TVS has launched the new better and higher CC model scooter branded as Jupiter 125. The Jupiter 125 is a complete family scooter for India which can challenge Suzuki Access 125. How is the TVS Jupiter 125 different in design, engine, chassis and performance? Let us find out in this TVS Jupiter 125 review!
The Jupiter 125 looks different from its standard 110cc counterpart and has a new design with crafted metal for all the body panels. It looks ultra modern from the front view. The all-LED headlamp and the LED DRLs have been seated over the turn indicators. The side panels have some bright stripes that go till the rear section with big grabrail. There are some new alloy wheels and chrome finished bits that give the Jupiter an uplifted look. The 12-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels add to the desirability quotient of this new scooter of TVS.
The floorboard of the scooter is wide enough to accommodate a gas cylinder which all the middle class people of India will do. Another important change is that the fuel tank is fitted beneath the floorboard. There is no need to worry about it because it is made of metal and also the whole body of the scooter is made of metal except the panels under the floorboard. This has made the Jupiter 125 to have more under seat storage space. The 33-litre compartment can easily hold two full-size helmets. This space can be used to carry your groceries from shop to home. Additionally, two luggage hooks are also provided.
The TVS Jupiter 125 has an all-in-one key slot. The left twist opens the underseat storage. If you press and twist the key towards the right in off position, external fuel fill lid in the front pops out. The Jupiter 125 is the only scooter that offers fuel fill provision at the front. There is a USB charger with a 2-litre glovebox to keep your phone, wallet, sunglasses and a 1 L water bottle.
The instrument cluster is very informative. The digital-analog cluster displays average fuel efficiency, clock, indicators for helmet reminder, three tripmeters (Trip A, B and F), engine malfunction, engine malfunction, Eco/Power and low fuel. Other than the digital fuel gauge, the cockpit also shows distance to empty range.
This family scooter has a 124.8cc, two-valve engine that gives 8.18 hp of power and 10.5 Nm of torque. The intelliGO tech facilitates noiseless electric start and only the engine sound will be heard when you start the vehicle. The automatic start-stop function enables the scooter to shut down automatically if the scooter is idle for few seconds, at areas like a traffic signal which saves fuel. Press the rear brake and blip the throttle to start the scooter. If you do not want to use this function, the start-stop mechanism can be turned off using the switch on the right side.
The scooter easily reaches speeds up to 60-70 kmph as the engine has a strong low and mid-range. The biggest advantage is that the engine gives high refinement and smoothness throughout the rev range. The top-end is a bit weak but this is not an issue since you do not ride a family scooter often nearing the rev limiter. The TVS Jupiter 125 can achieve a top speed of 90 kmph. The readout shows best mileage of about 62 kmph (75 kmpl).
The chassis of the Jupiter 125 is very new. The Jupiter has the telescopic fork which gives 77mm of travel. The 3-step adjustable canister charged monoshock takes care of the rear very well. Stopping power comes from 220mm disc up front with the 130mm drum at the rear.
The suspension is not very stiff but you can get a comfortable quality of ride. As straight-line stability is good, there is no deviation from the line around corners. The grip from the tyres is satisfactory and you can drive with confidence even at speeds of around 65 kmph. Taking U-turns and switching directions also is comfortable.
The seat height of the Jupiter 125 is same as standard 110cc model at 765mm but the kerb weight has increased up to 2 kg with that little extra power output. The seat of TVS Jupiter 125 is wide enough to hold two average-sized adults with some empty space. There is decent cushioning and so you can spend even more than a couple of hours on the saddle.
If you would like to buy 125cc scooter that is fully satisfactory for a family ride and offers comfortable and a decent ride quality with a refined engine, then the TVS Jupiter 125 is the scooter for your family. The Jupiter 125 is not a replacement for smaller Jupiter 110 but the fact is that both will co-exist. Even though there is no Bluetooth connectivity on the Jupiter 125, it is priced at Rs. 73,400. It is less expensive than the Honda Activa 125 and the Suzuki Access 125.
TVS Jupiter 125 Specifications
Dimensions (L x W x H) 1852 x 681 x 1168
Engine displacement 125cc
Maximum Power (ps): 9
Fuel Tank Capacity: 6
Rs 73,400 – Rs 81,300 (Ex-Showroom)
Are you a family man who prefers a peaceful ride for your family? The TVS Jupiter 125 is the best vehicle for you!
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