TVS has launched the new Jupiter ZX Disc variant which also features the i-Touch Start silent-start system. The front disc brake option was surprisingly unavailable so far in the BS6 TVS Jupiter line-up. The new Jupiter ZX variant also gets TVS' new 'i-Touch Start' silent-start system, a feature we've seen before on the TVS XL100. It eliminates the cranking sound that’s heard while starting up the engine, with TVS claiming this helps improve battery life as well.
Besides a disc brake and the silent-start technology, this ZX variant also gets a new all-in-one lock system. It integrates the ignition system, seat, and fuel-cap lock release into a single keyhole, allowing the rider to access these functions easily. The Jupiter ZX Disc is available in three colours – Matte Starlight Blue, Starlight Blue, and Royal Wine. TVS is set to launch Jupiter ZX in Nepal in coming months. We are sure the upcoming scooters in Nepal will get great marketing value.
Mechanically, the new TVS Jupiter ZX Disc is identical to the rest of the BS6 Jupiter line-up. It is powered by a 109.7cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled fuel-injected engine that develops 7.5hp at 7,000rpm and 8.4Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. Other standard features include an LED headlamp, a telescopic fork, and a 21-litre boot. We will get more specific details once after launched in Nepal.
Interestingly, the new Jupiter ZX Disc variant is priced slightly below the range-topping Jupiter Classic (Rs 2.12 lakhs), which does not get the silent-start system and is only available with a drum brake setup. Within the Jupiter family, we’d recommend opting for the standard model because the higher-spec variants fall in the price bracket of more powerful 125cc scooters, like the Hero Destini 125 and Suzuki Access 125 in standard trim. Stay tune with us for more auto news in Nepal.