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Honda Activa 6G vs TVS Jupiter BS6: Specifications Compared


We compare the two popular scooters to see which one’s superior on paper

Activa vs jupiter

The Honda Activa and the TVS Jupiter have been the country’s most popular 110cc scooters consistently over the years. Now, the specifications for the TVS Jupiter BS6 are finally out. Obviously, a specification comparison against its arch-nemesis, the Honda Activa 6G, is called for, so let’s see where they stand on paper:

Engine:

Specifications

TVS Jupiter BS6

Honda Activa 6G

Engine

109.7cc single-cylinder fuel-injected engine

109.51cc single-cylinder fuel-injected mill

Power

7.47PS at 7000rpm

7.79PS at 8000rpm

Torque

8.4Nm at 5500rpm

8.79Nm at 5250rpm

Gearbox

CVT

CVT

The Activa 6G seems to have the upper hand, but only by a small margin. TVS’ fuel injection technology promises to offer 15 per cent more fuel efficiency in the Jupiter BS6 than the carburetted BS4-compliant engine. There’s also an Econometer which illuminates the Power or Eco light based on your riding style. But apart from these, there are no standout features, powertrain-wise.

On the other hand, the Honda Activa 6G features a silent starter and Tumble Flow technology for better air-fuel flow. To ensure the refinement is on point, it also comes with friction-reduction measures like offset cylinder, compact crankshaft and optimised piston. Honda also claims the BS6-compliant engine offers 10 per cent more fuel efficiency than the BS4 counterpart.

Underpinnings:

Specifications

TVS Jupiter BS6

Honda Activa 6G

Frame

Underbone frame

Underbone frame

Front suspension

Telescopic fork

Telescopic fork

Rear suspension

3-step adjustable monoshock

3-step adjustable monoshock

Front brake

130mm drum with CBS

130mm drum with CBS

Rear brake

130mm drum with CBS

130mm drum with CBS

Front tyre

90/90-12 54 J 

90/90-12 54J

Rear tyre

90/90-12 54 J 

90/100-10 53J

The underpinnings in both the scooters are pretty similar with the exception of the wheels. The larger 12-inch alloy wheels (on both ends) in the Jupiter should result in better ride quality compared to the Activa 6G’s 12-inch front and 10-inch rear unit. Both scooters do not come with a front disc brake even as an option. While it was never offered in any generation of the 110cc Activa, the BS4-compliant Jupiter comes with a 220mm front disc as a separate variant. One of the reasons why TVS hasn’t offered a front disc as an option could be to keep the premium that comes with BS6 upgradation under check.

Dimensions:

techspec base

Specifications

TVS Jupiter BS6

Honda Activa 6G

Wheelbase

1275mm

1260mm

Ground clearance

150mm

171mm

Fuel tank capacity

6 litres

5.3 litres

Seat height

765mm

764mm

Kerb weight

109kg

107kg

The slightly longer wheelbase, larger rear wheel, and extra weight will help keep the TVS Jupiter BS6 stable on the straights. The Honda Activa 6G is claimed to offer the best-in-class ground clearance, which will play a vital role in going over bad roads effortlessly. As far as low-speed manoeuvrability is concerned, the two scooters are likely to feel the same, theoretically, as the seat height and kerb weight are similar. Interestingly, the Activa 6G weighs 2kg lighter despite the all-metal bodywork - something that's missing in the Jupiter.

Price & Verdict:

Variants

TVS Jupiter BS6

Honda Activa 6G

Base / Standard

Rs 61,449

Rs 63,912

ZX / DLX

Rs 63,449

Rs 65,412

Classic Edition

Rs 67,911

NA

For a premium of around Rs 2,400, Honda offers a slightly more powerful scooter that's packed with tangible features like ACG silent starter, engine kill switch and the like. Honda has also caught up with the times, thanks to the addition of an external fuel filler. This is present in the Jupiter ever since its launch, back in 2013.

TVS makes up for the lack of fancy features with practical ones like LED headlamp across all the variants (the Activa 6G gets it only under the DLX variant). It also offers a bigger 12-inch rear wheel which should ensure good ride quality. The Classic Edition features a windshield, chromed-out rear-view mirrors, premium seat and a cushioned backrest. More importantly, all the variants come with a large 21-litre underseat storage and an optional USB charger. Whereas the Activa 6G manages with a smaller 18-litre underseat storage. Honda doesn’t offer a USB charger even as an option.

Also Read: Honda Activa 6G First Ride Review

All in all, if you want a more practical no-nonsense scooter,  the TVS Jupiter is the way to go. The Activa 6G will appeal to those who want a scooter with a refined motor that’s packed with technology.

All prices ex-showroom Delhi.

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