Back to 2014, and the 110cc scooter segment was nothing but a rather uninteresting space so far. The Honda Activa was in its 2nd generation, still the leader of the pack, and there was an all-new TVS Jupiter ready to take the likes of the same. There used to be only two mainstream – but still, plain – offerings in this space.
Enter the Mahindra Gusto into the picture. Sure, the Mahindra Gusto wasn’t an outright sporty scooter for the boy racers, but the party piece of the small capacity Mahindra scooter was the number of segment-first features it introduced in the segment – we’ll get to that in a bit.
As you may have guessed by now, the Mahindra Gusto is a scooter that squarely aims at the mature audience, who’d somehow still preferred those extra features. As far as styling goes, the Mahindra boasts a bland design, preferably for those who don’t want to seek attention on the move. Let’s hear more about the Mahindra down below.
Powering the Mahindra Gusto is a 109cc single-cylinder engine that uses the good old air for cooling and is good for 8bhp and 9Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a CVT automatic gearbox. As of early-2020, the engine is compliant with BS-IV emission norms. The throttle response is smooth and linear, substantially better than what we’ve witnessed on the older Mahindras. How will it perform when upgraded to match the BS-VI emission standards? Well, we’ll have to wait for that.
The Mahindra boasts a neat and uncluttered design. There are strong lines that work well with the profile, but there’s an overall maturity to the design that the target audience will admire. Overall, the Gusto is 1,825mm in length, 697mm in width, and 1,188mm in height. It boasts a wheelbase of 1,275mm and a ground clearance of 165mm. The seat height is 770mm and the kerb weight is hefty at 120kg.
Fuel tank capacity
The Mahindra scooter you see here has a fuel tank capacity of 6-litre. The ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency, on the other hand, is 63.5km/l.
The overall ride quality of the Gusto is a huge improvement over the previous generation of Mahindra scooters. Sure, it is a bit on the firmer side, but it almost never feels uncomfortable on our roads. As for the hardware, the scooter rides on telescopic forks at the front and coil type, hydraulic suspension at the back. It is built around an underbone steel type, tubular frame chassis. There are 90/90-12 section tyres on both ends. As for braking, the scooter makes do with 130mm drums at the front as well as rear.
For safety, the scooter comes equipped with CBS as standard. As for the mainstream features, the scooter comes with a height-adjustable seat, a remote flip key with engine immobilizer, find me lamps, guide lamp, and an easy front kick. In terms of lighting, there are LED pilot lamps accompanied by a halogen-powered headlamp. The taillamp, too, is not an LED. The instrument cluster is an analogue unit, with an analogue speedometer, fuel gauge, and odometer.
The Mahindra Gusto, as of early-2020, is available in eight shades, namely, Volcanic Red, Iceberg White, Galactic Black, Magnetic Magenta, Organza Silver, Artic White, Raven Black, and Asphalt Black.
All the extensive information regarding Mahindra Gusto can be found in the brochure. For instance, you can check the variants, various dimensions, features, styling information, and colours at a single place.
As of early-2020, the Mahindra Gusto is available in two variants. The price for the DX-CBS variant is Rs. 52,325, and the price for the VX-CBS variant is Rs. 56,625 (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). For the on-road price, head over to autoX.
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