Following the launch of BSVI compliant Apache range of motorcycles, TVS now has the BSVI compliant, Jupiter Fi (Fuel-injected) which has been launched in India for the price of Rs 67,911. Jupiter Fi is the second scooter launched in the final quarter first one being the Honda Activa 125 Fi.
The BSVI Jupiter Fi is almost Rs 8,000 more expensive than its BSIV variant. For the higher price, Jupiter now comes equipped with an electronic fuel injector by which the manufacturer claims to offer 15 per cent high fuel economy. The power source is the same 109cc single-cylinder engine mated to a CVT (Continuously variable transmission) automatic gearbox. TVS has not disclosed the torque and power rating of the BSVI compliant Jupiter, however, for reference, the BSIV Jupiter makes 8PS at 7,500rpm and 8.4Nm at 5,550rpm. We believe the specs of the new BSVI model could most likely be lower than the BSIV model. For suspension duties, the Jupiter gets a telescopic suspension in the front and a mono-shock in the rear.
TVS states that the ZX, Base and Grande editions of the Jupiter will soon be launched in a phased manner. Expect the ZX and ZX Disc brake variant of the same to follow with a hike in price up to Rs 1,500-2,000. That said, the BSVI compliant model has been launched only with drum brakes on either end and the disc brake is expected to come as standard equipment in the higher trims.
Commenting on this launch, Aniruddha Haldar, Vice President (Marketing) - Commuter Motorcycles, Scooters and Corporate Brand, TVS Motor Company, said, “TVS Motor Company has always delivered consumer delight. We have taken the opportunity of changeover to BS-VI, and are launching two Fi Technology platforms, RT-Fi and ET-Fi. With ET-Fi (Eco Thrust Fuel injection) focused on the Indian commuter, TVS Jupiter Classic ET-Fi delivers enhanced overall performance across driveability, smoothness, and fuel economy. Staying true to our promise of “Zyada ka Faydaâ TVS Jupiter Classic ET-Fi comes with a convenient front mobile phone cubby, USB charger and a new tinted visor. I am confident that our customers will continue to repose their faith in TVS Jupiter in the years to come.â
The BSVI Jupiter rivals the likes of the Honda Activa, Yamaha Fascino and the Hero Maestro Edge which are yet to meet the BSVI emission norms and could then be closely matched in terms of pricing and equipment as well. That said, the TVS Ntoq 125cc scooter is expected to be launched in BSVI state of tune which will also benefit from the electronic fuel injector. Although the price is expected to make it dearer to its customers and could retail at Rs 8,000 higher than the current price.
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