Honda Activa 5G vs TVS Jupiter - Spec comparison

21/03/2018 - 13:30 | ,  ,  ,   | Praveen M

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has launched the latest generation of the famed Activa, called the Honda Activa 5G. One of its main competitors in the segment is the TVS Jupiter.

Honda Activa 5G front left quarter at 2018 Auto Expo
The fifth generation Activa will help drive its sales further.

The Honda Activa 5G features minor updates which masks its ageing design while enhancing practicality. The scooter now comes with LED headlamp and position lamp. The Deluxe variant features analogue-digital combo cluster with Eco Speed indicator. The TVS Jupiter on the other hand has conventional headlamp, but the tail lamp is LED. With its ‘Zyada ka Fayda’ tagline, the scooter boasts best-in-segment leg space of 375 mm; and the longest wheelbase at 1,275 mm. Let’s see how the two scooters square up spec-wise.

SpecificationsHonda Activa 5GTVS Jupiter
Engine109.19 cc HET engine109.7 cc CVT-i engine
Peak Power7.96 PS at 7,500 rpm7.99 PS at 7,500 rpm
Maximum Torque9 Nm at 5,500 rpm8 Nm at 5,500 rpm
TransmissionV-maticCVT
Front SuspensionBottom link suspension30 mm telescopic fork
Rear SuspensionSingle hydraulic damperGas-charged monoshock
Front Brake130 mm drum with CBS130 mm drum with SBS (Front 220 mm disc without SBS is optional)
Rear Brake130 mm drum with CBS130 mm drum with SBS
Underseat Storage Capacity18 litres with optional mobile charging port17 litres with optional charging port for mobile phones
Fuel Tank Capacity5.3 litres, with under-seat fuel filler5 litres with external fuel filler
Seat Height765 mm765 mm
Ground Clearance153 mm150 mm
Tyre Size, Front & Rear90/100-10 53J (Tubeless), Steel Wheels90/90-12 (Tubeless), Alloy Wheels
Price, Ex-showroom, DelhiINR 52,460 (STD), INR 54,325 (DLX)INR 49,966 (STD), INR 52,989 (ZX), INR 55,066 (ZX Disc)

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The Honda Activa 5G trumps the Jupiter marginally in terms of power and torque. However, the link type suspension of the Activa has remained unchanged in the latest generation scooter. The Jupiter enjoys the benefit of telescopic fork and a rear gas-charged monoshock for better ride quality. The Jupiter also has an option of a front disc brake for superior braking.

2017 Jupiter BSIV at dealership front three quarter
The TVS Jupiter is available in a number of colour choices and variants.

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The Activa has 1-litre bigger underseat storage. The Jupiter gets a convenient external fuel filler. Both scooters sport an optional charging port under the seat. The LED headlamp of the Activa will be more energy efficient than the traditional halogen unit. Coming to the price, the base variant of the Jupiter undercuts the Activa by INR 2,494, thus offering marginally better value for money overall.

Honda Activa 5G - Image Gallery

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