Jupiter MillionR vs Maestro Edge Comparison Review

Hero Maestro Edge vs TVS Jupiter MillionR Comparison Review:

Pricing & Features:
The Jupiter MillionR, costs 60,000 Rs. on road, Delhi. This makes it 3000 Rs. more expensive, than the Maestro Edge ‘VX’, having a sticker price of 57,000 Rs. In terms of equipment, the both scooters offer features like combi-braking, alloy wheels, telescopic suspension, mobile charging point and an external fuel filler cap. The Maestro edge offers a luggage lamp over the Jupiter, while the Jupiter MillionR offers a front disc brake over the Maestro Edge.

Price, On Road, Delhi: 
Jupiter MillionR: 60,000 Rs
Maestro Edge: 56,000 Rs (LX), 57,000 (VX)

Performance & Tractability: 
Thanks to its break-up with Honda, Hero will no longer have the privilege of using Honda's engines in the future, leaving it no choice but to develop its own engines. The Maestro Edge, is powered by Hero’s in-house developed clone, of Honda’s scooter powertrain. In spite of Hero’s best efforts, its new engine is nowhere close to the Activa’s, in terms of refinement, performance or efficiency. It is noticeably vibey at lower revs, with weak low-end performance and gets disconcertingly loud at higher rpm. The Jupiter’s engine, though still not in the same league as Honda’s, feels considerably more refined and responsive, than that of the Maestro Edge.

Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): Jupiter MIllionR - 74, Maestro Edge - 76
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): Jupiter MillionR - 74, Maestro Edge – 75

Power (PS@rpm): Jupiter MillionR – 8.0@7000, Maestro Edge – 8.4@8000
Torque (Nm@rpm): Jupiter MIllionR – 8.0@5500, Maestro Edge – 8.3@6500
Kerb Weight (kg): Jupiter MillionR - 108, Maestro Edge – 109 (LX), 110 (VX)

Displacement (cc): Jupiter MillionR – 109.7, Maestro Edge – 110.9

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Fuel Efficiency:
One of the most crucial reasons, why customers choose the Activa over all other scooters in the market is its real-world fuel efficiency. The Jupiter MillionR edition has an ARAI certified mileage of 62 kmpl, compared to Maestro Edge’s 65.8 kmpl. However, in our back-to-back tests, the Jupiter was consistently 2 kmpl more efficient than the Maestro Edge.

ARAI Mileage: Jupiter MillionR – 62 kmpl, Maestro Edge – 65.8 kmpl

Test Fuel Efficiency: Jupiter MillionR – 42 kmpl, Maestro Edge – 40 kmpl

Fuel Cost (for usage of 60,000 km):
Jupiter MillionR - 1 Lakh Rs.
Maestro Edge – 1.05 Lakh Rs.

Reliability & After Sales Service:
Hero has finally stopped using Honda’s 109 cc engine, and has used its own 111 cc copy of the Honda mill, to power the Maestro Edge. Refinement has empirically been considered, as an indicator of reliability, throughout the history of the automotive industry. An engine with lesser unbalanced forces makes lesser noise and also suffers lesser inherent wear and tear. Jupiter definitely has an ‘edge’ over the Maestro Edge, when it comes to smoothness and lack of vibrations, and therefore is bound to be a more reliable scooter, in the long run. However, Hero’s sheer network reach with over 5000 touch points is far wider than 1500 odd sales and service outlets of TVS.

Resale Price (after 5 - 7 years & 60,000 km):
It is quite obvious, that the Maestro Edge, is not going to be as reliable as Hero's Honda engined scooters, like the Pleasure and regular Maestro. It is highly unlikely that Hero’s first attempt at engine development, is going to even match the reliability, of TVS engines let alone surpass it. This means that the Jupiter MillionR, is bound to retain at least a little bit better residual value than the Maestro Edge.

Jupiter MillionR - 32,000 Rs.
Maestro Edge - 28,000 Rs.

Total Cost of Ownership (Price + Fuel Cost - Resale Price)
Overall, the Jupiter MillionR works out to be slightly cheaper than the Maestro Edge in terms of Total Cost of Ownership.

Jupiter MillionR - 1.28 Lakh
Maestro Edge - 1.34 Lakh

Handling & Ride Quality:
The Jupiter has one of the best dynamics in the Indian Scooter market. It has a few advantages over the Maestro Edge, like a 12-inch rear wheel, a front disc brake, and a slightly longer wheelbase. Jupiter’s suspension is also calibrated better, with enough pliancy over the bumps, and no wallowing over a series of undulations. The Maestro Edge, though fairly comfortable over the bumps, transmits noticeably more impact to the rider compared to the Jupiter. Maestro’s combi-braking system may make it safer than normal scooters, especially in inexperienced hands, but it lacks the sheer stopping power of the Jupiter MillionR’s disc brake.

Tyre Size: 
Front: Jupiter MillionR – 90/90R12, Maestro Edge - 90/100R12
Rear: Jupiter MillionR – 90/90R12, Maestro Edge - 90/100R10

Front: Jupiter MillionR – 220mm Disc, Maestro Edge – 130mm Drum
Rear: Jupiter MillionR – 130mm Drum, Maestro Edge – 130mm Drum (with CBS)

Wheelbase (mm): Jupiter MillionR – 1275, Maestro Edge – 1261

Comfort & Ergonomics: 
Both scooters have well-judged riding positions, with big, flat floorboards and wide seats. Practicality is also taken care of, with large under-seat storages, having mobile charging points and external fuel filler cap, which facilitates refueling, without the rider getting off the seat. The Maestro Edge has taken its convenience to the next level, by providing a luggage lamp and a cleverly designed cover, for the fuel cap. However, one thing which TVS needs to look into on the Jupiter, is than the rider, tends to slide forward, due to its slanting rider seat design, and slippery seat cover, which can be quite annoying.

Seat Height (mm): Jupiter MillionR - 775, Maestro Edge - 765

The Jupiter MillionR is the clear winner of this test. It is a technically superior vehicle, having better ride comfort, superior stability and better brakes than the Maestro Edge. It is also a more refined, more tractable and a more efficient scooter, than the Maestro Edge. It is marginally cheaper to own, compared to the Maestro, and just as practical, as well. Most importantly, it is powered by a well proven engine-gearbox, common with the Wego and the Scooty Zest. Maestro Edge’s powertrain is still new to the market, and it is best to adopt a wait and watch policy for six months, to ensure whether it is at least as trouble free as its competitors.