The entry-level commuter segment is flooded with scooters and motorcycles with options even spanning into the all-electric world. But for this comparison, we have zeroed down to three much-popular scooters in the segment. First, we have the crowd favourite Honda Activa 6G, the second is the TVS Jupiter which has been upgraded to BS6 standards and the third-one popular among the young generation and upgraded with sharp new graphics is the new Hero Maestro Edge 110.
The Honda Activa 6G is powered by BS6 emissions-compliant 109.51cc single-cylinder, air/fan-cooled motor with fuel injection that pumps out 7.7 Hp of power and 8.79 Nm of torque matched to a CVT automatic gearbox. The TVS Jupiter is powered by a 109.7cc single-cylinder, air/fan-cooled engine with fuel injection that produces 7.4 Hp of power and 8.4 Nm of torque matched to an automatic CVTi transmission. The Hero MotoCorp Maestro Edge is powered by a 110.9cc single-cylinder, air/fan-cooled fuel-injected engine that makes 8 Hp of power and 8.7 Nm of torque matched to an automatic transmission. Although, the Hero Maestro is the most powerful it is also the heaviest and tips the scales at 112 kg at the kerb. The Jupiter weighs 109 kgs at the kerb and the Activa 6G is the lightest and tips the scale at 107 kg at the Kerb.
Chassis, Suspension & Brake:
The Honda Activa 6G comes with an underbone chassis that rides on telescopic front fork suspension and 3-Step adjustable spring-loaded hydraulic shock absorber on the rear. The Activa 6G comes with 130mm drum brakes on both ends. The TVS Jupiter a High rigidity underbone frame with telescopic forks on the front, 3-step adjustable type coil spring with a hydraulic damper on the rear and 130mm drum brakes on both ends. The Maestro Edge features telescopic front fork suspension and Unit Swing with a spring-loaded hydraulic damper on the rear and the Maestro Edge also comes with drum brakes on both ends. All three scooters are at par among themselves in the suspension and braking department.
The Honda Activa 6G comes with Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection System (PGM-FI) and globally acclaimed eSP technology that helps start the scooter silently using an ACG starting technology along with reduced frictional surfaces that help increase mileage by 10%. The scooter also features LED headlamps, an integrated start/stop switch, Double Lid External Fuel Filler, new Tumble flow technology increases the turbulence of Air-Fuel mixture, multifunction switch console that provides the convenience of opening under-seat storage & external fuel lid. The TVS Jupiter comes with features such as LED headlamps, parking brakes, malfunction indicator lamps, TVS Jupiter’s patented E-Z centre stand, mobile charger provision with holder on the inner panel, dual side handle lock, 21-litres luggage space, retractable luggage hooks, external fuel fill, Econometer – Power & Eco indicators, LED tail lamps etc. The Hero Maestro Edge also comes with a sharp design halogen headlamps with always-on function, external fuel filler, diamond-cut alloy wheels, integrated braking system, digital-analogue combination meter with service indicator, combination lock, LED tail lamps, side stand indicator, mobile charging point with boot light.
The Honda Activa 6G in the Standard edition is priced at INR 65,892 ex-showroom, Delhi and the DLX edition is priced at INR 67,392 ex-showroom, Delhi. The TVS Jupiter is priced at INR 64,077 ex-showroom, Delhi. The Hero Maestro Edge is priced at INR 61,450 ex-showroom, Delhi for the Drum Brake Alloy Wheel-FI-VX and INR 62,950 ex-showroom, Delhi for the Alloy Wheel FI version.