Gusto 125 Scooter Review: A Much Needed Upgrade From Mahindra

The new Gusto 125 is a much-upgraded version of the Gusto first launched by Mahindra back in 2014. This all new scooter showcases more advanced features than its predecessor and also sports a new powerful engine along with various design changes.

Mahindra Gusto Colours

Design
The Gusto 125 underwent a serious paint job and new cosmetic changes, and it's one of the main highlights about the all new Gusto. Four new paint schemes along with new graphics add to the beauty of the new Gusto lineup and with the addition of curved and sharp edgy body features along with other trendy features give this scooter a much more premium look.

Mahindra Gusto

There is a chrome design touch seen in almost every part of this new scooter, and this touch up can be spotted on brake levers, handlebar end weights, engine cover strips and the silencer protection guards.

Adjustable Seat Height

Mahindra Gusto Seat Height

The Gusto is the only scooter in India that comes with the option to adjust seat height according to the riders needs. This makes it ideal for any one in the family to ride the Gusto without much effort, the rider can set the seat height to a lower or higher position that suits them the best, for a comfortable and safe ride.

Guide Lamp

Mahindra Gusto Guide Lamp

This scooter has a unique feature called Guide lamp, this lamp stays a few seconds longer even if the ignition is off, and this will, in turn, helps out the rider when he parks the scooter in dark places.

Quick Storage

Mahindra Gusto Quick Storage

The Gusto comes fitted with an innovative pocket-like storage facility just under the display panel. It's thoughtfully designed and as the name suggests, it's designed for quick and easy access

Bright Headlamp

Mahindra Gusto Head Lamp

One of the attractive features of the Gusto is the bright Halogen Headlamp unit with LED Lamps. The headlamp provides enough brightness to move through places at night and makes a distinct appeal in cities.

Spacious Under Seat Storage.

Mahindra Gusto Under Seat Storage

Like any modern scooter, the Gusto is also equipped with a large under-seat storage unit. A helmet, college books, and essential can be stored in this compartment safely. But one downside of the Gusto is that it does not contain a mobile USB charger unit, while most of the scooters in this price segment carries this feature.

Remote Flip Key

Mahindra Gusto Flip Key

Remote Flip Key are features that can be seen on premium cars and other premium four-wheelers, but Mahindra has gone to provide this feature in the Gusto and hence comes on par with the tag provided to Gusto " A Scooter with Car like Features".

Mahindra Gusto Find Me Lamp

The Remote key can be a useful feature to spot your vehicle in a crowded parking lot as it has a Find me lamp which can be turned on by pressing a button on the flip key. Like the name says, the key of the Gusto flips open like a switchblade. It even comes with an LED panel that illuminates the keyhole at night.

Easy Front Kick
Unlike most of the scooter clans that showcase a side kicker for starting the engine, Gusto stands different with an all new kick-start similar to that of a motorcycle, this kick starter is smartly designed so users can start it from the front itself with much ease while seated.

Mahindra Gusto Easy Front Kick

Engine
It uses a powerful 125cc M-TEC, 4-stroke engine, which is capable of delivering 8.5 bhp @ 7000 rpm and 10 Nm of torque @ 5500 rpm.

Mahindra Gusto Engine

The new engine provides much more versatile riding experience than its predecessor and provides good riding experience. The power and torque required to climb inclines and steep are carefully engineered into this scooter. Mahindra has done a good job at making the engine more refined and tuned, the engine is responsive in all rev range and provides healthy torque when needed without compromising mileage.

Large Tubeless Tyre
The Gusto comes with an extra-large 12 inches tyres, this is a much upgrade that almost all the clans of scooter sold across India, as they only come with a 10-inch stock tyre.

Mahindra Gusto Tubeless Tyre

A much bigger tree makes it easy to handle the scooter at high speeds and the chances of skidding will also be reduced deliver rock-solid stability at any speed. The inclusion of tubeless tyres also makes it much safer to ride.

Telescopic Suspension With Air Springs
The Gusto has upgraded the suspension settings and the Gusto 125 comes with a Telescopic Suspension with Air Springs that has the ability to makes it easy to ride along rough terrain with much ease, Mahindra also made sure to design while providing precise handling control on riding.

Mahindra Gusto Front Fork

Colours
Gusto is available in two variants the DX and VX. Where VX is the premium version with cosmetic additions and paint jobs and is available in following colours - Orange Rush, Bolt White, Monarch Black and Regal Red

Technical Specifications Of Mahindra Gusto 125
Engine124.6 CC 4 Stroke, Air Cooled M-TEC Engine
Maximum Power8.5 BHP @ 7000 rpm
Maximum Torque10.0 N-m @ 5500 rpm
TransmissionCVT
HeadlampsHalogen with LED Pilot Lamps
Front Brake130 Mechanical Drum Brake
Rear Brake130 Mechanical Drum Brake
FrameUnderbone Steel type, Tubular
Front SuspensionTelescopic with Air Spring
Rear SuspensionCoil Type, Hydraulic
Front Tyre90/90-12 Tubeless
Rear Tyre90/90-12 Tubeless
Length x Width x Height1825 x 711 x 1188 mm
Wheelbase1275 mm
Weight123 kg
Ground Clearance165 mm
Petrol Tank Capacity6 litres


Price
Price (Ex Showroom)
VXDX
Delhi5406049420
Mumbai5663051990
Kolkata5895054310
Bangaluru5715052510
Chennai5739052750

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Last updated on 03-08-2017. Published on 03-08-2017.
Published by Scooters4Sale in category Reviews
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