After Honda Activa, TVS Jupiter has become the second scooter in the country to comply with BS-VI emission norms. The first TVS scooter to get BS-VI is Jupiter Classic, which comes at a price tag of Rs 67,911 (ex-showroom, Delhi). That’s about 8k more than the BS-IV variant. Other Jupiter variants including the base variant, ZX and Grande will get BS-VI upgrade in the coming months.
When compared to price of Honda Activa BS6, which is a 125cc scooter, the new TVS Jupiter 110cc BS6 is about Rs 400 more expensive. It is to be noted that this is the top variant Jupiter that has been converted to BS6, while the top end Activa BS6 variant is about 75k. But the price of Activa BS6 125cc base variant is cheaper than TVS Jupiter BS6.
TVS has chosen to call its BS-VI compliant engine as ET-Fi, which is short for Ecothrust Fuel injection. According to TVS, the new engine not only meets BS-VI emission norms, but also offers improved fuel efficiency. Under test conditions, Jupiter Classic BS-VI delivers 15% higher fuel efficiency, as compared to BS-IV model.
As of now, TVS has not revealed the power and torque figures for BS6 Jupiter. It is expected to be close to the BS4 variant, which is powered by a 109.7 cc engine. Max power is 8 bhp @ 7500 rpm and max torque is 8.4 Nm @ 5500 rpm.
Along with BS6 upgrade, Jupiter Classic also gets a new Indiblue colour option. This is in addition to Sunlit Ivory and Autumn Brown colour options available with existing variant. BS6 Jupiter Classic also gets USB charging slot at the front and dedicated space to keep a mobile phone. The updated scooter will continue using features such as full chrome mirrors, stylish windshield, cushioned backrest, chrome plated pillion handle, and premium dual-tone seat.
Most of the hardware is also expected to be the same such as high rigidity underbone chassis, telescopic front suspension and gas-charged monoshock rear suspension. Braking duties are performed by 220 mm disc brake at the front and 130 mm drum brake at the rear.
Jupiter is currently the bestselling TVS two-wheeler, ahead of Luna, Apache, Ntorq, Radeon, Sport and others. In October, Jupiter was the second bestselling scooter in the list of top 10 scooters in India. A total of 74,560 units were sold, which translates into MoM growth of 7.98%. However, YoY sales were down -27.00%. Launch of BS6 model can help boost sales, but increased pricing can be a challenge for some customers.