TVS Jupiter Grande vs Honda Activa 5G: Specifications comparison


10th Oct 2018 7:00 am

Is the new TVS Jupiter Grande a better deal than the Honda Activa 5G? We compare the specs on paper.

The Honda Activa is and has been the market leader in the 110cc scooter segment. Many manufacturers have tried taking on the Activa but haven’t even got close when it comes to sales figures (average of about 2.8 lakh units per month). Coming in second consistently, however, is the TVS Jupiter while averaging around 60,000 units per month. Now, TVS is trying to bridge this gap with the introduction of its new feature-filled Jupiter variant, the Grande.

Note: We are comparing the standard model of the Jupiter Grande and the Activa 5G DLX because they are the closest in terms of pricing. If you wish to get the front disc brake and machined alloys seen on the Grande in the image, you will have to opt for the variant that costs around Rs 4,000 more.

Feature talk

While the Grande’s styling remains similar to the standard Jupiter, it features a new LED headlight and digi-analogue instrument console. It also gets a new quilted seat cover along with beige-coloured inner panels. The top-spec Jupiter variant also features an adjustable monoshock, but the telescopic fork is similar to the standard scooter’s. The Grande is also offered in a new colour scheme – Starlight Blue.

When it comes to the fifth-gen Activa, Honda has added a DLX variant. This trim comes with a digi-analogue instrument cluster that gets Eco and service-due indicator lights. Both variants (STD and DLX) of the Activa 5G have an all-LED headlamp and chrome styling inserts. Two new colour schemes – Dazzle Yellow Metallic and Pearl Spartan Red – have been added. The Activa’s underseat storage is slightly larger at 18 litres compared to the 17 litres of the TVS Jupiter. USB charging sockets are standard on both scooters.

A linked braking system is also part of standard equipment both scooters. It is called ‘CBS’ on the Honda and ‘SBS’ on the TVS.

Powertrain
TVS Jupiter GrandeHonda Activa 5G
Displacement109.7cc109.1cc
Power8hp at 7,500rpm8hp at 7,500rpm
Torque8.4Nm at 5,500rpm9Nm at 5,500rpm

Engine and fuel efficiency

Powering the Jupiter Grande is a 109.7cc, single-cylinder engine that generates 8hp and 8.4Nm of peak torque. The Activa 5G, meanwhile, uses a 109cc, single-cylinder engine that makes 8hp and 9Nm of torque. Like the power figures, the scooters also have very similar claimed fuel efficiency figures. TVS claims a fuel efficiency figure of 62kpl for the Jupiter, while Honda claims  60kpl for the Activa 5G.

Dimensions
TVS Jupiter GrandeHonda Activa 5G
Wheelbase1275mm1238mm
Kerb weight109kg
Fuel capacity5.0 litres5.3 litres

Chassis and suspension

Both scooters use an underbone frame chassis and 130mm drum brakes front and rear. The Grande, however, can be optioned with a 220mm front disc. While the Activa 5G rides on dated 10-inch steel wheels, the Jupiter Grande comes with 12-inch alloy wheels. Another advantage the Jupiter has over the Activa is in terms of suspension. The Jupiter rides on a telescopic fork and a monoshock, while the Activa uses a dated trailing arm setup and monoshock.

It is the Activa that enjoys a slightly higher ground clearance at 153mm compared to the 150mm seen on the Jupiter Grande.

Suspension & tyres
TVS Jupiter GrandeHonda Activa 5G
Front suspensionTelescopic forkTrailing-arm
Rear suspensionMonoshockMonoshock
Front tyre90/90 R1290/100 R10
Rear tyre90/90 R1290/100 R10

Summing it up

The TVS Jupiter Grande is priced at Rs 55,936, while the Honda Activa 5G is priced at Rs 55,730 (both prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). With the Jupiter, you get more premium suspension, larger wheels and an optional front disc brake. However, with the Activa, you get Honda’s bulletproof reliability, widespread service network and metal body panels.




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