The TVS Jupiter was a very strong contender for this yearâ€™s Scooter Of The Year at the 2015 CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE awards and for good reason. The Jupiter isnâ€™t all new and is based on the TVS Wego, but the engineers have managed to make the engine more refined, and this difference is apparent. So apparent that Iâ€™m almost always riding with the throttle (fairly) wide open because the engine never complains. This month I tried to ride within the throttle range of the green Econometer light to see if it made any difference in fuel efficiency.
Last month I clocked about 38kmpl with my usual riding style. With my new exercise in restraint this month that figure moved up to 40, which to be frank isnâ€™t the significant increase I was hoping for. This could mean one of two things – the more unlikely deduction is that my riding style was always this efficient. The other is that the Jupiter is tuned quite well to deliver high fuel efficiency. I happen to think itâ€™s the latter and itâ€™s quite a comforting thought that riding faster doesnâ€™t result in a drastic drop in efficiency. In any case, any figure around 40kmpl is quite good for an automatic scooter in a city like Mumbai and the Jupiter scores high on that front. Other small things that I liked about the Jupiter were, of course, the exterior placement of the fuel filler cap, the generous under-seat storage, the incorporation of a pass light switch and the soft seat. A lot of thought has gone into the making of this scooter and Iâ€™ve quite enjoyed the fruits of it.
Total mileage: 14,208km, Â date acquired: Â Dec 13, Â This month mileage: 858km, Â fuel: Â 21.45 litres, Â efficiency: 40.0kmpl
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