Mahindra Gusto Review

In Pursuit with Mahindra Gusto, An Innovation Beyond Comparison.

Mahindra launches the all new Gusto non-gear bike in the 110cc segment of scooters in India. The Italian designed gearless vehicle has already made its mark in the two wheeler motorcycle segment. Expecting the highest sales record of the year, Mahindra is ready to face the rivalry of other 110cc bikes in the non-gear segment with the Gusto which is packed with innovation and comfort. Amazingly futuristic concept that are pre loaded in this vehicle makes it an out of the box design and concept scooter of the year.

Mahindra Gusto

Design and Styling

Gusto looks much like the other scooters in the segment, but gets added on design features such as the front mud guard looks pretty sharp edged than that of other models. Front pannel consists of a combination of two or more design elements. A thin chrome plate on the front portion with the 3D logo of Mahindra. Along with the two sides of the chrome plate, a dual LED indicator is placed. Turn indicators come with a bold black rubber mesh which appears like an outline for the lights. A pair of silver side vents in the front pannel adds on to the new stylish looks of the scooter.

Mahindra Gusto

The eye catching metallic side vents looks good in all the colour variants in which the scooter is available. Under the head light is a typographic logo of the “mahindra”. Head lights feature a dual lighting system. Combined with a three unit LED side lights in both the ends of the lamp along with the main head light. Edgy design elements and styling adds on to the aerodynamicity of the vehicle as well. The foot panel comes in a typical grey shade with rubber and plastic combination of materials. Adjustable passenger seat is the major innovation brought up by the company for the Gusto. The passenger seat is a full stratched seat with a little higher leveled rear passenger portion. Gusto claims to be the first ever scooter with an adjustable rider seat according to the riders wish. The seat can be raised up or brought down easily. Towards the end, the rear portion is designed in a “less than arrow bracket” shape. The tail lights, side indicators and reflectors are moulded in one frame. Tail lights also include the mahindra typographic logo placed in the middle of the frame.

Innovative Technology

A bunch of innovative technology is a boon to the Mahindra Gusto. The scooter features a set of new ideas and technology which makes it unbeatable among its rivals. Distinguishing features of the Mahindra Gusto can be listed out as :

* HIGH PERFORMANCE M-TECH ENGINE
* HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE PASSENGER SEAT
* REMOTE FLIP KEY
* FIND-ME LAMPS
* GUIDE LAMP
* 12” TUBELESS TYRES
* TELESCOPIC AIR SPRING SUSPENSION SYSTEM

Mahindra Gusto

Engine and Transmission

Gusto is powered up with a 109.6cc, 4 stroke, Air-cooled new M-TEC engine which delivers a maximum power of 6kW (8.0 bhp) at a rate of 7500 rpm. A maximum of 9 Nm of torque at the rate of 5500 rpm is obtained by the scooter. The typical CVT transmission system is used in the Gusto.

Suspension System

The Gusto is installed with a telescopic front suspension system with an air spring and a hydraulic coil type rear suspension system to keep the pace of the rider safe and smooth.

Mahindra Gusto

Tyres and Braking System

Gusto introduces an all new wide 12 inches tyre in both front and rear. The 90mm tubeless front and rear tyres acts as the major supporting element in balanced and comfortable riding experience. Safety ensured braking system comes with a 130mm Mechanical Drum Braking system.

Mahindra Gusto

Head lamp and Side Indicators

The “Guide Lamp” yet another innovative thought which is to be introduced on the Gusto. Company claims that the Gusto is the first scooter to be introduced with this feature. The guide lamp stays on for a few seconds after the ignition is off which helps you to see the way out in dark. The light stays on for a few seconds to guide you your way even when the power is off.

“Find-Me Lamps” is the next key feature added on to the Gusto. The usual turn indicators here acts as a solution if you are confused in finding your vehicle out from a rush or public parking lot. With just a press on the button in the remote key the vehicle responds by blinking its turn indicators and beeping the sound to help you find the scooter from anywhere.

Mahindra Gusto

Remote Flip Key

Mahindra follows similar design elements and innovative thoughts even in designing the accessories for the vehicle as well. The Remote Flip Key is one such concept that is been introduced. With just a press on the button the key flips open from the remote. The remote is also equipped with an LED light to help the riders to find the Key hole in dark or at night. The perfect combination of style and technology can be seen in this design which makes it more user friendly than it already is.

Gusto Varients

The Mahindra Gusto comes in mainly 3 models

* Mahindra Gusto VX
* Mahindra Gusto DX
* Mahindra Gusto HX

Colours

The Gusto VX is available in 4 main colours.

Volcanic Red
Magnetic Magenta
Iceberg White
Galactic Black

Whereas on the other hand, the DX model gets only two colour shades.

Artic White
Raven Black

The White colour in both VX and DX model comes with an extra design golden sticker work in the side and front pannels of the scooter.

Price

The Gusto is made available in two different price segment for both VX and DX models respectively.

Mahindra Gusto VX comes sround 51,000/- price tag and the HX version comes in a price quoted around 49,000/-

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Engine 109.6cc, 4-Stroke, Air-cooled, M-TEC Engine
Maximum Power 6kW (8.0 bhp) @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque 9 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Transmission CVT
Headlamps Halogen with LED Pilot Lamps
Suspension Front Telescopic with Air Spring
Suspension Rear Coil Type, Hydraulic
Wheel – Front and Rear (90/90-12), Tubeless
Brakes – Front and Rear (mm) 130 Mechanical Drum Brake
Dimensions (lxbxh) (mm) 1825x697x1188
Wheelbase (mm) 1275
Saddle Height (mm) Vx and Hx : 770 in upper portion, 735 in lower portion

Dx : 770

Ground Clearance (mm) 165
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 6
Battery Vx : 6Ah, VRLA | Hx and Dx : 4Ah, VRLA
Kick Type Front Kick




4 Responses to Mahindra Gusto Review

  1. Rahul

    Watched the ad on tv and I loved the scooter.. very stylish design and the seat adjuster feature is something very unique..would love to take it for a test ride soon..

  2. Rajat

    Mahindra gusto is good for men and women, light weight, good mileage and very comfortable. Has good storage space and led lights.

  3. Vivek Kumar

    Compared test rides of jupiter. Maestro. Access. Activa.vespa&gusto. Gusto s 100%better in riding comfort. Amazing leg space.since am 6 feet tall &my wife s 5feet.i thoroughly individually tested all scooters by riding it and here i say go gusto.

  4. Dheeraj Amritanshu

    Is the 125 CC version different only in terms of horsepower?

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