a 110cc engine exhibit similar performance characteristics and so the above lot have similar top speeds and acceleration figures. Honda has a better build package, as there are less vibrations at the top end.


How sure-footed are the brakes?

The advantage of having five variants is that you get a variant with disc brake upfront. This makes it one of the very few offerings in this segment to offer a disc-drum setup. Both the drum and disc models don’t differ much in braking performance and offer a very linear bite, with the disc upfront needing less servicing.

TVS Jupiter disc brake

TVS offers Sync Braking System which engages both the brakes at once to give a swifter braking experience. The disc-drum duo along with its Sync Braking System gives for a confidence-inspiring setup that can be easy to master in the first ride itself.

Motorcycle

TVS Jupiter BS6

Honda Activa 6G

Hero Maestro Edge

Front / Rear

Drum or Disc/Drum

Drum/Drum

Drum/Drum

Front Rotor Size(mm)

130(drum)/220(Disc)

130

130

Rear Rotor Size(mm)

130

130

130

80-0 kmph(m)

N/A

41.78

N/A

ABS (Single or Dual Channel)

-

-

-

None of the scooters offer ABS but come with varying iterations of the Sync Braking System which can be defined as a primitive version of an ABS unit. TVS has the edge here, for sure with the disc-drum setup whereas both the competitors offer only a drum-drum setup.

How comfortably are you seated while traced our roads?

TVS Jupiter has a laid down stance which makes it easy for riders of varying heights to handle it with ease. The suspension setup is on the softer side and it perfectly aligns with our unpredictable road conditions. The seat has been re-bolstered to provide a mode supple riding experience.

TVS Jupiter acceleration

TVS Jupiter provides impressive legroom which makes the riding experience much more relaxed. You sit upright and the higher trims that offer rear adjustable suspension also allows to fine-tune the ride as per your requirements.

Motorcycle

TVS Jupiter Classic BS6

Honda Activa 6G

Hero Maestro Edge

Chassis 

Underbone

Underbone

Underbone

Tyre-Wheel Size(Front)

90/90-12

90/90-12

90/90-12

Tyre-Wheel Size(Rear)

90/90-12

90/100-10

90/100-10

Front Suspension

Telescopic forks

Telescopic forks

Telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Gas-charged monoshock

3-Step adjustable spring-loaded Hydraulic

Unit spring with spring-loaded hydraulic damper

Seat height(mm)

765

765

775

Ground Clearance (mm)

150

171

155

Kerb Weight(kg)

108

107

110

Starting System

Kick/Self

Kick/Self

Kick/Self

Tubeless tyres allow for a more flexible riding character with the elimination of a tyre replacement scenario. The body panels are made of reinforced plastic bits which are well planted without any fitment issues. This is a tight battle as the competitors provide with similar riding characteristics but the lower kerb weight adds a point for Jupiter.

How subtle looking is the 2020 TVS Jupiter?

TVS Jupiter looks unique for sure, but that is valid only for the Classic variant. All of the rest, look simple and dare we say boring. There aren't curves or funky graphics to distinguish it on the roads. It vaguely resembles a lot like the late Honda Eterno.

tvs jupiter comfortable seat

But the Classic variant is a whole different visual experience. It gets touring friendly add-on parts which include a pillion backrest. The beige coloured footrest is visually appealing but is tough to maintain. The BS6 iteration gets LED headlights and also certain chrome garnishing to shine up the outlook.

Aesthetic Features

  • Digital-analogue instrument cluster

  • Dual-tone seat

  • Wind deflector(Classic variant)

  • Chrome laden rearview mirrors

  • LED headlight

  • Unique colour options

Motorcycle

TVS Jupiter Classic BS6

Honda Activa 6G

Hero Maestro Edge

Length (mm)

1834

1833

1841

Width (mm)

650

697

695

Height(mm)

1115

1156

1190

Wheelbase(mm)

1275

1260

1261

The mirrors range from edgy neo-retro ones to completely retro round ones that resemble a lot like those on the limited edition Suzuki Access 125 or the classic Vespa. None of the competitors have the level of visual drama which the Jupiter Classic possesses. But it is the only trim that can stand up as the rest of the line-up is plain boring.

What are the various safety and class-leading features?

The only highlighting safety feature is TVS’s Synchronized Braking System which has different names for different brands. But the functioning is the same for all as it actuates both the brakes to provide for a more stable braking experience.

tvs jupiter instrument cluster

There are a few funky features available but it is confined to a particular trim, i.e. Classic variant. It gets beige coloured flooring, a windshield and pillion backrest. TVS Jupiter gets an average-sized underseat storage as well as a charging port which is now an essential part in a rider’s list!

Motorcycle

TVS Jupiter Classic BS6

Honda Activa 6G

Hero Maestro Edge

Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)

Rs. 67,911

Rs. 63,912(Standard)/

Rs. 65,412(Deluxe)

Rs. 53,330

Features

Synchronized Braking System

Combi-Braking System

Integrated braking system


Charging port

External Fuel filler

Service due indicator


Adjustable windshield

LED headlamp and DRL

Boot light


Cushioned passenger backrest

Rear adjustable suspension

Digital-Analog instrument cluster

Honda Activa 6G now also joins the ranks of its competitors with its useful and much-anticipated updates. Unified braking system is an essential component for scooters in this segment as it adds to its safety portfolio.

How does the competition stack up against Jupiter?

TVS Jupiter vs Honda Activa 6G

Honda Activa 6G

TVS locks horns with the best selling two-wheeler in the Indian market. Honda Activa has mastered the art of giving the masses what they want, something which manufacturers like TVS are still trying to decode. With the onslaught of the Activa 6G, it now comes with all of the upgrades which were earlier missing and much needed. The best seller is our choice of the two and Honda still manages to impress us.

TVS Jupiter vs Hero Maestro Edge

2020 Hero Maestro Edge

Hero Maestro has come a long way since its conceptualisation and now provides a much more attractive and edgy offering in the Maestro Edge. Jupiter, on the other hand, is dull and doesn’t have that visual drama as the Hero Maestro Edge. It comes in much cheaper as well and, thus is our choice of the two. 

Does the TVS Jupiter stand a chance against the segment leaders?

TVS offers a wholesome product in Jupiter as it is peppy and has a vast service portal. The spare parts are cheap and that is enough to impress the common man. But its competition offers the same at a much lower price point and in a much more handsome looking package. Both the Hero Maestro and Honda Activa are better offerings if we look at the overall package.

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