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Report – TVS Jupiter scooter launched at INR 44,200

Posted on: Sep 16, 2013 - 6:30pm IST

The TVS Jupiter scooter has been launched in India today. The scooter which targets the male audience, derives its name from the planet Jupiter, the largest among the planets in the solar system.

TVS Jupiter front
The Jupiter can accelerate from 0-60km/h in 7.2 seconds and it delivers a claimed 62km/l.

Power for the Jupiter comes from the familiar 110cc engine (which we are accustomed to seeing on the Wego). The engine produces 8 bhp at 7,500rpm and 8 Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. The company claims that the Jupiter is one of the quickest in its segment. Hence, 0-60km/h is dispatched within 7.2 seconds while the official fuel efficiency claim stands at 62km/l.

Key to this performance comes from re-tuning the engine for a higher compression and TVS informs us that the V-matic transmission has also been improved on the Jupiter.

TVS Jupiter rear
Note the fuel filler lid positioned above the taillight.

A segment-first feature in the form of a pass light switch can be seen on the Jupiter. Other important stats include a 17-liter under-seat storage compartment for a full sized helmet and a 5.3-liter fuel tank (which is accessed by means of an external lid placed above the taillight).

The Jupiter is priced at INR 44,200 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). While sales in the North have already commenced (with 4,000 units being shipped), sales in the Southern region would begin in November.

The Jupiter is available in four exterior color shades – White, Red, Grey and Matte Black.

TVS Jupiter Image Gallery

More details can be found on the press release on Page 2.

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7 thoughts on “Report – TVS Jupiter scooter launched at INR 44,200

  1. vicky says:

    Its all baseless comparison with honda activa..
    Now it is almost 1yr i have been using tvs jupiter , it is just awesum i am getting 57-58 km/l which u cannot think of honda activa dio or maestro .. They have only brand name and nothing else … And thier customer centres are just so bad and people thier are so arrogant … Best scooter to ride in india is tvs jupiter so just go for it … Teenagers & activa is just look old age scooter

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  2. AM says:

    Stupid looking bike from cheap indian Manufacturer, just like Mahindra shamelessly keeps launching weird looking 2 wheeler’s .Another cheap attempt to copy the Activa.I dont know how this design (specially when u look at the tail cluster) has been approved by TVS .

    One of my friend had a Wego, It was a headache. TVS engg. are so lame that they dont know what wattage of battery is required to run their electrical components , after 1-1.5 years they figured out the problem and asked customer to change the battery to a higher wattage.

    I dont understand why people will buy inferior products from Indian Manufacturers when there are Superior Japanese bikes are there or why they buy them.

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  3. Sushrut says:

    Targeted at males and does not come with front disc brakes. If you want to please a certain sector do it fully and not by a half-heart attempt, just because competition has something similar.

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    1. AutoMod says:

      You are absolutely correct. Making sure that there are good number of positive reviews on the web is a standard marketing practise. The simple fact is that TVS started out the design of Jupiter taking Honda Activa as the base of their design and using TVS Wego components added minor updates and refinements. Activa is a decent vehicle and it is has been the leader in its class for over a decade. Even to this day after a decade of its release, the waiting period of Activa is larger than Jupiter. People are not foolish to simply buy Activa without a reason. I have personally driven the Jupiter and its ride quality is on par with Activa with a few more features but other than that there is a leakage issue as well as noise from the front fender as well as the front shock absorber. Only time will tell what other issues this scooter has. And yes, if they are targeting male buyers, its definitely a half hearted attempt from TVS. TVS Wego has a front disk brake model. And TVS can’t introduce a front disk model on Jupiter at launch. Common sense tells that if you have already have developed a similar model then using common components is a straight forward effort. By the way, having 12 inch wheels does not dramatically change anything in the ride quality. It is just a hype and you can try it for yourself. I think TVS has spent enough money on marketing and has not got the fundamentals right. Anyways, good luck to an Indian brand which apparently is trying its best to capture the market from Honda.

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  4. Sidd says:

    has it got a metal body or fibre?

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      1. vikay says:

        Initially, Jupiter will be available in North India. Later, it will be launched in South India probably, by November accdng to Venu Srinivasan.
        Price mentioned here, Rs 44,200 is exshowroom New Delhi. Jupiter also comes with a low fuel indicator in the instrument panel, and allows users preferrin to kick start the bike in a “sitting posture” apart from self start. Accdng to Venu Srinivasan the company would launch another scooterette Scooty Zest by January targeting girls.

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