TVS Jupiter vs Honda Activa 6G: Specifications Compared

Modified On Mar 4, 2021 06:43 PM By Punya Sharma for TVS Jupiter

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Can the Indian-native keep up with the Japanese Honda Activa that kickstarted the segment?

Honda kickstarted the gearless-scooter segment in India with the Activa, which soon became the country’s highest-selling scooter. It fended off numerous competitors over the years, but the one scooter that could give the Activa a run for its money has to be the TVS Jupiter. Both scooters have been updated in the recent past with better features, improved mechanicals, and a BS6-compliant engine. But how does the TVS Jupiter BS6 compare to Activa 6G in 2021? Read on to find out...

Engine

Specifications

TVS Jupiter

Honda Activa 6G

Engine

109.7cc, Single-cylinder

109.51cc, Single-cylinder

Power

7.48PS @ 7000rpm

7.79PS @ 8000rpm

Torque

8.4Nm @ 5500rpm

8.79Nm @ 5250rpm

Gearbox

CVT

CVT


Thanks to the switch to BS6, both scooters have lost out on power but now benefit from cleaner emissions with fuel-injection. Between the two, the Activa is the more powerful scooter, but the difference is marginal. That said, the Jupiter’s power kicks in 1000rpm earlier than the Activa, making it better in the city. Both manufacturers claim the scooters are 10-15% more fuel-efficient than their BS4 counterparts, but the Activa has a bigger 5.3-litre fuel tank than the Jupiter’s 5 litres, giving it a better overall range.

Underpinnings

Specifications

TVS Jupiter

Honda Activa 6G

Frame

Underbone Type

Underbone Type

Front suspension

Telescopic fork

Telescopic fork

Rear suspension

3-step pre-load adjustable hydraulic shocks

3-step pre-load adjustable hydraulic shocks

Front brake

130mm drum

130mm drum

Rear brake

130mm drum

130mm drum

Front tyre

90/90-12

90/90-12

Rear tyre

90/90-12

90/100-10

 

It is as if both scooters belong to the same stable. They feature the same frame, suspension, and braking hardware. However, TVS offers a disc brake variant for the Jupiter, whereas the Activa doesn’t get one even as an option. The Jupiter also comes with alloy wheels, giving it better aesthetics and more practicality. The Activa finally gets larger 12-inch front wheels and a telescopic fork, though,  which translates to improved overall rideability.  

 

Dimensions

 

Specifications

TVS Jupiter

Honda Activa 6G

Wheelbase

1275mm

1260mm

Ground clearance

150mm

171mm

Seat height

765mm

765mm

Kerb weight

107kg

107kg

Both scooters have the same seat height and kerb weight, making them apt for riders of all shapes and sizes. That said, the Activa 6G is slightly easier to manoeuvre around cramped-up spaces, thanks to its shorter wheelbase. Also, the 6G has 21mm more ground clearance than the Jupiter, which means more room to navigate larger speed breakers without a hassle.

Features

 

TVS Jupiter

Honda Activa 6G

LED Headlamp

Yes

Yes

Instrument Cluster

Analogue

Analogue

Econometer

Yes

Yes

External Fuel Cap

Yes

Yes

All-in-one Lock

No

Yes

Start-stop Switch

No

Yes

USB Port

Yes

No

As seen in the table, both scooters have on offer a host of features with some unique elements. For example, the Jupiter has several variants, which works in its favour as it targets a broader riderbase. 

The Jupiter’s ZX, for instance, gets a semi-digital speedometer, all-in-one lock, USB charger with a utility box, and a silent starter system. It also gets a low fuel telltale light which the Activa misses out on. The top-of-the-line Jupiter Classic gets a windscreen, a backrest, and a dual-tone seat. In comparison, the Activa’s standard features are a start-stop switch, an ACG starter, and an all-in-one lock, thus giving it the edge over the Jupiter.

Price

TVS Jupiter

Honda Activa 6G

Sheet Metal Wheel - Rs 63,497 

Standard - Rs 65,497

ZX (Drum) - Rs 68,247

ZX (Disc with IntelliGo) - Rs 72,347

Classic - Rs 72,472

STD - Rs 66,799 

DLX - Rs 68,544

20th Year Anniversary Edition STD - Rs 68,299

20th Year Anniversary Edition DLX - Rs 70,044



If we take the base variants into consideration, the TVS Jupiter undercuts the Activa 6G by roughly Rs 3000, which makes it the more value-for-money proposition. When you compare their top variants, you find that the Jupiter Classic costs Rs 2,000 more than the 6G. However, it packs better features and aesthetics, and so the hike seems justified. And if that doesn’t excite you, the TVS Jupiter ZX (Disc variant) might make more sense, considering it offers an excellent set of features, oodles of practicality, and more safety, all thanks to the disc brake.

That said, the Activa is undoubtedly the king of this segment, thanks to Honda’s unmatched reliability and extensive dealership network. Importantly, in the BS6 era, the Activa has gotten smoother and more fuel-efficient, thus adding value to the package.

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