The legendary scooter brand ‘Vespa’ had a print advertisement long long ago that said, “May be your next car shouldn’t be a car.” That was the time when the world was looking for an easy way of transportation and that was when it attained a cult status.
In India, the scooter boom started with the arrival of the Honda Activa more than a decade ago and has been gaining acceptance since then. Many two-wheeler manufacturers decided to focus on this new emerging segment in India and made fortunes. Mahindra soon joined suit and a scooter known as the Jupiter was rolled out. We got our hands on it some time ago for our TVS Jupiter Review and this is what we have to say about it.
The scooter takes cares of both the sexes and all the age groups with its dynamic features. Two retractable bag hooks, a 17-litre boot under the seat that can also accommodate a helmet, the position of the fuel filler cap at the end of the scooter which avoids the trouble of opening the seat every time for refuelling, are some of the cool features of this scooter. These things, as we realised during our TVS Jupiter Review, make this scooter extremely easy to use on a day to day basis.
During our TVS Jupiter Review, we found out that the ride quality of the scooter is fantastic and the 110cc engine provides an extremely refined and admirable 7.8bhp of power and 8Nm of torque. The scooter handles like a dream in the city traffic and doesn’t let any of your body parts suffer even a bit even in the most hostile moments. However, you will find it dying once you cross the 60km/h mark and might end up asking for a little more. But the telescopic suspension setup at the front makes sure that you remain comfortable and planted throughout your ride in and around the city.
TVS Jupiter Specifications
Engine: 109.7cc / singe-cylinder / air-cooled / OHC
Power:7.9bhp @ 7500rpm
Torque: 8Nm @ 5500rpm
Price: 46,534 [ex-showroom Mumbai]