TVS Jupiter is the only scooter that gives tough competition to the Honda Activa. TVS Jupiter was launched back in 2013 while the Honda Activa has completed its second decade. So how did TVS Jupiter managed to give the tough competition to the older brand? Let’s find it out in the blog.
Before moving towards the features and specifications we just take an overview of the TVS moped history. Many of us might not aware of the fact that TVS is one of the oldest moped manufacturers in the country before even Honda came in India. The TVS was known for its TVS 50 moped or in today’s period its renamed as Heavy Duty. TVS was one of the old manufacturers to bring the gearless mopeds in India. So TVS was and is quite successful to create and manufacture good quality mopeds. Before the TVS Jupiter, the TVS Wego was considered as a product that was to take on Honda Activa but the company understand the market demand and within three years after Wego’s launch, TVS launched the Jupiter.
The TVS Jupiter BS6 comes with the 109.7 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected, air-cooled engine that produces nearly 7.4 bhp max power and 8.4 Nm of peak torque. Now considering the power, it’s 0.2 bhp less than Honda Activa but is quite sufficient for the city duties. The claimed mileage of the scooter is more than 60 km/l which is quite nice.
The area where TVS Jupiter really shines is the features. The TVS Jupiter gets LED headlamp and taillamps. The TVS Jupiter also comes with the dual-tone colour treatment. The Classic edition comes with the pillion backrest, windshield, as well as premium looking seat. You also get the chrome-finished mirrors on the Classic edition that really makes the scooter look classic. The external fuel lid and USB charging port add the practicality of the scooter. The fuel tank capacity is about 6-litres which is 0.7-litres more than the Honda Activa 6G.
Coming to the cycle parts, it gets loaded with pretty upmarket equipment. The suspension at the front is managed by the telescopic suspension while the rear gets managed by the mono-shock. Both the wheels on the Jupiter are of 12-inch size while Honda Activa 6G sits on the 10-inch wheel at the rear. Alloy wheels are standard across all the variants and that’s quite nice. Braking duty is managed by drum brakes which are then assisted by the combined braking system. TVS Jupiter misses out on the multi-functional switch, front disc brake at least as an option and full metal body.
The TVS Jupiter pricing starts at Rs 63,230 for the standard variant and goes up to Rs 70,341 (both prices ex-showroom) for Classic edition. With all the features and pricing we think that Jupiter has slightly better value for money. We are pretty sure that TVS will improve the areas we have pointed out and that will make it even better value for money product.