We have been regularly reporting on the progress of the male specific TVS Jupiter caught on camera during spy test runs. TVS Motors finally took off the wraps of its new offering for the male oriented segment at Chennai today.
Powered by the same 110cc CVTi engine that does duty on the Wego, the TVS Jupiter produces peak power of 8 bhp @ 7500 rpm and max torque of 8 nm @ 5500 rpm. A patented Econometer offers the rider to switch between Power and Eco mode depending on the situation.
The TVS Jupiter has been priced at INR 44200/- (ex-showroom Delhi) and is slated for exports to countries such as Turkey, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. TVS is also planning a new product launch every quarter with a new scoot in the pipeline to be unveiled in January 2014.
As visible in the picture, the TVS Jupiter misses out on a disc brake setup on its black coated wheels and utilizes drums at both ends for stopping power. The fuel lid positioning has been a surprise and is placed above the LED tail lamp- eliminating the need of getting off the scoot and raising the seat while refueling the Jupiter’s 5 litre tank. 17 litres of underseat space is available to swallow a full face helmet and also boot in routine grocery purchases.
The Jupiter is shod with telescopic shockers at the front and gas charged rear suspension with the longest wheelbase of 1275 mm separating the 12 inch TVS branded tubeless tyres.
Also useful features such as a shutter type key lock and an underseat mobile charger has been offered on the Jupiter.
The dashboard though not as sporty as the Wego, offers most of the information one would need while trotting along an automatic scooter. A pass-switch and a low-fuel indicator are other useful inclusions on the Jupiter’s feature list.
Taking the battle to the new Honda HET engines, TVS is claiming fuel efficiency figures of 62 kilometers per litre to the skyrocketing prices of petrol.
This does seem a surprising move, as the Jupiter shares most of the hardware from the Wego’s basket and a lesser pricing strategy might end up cannibalizing the Wego’s sales figures. With an attractive price tag and decent styling on offer, how well the Jupiter does against its rivals needs to be seen. Expect an exhaustive review of the new scoot very shortly on Motoroids.