2020 TVS Jupiter Classic Review 5
TVS Jupiter Classic

People today rely on gearless scooters for their commuting needs. Various brands have offered numerous gearless scooters among which the TVS Jupiter has proven to be one of the most popular. With the release of the TVS Jupiter, the Honda Activa saw its sales figures drop significantly. The truth is, it hasn’t defeated it overall. But let’s see if it really is a good option.

Pros – Looks, Ride Quality, Rider-Friendly Ergonomics, Refined & Frugal Engine

Cons – Instrument Cluster, Visor Vibrations

TVS Jupiter Classic Variants

The TVS Jupiter Classic is available in only one variant.

TVS Jupiter Classic Design

The TVS Jupiter Classic scooter features alloy wheels, a lot of beige panels, a tinted windscreen, chrome mirrors, a dual-tone seat, LED tail lamps, and an updated LED headlamp. Additionally, the backrest is cushioned to increase pillion comfort and gives it a more premium appearance. 

TVS Jupiter Classic Features

The layout of the instrument cluster is rather ‘Classic’ and features an engine malfunction and low-fuel warning along with an analogue speedometer, odometer, eco mode light, and fuel gauge. Even though it looks nice in beige, and it is easy to read, a digital display would have been a welcome addition. Switchgear quality is satisfactory. Having a kill switch for the engine would’ve been nice though. In conclusion, the Jupiter Classic is very practical in this area, and as a result, it could certainly do better here with some more modern features.

TVS Jupiter Classic Engine Performance

The heart of any motorcycle is the engine. The 109.7cc motor makes 7.47 PS of power at 7000 RPM and 8.4 Nm of torque at 5500 RPM. This engine uses EcoThrust Fuel Injection (ET-Fi). In general, this has resulted in a more powerful, smoother scooter. The low-end grunt is good, and the midrange feels punchy too, while the top-end feels flat. Pushing the scooter feels linear and there is no jerky movement. The sweet spot, however, is about 45-60 km/hr.

TVS Jupiter Classic Mileage (or Fuel Efficiency)

The Jupiter Classic offers 50 km/l in urban conditions. Additionally, to increase the efficiency, Jupiter has an additional litre of fuel capacity, which rounds up its total range to around 300 km. Overall, the addition of FI has improved the Jupiter’s efficiency and refinement. Nevertheless, the accessories make a lot of noise while riding, questing the fit and finish of the scooter.

TVS Jupiter Classic Handling (or Dynamics)

Riders will find the upright riding triangle suitable for city duties. Its seat height of 765 mm also makes the Jupiter suitable for shorter riders as well. The Jupiter’s front suspension is telescopic, and its rear suspension uses gas shocks. Overall, the suspension setup is on the softer side, and the ride quality qualifies as plush. Jupiter has a soft suspension, so it is not suitable for spirited riding.

Furthermore, there is no disc brake in the Classic variant and the drum brakes are not very effective. The sizes are standard at 130 mm, however, a disc brake would have offered significantly better-stopping power is sorely missed. Ultimately, the TVS Jupiter remains a superb commuter and rides well on city streets.

TVS Jupiter Classic Comfort (or Ergonomics)

The Jupiter has an upright posture and a spacious footboard, so even tall riders won’t have any complaints. Also, the seat is long and has excellent padding. Thanks to the padded backrest, even the pillion feels comfortable and relaxed. TVS has also added a utility box upfront where one can place their phone while using the new USB port. Likewise, the under-seat storage has been expanded, but it still cannot accommodate a full-face helmet. Additionally, the external fuel lid makes refuelling easier. As a final note, the chrome mirrors are good. However, they tend to vibrate at times, which makes it difficult to look at what’s behind.

TVS Jupiter Classic Safety (or Brakes)

The TVS Jupiter Classic is equipped with a 130 mm front drum and a 130 mm rear drum brake. The braking performance on this scooter is not satisfactory. It would have been better if it was offered with disc brakes.

TVS Jupiter Classic Tyres

The Jupiter gets a 90/90/12 front tyre and a 110/90/12 rear tyre. The tyres give the rider confidence and grip when stopping.

TVS Jupiter Classic Service

The TVS motorcycle brand is a well-known and trusted brand that has sustained through the years. Across the country, they have a wide range of authorized service centres and dealerships where people can buy their scooters and get them promptly serviced at an affordable price. The average service interval for the TVS Jupiter Classic is anywhere between 500 to 600 km, this particular motorcycle should cost you somewhere between Rs. 300/- to Rs. 900/- for its service.

TVS Jupiter Classic Price

Following is the price of the TVS Jupiter Classic (On-Road, Mumbai) –

  • TVS Jupiter Classic – Rs. 94,678/-

TVS Jupiter Classic Resale Value

TVS is a brand that promises motorcycles that are easy to maintain, robust, and have a good build quality. The TVS Jupiter Classic should have a moderately adequate resale value depending on the wear and tear, and overall maintenance.

TVS Jupiter Classic Colours

TVS Jupiter Classic :

  • Autumn Brown
  • Indiblue
  • Sunlit Ivory

TVS Jupiter Classic Specs

  • Engine: 109.7cc, Single-cylinder, Air-cooled
  • Power: 7.47 PS @ 7000 RPM
  • Torque: 8.4 Nm @ 5500 RPM
  • Transmission: CVT
  • Top Speed: 80 km/hr
  • Fuel Consumption: 50 km/l
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Suspension: Telescopic Forks (Front), 3 Step Adjustable Coil Spring (Rear)
  • Tyres: 90/90/12 (Front), 90/90/12 (Rear)
  • Brakes: 130 mm Drum (Front), 130 mm Drum (Rear)

TVS Jupiter Classic Specs Dimensions

  • Length x Width x Height (mm): 1834 x 678 x 1286
  • Wheelbase: 1275 mm
  • Seat Height: 765 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 150 mm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 6-litres
  • Kerb weight: 109 kgs

TVS Jupiter Classic Rating

We give the TVS Jupiter Classic a rating of 3/5.

TVS Jupiter Classic vs Honda Activa 6G

The Honda Activa 6G has a slight advantage in peak power and torque over the BS6 Jupiter. The engine on Jupiter has switched from carburetion to fuel injection and has seen a slight drop in power. It now makes 0.5hp less, while peak torque remains the same at 8.4Nm. In both, the instrument cluster displays are fully analogue and show only the speed, odometer, and fuel gauge. Both scooters come with LED headlights, but they are only available on the DLX variant of the Activa 6G. Another common feature is the external fuel filler cap. Moreover, Jupiter has a slightly larger fuel tank at 6 litres. On the other hand, the Activa comes with Honda’s silent start function and a kill switch that doubles as a starter button.   The Honda Activa 6G and TVS Jupiter Classic is having a price difference of Rs. 4000/- in pricing making it hard for customers to come to a decision.

Final Verdict

The TVS Jupiter Classic is having a pretty good competition. Despite this, the Jupiter is still a good value. The ride comfort is excellent, and some of the equipment is even better than its direct rivals. Moreover, ET-Fi makes the Jupiter more affordable for a wide range of riders.

We hope this article has been helpful to you in addressing all your queries regarding the TVS Jupiter Classic and aiding you in making your big purchase. Thank you for reading and ride safely.