TVS has launched the Jupiter male scooter which the company claims boasts of awesome performance and more of everything – power, mileage and comfort. The name of the new TVS scooter comes from the Jupiter planet which is the largest in our solar system. The TVS Jupiter is claimed to be the fastest and most frugal offering in the segment, returning a claimed mileage of 62 km/l. The Jupiter gets a segment first pass light switch and the 110cc engine has been re-worked and has a higher compression. The V-matic transmission has also been tweaked. The TVS Jupiter is priced at Rs. 44,200/- (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The TVS Jupiter uses the same tried and tested 110cc engine which does duty on the Wego, doing the 0-60 km/hr sprint in 7.2 seconds. The motor produces 8 BHP of power at 7500 RPM and 8 Nm of torque at 5500 RPM. The scooter comes with TVS patented technology like Econometer (Eco Mode and Power Mode). The TVS Jupiter boasts of 17-litre under seat storage (can fit a full sized helmet) and the fuel tank capacity is 5.3-litre which can be filled via an external fuel lid placed right above the rear tail light.
The company claims the TVS Jupiter has the largest leg space in its segment and there is an under-seat mobile charger provision as well. There are retractable front and under-seat bag hooks. TVS has loaded the Jupiter scooter and it comes with telescopic front forks, gas charged rear suspension, LED tail light and low fuel indicator. One can kick start while sitting. The TVS Jupiter is offered in four colours – white, red, grey and matte black. The automaker will launch a new bike every quarter. Currently TVS is selling 35,000 scooters every month but aims to sell 50,000 units a month by the end of the year.
The 90/90/12 tubeless tyres do duty on the TVS Jupiter which are the largest in the segment. It uses 130 mm drums on both ends. The scooter gets viscous paper filter and electric start is standard. TVS is aware about the cannibalisation which is bound to happen between its scooters but doesn’t mind it. Sales have started in the North right away with 4000 units already shipped. The company will commence sales of the Jupiter in the South in November. TVS will launch the Scooty Zest in January 2014 and plans to sell 20 lakh units in the current year.