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.
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.
|Specifications||Honda Activa 5G||TVS Jupiter|
|Engine||109.19 cc HET engine||109.7 cc CVT-i engine|
|Peak Power||7.96 PS at 7,500 rpm||7.99 PS at 7,500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||9 Nm at 5,500 rpm||8 Nm at 5,500 rpm|
|Front Suspension||Bottom link suspension||30 mm telescopic fork|
|Rear Suspension||Single hydraulic damper||Gas-charged monoshock|
|Front Brake||130 mm drum with CBS||130 mm drum with SBS (Front 220 mm disc without SBS is optional)|
|Rear Brake||130 mm drum with CBS||130 mm drum with SBS|
|Underseat Storage Capacity||18 litres with optional mobile charging port||17 litres with optional charging port for mobile phones|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5.3 litres, with under-seat fuel filler||5 litres with external fuel filler|
|Seat Height||765 mm||765 mm|
|Ground Clearance||153 mm||150 mm|
|Tyre Size, Front & Rear||90/100-10 53J (Tubeless), Steel Wheels||90/90-12 (Tubeless), Alloy Wheels|
|Price, Ex-showroom, Delhi||INR 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.
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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.