TVS Motor Company recently updated the ZX variant of its 110cc scooter, the Jupiter, with new features such as full LED headlight and a semi-digital instrument console. The upgraded hardware is aimed to bring the feature list closer to its rival and the country’s highest selling scooter, the Honda Activa 5G. In this post, we compare the technical specifications, features and the prices of the two highest selling scooters in the Indian market.
Both Honda Activa 5G and the TVS Jupiter are designed to be family-oriented scooters, and thus they feature subtle and mature styling. The Honda Activa received the addition of a LED headlight and a semi-digital instrument console in the 5G avatar in March last year. To match the updated hardware on the Honda Activa 5G, TVS introduced the Jupiter Grande in the Indian market in October 2018. Now, TVS has discontinued the Jupiter Grande and brought down some of its features such as LED headlight and semi-digital instrument console to the ZX variant of its 110 cc scooter.
Apart from the addition of the features mentioned above, TVS Motor Company has retained the styling and the hardware specifications on Jupiter.
Engine and Features
Both scooters compete in the 110 cc segment of the Indian two-wheeler market. The performance numbers are at par with each other although the TVS Jupiter gets a few additional features over the Honda Activa 5G. Check out the technical specifications of the Honda Activa 5G and the TVS Jupiter below:
|Model||TVS Jupiter ZX||Honda Activa 5G|
|Displacement||109.7 cc||109.19 cc|
|Max Power||7.88 PS at 7,500 rpm||7.95 PS at 7,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||8 Nm at 5,500 rpm||9 Nm at 5,500 rpm|
|Front Brake||130 mm Drum|
220 mm Disc (Optional)
|130 mm Drum|
|Rear Brake||130 mm Drum||130 mm Drum|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Fork||Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type|
|Rear Suspension||Gas-charged adjustable mono-shock||Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5 litres||5.3 litres|
|Under Seat Storage||17 litres||18 litres|
The telescopic front forks on the TVS Jupiter filter out the uneven surfaces more efficiently, and offer a plush ride quality. The option of a disc brake at the front further enhances the stopping power of the TVS Jupiter. The Honda Activa, on the other hand, offers slightly higher torque output along with more boot space and marginally higher fuel storage capacity.
As the base variant of the TVS Jupiter does not feature the full LED headlight and semi-digital instrument console, we will compare the prices of the Honda Activa 5G with the Jupiter ZX model. The prices for the Honda Activa 5G start from INR 54,632* while the Jupiter ZX drum variant is available for INR 56,093*. Check out the variant wise prices below:
|TVS Jupiter ZX Drum Brake||INR 56,093|
|TVS Jupiter ZX Disc Brake||INR 58,645|
|Honda Activa 5G STD||INR 54,632|
|Honda Activa 5G DLX||INR 56,497|
*Ex-showroom Delhi prices