This is a no brainer to identifying scooters in India – if it is small, multi-coloured and lightweight, then it’s a ‘Scooty’; and if it is big, dull and utilitarian then it is the ‘Activa’. Everything else sold in these segments are looked at as if they are just other versions.
The new TVS Jupiter faces the same issue in the 110cc segment where it takes-on the Honda Activa. The only advantage it has is TVS’ past experience in scooter market. The Wego is a brilliant scooter and the Jupiter uses the same platform with few other additions that should make it more potent.
We spent some time with the TVS Jupiter trying to figure out if it had enough to topple the Activa or is it just another addition to the already overcrowded segment.