We pit India’s most popular 125cc scooters against the newly launched TVS Jupiter 125.
TVS has recently launched the new TVS Jupiter 125 in India. So, we have pitted the new TVS Jupiter 125 against its arch-rivals which include the Honda Activa 125, Suzuki Access 125, Yamaha Fascino 125, and the Hero Destini 125. Check it out.
TVS Motor Company has recently launched the all-new TVS Jupiter 125 in the Indian market. The TVS Jupiter 125 is an all-new scooter from the ground up and it gets a refreshed styling, host of features, including some segment-first ones and a brand new engine. As we all know, the 125cc scooter segment is growing rapidly and so TVS has come up with this scooter to grab a pie of the market share. But, how does it fare against its arch-rivals which include the Honda Activa 125, Suzuki Access 125, Yamaha Fascino 125 and the Hero Destini 125? Let’s find out in this on-paper comparo.
Dimensions and Under-seat Storage
The Yamaha Fascino 125 is the longest scooter in its class, Hero Destini 125 is the widest while the Honda Activa 125 stands highest when measured from the ground level. Now, in terms of wheelbase, almost all the scooters are evenly matched but it is actually the Yamaha Fascino 125 that has the longest wheelbase in its class. Also, the Fascino 125 is the lightest 125cc scooter on sale in India. But on the downside, it has the lowest ground clearance. Finally, talking about the under-seat storage space, in this department, the new TVS Jupiter 125 is miles ahead of the competition with a capacity of 32 litres. It can even accommodate two helmets at once.
The new TVS Jupiter draws power from a BS6 compliant 124.8cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine that pumps out 8.04 Bhp at 6500 RPM and 10.5 Nm at 4500 RPM. The Honda Activa 125 gets a 124cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine. This motor delivers 8.18 Bhp at 6500 RPM and 10.3 Nm at 5000 RPM. Similarly, the Suzuki Access 125 gets a 124cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine that pumps out 8.6 Bhp at 6750 RPM and 10.3 Nm at 5000 RPM.
The updated Yamaha Fascino 125 draws power from a new 125cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected motor that puts out 8.04 Bhp at 6500 RPM and 10.3 Nm at 5000 RPM. Finally, we have the Hero Destini 125. It also gets a BS6 compliant 124.6cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine. This motor pumps out 8.9 Bhp at 7000 RPM and 10.4 Nm at 5500 RPM. The engine of all these 125cc gearless scooters comes paired with a CVT.
Hardware and Features
All these 125cc gearless scooters get telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock absorber at the rear. For braking duties, all of them get a drum unit at the rear and a disc brake at the front, save for the Hero Destini 125. As an additional safety aid, all of them get a combined braking system too. Talking about the equipment on offer, all these scooters are fairly loaded with features. Most of them get a semi-analogue semi-digital cluster while the Fascino 125 and the Access 125 gets an all-digital unit. Moreover, the Access 125 even gets Bluetooth connectivity.
The new TVS Jupiter 125 has priced in India between Rs 73,400 - Rs 81,300, the Honda Activa 125 retails between Rs 73,203 - Rs 80,325, Suzuki Access 125 is priced between Rs 73,400 - Rs 82,600, Yamaha Fascino 125 is priced between Rs 72,030 - Rs 78,350 and finally, we have the Hero Destini 125 that has been priced between Rs 70,400 - Rs 79,500. All the prices stick to Ex-showroom Delhi. Which 125cc scooter will you pick? Let us know in the comments below.