TVS’ second offering in the 125cc scooter segment has finally arrived. The Jupiter has been among TVS’ bestsellers in the 110cc segment for a long time, and while the Ntorq has also been a great performer among the youth, TVS needed another product to cater to a slightly mature audience by competing against the Honda Activa 125, Suzuki Access, Hero Destini, and the Yamaha Fascino 125.
Meet the TVS Jupiter 125, which has been in the making for quite some time and is now here.
The TVS Jupiter 125 plays safe with its styling and follows a more conventional path with its sober styling. Unlike the Ntorq which has a more aggressive and funky design, the TVS Jupiter 125 has smooth flowing lines with minimal use of dramatic lines and creases, similar to the 110cc Jupiter. It does make use of chrome strips on the lower part of the side panels, and on the front panel which houses the turn indicators. The headlamps are all-LED units with a tinted visor placed right above — a design trend also followed by the Honda Activa 125 and the Hero Destini. The tail lamp is also completely new and incorporates two daytime-running LED strips above the turn indicators. Speaking of colours, there are four colour on offer — orange, blue, white, and grey.
Powering the TVS Jupiter 125 is an all-new 124.8cc, two-valve engine, which produces 8.2bhp at 6000rpm and 10.5Nm of torque at 4500rpm. While torque figures are identical to the Ntorq, it produces 1bhp less than the Ntorq 125. The Jupiter 125 also produces 1.9bhp and 1.7Nm more than the Jupiter 110. You get 130mm telescopic forks upfront, while a three-step adjustable monoshock is available at the rear. Tyre sizes remain the same as on the Jupiter 110 — 12-inchers on both ends. An interesting bit is the floorboard mounted fuel tank, which holds 5 litres of fuel.
TVS has equipped the Jupiter 125 similarly to the Jupiter 110, which is understandable considering TVS would not want to cannibalise the sales of the Ntorq. That said, the Jupiter 125 receives a semi-digital instrument cluster which houses an analogue speedometer on the left, and a multi-information digital display on the right. And before you see the mode buttons and get confused — those are to switch between the settings of the digital display, and not ride modes as seen on the Ntorq Race XP. Additonally, there’s also the TVS Intelli-Go start-stop system along with ETFi which made its first appearance on the Jupiter 110. No SmartXonnect here, but TVS says they might add a variant in the future.
The TVS Jupiter 125 will be offered in three different variants, a sheet metal wheel variant with drum brakes, a allow wheel variant with drum brakes and an alloy wheel variant with a front disc brake and prices for the same are Rs 73,400, Rs 76,800 and Rs 81,300 respectively. The TVS Jupiter 125 is mainly targeted against the commuter 125cc scooters such as the Honda Activa 125, Suzuki Access, Hero Destini, and the Yamaha Fascino 125. Would you pick the TVS Jupiter 125 over its competitors? Tell us in the comments below and follow our social media handles to stay updated.