Storage space is something that gives scooters an edge over motorcycles. And I must say that TVS has nailed it in this department with the Jupiter 125. It can carry a lot of your belongings on the footboard, in the cubby hole at the front and under the seat. Speaking of under seat storage space, the Jupiter 125 has a 33-litre boot which is the largest in any scooter in India.
Under the seat, we could easily store my properly stuffed backpack, my riding jacket, my gloves, a water bottle, with still some space left for small things. TVS claims it can accommodate two full-face helmets. But mind you, these should be locally manufactured, small-sized helmets. If you try to accommodate a full-blown imported helmet, the seat just refuses to close down.
The footboard is generously spacious too. Even with your feet resting comfortably on it, you have enough space to keep many things, like a big bag of groceries. And for hanging these bags, there are two retractable hooks on the front. It doesn’t end there. You have access to a cubby hole at the front that can take in a one-litre water bottle along with a smartphone.
This is 2021 and things like a fully-digital instrument cluster have become a norm. We have started seeing an LCD console with Bluetooth on a lot of scooters, especially in the 125cc segment. And we think this one feature should have been incorporated in the Jupiter 125 as well, at least as an option.
Having said that, the tiny LCD present in the cockpit area of the Jupiter 125 shows all the important data. You can toggle between things like distance to empty, average and instant fuel efficiency, low fuel indicator, and other basic information. You also get to see if you’re riding in economy or power mode, along with a host of other tell-tale lights.