Jupiter MillionR vs Aprilia SR 150 Race Comparison Review

Aprilia SR150 vs TVS Jupiter Million R Comparison Review:


Pricing & Features:
The Aprilia SR 150 costs 75,000 Rs. on road, Delhi. This makes it an eye-watering, 16,000 Rs. more expensive, than the TVS Jupiter MillionR, which has a sticker price of 59,000 Rs. In terms of equipment, both scooters get a disc brake and telescopic suspension at the front. In spite of being cheaper, its the Jupiter MillionR which gets an external fuel-filler and a mobile charging point, both of which are absent in the Aprilia.

Price, On Road, Delhi:
Aprilia SR 150: 75,000 Rs
Jupiter MillionR: 59,000 Rs

Performance & Tractability:
On paper, the SR 150 looks like it has a huge advantage over the Jupiter Million R with 20% better power-to-weight weight and torque-to-weight ratio. However, in reality, nit only is the Jupiter almost as quick as the Aprilia off the line, at part-throttle condition, but it is also much smoother and has a more linear power delivery and judder free CVT transmission compared to the Aprilia. Engine refinement is also far better in the Jupiter. Aprilia's exhaust note is just too loud and clattery and becomes a nuisance after a while. Jupiter on the other hand is arguably the quietest and smoothest power train from the TVS stables till date. Aprilia's only advantage is its outright performance, with a speedo indicated top-whack of 110 kmph.

Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): Aprilia SR 150 - 86, Jupiter MillionR - 74 (difference 14%)
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): Aprilia SR 150 - 94, Jupiter MillionR - 74 (difference 21%)

Power (PS@rpm): Aprilia SR150 - 10.54@7000, 
Jupiter MillionR – 8.0@7000
Torque (Nm@rpm): Aprilia SR150 - 11.5@5500, Jupiter MIllionR – 8.0@5500
Kerb Weight (kg): Aprilia SR150 - 122, Jupiter MillionR - 108

Displacement (cc): Aprilia SR150 - 154.4, 
Jupiter MillionR – 109.7

Handling & Ride Quality:
Jupiter MillionR is no match to the handling prowess of the Aprilia SR 150. SR 150 has bigger, 14 inch wheels shod with wider 120 section tyres, which give it superior grip and road holding compared to most 100 -125 cc motorcycles. However, Jupiter's 12 inch wheels and 90 section tyres, gives it the best among the rest, in terms of dynamics among Indian scooter. Where the Jupiter scores over the Aprilia is in terms of ride quality. The Aprilia is sprung too stiffly, giving it a back-breaking ride. The Jupiter on the other hand is quite pliant in comparison, making a decent job of isolating the road imperfections, especially for a scooter.

Tyre Size:
Front: Aprilia SR 150 – 120/70 - 14, Jupiter MillionR – 90/90R12
Rear: Aprilia SR 150 – 120/70 - 14, Jupiter MillionR – 90/90R12

Wheelbase (mm): Aprilia SR150 – 1350, Jupiter MillionR – 1275

Comfort & Ergonomics:
In its quest for making a sporty scooter, Aprilia has compromised on the practicality aspect of the SR 150, big time. It has a short seat, making it uncomfortably tight for the pillion at times, saddle height is too tall for the averagely heighted Indians, especially the ladies and even the floorboard is just too narrow leaving no space for the occasional grocery bag. Jupiter in the other hand has a long wide seat, with a saddle low enough for most, and a flat, wide floor that can accommodate Mr. Dilip Bam's favourite gas cylinder.

Seat Height (mm): Aprilia SR 150 - 775, Jupiter MillionR - 775

Fuel Efficiency:
In our back to back tests, the Jupiter MilionR was almost 10 kmpl more efficient than the Aprilia SR 150. This translates to a difference of a whopping 28,000 Rs. in fuel costs, over a usage of 60,000 kilometers.

Test Fuel Efficiency: Aprilia SR 150 - 33, Jupiter MillionR – 42 kmpl

Fuel Cost (for usage of 60,000 km):
Aprilia SR150 - 1.3 Lakh Rs.
Jupiter MillionR - 1.02 Lakh Rs.

Reliability & After Sales Service: 
Piaggio needs to get its act together, when it comes to the durability and service support of its scooters. Vespa remains the least hassle free of all the modern scooter brands in the market, and Aprilia, with an even more limited service reach is bound to be the worst, comparatively speaking of course. TVS on the other hand has turned out to be the most reliable 'Indian' manufacturer over the last two decades in the country. It is still not as good as the Japanese in terms of its inherent product reliability, but it has been offering a reasonable peace of mind to its customers nonetheless.

Resale & Cost of Ownership:
The Aprilia SR 150 is bound to depreciate much more than the Jupiter MillionR, thanks to the questionable durability and deficient service support. 5 to 7 year old Wegos sell for around 30,000 Rs today and Jupiters are expected to fare marginally better than that. The SR 150 on the other hand, is bound to fetch around 37,000 Rs. post a usage of 5 to 7 years.

Resale Price (after 5 - 7 years & 60,000 km):
Aprilia SR 150 - 37,000 Rs.
Jupiter MillionR - 32,000 Rs.

Total Cost of Ownership (Price + Fuel Cost - Resale Price):
Overall, the SR 150 works out to be a whopping 35,000 Rs. more expensive than the Jupiter, in terms of overall ownership costs, and that is assuming it turns out to be as reliable as a Jupiter over the entire period of ownership. If not, then it is going to end up costing much more.

Aprilia SR 150 - 1.68 Lakh
Jupiter MillionR - 1.29 Lakh

Verdict:

The TVS Jupiter MillionR is the clear winner of this test. It is incredibly better value-for-money than the SR 150, being almost 30% lighter on the pocket in the long run, and yet is more feature packed than the Aprilia as well. It is undoubtedly the more practical and reliable scooter amongst the two. It may not have the extra sharp handling prowess or the outright acceleration of the Aprilia, but then it has better tractability, refinement and ride comfort than the SR. 

The thing is that if performance and handling are really your top priorities, then you shouldn't be buying a scooter at all. Even a bare basic 150 cc bike like the Achiever, can outrun the SR in a straight line and even around the curves. It can also elevate your riding skills to far higher levels than all those SR 150 riding posers!

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