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TVS Jupiter 125 vs Suzuki Access 125 vs Honda Activa 125: Spec Comparison

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  • Oct 7, 2021
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A comparison purely based on numbers to evaluate which scooter comes out on top

TVS has finally entered the 125cc scooter segment with the Jupiter 125. It’s built from the ground up, with several segment-first features and creature comforts. At its price point, it competes with the family-oriented Suzuki Access 125 and Honda Activa 125, both incredibly good in their own rights. 

So how does TVS’ newest entrant compare to its rivals on paper?

Engine

Specifications

TVS Jupiter 125

Suzuki Access 125

Honda Activa 125

Engine

124.8cc, single cylinder air-cooled

124cc, single cylinder air-cooled

124cc, single cylinder air-cooled

Power

8.15PS @ 6000rpm

8.7ps @ 6750rpm

8.29PS @ 6500rpm

Torque

10.5Nm @ 45000rpm

10Nm @ 5500rpm

10.3Nm @ 5000rpm

Gearbox

CVT

CVT

CVT

Well, the TVS Jupiter 125 is the least powerful scooter in its segment but it does offer a healthy dose of torque. So, we can expect it to bolt off the line fairly quickly. However, the Access 125’s better power-to-weight ratio should give it the edge over the other two. So, the Access, Jupiter, and Activa -- in that order. 

Underpinnings

Specifications

TVS Jupiter 125

Suzuki Access 125

Honda Activa 125

Frame

Under Bone

Under Bone

Under Bone

Front suspension

30mm telescopic

Telescopic

Telescopic

Rear suspension

3-step adjustable gas-charged monoshock

Monoshock

3-step adjustable monoshock

Front brake

220mm disc

Drum/Disc

190mm disc

Rear brake

130mm drum

Drum

130mm drum

Front tyre

90/90-12

90/90-12

90/90-12

Rear tyre

90/90-12

90/90-12

90/100-10

All three scooters are pretty similarly equipped in terms of hardware. The Jupiter 125 and Activa, however, feature a three-step preload-adjustable monoshock, which is quite useful while carrying extra weight. Bump up the preload, and you’re good to go.

What also works in the Jupiter's favour is its braking setup. The larger front disc should help it drop the anchor sooner compared to its rivals.

Dimensions 

Specifications

TVS Jupiter 125

Suzuki Access 125

Honda Activa 125

Wheelbase

1275mm

1265mm

1260mm

Ground clearance

NA

160mm

169mm

Fuel tank capacity

5-litres

5-litres

5.3-litres

Seat height

765mm

773mm

NA

Kerb weight

109kg

103kg

111kg

The Jupiter 125 does have the longest wheelbase, which should make it more stable in the straights. However, the scooter’s 5-litre fuel tank is positioned in the floorboard, lowering its centre of gravity. This, in theory, should make the Jupiter 125 a good handler as well. But that can only be put to the test once we get to ride it. 

At 109kg kerb, the TVS is positioned between the Access and Activa. So it should be fairly easy to wade through traffic or simply move it around in the parking lot. Also, a low seat height of 765mm means it should be more accessible for shorter riders. 

The Activa 125 features a slightly larger fuel tank, therefore, fewer fuel stops.

 

Features

Features

TVS Jupiter 125

Suzuki Access 125

Honda Activa 125

Console

Analogue-digital

Analogue-digital/ full digital

Analogue-digital

Navigation

No

No/Yes

No

Caller ID/SMS alert

No

No/Yes

No

Real-time mileage

Yes

No

Yes (deluxe)

Average fuel efficiency

Yes

No

Yes (deluxe)

Distance-to-empty

Yes

No

Yes (deluxe)

Silent start with ACG

Yes

No

Yes

Glove box + USB charger

Yes

Yes

Yes/No

Side-stand indicator

Yes

Yes

No

LED headlamp

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multifunction key slot

Yes

Yes

Yes

External fuel filler cap

Yes

No

Yes

Like we mentioned earlier, the Jupiter 125 packs a ton of segment-first features and creature comforts. You get everything expected from a premium 125cc family scooter and then some. The most significant of them is a massive 33-litre underseat storage capable of accommodating two helmets (full-face + half-face). You even have 380mm of leg space (big enough to store a gas cylinder, but we strongly suggest you don’t) and the longest seat in its segment, measuring 790mm. 

The Access, too, packs a number of features, but most of them are only available in the top-spec Ride Connect variant. The same goes for the Activa 125.

Price And Verdict

TVS Jupiter 125

Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Suzuki Access 125

Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Activa 125

Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Front drum with steel wheels

Rs 73,400  

Disc brake sheet metal

Rs 73,400

Drum

Rs 73,203

Drum alloy 

Rs 76,800

Disc brake alloy

Rs 75,100

Drum alloy

Rs 76,771

Disc

Rs 81,300

Disc brake

Rs 77,100

Disc

Rs 80,325

   

Special edition drum

Rs 76,800

   
   

Special edition disc

Rs 78,800

   
   

Ride Connect drum

Rs 80,600

   
   

Ride Connect disc

Rs 82,600

   

TVS has been spot on, really. At its asking price, the Jupiter 125 stands shoulder to shoulder with its rivals while offering a lot more. So, we’d say it’s value for money, and that’s precisely the Jupiter’s USP. Not to mention its feature list, which is bound to impress anyone looking for a practical, everyday scooter. 

The Access, on the other hand, is known for its butter-smooth engine, peppy performance, and build quality. It’s one of the sweetest scooters we’ve ridden so far.

The Activa isn’t far behind either, riding on its reliable motor and silent start technology that’s second to none. So, at the end of the day, it all boils down to what you want from the scooter.

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