Mahindra Gusto scooter launched at a starting price of Rs 43,000
Mahindra two wheelers has managed to get a decent share in the scooter market in a short while. They have got some nice scooters and commuter motorcycles in their line-up and their bikes appeal to consumers. Now Mahindra has launched their latest offering called the Gusto. Mahindra has been teasing this scooter for a while making big claims about it. It is a 110 cc scooter and is offered in two different variants. The DX variant is priced at Rs 43,000 and the VC variant is priced at Rs 47,000. These prices are introductory and will be revised after the festive season.
This is an important product for the manufacturer as it is the first product that they have developed independently after the takeover of Kinetic. The Mahindra Gusto has got an underbone type chassis. The styling is decent and Mahindra says that it has been styled in Italy. The styling would appeal to a large number of buyers as they haven’t gone very radical with it. It is rather simple but with some nice details to be seen here and there. Every part is sized well and nothing looks out of proportion. Mahindra has used brushed aluminium around the console and on the grab rail. The seat is long and should be reasonably comfortable even for longer durations.
Products by Mahindra two wheelers have always been loaded with features and it is the same story with the Gusto. On the VX variant, the seat height is adjustable to suit the rider. It also gets a remote flip key and find me lamps. The VX variant also gets a bigger battery as compared to the DX variant. Both the variants get LED pilot lamps, halogen lamps, quick storage and a couple more features. The Gusto has got a kick that operates counter clockwise which allows the rider to use it even while sitting on the scooter.
The Mahindra Gusto has a ground clearance of 165 mm which is pretty good to tackle the pothole infested roads that we have in India. It has got telescopic forks on the front and hydraulic long stroke coil suspension at the rear. The Gusto has got 12 inch tubeless tyres wrapped on steel rims. Alloy wheels aren’t available even as an option.
The 109.6 cc engine that powers the Mahindra Gusto generates a peak power of 8 bhp at 8400 rpm and peak torque of 8.5 Nm at 7000 rpm. The engine has an all-aluminium construction which features strong bearings and crankshaft to reduce the wear and make the engine last longer. Transmission is via a CVT system. The engine can propel the Gusto to 60 from standstill in just above 10 seconds. It isn’t exactly very light and tips the scale at 120 kgs. It has got 130 mm drum brakes at both the ends. The prices mentioned are ex showroom Delhi and only valid till Diwali.