Yamaha has never equipped their products with a lot of features and in the scooter market, new and interesting features have started to play a very important role. TVS has taken note of this and has managed to equip the Jupiter with some very practical features. USB socket for charging, external fuel lid for easy time at petrol bunkers, two storage hooks at the front and rear-brake lock. There’s a good amount of under-seat storage too, that fits a half-face helmet. In fact, we tried placing a 13-inch laptop and the storage space took it with ease.
Alloy wheels, front disc brake are couple of other features the MillionR is equipped with. These same set of features can be found on the Ray ZR as well. However, the Yamaha gets two cubby holes for storage which are pretty big. The under-seat storage on the Yamaha doesn’t take the 13-inch laptop, but eats up a half-face helmet. It also gets two cubby holes for storage space. But it misses out on USB charging and rear-brake lock. It also gets just one storage hook below the seat, which is pretty usable.
The instrument cluster on the Ray ZR looks little overdone due to lack of uniformity in the fonts and background stickers. But it does a decent job of showing ride data. The one on the Jupiter is well laid out and feels good to look at. It also shows two modes – eco and power, which lit up depending on the riders throttle input.
Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR: 5/10
TVS Jupiter MillionR: 6/10