TVS Jupiter ZX Vs NTorq 125: Which One To Buy
The larger Ntorq 125 costs just Rs 5 more than the Jupiter ZX. We tell you which one should you go for
TVS had launched the Jupiter Grande edition last week and have now updated prices across the Jupiter range. This means the Jupiter ZX is now priced at Rs 59,990 (ex-showroom) which is just Rs 5 less than the NTorq 125. So which one should you go for? Now, this might seem like a no-brainer but don't discount the Jupiter just yet as it comes with its own sets of strengths. Here we compare both scooters on their features and strengths.
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Looks and features:
Straight off the Jupiter ZX looks like a family-oriented scooter and thanks to updated features looks more premium of the two thanks to the unique colour schemes, semi-digital instrument console, beige plastics, two-tone seat and chrome mirror covers. In comparison, the NTorq 125 has a sporty design and comes with its own set of class-first features like a full-digital instrument console and Bluetooth connectivity. It gets LED tail lamps, diamond-cut alloy wheels, split grab rail and an external fuel filler cap. In terms of features, the NTorq 125 is ahead of the Jupiter ZX. That said the Jupiter ZX gets an LED headlamp which the NTorq 125 misses out on.
Engine and performance:
The Jupiter ZX gets a 109.7cc motor that delivers 7.99PS and 8Nm of torque. It does the 0-60kmph acceleration run in 9.16 seconds and has a top speed of 86kmph. In comparison, the NTorq 125 gets a 124.7cc motor that puts out 9.4PS and 10.5Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0-60kmph in 7.65 seconds and is quicker than other 125cc scooters by a big margin. Top speed is 101kmph.
When it comes to fuel efficiency, the Jupiter offers an impressive 60.44kmpl in the city and 66.7kmpl on the highway, Both figures are the highest among other 110cc scooters we have tested. The NTorq delivers 47kmpl in the city and 53.4kmpl on the highway. So while the NTorq 125 offers good performance, the Jupiter offers fantastic fuel efficiency.
Ride and handling:
Both scooters run 12-inch wheels but while the Jupiter runs 90/90-12 tyres on both wheels, the NTorq 125 gets wider 100/80-12 and 110/80-12 tyres. Also, the NTorq’s 1285mm wheelbase is 10mm longer than the Jupiter and helps provide it with better stability. The Jupiter though offers a plusher ride. It now comes with a 2-step adjustable rear monoshock, an update which the NTorq’s is yet to receive.
Both bikes get a large 220mm front disc and 130mm rear drum setup. The NTorq though takes lesser time to stop thanks to its ventilated petal disc setup offering better bite and widers tyres offering more grip.
The Jupiter ZX’s 765mm seat height is 5mm lower than the NTorq 125 and is more accessible for shorter riders. It also has one of the longest seats in the 110cc scooter segment. Also at 116kg, the NTorq 125 is one of the heaviest scooters around. In comparison, the Jupiter weighs 8kg less and is easier to move around in the parking lot.
Both the Jupiter ZX and Ntorq 125 comes with its own sets of positives and negatives and it all boils down to what you are looking from a scooter. If you are looking for sportiness, and better handling, the NTorq 125 is the one to go for. If you want better fuel efficiency and ride quality and ore pillion comfort, the more family-oriented Jupiter ZX is the one to go for.