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    Default TVS Jupiter Ridden and Reviewed

    The TVS Jupiter Ridden and Reviewed by xBhp, along with specs, price and more...

    TEXT: Avinash Noronha/ The Monk
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    TVS Jupiter Review


    Sufficient Space for a 5'11" rider with long legs and size 11 boots to fit on the floorboard.

    The TVS Jupiter was recently launched with much fanfare by the company as a new scooter with a difference. The company promised ‘More’, as they promoted the Jupiter with the tagline ‘Enjoy Doing More’. We at xBhp got a chance to find out how much MORE is this scooter capable of!


    The TVS Jupiter has elegant yet simple lines and a very comfortable seat.


    The matt black alloys on the Jupiter look good



    The scooter we got was a Pristine White Jupiter; it already had a few km on the clock. Since the engine run-in was complete, we could exploit the scoot to its full potential. Riding an automatic scooter in a crowded city like Delhi is a lot of fun and I was happy to be handed the keys to the Jupiter. Having clocked many miles on industry standard - Honda Activa as my daily commute I knew the positive practical experiences of having one.

    The TVS Jupiter is not the snazziest looking scooter in the market; it is more of a ‘go to the market unnoticed’ kind of two-wheeler. That may not get your blood pumping, but it is a big advantage for your average daily commuter, as it won’t attract attention in a public parking. But a scooter in a city is good for all practical purposes; if you want looks then a motorcycle would probably be a better choice! The Jupiter has a simple but elegant design, a no nonsense bike which every member of the family can ride without feeling out of place. That is the reason why the Jupiter will be directly taking on the Honda Activa, Mahindra Duro, Hero Maestro and Suzuki Access. A family scooter which promises to do everything that is required and more!

    But the Jupiter is not to be enjoyed off the saddle; one must get on and thumb the starter to experience ‘tension-free commuting’. The engine is smooth, with a lovely sound, leaving not much to be desired. A touch of the throttle and the responsiveness of the engine is surprising as it pulls away cleanly, even when rider and pillion weighing a cumulative 180 kg are being pulled uphill. Never did the engine feel stressed or complain of being overstressed. The 110cc engine is very satisfactory and 8Nm of torque allows one to accelerate off a red-light, with the same alacrity as most commuter motorcycles. At 5’11”, flatfooting is never a problem for me, but footboard space is always a concern. The Jupiter does not disappoint in this regard as well, as there is sufficient space for my Size 11 riding boots! TVS claims that it has the largest leg space at 375mm, as compared to the competition. But even a small bag of luggage robs you of this luxury and the feet stick out like ‘sore thumbs’!


    The Jupiter ready to go


    The Eco Light tells you that you are saving fuel with that particular riding style


    The Switch quality is good and easy to use.



    Talking about luggage space the 17 litre underseat storage will take most of your bags and more without any trouble, as I found out much to the chagrin of my fellow biker as he tried to lug his hefty bag on his shoulders, while I simply rode away without having to worry about future spinal problems. One of the biggest advantages of scooters vis--vis motorcycles is the luggage space and thus supreme comfort while commuting, as a bag with laptop, camera and other paraphernalia required for office can weigh a ton! To help in this regard, the bag hooks are retractable to let you enjoy all the space when you do not have any luggage. But scooters generally lose out in the handling department. Not so with the Jupiter, it can easily run circles around any commuter bike, with its Rigid Underbone Frame, Telescopic Suspension up front and Gas Filled Hydraulic Suspension at the rear. It is a piece of cake to cut in and out of traffic without a second’s thought. The turning radius of the Jupiter is industry best at just 1910mm (claimed), which aids the rider in flicking his/her way through traffic. The seat is the largest I have ever sat on, with two tall people easily fitting with room to spare (Rider: 5’11”, Pillion: 6’1”!). All these things work in perfect unison to ensure that one is riding in comfort at all times.

    While commuting one might want to get the best mileage, but at other times have fun on the run. And the Jupiter has an Econometer for this very purpose, to make the rider aware of economy or power runs. To get the best Fuel Economy just ensure that the Green Indicator Light stays on, though we did not get a chance to confirm fuel consumption. One very useful feature is the Pass Switch. It makes overtaking a breeze in traffic, as the horn does not need to be used, a big help to be a civilised rider! The headlight is bright enough for the speeds that this little machine is capable of and it also has Twin Pilot Lamps, for riding in low visibility situations. The tail lamp is an LED unit, but the turn signal indicators are not. Asking for too much? Maybe, but TVS does promise more!


    The Pass Light Switch is a boon in city traffic for overtaking. Though it does take time to get used to as it is operated by the thumb and not the forefinger as we are used to on motorcycles.


    The Luggage Hook is foldable and does not get in the way of the riders legs.


    The Luggage Hook under the dash can also be folded away


    The CVTi engine which the Jupiter sports is butter smooth and a pleasure to throttle


    The Ignition Key Hole looks tacky and does not gel with the quality of the rest of the Scoot

    On the safety front also the Jupiter provides some nifty features like large tubeless tyres fitted on 12” wheels, while the rest of the competition offers 10” wheels, this helps in tackling bad roads and improves comfort and practicality as well. The TL tyres on the other hand give one peace of mind, especially for lady commuters. To ensure that the rider never runs out of fuel, the console not just has a fuel indicator, but also a Low Fuel Indicator which lights up reminding you to top up. Necessary as it has the smallest tank in the competition. The Jupiter is a one thumb start bike and did not give any starting trouble even in the coldest part of the Delhi winter. But in case you do need to kick start the bike, it has the lever perfectly positioned, so that the centre stand does not come in the way. The Centre Stand uses a TVS patented method called the ‘E-Z’ Stand, which allows you to put the bike on the centre stand while seated. A very useful feature is the external fuel filling cap, negating the need to open the seat, but one does need to get off the bike to put the key in. A lever on the dash, would have been just about perfect, giving the convenience of a motorcycle that we are so used to. The parking brake is also very useful, when leaving the bike on a slope, ensures that it does not roll off the Aravalli Hills!




    The Tubeless Tyres on the Jupiter coupled with the 12" wheels are a boon for the commuter in a hurry!


    Half face helmet fits in the boot without a problem


    Full Face helmet does not fit in the boot


    The 17 litre boot which will be used a lot by most owners

    The TVS Jupiter is an extremely user friendly bike, giving a lot of features which are useful in day to day running. The Scoot comes with the reliability of the TVS badge and support network, it also adds in a few modern bits which motorcycle riders are used to. The ease of automatic scooters in traffic is the reason why one sees a spurt of them being ridden by middle aged men, unlike earlier where it was considered a lady centric product. TVS has surely got a winner on their hands, but as always the final verdict will be given by the consumer in the form of his hard earned money. I do feel that the TVS Jupiter will not just be taking sales off other scooters, but also attracting a lot of prospective commuter motorcycle buyers with a very attractive alternative.


    The LED Tail Lamp and Rear end Fuel Filling spot eliminates the need for opening the seat.


    The long seat which easily accomodates two 'large' adults!




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    Last edited by The Monk; 01-23-2014 at 08:05 PM. Reason: Corrections!
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    Nice review,though Felt like reading a TVS ad, with almost no Cons(except the full face helmet - under seat part).
    What is the top speed achieved? and cruising speed?? Hope milage would be on better side of 40 kmpl.
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    * correction
    It is not the only scoot with pass switch like that, even my. Old 2008 activa has got that switch

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    Quote Originally Posted by sambit View Post
    Nice review,though Felt like reading a TVS ad, with almost no Cons(except the full face helmet - under seat part).
    What is the top speed achieved? and cruising speed?? Hope milage would be on better side of 40 kmpl.
    Ride the bike then you might agree Though I did mention that it has the smallest fuel tank!! Honestly, was mighty impressed with this little scoot. Cornering was a breeze and you have no idea the big bikes cavalcade i was leading with this tiny two wheeler.

    Top Speed was 87 kmph speedo indicated, but Phone GPS showed 81 kmph, which of the two is more accurate, you can take a guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anuj_Gupta View Post
    * correction
    It is not the only scoot with pass switch like that, even my. Old 2008 activa has got that switch

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    The Activa I owned didn't have one. But since you also owned one, then you would surely know

    I stand corrected, making the relevant change.

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    @The Monk, what a sexy helmet that is! Yes I know I'm a tharki, but please share the helmet details too. I want one ASAP!

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    NiCe Review.
    Went to TVS showroom to replace My dad's Aging Activa. We test drove it and we could feel the difference it made in terms of Ride and Handling. After riding Activa for many years my dad told that Jupiter feels better of the two. Saw all the color's of Jupiter and Grey with Matte finish is the Best IMO. We booked Titanium Grey Jupiter. Delivery due in a Week's time. Waiting Period Quoted by the Dealer is 25 days.

    Jupiter with its Features(City light,Pass light etc ..) and better Dynamics will definitely win many hearts.
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    @The Monk: nice review.

    the scooter is nice and your review is good too.

    just a small suggestion if i dare may, spare half an hour before the photo shoot to get the vehicle washed and polished (even with a cheap one).

    otherwise overall a very good review.

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    At last Jupiter reviewed. I own one. Mileage was 56kmpl tank full method. Top speed i achieved was 83kmph without any vibrations. Cruising speed would be between 50kmph to 60 kmph.

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    @bala BTW Brilliant tvs showroom has many bikes where you can get instant delivery for the colour you stated.

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    We booked in Salem(Rainbow TVS), there waiting period is 25 as of now. In Chennai its instant as you have Stated for Certain Color's.

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