The Jupiter 135LC even packs more features than its naked cousin
The Malaysian wing of Yamaha has launched the updated version of its popular underbone, called the Jupiter 135LC. For 2022, the Japanese company has made some aesthetic and technical updates to keep up with its competition.
The 2022 Yamaha Jupiter 135LC has undergone subtle design changes to make it appear more aggressive. Right from its LED headlight and DRLs to its taillight, everything has been redesigned. The taillight now appears to be straight off the Yamaha YZF-R15 V4.
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On the features front, Yamaha has equipped the 135LC with a new LCD instrument console. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the Y-Connect or the Connect-X Bluetooth module. The Jupiter 135LC, however, gains a new USB charger at the front and even a storage compartment.
Yamaha has continued with the same liquid-cooled 135cc single-cylinder engine from the previous model; however, it now features fuel-injection instead of a carburetor. The 2022 135LC makes 12.4PS at 8,000rpm and 12.2Nm at 6,000rpm, which is 0.4PS and 0.3Nm more than before. For reference, the Yamaha FZ-Fi makes 12.4PS and 13.3Nm from its air-cooled 149cc motor. The Jupiter’s engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The 2022 Yamaha 135LC retains its suspension setup consisting of a telescopic fork and a monoshock. However, the braking hardware has seen an update in the form of a disc brake at the rear, replacing the drum unit from the previous model. Yamaha has also fitted the with a bigger 4.6-litre fuel tank. All the updates have made it heavier by 4kg, with a kerb weight of 109kg.
Yamaha is selling the 2022 Jupiter 135LC at RM 7798 which translates to roughly Rs 1.43 lakh. There’s also a special ‘Desert Storm’ edition that retails for RM 8198 (Rs 1.50 lakh). While this product certainly isn’t headed our way, we have the Yamaha Aerox 155 which is over Rs 10,000 more affordable than the 135LC.