TVS Jupiter VS Honda Activa 6G.
Scooters have lately become the choice of the masses thanks to their easy maneuverability, low cost of maintenance, high fuel efficiency & various other characteristics. The sales figure of the year 2020, which was close to almost 4,00,000 units for standalone scooters itself, speaks a lot about the high demand and craze for this segment in the Indian market. Even in the second-hand two-wheeler market, there is a huge requirement for scooters by the buyers. The demand is such that every two-wheeler manufacturer in India wants to have its own two to three offerings in thus segment resulting to which the competition is incredibly high, and the buyer today is spoilt for choices, as there are numerous options available today.
And today in this article, we would be comparing the two most selling scooters in the Indian scooter segment, to clear your confusion and help you to make the correct decision. One of which is the highest-selling scooter of all time, the Honda Activa 6G 110cc & another one being hugely successful, the TVS Jupiter. So, which one is superior of the two, and provides better value for your value, let us find out!
Let us discuss the various criteria on which we would be judging the scooters:
- Engine and performance
- Pricing (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Based on all these criteria we will decide the better scooter among the two, so without further wasting any more time, let us get started with the comparison!
Both the Activa 6G and Jupiter look modern in their appearance and design and come with a wide range of color options to choose from but there is no denying the fact that the Jupiter has been in the market for quite a long time now, and needs a proper facelift rather than small updates to make it look fresher. The Activa recently got a mild update with a BS-6 update in the 6th generation avatar and but more or so looks somewhat like the previous gen.
Although looks are subjective from person to person, in our opinion the Jupiter manages to look somewhat modern than the Activa thanks to its alloy wheels which are missing on the Activa, additional chrome package, and a wider variety of colors on offer.
Engine and Performance
The Activa is powered by a 110cc 4-stroke SI engine which now comes with Fuel injected (FI) technology with the BS-6 update and ensures better fuel efficiency figures for the Activa 6G. The engine puts out a maximum power of 7.79 PS @ 8000 RPM and maximum torque of 8.79 Nm @ 5250 RPM.
Talking of the TVS Jupiter, it is also powered by a single-cylinder, 4 strokes, fuel injection engine which puts out a maximum power of 7.47 PS @ 7000 RPM and maximum torque of 8.4 Nm @ 5500 RPM.
The Activa is slightly powerful on paper, but that is quite negligible and unnoticeable while riding. Both the scooters weigh the same at 107 Kgs.
Talking of features, there is not much to differentiate between the two as both the scooters offer pretty much everything as you expect from a scooter of this range like external fuel lid opener, carry hook, passenger footrest, among others, but some features you get in the TVS Jupiter over the Activa 6G are digital instrumental cluster, alloy wheels, front disc brakes, chrome package and a charging point for mobile phones.
The Activa gets ESP technology over the Jupiter i.e., Enhanced Smart Power; the prime function of this feature is that it decreases the friction inside the engine pistons hence resulting in better fuel efficiency, performance, and lesser combustion of the fuel. It also gets an engine start switch, silent start with ACG, seat opening switch, body graphics in specific variants over the Jupiter.
Features-wise, Jupiter offers more useful features as compared to the Honda Activa 6G.
On the safety front, the Jupiter gets front disc brakes which provides much better-stopping power than the Activa’s drum brakes. And it is high time that Honda starts to offer disc brakes in the Activa. Both get LED headlamps and taillights and tubeless tires.
Dimensions and other specifications
|TVS Jupiter||Honda Activa 6G|
|Overall Length||1834 mm||1833 mm|
|Overall Width||650 mm||697 mm|
|Kerb Weight||107 kg||107 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||6 L||5.3 L|
|Wheel Size||Front: 304.8 mm, Rear: 304.8 mm||Front: 304.8 mm, Rear: 254 mm|
|Tyre Size||Front: 90/90 – 12, Rear: 90/90 – 12||Front: 90/90-12, Rear: 90/100-10|
|Ground Clearance||150 mm||171 mm|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic hydraulic||Telescopic|
|Rear Suspension||3 step adjustable type coil spring with hydraulic damper||3-Step Adjustable Spring Loaded Hydraulic|
Talking about the prices Ex-Showroom, Delhi of both these scooters, The TVS Jupiter comes in 5 variants starting from ₹ 64,437 and goes all the way up to ₹73,737.
Whereas the Honda Activa 6G comes in 4 variants starting from ₹ 67,483 and ₹ 71,089 for the top-end variant.
The Honda Activa 6G is a great scooter and no wonder is the highest selling scooter in India for decades with a waiting period even now. With its recent update and facelift, it even gets front telescopic suspension which was much needed in the previous generations and helps a lot in the ride quality. And add to that the trust and reliability of Honda, the Activa proves to be a great package overall. But where it lags is the safety department as it still does not disc brakes as compared to the TVS which provides a much better braking experience. The Jupiter also gets many more features compared to the Activa with just a slight premium over the two. And TVSs’ reliability after-sales service is great too. Hence it makes the TVS Jupiter the winner in this comparison!
Well with this we would like to end this article here, and we would be more than delighted to hear about your opinions and views about these two scooters in the comments section below. Also tell us which one among the two would you choose and why. And do not forget to check out MOTORBHAI if you are looking forward to selling or buying second-hand two-wheelers at the best price possible. With this, we would like to end this article here and we hope to see you see you soon in yet another blog soon!
Till then Ride safe & Stay safe!