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TVS Jupiter 125 First Ride Review

TVS Motor Company is on an enlargement spree within the 125 cc phase. With the sporty NTorq and Raider already right here, the company completes its trinity with its newest providing, the TVS Jupiter 125. It is a family-oriented scooter that takes the Jupiter legacy ahead. After all, the company bought over 4.5 million examples of the Jupiter 110 in lower than a decade, so what higher identify for its subsequent household scooter. But it isn’t only a bigger displacement Jupiter with the identical chassis. This scooter is all-new, constructed from the bottom up, and will get a brand new engine, chassis and improvements. But why does TVS want two 125 cc scooters? Think of it this manner, if the NTorq is the brash youthful brother, that is the dutiful, do-it-all household sibling. And dare I say, this may the brand new quantity spinner for the producer.

Also Read: TVS Jupiter 125 Launched In India

WATCH: TVS Jupiter 125 First Ride Review

The Jupiter 125 appears acquainted however will get a number of premium parts. The all-metal physique has been retained

(*125*)Design

The new TVS Jupiter 125 appears acquainted however much more premium. It’s nonetheless as conservative in look however that is what the 125 cc household scooter buyer prefers. It’s immediately recognisable however you recognize this can be a larger mannequin, each in look and proportions. It additionally will get a number of distinctive parts just like the LED information lights that provide a pointy look, whereas the LED headlamp is a pleasant contact. The clear-lens taillight will get the signature sample too and provides to the premium enchantment.

The prime variant that we examined obtained the chrome inserts on the entrance apron, headlamp encompass, facet panels and the exhaust muffler, together with the diamond-cut alloy wheels. We additionally preferred the reflector built-in into the seize rail that additional improves visibility for different roads customers and is a intelligent integration. Better visibility equals extra security on a two-wheeler! We additionally like the colourful color choices like this shiny orange on our check mannequin in addition to the black, purple and matte gray choices that additional bolster the premium look.

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The gasoline tank is now positioned under the floorboard and the fuel-filler lid moved up entrance, handy and simply accessible with the all-in-one ignition change

(*125*)Features & Ergonomics

The Jupiter 125 additionally brings a number of improvements with it. The gasoline filler lid has been moved upfront and the 5-litre gasoline tank has been moved under the floorboard. This makes an enormous distinction in some ways on the scooter. Firstly, the repositioned gasoline tank has made approach for a bigger boot capability. At 32 litres, it will get the biggest under-seat cupboard space on a petroleum scooter and is simply second to the Ola S1 Pro electrical scooter’s 36-litre capability. TVS claims that it is adequate to suit two helmets however you continue to can not match a full-size helmet. You additionally get the all-in-one ignition and a USB charging slot with an open glovebox.

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The seat is 25 mm longer the rider and 40 mm longer for the pillion, making general 65 mm longer than the one on the Jupiter 110

Now, the TVS Jupiter 125 is a cleverly packaged scooter. Its wheelbase is similar because the 110 cc model at 1275 mm nevertheless it is without doubt one of the largest scooters in its class. The seat itself is 65 mm longer than the 110 model. It’s additionally considerably wider and that makes approach for ample house. It’s snug and helps your hind nicely, whereas the tender cushioning is good for brief rides. At 765 mm, the seat peak is the bottom within the phase and makes it simply accessible for all.

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The under-seat storage capability is a powerful 32 litres however you continue to cannot match a full-size helmet. For every little thing else, there’s sufficient and extra room now

There’s ample knee room too and the handlebar and knee don’t impede one another. And that is nice for some as tall as this reporter. At the identical time, there’s ample legroom as nicely that’ll let you change positions until you discover a snug stance. For the pillion, the lengthy footpeg is a pleasant contact contemplating now sit additional again when in comparison with the position on the Jupiter 110.

While the ergonomics and options are sorted, the build high quality did depart us wanting extra.  Customers will just like the all-metal physique however the plastic high quality may’ve been higher and we did discover panel gaps in sure locations, one thing we hope improves with the manufacturing fashions.

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The console is easy, efficient and simple to learn with the digital show packing all of the important information

(*125*)Instrument Console

The Jupiter 125 makes use of a traditional instrument console with a small digital readout that exhibits common gasoline effectivity, on the spot gasoline effectivity, distance to empty, three journey meters, low battery indicator, helmet reminder and a bunch of different telltale lights. The scooter additionally will get the facet stand cut-off change and the auto begin/cease function that TVS calls Intelligo that works nicely. There’s additionally the one-touch begin function that works nice too. For these wanting the SmartXonnect model, TVS tells us that there’s one being deliberate and shall be launched at a later stage.

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The telescopic forks and a segment-first gas-charged rear monsohock take up undulations with ease

(*125*)Ride Quality & Comfort

Comfort stays a vital side for the TVS Jupiter buyer and the 125 cc model does impress on that entrance… The journey high quality is plush with the telescopic forks take up undulations nicely, whereas the gas-charged rear monoshock is a primary within the phase and presents higher absorption. On the rumble strip on the monitor, the softly sprung set-up did a superb job at protecting the journey pliant. But we await a radical on-road check to see the way it performs on open roads.

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The engine is tuned for low and mid-range grunt and is peppiest between 0-60 kmph

(*125*)Engine & Performance

The Jupiter 125 will get a newly-developed 124.8 cc single-cylinder engine that’s extra compact and lighter than different comparable 125 cc models. TVS has labored on the airflow to the engine for higher efficiency and effectivity, whereas energy is distributed to the rear wheel utilizing a double cog belt for extra sturdiness. The fuel-injected, 2-valve motor produces 8.18 bhp at 6000 rpm and 10.5 Nm of peak torque at 4500 rpm, whereas paired with a CVT computerized.

Power figures are on par with the phase rivals, whereas the scooter makes about 1 bhp lower than the NTorq. However, it is also a superb 9 kg lighter compared with a kerb weight of 109 kg.

This interprets to a fast scooter with the engine tuned for extra low and mid-range energy. Speeds build shortly from 0 to 60 kmph, whereas it takes some effort to rise up to 80 kmph. The refinement ranges are proper up there, one thing we have come to anticipate from TVS’ newer choices in current occasions.

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The Jupiter 125 is able to cruising at 70 kmph. It’s steady at excessive speeds. Refinements ranges are top-notch even because the engine will get a little bit audible at increased rpm

Torque supply is linear peaking at 4,500 rpm and there is loads of grunt on the low finish to maintain you charged as quickly as you twist the throttle. In-gear acceleration is nice between 20 and 60 kmph. And most metropolis customers shall be extra energetic in these speeds every day. The candy spot rests at 70 kmph and the scooter can effortlessly cruise with a little bit burst left for overtakes. The Jupiter 125 tops out across the 84 kmph mark and climbing additional will take some effort. 

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The braking system with the entrance disc on the top-end variant is without doubt one of the greatest within the phase

(*125*)Handling & Brakes

The 12-inch alloy wheels mixture works nicely for high-speed stability and round corners too. And aiding cornering effort is the re-positioned gasoline tank that brings revised weight distribution. In truth, the Jupiter 125 will get a 60:40 (entrance: rear) bias for its weight, which is the alternative of most scooters which might be rear-biased. Moreover, the positioned gasoline tank brings a decrease centre of gravity and that interprets to higher dealing with. You enter a nook with extra confidence and it simply let’s push by means of the bend. Of course, it isn’t as sharp and dynamic because the TVS NTorq nevertheless it would not should be both. The Jupiter 125 is all about steadiness…

The scooter additionally will get incredible brakes that provide loads of suggestions. There’s sufficient connection if you press the lever and the scooter simply stops in its tracks with none drama. It is well top-of-the-line braking programs within the phase.

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The TVS Jupiter 125 will impress consumers with its considerate options

(*125*)Price & Verdict

The new TVS Jupiter 125 is priced from ₹ 73,400 onwards for the sheet metallic model. The drum-alloy variant is priced at ₹ 76,800 whereas the disc variant is priced at ₹ 81,300 (all costs, ex-showroom Delhi). The beginning value is akin to the phase chief, the Suzuki Access 125 in addition to the Honda Activa 125. The company is positioning the scooter head-on with its rivals and the mannequin has lots going for it. A variety of thought has gone into giving what the client wants and that may impress most consumers.

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The Jupiter 125 emerges as an evolution over 110 in each approach attainable and actually does justice to the identify that’s so standard with so many houses throughout India. But the large question is that if it might beat the undisputed chief of the phase, Suzuki Access 125. And allow us to let you know, will probably be a tall process for TVS’ new commuter to do the identical. So is the Jupiter 125 up for it, we plan to search out that out very quickly.

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