TVS have launched an all-new scooter, the Jupiter, targeted at the male populace. Named after the largest planet in our solar system, it aims to deliver a macho quotient reminiscent of how the venerable Scooty captured the hearts of the girls.
The market for scooters includes almost equal thirds of women, dual and male riders. TVS has the Scooty series for the girls and the Wego for the dual market, but needed something for the guys. The new TVS Jupiter features contemporary styling which gives it the look and feel of a premium scooter. It also claims to offer best-in-class leg room. Powering the Jupiter is a 110cc motor, from the Wego, making 8.0 PS at 7,500 rpm and 8.0 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. It will give this scooter sprightly performance, 0-60 takes 7.2 seconds, more than adequate for city runs, while the fuel efficiency is a claimed 62 km/l.
Other features to make life easier are the external fuel-filler which feeds the 5.3 litre fuel tank, the standard electric starter, the patented Econometer, which informs you of how effective your riding style is in saving fuel, the 17-litre under seat storage, enough for a full face helmet and an LED tail lamp. Mechanicals include 12-inch black alloy wheels wrapped in 90/90 tubeless rubber. Brakes are 130mm drums front and rear, with no disc option available as of now. The front telescopic suspension is complemented by a gas-damped rear setup.
TVS have launched the Jupiter at Rs 44,200 (ex-showroom, Delhi).