The BS6 upgrade brought the Ecothrust Fuel injection (ET-Fi) technology to the 110cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. The updated motor produces 7.4bhp of power and 8.4Nm of torque as against 7.8bhp and 8Nm on the BS4 model.
The fuel injection system makes the early morning starts nice and breezy. The scooter feels peppy off the line, and the acceleration is nice and linear from 20kmph to 60kmph. Twist the throttle further and the Jupiter can easily keep up with the highway traffic, albeit with some noticeable strain on the engine above the 70kph zone. We found that 40-50kmph is the ideal zone to cruise.
The refinement levels are commendable, with no noticeable vibrations under 50kmph. Even after 50kmph, the vibrations are mostly limited to the footboard, and they only become considerably noticeable post 65-70kmph speeds.
The scooter comes with a drum brake setup only. The hardware is at par with its rivals and it does a decent job at shedding speed. The CBS tech, or Sync Braking System as TVS likes to call it, further ensures safety by distributing the braking force on both wheels. While the anchoring setup is sufficient for the overall package, an option of a front disc brake would’ve enhanced the ride experience.
The ride quality is comfortable without being too soft. The suspension setup, which comprises of telescopic forks at the front and a preload-adjustable spring at the back, works perfectly on city roads, and the Jupiter glides over most undulations and small potholes efficiently and forgivingly. Long-distance comfort is solid, and it was only during the last leg of our 200kms ride that we started feeling a sore rear.
We did clock some of those miles on city roads, and the Jupiter easily made its way through slow moving and bumper-to-bumper traffic. The short turning radius makes the filtering process even simpler.
The rider’s triangle is upright, and there’s sufficient space on the footboard to comfortably rest the feet. At 5’10'', I had enough legroom to sit comfortably without hitting my knees into the keyhole or the cubby hole.