TVS Jupiter 125 vs TVS NTorq 125: Differences Explained
While both scooters have the same engine capacity, they’re wildly different on every other front. We explain the nitty gritties
TVS has finally entered the fast-evolving 125cc commuter scooter segment with a feature-laden offering, the TVS Jupiter 125. The Hosur-based manufacturer has already established itself in the sporty 125cc scooter segment with the TVS NTorq 125, and here’s how the new Jupiter is different from this sporty scooter.
Same Displacement, Different Heart:
The TVS NTorq 125 and the TVS Jupiter 125 both have a 124.8cc air-cooled single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine. However, the NTorq uses a more advanced three-valve setup whereas the Jupiter 125 uses a two-valve motor. TVS has also tweaked the NTorq 125’s engine to be on the sportier side, so it makes 9.38PS at 7000rpm and 10.5Nm at 5500rpm. The higher-end Race XP variant has been tuned to offer even more performance. This version produces 10.2PS at 7000rpm, and 10.8Nm at 5500rpm. It also comes with two riding modes: Street, and Race.
On the other hand, the TVS Jupiter 125’s engine has been tweaked to offer better rideability in the city, with emphasis on efficiency. This one pushes out 8.15PS at 6500rpm and 10.5Nm at 4500rpm. As you can see, the peak torque is the same as the NTorq 125, and arrives earlier down the rev range, which should translate into peppier performance in the city.
While both scooters are built on an underbone frame, the one in the Jupiter 125 has been tweaked to accommodate the fuel tank in the floor-board area. The fuel tank cap is located in the apron, making it easy to refuel. This setup frees up a lot of space under the seat, more on that later. The two scooters use a telescopic front fork, whereas the rear unit in the Jupiter 125 is a gas-charged shock absorber with three-step preload adjustment, and the NTorq 125 gets a conventional single shock absorber.
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Both of them roll on `12-inch wheels but the alloy design is different in the two scooters. The NTorq 125 also gets a chunkier 100-section front and 110-section rear tyre whereas the Jupiter uses a slimmer 90-section unit at both ends. For optimum braking prowess, the NTorq 125 gets a 220mm front petal disc which offers better heat dissipation than the conventional disc of the same size on the Jupiter 125. The two scooters use a 130mm drum at the rear, and a 130mm front drum is also available as a more affordable variant.
Design and Practicality:
The TVS Jupiter 125 has been designed to appeal to a wider range of audiences, both young and matured, hence its looks lean more towards the conservative side. The scooter’s silhouette looks pretty similar to the 110cc TVS Jupiter, which should make it more familiar to the masses. On the other hand, the TVS NTorq 125 screams sportiness from all angles. The apron-mounted headlamp, angular tail section with fighter jet-inspired faux vents, and sleek tail lamp make the scooter by far the most aggressive-looking one in its segment. You also get unique Marvel-inspired colour schemes thanks to the inclusion of Super Squad Edition.
The TVS Jupiter 125 is loaded to the gills with practical features. It gets a two-litre apron-mounted cubbyhole with integrated smartphone charging port. Thanks to the floorboard mounted fuel tank, the underseat storage is large enough to accommodate not one but two helmets! At 33 litres, it’s the largest in its segment, bettered only by some electric scooters. The NTorq gets a conventional underseat fuel tank, and a 20-litre underseat storage, which is still reasonably large.
The TVS Jupiter 125’s semi-digital instrument cluster shows all the relevant information, including real-time and average mileage, but there’s no smartphone connectivity or turn-by-turn navigation. Whereas, the NTorq 125 is properly geeky with a fully digital instrument cluster with connectivity, navigation, lap timer and more.
Both the scooters have been priced pretty competitively, at least as far as the base variants are concerned. Take a look at the full ex-showroom Delhi price list below:
As you can see, the base variants of both scooters are in the same ballpark. If you’re looking for a family-oriented scooter with tons of practicality, then the TVS Jupiter 125 is a better choice. Those who are looking for a sporty, performance-oriented, feature-packed scooter can’t go wrong with the TVS NTorq 125.