There is no doubt that these two 125cc scooters are among the bestselling scooters in the country, and that too, for several years. Moreover, in terms of sales, there were the top three bikes that sold the most in January 2023. As usual, the Honda Activa took the first spot, while the TVS Jupiter and the Suzuki Access took second and third spots, respectively. The reason behind their impressive sales figures is because of their proven engines, as they are extremely fuel efficient.
Apart from that, the Suzuki Access 125’s price starts from Rs 77,900, while the TVS Jupiter starts from Rs 82,825 onwards. Like their similar pricing, they are also similar in terms of features and specifications. So, let’s see how the Suzuki Access squares off with the TVS Jupiter.
Engine and other specifications
For starters, let’s talk about the frames that these two scooters have on offer. The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer utilised a steel frame to structure the Suzuki Access 125. On the other hand, the Hosur-based indigenous two-wheeler manufacturer used a high-rigidity underbone type to build the TVS Jupiter. There are other TVS scooters that have the same frame as the Jupiter 125. Asides from that, the TVS Jupiter has a slightly larger fuel tank capacity of 5.1 litres, making it 0.1 litres more than the Suzuki Access’s 5-litre fuel tank. For your reference, a vehicle with a large fuel tank will always offer more range than a vehicle with a small fuel tank. But there won’t be much of a difference in the range between these two scooters.
However, as far as the figures are concerned, the TVS Jupiter is powered by a 124.8cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which is tuned to churn out 8.04 bhp at 6500 rpm and 10.5 Nm of peak torque at 4500 rpm.
On the other hand, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer powered the Suzuki Access 125 with a 124cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that can pump out 8.6 bhp at 6750 rpm and 10 Nm of peak torque at 5500 rpm. If you are a buyer who considers power, albeit a marginal difference, you should pick the Access 125, then. Check out the Access 125 price here.
Both the 125cc scoters are coupled with a standard CVT automatic gearbox. Please note that all scooters in India come with an automatic transmission.
Weighing the figures, the Suzuki Access has more power by 0.56 bhp, while the TVS Jupiter has more torque by 0.5 Nm.
In terms of fuel efficiency, the TVS Jupiter 125 and the Suzuki Access 125 has more or less the same mileage figures. As per the feedback from the owners, the Suzuki Access returns an average real-world mileage of 49 km/l, while the TVS Jupiter returns an average of 50 km/l. In addition, it is worth mentioning that the actual mileage figures can vary with the local traffic conditions and individuals’ riding styles. Moreover, you can explore other Suzuki bikes that are known for returning impressive mileage figures.
Speaking of fuel efficiency, the owners of these scooters can easily think of doing long trips as they won’t let the owners bother much regarding the running costs.
Last but not least, the Suzuki Access 125 has a top speed of 90 km/h, while the TVS Jupiter 125 has a top speed of 95 km/h.
Now, keeping the engine performance aside, let’s now move on to the suspension setup. The Suzuki Access 125 has a telescopic fork at the front and a swing arm at the rear.
In parallel, the TVS Jupiter boasts a superior suspension setup to the Suzuki Access. Having said that, it has a hydraulic telescopic fork at the front and an inverted monotube with gas-filled shock absorbers with three-step adjustable spring aid. At the Jupiter’s price, it has a very good setup. And, an advanced suspension will always provide better riding dynamics and stability, especially around the corners.
However, these two locally-produced scooters are engineered keeping the conditions of Indian roads in mind. These two scooters have proven to sail through the bad patches. That said, they can also absorb the undulations and the bumps from potholes with ease. But, in this comparison, the TVS Jupiter’s superior suspension setup will return better performance than the Suzuki Access’s conventional setup. At the same time, you can easily think of doing inter-state trips, as these two scooters are well-suited for Indian roads. As indicated earlier, you do get an impressive suspension setup at the Jupiter 125’s price.
Prices and Variants
Let’s start with the TVS Jupiter. The Hosur-based two-wheeler manufacturer offers this 125cc scooter in three variants and four colours. The TVS Jupiter 125’s price starts at Rs 82,825 for the base model, the Drum-Steel, and goes up to Rs 89,625 for the top model, the Disc-Alloy.
On the other hand, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer sells the Access 125 in six variants and fourteen colours. The Suzuki Access 125’s price starts at Rs 77,900 for the base model, the Steel Wheel-Drum-CBS-Fi, and goes up to Rs 87,500 for the top model, the Disc Alloy-Bluetooth. All are ex-showroom prices, New Delhi, as of March 2023.
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