TVS Jupiter BS6: Variants Explained
Not sure which variant of the TVS Jupiter BS6 to choose? We got you!
TVS launched the Jupiter BS6 in February 2020. This was the brand’s first fuel-injected scooter to go on sale. It is available in three variants: Standard, ZX and Classic. If you’re wondering which variant to go for, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a detailed explanation:
TVS Jupiter BS6 Standard:
As the name suggests, the standard variant of the TVS Jupiter BS6 is the most affordable one in the range. It is priced at Rs 61,449 (ex-showroom Delhi). TVS has made sure the scooter is available in different colours to suit the tastes of different riders. In fact, it is available in eight colours including matte and gloss finishes. The interior panels in this colour variant are all black.
The scooter comes with an all-analogue instrument cluster while the seat cover gets traditional black stitching. There’s no service reminder feature but it gets an Econometer as standard. This technology consists of an Eco light and a Power light. One of them gets illuminated based on riding style. It gives you a fair idea of how efficiently you are riding.
TVS Jupiter BS6 ZX:
The Jupiter BS6 ZX variant features more premium beige interior panels and a more upmarket dual-tone seat cover. It also gets a 3D chromed-out logo on the side panel. Another major addition is the semi-digital instrument cluster, which shows the clock, odometer and tripmeter readings in the digital inset. Interestingly, the Grande edition used to come with a semi-digital instrument cluster but this variant is missing in the BS6-compliant lineup. If we’re lucky, TVS might reintroduce this version later.
Coming back to the ZX variant, TVS has equipped the scooter with a service reminder too. This feature, as well as the semi-digital instrument console aren’t available in the affordable Standard variant or even on the more expensive Classic variant. The TVS Jupiter BS6 ZX variant is available in two colours: Starlight Blue and Royal Wine. It is priced at Rs 63,449 (ex-showroom Delhi), which makes it Rs 2,000 dearer than the base version. That’s a nominal premium considering the kind of additional features you get in this model.
TVS Jupiter Classic BS6:
The Classic edition is the most premium variant of the TVS Jupiter BS6. It exudes a slightly retro appeal thanks to the standard tinted windscreen, chromed-out circular rear view mirrors, and a chrome ornament on the front fender. The scooter also gets a premium ribbed pattern seat with dual-tone finish and a cushioned backrest for optimum pillion comfort. Going with the retro theme, it comes with an all-analogue instrument cluster, which shows the same set of information as the base variant.
Like the ZX variant, it also comes with premium beige interior panels. For added exclusivity, TVS has offered new graphics and a chromed-out logo on the side panels. The scooter is priced at Rs 67,911 (ex-showroom Delhi), making it Rs 4,462 more expensive than the ZX variant. That’s quite a premium considering it’s essentially a retro package. TVS offers this variant in three colours: Autumn Brown, Sunlit Ivory and Indiblue.
All the variants come with an LED headlamp as standard. They also get a low fuel indicator, an external fuel filler, a generous 21-litre underseat storage along with an extra 2-litre apron mounted utility compartment, and an optional USB charger. TVS claims the Jupiter BS6 offers 15 per cent more mileage than the carburetted BS4-compliant version.
The scooter is powered by a 109.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled fuel-injected motor, which produces 7.4PS at 7000rpm and 8.4Nm at 5500rpm. TVS used to offer a front disc as an option in the BS4 version, but the BS6-compliant model misses out on that. In fact, none of the variants get a front disc, likely due to cost constraints. That said, all the variants retain the 12-inch alloy wheel setup on both ends.
Overall, we’d recommend the TVS Jupiter BS6 ZX variant as it gets all the useful features and is priced reasonably well.