Honda Activa 5G vs TVS Jupiter – Which is the best scooter?
TVS Jupiter is one of the main competitors of the recently launched 5th Generation Honda Activa.
Disclaimer – As the manufacturer (TVS Motor Company) has blacklisted Rushlane from it’s events/rides as a consequence of decisions based on restrictive practices, Jupiter specs and figures below are attributed to freely available media material.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter Africa has officially launched the new Honda Activa 5G with a host of updates and competes head on with the TVS Jupiter, the second highest selling scooter in the country. But, of the two, which is the better scooter? The comparison below will help you answer that question.
Price – Honda Activa 5G is priced at INR 52,460 for the STD variant and at INR 54,325 for the DLX variant. Prices of the TVS Jupiter start at INR 49,966 and go up to INR 56,056 for the Classic Edition.
|Activa 5G STD||52,460|
|Activa 5G DLX||54,325|
Engine – Honda Activa 5G is powered by a 109cc, single cylinder HET engine offering 8 PS power at 7,500 rpm and 9 Nm torque at 5,500 rpm. TVS Jupiter also gets a 109cc, single cylinder engine producing 8 PS power at 7,500 rpm and 8 Nm torque at 5,500 rpm. Fuel efficiency on the Activa 5G stands at 60 kmpl as against 62 kmpl offered by the engine of TVS Jupiter.
|Power||8 PS||8 PS|
|Torque||9 Nm||8 Nm|
Dimensions – The Honda Activa 5G dimensions remain unchanged. It measures 1,761mm in length, 710mm in width and 1,149mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 1,238mm, ground clearance of 153mm and seat height of 765mm. TVS Jupiter on the other hand measures 1,834mm in length, 650mm in width and 1,115mm in height. It has ground clearance of 150mm and saddle height of 765mm.
|Fuel Tank||5.3 L||5 L|
Design – Both the Activa 5G and the TVS Jupiter sport a conservative design language. The Activa 5G gets similar body work as seen on its earlier counterpart and two new color schemes of Yellow and Red. Extensive use of chrome is seen on its front apron with specific badging adding to its premium appeal. The Activa 5G is seen with a full LED headlamp which is a first in segment feature in the 110cc scooter segment. It also sports a digital analog instrument console with both service due indication lights and Eco Mode lights.
|Brake F||Drum 130||Drum 130|
|Brake R||Drum 130 CBS||Drum 130|
TVS Jupiter receives a halogen headlamp, turn indicators on its front apron and LED tail lamp. It gets only an analog instrument cluster without any digital display and the instrument console clocks speed, odometer and fuel gauge with Eco Mode and Power Mode indications. The Activa 5G sports steel wheels with drum brakes and Combi Brake System as against TVS Jupiter which sits on alloy wheels with optional brake system. The fuel tank of the Activa 5G is a larger 5.30 liter unit as against the 5 liter fuel tank capacity seen on the TVS Jupiter.