TVS Motor Company has discontinued its feature-packed variant of Jupiter scooter range, the Jupiter Grande. The Hosur-based two-wheeler brand has also brought down the premium variant's features from the Jupiter Grande to the ZX variant of the standard scooter. The updated feature list is aimed to match that of its rival, the Honda Activa 5G.
With the updated features, the new TVS Jupiter ZX has been priced at INR 56,093* for the drum brake variant and INR 58,645* for the disc brake model. In comparison, the Jupiter Grande was launched at INR 55,936* (drum brake) and INR 59,648* (disc brake) in October last year.
The Jupiter ZX, however, does not get all the features that were seen on the Jupiter Grande. It does feature a LED headlight, semi-digital instrument console, adjustable rear suspension and chrome highlights on the rearview mirror (available on disc brake variant only) now, but not cross-stitched seat cover and diamond cut alloy wheels. The standard scooter is still devoid of some of the chrome highlights that were seen on the body of the Jupiter Grande as well.
Mechanical specifications remain unchanged, and the Jupiter ZX continues to use the 109.7 cc air-cooled, OHC engine that makes 8 BHP at 7,500 rpm and 8 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. Anchoring tasks are performed by 130 mm drum brakes on both wheels, while a disc is available as an option at the front. The safety net includes combi-braking system, or as TVS calls it - Sync Brake System, as standard fitment.
Apart from the adjustable suspension at the back, Jupiter uses telescopic forks at the front to perform the shock absorption tasks. The ZX variant of the scooter will be available in two colour options – Starlight Blue and Royal Wine.
TVS is working on the next-generation Jupiter with new features and an updated BS-VI motor. One of the new features that we will see on the BS-VI model is the addition of fuel injection tech to comply with the latest emission norms. Honda has plans to add connectivity to its next-generation Activa, and the same feature may arrive on the BS-VI Jupiter. Do note that the company’s Ntorq 125 already comes with a Bluetooth-enabled instrument console that offers a plethora of functions. We expect to see the BS-VI compliant TVS Jupiter in early 2020.