Regulars here would remember that we recently reported that South India based bike manufacturer TVS is readying a new automatic scooter that would cater to the ‘male specific’ automatic scooter market. We also reported when a TVS automatic scooter was recently spotted testing on public roads of South India. While the scooter was heavily camouflaged, we could make out from its basic form that the said vehicle did not possess the dimensions of a ‘male specific’ scooter.
Today, it has emerged that the TVS male specific scooter has been christened as the Jupiter and would go on sale on Sept 16.
The upcoming TVS Jupiter is based on the Wego scooter and is likely to share a lot with the latter. Powering the scooter would be same engine that powers the Wego. This 110cc single-cylinder aluminium engine has a max power-torque of 8bhp-8 Nm and would come mated to a V-Matic transmission.
This scooter is likely to miss out on the disc brake option and would come at an attractive price point of less than INR 5000o. The wheels might be 10 inches in diameter. An interesting detail that we see is the positioning of the fuel lid, which can be seen, placed above the tail lamp.
The instrument cluster of the upcoming scooter is pretty ordinary and is similar to that of most scooters in 100-125cc scooter segment. This means that unlike the Rodeo, the upcoming TVS scooter doesn’t boast of digital speedo and the likes. However, the scooter does sport a shutter type key lock mechanism.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more on the upcoming TVS Jupiter.
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