Available at a price tag of Rs 48,110 (ex-showroom, Delhi), Mahindra Gusto RS competes with the likes of Honda Activa, TVS Jupiter, Hero Maestro and TVS Scooty Zest. Timed perfectly to take benefit of the increase in sales during the festive season, the new Gusto RS comes with two new dual tone colour schemes – Red & White as well as Blue & White.
Manufactured at the company’s plant in Pithampur (Indore), Gusto is powered by a 110 cc single cylinder, air cooled 4 stroke engine offering 8 PS peak power at 7500 rpm and 9 Nm peak torque around 5500 rpm. Power is transmitted to rear wheels via a CVT transmission. You can also purchase the Gusto RS online, via the PayTM Mall site. Here, you can also avail a cashback offer of Rs 6,000.
Gusto sits on a wheelbase of 1275mm and features 12 inch tubeless tyres. It has ground clearance of 165mm and an upright riding position with comfortable seating and commuter friendly ergonomics. Mahindra Gusto measures 1825mm in length, 697mm in width and stands 1275mm in height. Gusto promises more space for rider and pillion and boasts of telescopic front suspension and excellent turn in radius. It uses 130mm drum brakes both at the front and rear and has a tank capacity of 6 litres.
As far as features on offer the new Gusto, it comes with height adjustable seat, remote flip key, find-me lamps, LED pilot lamps, guide lamp, telescopic suspension with air springs, front kick, underseat storage and quick storage (right next to the instrument console). The quick storage is to keeping mobile phone, wallet, change, etc. It has been patented by Mahindra.
Regular Gusto continues to be on sale as usual. It is on offer with six colour options of Iceberg White, Galactic Black, Magnetic Magenta, Volcanic Red, Arctic White and Raven Black. Gusto delivers a claimed mileage of 63 kmpl. Available in two trims – Vx and Dx, Mahindra Gusto is built at an investment of Rs 65 crores, with 55 engineers involved at their R&D facility in Pune for 25 months. It is named after a gust of wind, and symbolizes a spirit of freedom, says Mahindra.