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Recently, TVS Motor Company invited a number of us media folk for a new reveal. Draped in secrecy, the new bike turned out to be an all-new TVS Jupiter 125 scooter. The reveal was held at TVS Motor Company’s plant in Hosur where we got a chance to get our hands on the all-new TVS Jupiter 125. Get your copy of the upcoming issue of Bike India magazine where we shall have our in-depth review of the new scooter. Priced at Rs 73,400 ex-showroom here are the top things you should know about the all-new TVS Jupiter 125.
Why a 125-cc?
An obvious one here, as market research have shown that 22 per cent of scooter buyers opt for a 125-cc variant. TVS already have a success story in that category with the sporty Ntorq. However, what was missing was a family commuter from TVS. Hence, introducing the Jupiter series would be the ideal choice. The Jupiter 110 had been selling well too with figures of over 4.5 million customers to date. A Jupiter 125 it would be.
TVS have stuck with the meaty proportions the Jupiter 125 always had. The company themselves market the vehicle with the definition of being masculine, strong, and sturdy. A change to the headlight design with flowing lines running across the front is obvious to see. Additionally, the TVS Jupiter 125 is fitted with 12-inch diamond-cut alloys rims that do look quite appealing.
What you get is a 124.8-cc motor making 11.1 hp and 10.5 Nm of torque. TVS claims a best-in-class fuel economy for the new scooter and also spoke in length about the smoothness of its engine. We can confirm that the new TVS Jupiter 125’s new motor is indeed a smooth runner. It indeed was a pleasant ride which we shall have a complete description of its traits in our first ride review in the upcoming issue of Bike India magazine.
Brilliant would be a fair word here considering this is a family commuter. Handles very well, understandable as it is a TVS. That research and development done on the track rears its beautiful face with nearly all of TVS’s range and the story remains the same here even with scooters. The brakes are arguably the best units in the segment. Stay tuned for our reasons in the upcoming issue of our magazine.
Anything new, anything missing?
Yes! Yes! Fuel filler cap upfront with the tank under the floorboard, leaving double the under-seat storage. USB connector near the ignition with a tub beneath it. One-key-for-all system, which works but we did have a slight struggle initially. Missing is TVS’s Smart Xonnet system, however, TVS did say that it would be added on at some point as this was just the first variant.
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Story: Azaman Chothia
Photography: Sanjay Raikar
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The Aprilia Tuono 125 was recently spotted online on the Aprilia India website. The price of the bike has not been mentioned yet.
All the features and specifications of the bike have not yet been listed on the website but this is what we know. The Aprilia Tuono comes with a lightweight frame, 40mm USD forks at the front and mono-shock at the rear. The bike is equipped with ABS and a 14-litre fuel tank. The bike is powered by a Euro-4 124.2 cc single-cylinder engine with a four-valve and SOHC setup. The engine is said to give an output of 15 hp and 11 Nm of torque at 8,250 Rpm.
You could say the Aprilia Tuono 125 is a baby Tuono v4 1100. Both bikes are clearly cut from the same cloth in the looks department. The Tuono 125 offers a riding position which is not too aggressive but a bit more on the comfortable, relaxed side.
Aprilia showcased the RS 150 and Tuono 150 at Auto Expo 2018. Customers were hoping to see these two bikes enter the Indian market but Aprilia surely has different plans for now.
It is practically impossible that we get the Euro-4 Aprilia Tuono 125 here as mentioned on their website because of the new emission policies. When it does show up, the Tuono 125 will be a direct contender to the KTM RC 125. However, nothing is confirmed until Aprilia officially launch the bike.
The new Suzuki Access 125 will now make its transition from BS IV to BS VI as announced by the company. This is the first product to be rolled out compliant to the new emission norms from their portfolio.
The all-new Suzuki Access 125 will come with new key features including Eco Assist illumination, fuel-injected engine, external fuel-filling lid and an LED headlamp. The new Suzuki Access is powered by the updated BS VI 125-cc engine will deliver 8.7 hp at 6,750 rpm, 10 Nm at 5,500 rpm offering top-class power performance with lower fuel consumption. These power figures are slightly higher than the previous models. Even through the transition, power has not been compromised.
The new Suzuki Access 125’s Eco Assist illumination feature helps the rider to get optimum throttle usage with visible indicators to warn about the level of throttle opening. A green light indicates that the riding pattern is conducive to fuel-efficient riding. The advanced fuel-injection engine technology in the new Suzuki Access 125 provides smooth power delivery, thus offering optimum combustion efficiency in different riding conditions. It also helps in easy start-up even in cold conditions. The external fuel filling lid provides the convenience of re-fueling without having to open the seat. The new LED headlamp will help enhance night visibility for a stress-free ride. Offering a good balance on the road, the scooter is also equipped with combined brake system (CBS), which enables to operate both brakes only by the left lever. We, however, recommend using a combination of the front brake with priority, with the rear brake only for emergencies or on gravel or wet surfaces for optimal two-point braking.
The new Suzuki Access 125, as the company says, offers comfort as a necessity has a long seat, enlarged floorboard larger under-seat storage and easy start system for comfortable riding experience. Furthermore, the new Suzuki Access 125 is designed to offer a premium look with its rich bodywork, stylish edgy lines, LED tail-lamp and chrome-plated finish. Additionally, the new Special Edition Access 125 will offer standard USB DC socket for charging mobile phones on the go.
The company is thrilled and confident with the recent announcement of their first BS VI product with their new features and engine. The Suzuki Access 125 BS VI will be launched in India soon.