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TVS Jupiter BS6 prices increased – Still cheaper Honda Activa 6G

This is the second price hike of TVS Jupiter in a matter of 2 months

TVS Jupiter is one of the best selling scooters in India. Rather the 2nd best selling scooter of India (Honda Activa being No 1). Sales have been affected in the past few months due to lockdown and pandemic. But they are now picking up.

After giving Jupiter a price hike of Rs 651 in June 2020, TVS has announced yet another price hike. This time, TVS Motor Company has increased prices of the BS6 Jupiter by Rs.1,040. Interestingly, the prices are still lower than arch rival Honda Activa 6G, which starts from Rs 65,419 – making the Jupiter about Rs 2,300 cheaper.

This now takes the base variant upto Rs.63,102 as against its earlier pricing of Rs.62,062. The TVS Jupiter ZX, which had an earlier price tag of Rs.64,062 is now priced at Rs.65,102 while the top of the line TVS Jupiter Classic has seen prices increased from 68,562 to 69,602.

Jupiter vs Activa – Prices July 2020

Jupiter vs Activa prices - July 2020
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The price hike does not bring in any changes to the Jupiter automatic scooter which continues to sport the same features and mechanics. Though there has been no official reason given, behind the increase in prices; rising input costs is believed to be the reason.

The company could no longer afford to take the burden, which is now being transferred to the customer. Apart from increasing the price of the TVS Jupiter, the bikemaker has also increased prices of the Apache RR 310, which is the company’s flagship offering. With the current price hike, the Apache RR 310 is now at Rs. 2.45 lakhs, ex-sh.

Jupiter BS6 Specs

TVS Jupiter is powered by 110cc, air cooled, single cylinder engine that makes 7.3 hp power at 7,000 rpm and 8.4 Nm torque at 5,500 rpm mated to a CVT gearbox. Suspension is via telescopic suspension in the front and monoshock at the rear. Braking is through drum brakes on both wheels, with a combined braking system.

The Jupiter scooter gets TVS’s patented Econometer with Eco Mode and Power Mode. The company claims that in Eco Mode fuel efficiency is higher. On board features include LED headlight, LED tail lamps, smartphone connectivity, an updated instrument cluster, 21 liter under seat storage, a 2 liter open glove box while the top spec Classic variant also receives a windshield. The TVS Jupiter sits on 12 inch alloy wheels at the front and rear. It is fitted with 90/90 section tubeless tyres.

Taking into account scooter sales in FY2019-20, the company sold a total of 5,95,545 units in the past fiscal as against 7,88,417 units sold in FY2018-19.

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