Scooter Comparison: Hero Maestro vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter vs Yamaha Ray vs Piaggio Vespa VX

Best scooter India October 2013

Indian Market flooded with scooters. Almost every Two wheeler company have 2-3 different models of Scooter. Actually the scooter getting very popular among City riders (including male), female riders and old people.

Since Many scooters are available in the market, it’s difficult to choose which scooter to buy. Every scooter comes with unique features and price range. This guide will help you to choose best Scooter for you.

First You’ve to decide for whom you’re going to purchase the Scooter or Scooty. Because Scooter comes with different segment like Scooter for Males, Scooter for Females and Light weight scooter for easy riding in the city. Hero Maestro, Yamaha Ray Z, Piaggio Vespa VX target male riders while Hero Pleasure, Honda Activa, Yamaha Ray etc target Female riders. Honda Activa I is a light weight vehicle target for the comfortable city ride.

If you’re going to buy a scooter for your daughter/wife or grand father then go for Light weight scooters with more storage space. Women love to carry things with her. If you’re buying a scooter for your son or yourself then you can choose sporty scooters.

Don’t fall for Mileage, All gearless vehicles give approximately same mileage.

Below is the list of some popular Scooters along with newly launched TVS Jupiter.

Remember Hero Maestro and Honda Activa is the most popular scooter in India while Piaggio Vespa VX comes with Italian design which looks quite appealing but also it’s costlier scooter among all. Yamaha Ray and Yamaha Ray Z are two different scooters, the later one is targeted for a male audience with its sporty design.

Hero Maestro Honda Activa TVS Jupiter Yamaha Ray Piaggio Vespa VX
Engine Air cooled, 4 – stroke single cylinder OHC Air cooled, 4 stroke OHC Air cooled, 4 Stroke, Single Cylinder OHC Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve Air cooled, 4 stroke, 3 valve, Single cylinder
Displacement 109 cc 109 cc 109.7 cc 113 cc 125 cc
Maximum Power 8.2 PS @ 7500 rpm 8 bhp @ 7500 rpm 7.8 bhp @ 7500 rpm 7.1 PS @ 7500 rpm 10.06 PS @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque 9.10 Nm @ 5500 rpm 8.74 Nm @ 5500 rpm 8 Nm @ 5500 rpm 8.1 Nm @ 5000 rpm 10.6 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Ignition AC CDI System with TCIS Self & Kick Self & Kick Self & Kick
Fuel Efficiency 60 kmpl 60 kmpl 62 kmpl 53 kmpl 60 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.3 litre 5.3 litre 5.3 litre 5 litre 7 litre
Dimension (mm) 1780 x 710 x 1165 1761 x 710 x 1147 1834 x 650 x 1115 1835 x 675 x 1075 1770 x 690 x 1140
Wheelbase 1240 mm 1238 mm 1275 mm 1270 mm 1290 mm
Ground Clearance 155 mm 153 mm 150 mm 128 mm 128 mm
Saddle Height (mm) 770 765 765 760 770
Tyre Front: Tube with Puncture Endurance
Rear: Tube with Puncture Endurance
Front: Tubeless
Rear: Tubeless
Tubeless Tube Tubeless
Suspension (Front) Bottom Link with spring loaded hydraulic dampers Spring loaded hydraulic type Advance Telescopic Suspension Telescopic Suspension Arm with coil spring and dual effect shock absorber
Suspension (Rear) Unit Swing with spring loaded hydraulic dampers Spring loaded hydraulic type Hydraulic and Gas Filled Suspension Unit Swing Coil spring and dual effect shock absorber
Combined Braking System Yes Yes No No No
Console Digital-Analog Combo Analog Analog Analog Analog
Key Shutter Lock Yes Yes Yes No No
Storage Space 18 litre 18 litre 17 litre 15.5 litre
Price (ex-showroom Delhi) ₹ 46,900 ₹ 49,379 ₹ 44,204 ₹ 47,115 ₹ 63,000

Comment us below which one you prefer and why?


  1. I prefer suzuki accesss 125 because it has 125cc engine ,20 L storage space,8.58 bhp power ,better suspention ,easy to handle better stability and 6 L tank capacity………so choose access

  2. It is such a shame that TVS Jupiter does not incorporate CBS. GC is also not satisfying. So what is zyada zyada about this scooter that TVS is boasting?

  3. I have used both Activa and TVS Jupiter.
    I was using Honda Activa since the last 5 years until last month when I decided to purchase the new Jupiter.

    No doubt Jupiter because of its superior suspension, win hands down on the ride comfort but when it comes to engine pick-up I would rather say Activa had an edge over there also the CBS provided a very reliable and confident braking system which is missing in Jupiter.

    Jupiters big tyres gives it some agility and its easy to maneuver than the Activa.

  4. Can’t compare all these scooters angst international standards & norms.
    It’s a shame, for we Indians 3rd world country people safety norms or technology is not reqd in any of the scooters.
    Other than CBS in some designs nothing is available in any models

  5. Hello friends,
    i have both activa and jupiter.Both are good and riding is comfortable but milage of activa is very low around 45 to 50 KMPL and milage of my jupiter is 55 to57 KMPL in city.As power activa has more power but it is not a matter because you can not diffentate when you drive both scooter.As per my view jupiter is no:1 among these.

  6. please suggest which to buy, hero meastro edge or tvs jupiter or honda activa. I need milage which one will give better with good performance. hero meastro edge design is better than all other but i don’t know the performance.


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