TVS Jupiter Grande priced similar to the Honda Activa 5G.
It offers a similar driveline and chassis but front suspension and wheels different.
Both offer part-digital instrument clusters but Jupiter offers Bluetooth connectivity as well.
TVS has just launched its latest salvo in its fight against the segment leader, the Honda Activa 5G. It is called the Jupiter Grande Edition, and it brings to the table a few features that are still absent on the Activa. We run through the list of features and specifications that each offers to compare them for you.
There’s not much in it in the specifications, with the TVS making 8bhp and 8.4Nm from a 110cc engine and claiming a 62kpl fuel efficiency figure. The Honda makes identical power but marginally more torque at 9Nm from a 109cc engine and claims 60kpl. The suspension is where the Jupiter can claim to be one up: it has telescopic front forks to the Activa’s well-over-a-decade old trailing link front. Thanks to those forks, it offers a front disc brake as an option, which the Activa 5G does not have at all. The Jupiter also runs 12-inch wheels to the Activa’s 10-inch ones, and have a much better looking machined alloy wheels with a throwing star spoke design, to the Honda’s plain Jane steel rims.
TVS Jupiter Grande Edition
Honda Activa 5G
Front disc brake
Telescopic front forks
External fuel filler
Part digital instrumentation
The styling of the Jupiter and Activa is also quite similar. Both opt for handlebar-mounted LED ‘lamps but the Activa packages the turn signals next to the headlamp, while the Jupiter has its indicators on the front apron. The Activa chooses its chrome accents on the front apron, where Jupiter has its indicators. The Jupiter opts for a chrome accent on the front mudguard, like a Vespa. Jupiter has chrome mirrors, although they aren’t round ones. It also offers beige plastics for the footboard and instrument cluster surround, while the seat is brown with a cross stitch pattern. The Jupiter gets a unique blue color that isn’t available for the rest of the Jupiter lineup.
The features list for both includes linked brakes and a part-digital instrument cluster, but beyond that, the Jupiter Grande Edition blows the Activa out of the water. The Jupiter has Bluetooth connectivity which TVS calls ‘Smart XConnect’. This offers alerts for calls and messages, by being linked to the user’s Android or iOS smartphone via an app. This is in addition to the chrome mirrors, beige plastic, cross-stitched brown seat, external fuel filler, telescopic front forks, optional front disc brake, and diamond-cut 12-inch alloy wheels that the Jupiter offers over the Activa.
The Jupiter is priced at Rs 59,900 while the Activa is priced at Rs 57,200, ex-showroom, Delhi. The TVS may be nearly Rs 3,000 dearer, but it certainly delivers much more value compared to the increase in price.