Mahindra two wheelers took the bold decision of axing all its scooters and bikes a while earlier, except the Mojo. The brand has banked on Mojo sales alone to hold up its two-wheeler undertaking. Over the last few months, Mahindra Two Wheelers have been registering 0 sales. The reason, none of their two wheelers met the govt safety norms.
These norms stated – All two wheelers under 125 cc should come with CBS and all above 125 cc should come with ABS. Since none of Mahindra scooters or motorcycles met these norms, their sales were 0 since 1st April 2019.
But now, the Mahindra Gusto scooters are getting a mandated safety feature – ‘Combi Brake System’. As per a government mandate, two-wheelers under 125cc must have CBS as a standard feature. 2019 Mahindra Gusto CBS is being made available in 3 variants – Gusto 110 VX CBS at a price of Rs 55,660, Gusto 110 DX CBS at a price of Rs 50,996, and Gusto 125 VX CBS at a price of Rs 58,137. All prices are ex sh. The current retail price range is at an increase of under 3k across variants.
New Mahindra Gusto 110 and Gusto 125 with CBS (combined braking system) price hike stands as follows – Gusto 110 VX CBS at an increase of Rs 2,340, Gusto 110 DX CBS at an increase of Rs 2,816, and Gusto 125 VX CBS at an increase of Rs 2,367 over the previous model.
In essence, apart from the inclusion of CBS, Gusto 110 and Gusto 125 sport no other changes. Gusto 110 gets power from a 109cc engine that returns 8bhp of power and 9Nm of torque. Mahindra Gusto 125 gets power from a 124cc engine that returns 8.5bhp of power and 10Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to a CVT gearbox.
Both Mahindra Gusto models feature a standard drum brake setup. Suspension is through telescopic front forks, and a rear monoshock setup. Gusto 110 CBS and Gusto 125 CBS will be available for sales at dealerships soon. Mahindra Gusto will take on the likes of Honda Activa, Hero Maestro, Suzuki Access, TVS Jupiter, and other scooters in the 110-125cc segment.
Next Mahindra will launch Mojo ABS, which has already arrived at dealerships. Apart from new Gusto CBS, Mahindra is also planning on launching an electric variant of Gusto. The new electric scooter from Mahindra will share underpinnings with Mahindra Gusto.
More details of electric engine, battery type and other features have not been revealed but one can expect this new electric model to sport a lithium ion unit. Similar features such as telescopic front forks and height adjustable seat from the Gusto 125 are likely to make their way to the new electric scooter.
This electric scooter project based on the Mahindra Gusto will be sold under Mahindra Two Wheeler Limited and is a part of the Government of India initiative to focus on electric vehicles in the future.