Well, no idea who is buying and where to buy one; but Mahindra has updated their Gusto scooter. Mahindra Two Wheelers has been off the radar in every segment except for the Mojo for a long time, and now, the Gusto scooters get the necessary safety feature which is ‘Combi Brake System’. As per the government mandate, all two-wheelers under 125cc need to have CBS as a standard feature.
The 2019 Mahindra Gusto will be available in 3 variants – Gusto 110 VX CBS priced at INR 55,660, Gusto 110 DX CBS priced at INR 50,996 and the Guxto 125 VX CBS priced at INR 58,137. All prices are ex-showroom and the price hike is between INR 2,000 – 3,000 compared to the non-CBS old versions.
Apart from the addition of this CBS safety feature, the Mahindra Gusto scooter remains unchanged.
Powering the Gusto 110 is a 109.6cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, M-Tec engine producing 8 BHP of power @ 7500 RPM and 9 Nm of torque @ 5500 RPM. The Gusto 125 comes powered by a 124.6cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke motor producing 8.5 BHP of power @ 7000 RPM and 10 Nm of torque @ 5500 RPM. Both versions are matched to a CVT gearbox.
The Mahindra Gusto range of scooters do not get a disc brake, even as an option. Both the 110cc and 125cc models have a 130mm drum brake at the front and rear, now with CBS. Features on the Mahindea Gusto scooter include telescopic front forks, reverse opening seat, height adjustable seat, flip key, find me function from the lamps, tubeless tyres and LED guide lamps.
The Mahindra Gusto scooter range rivals the likes of Hero MotoCorp Maestro Edge, Suzuki Access, Honda Activa, Honda Grazia, TVS Wego, TVS Jupiter and other such scooters in the 110cc – 125cc range.