Dimensions – Mahindra Gusto is an average sized scooter not bigger than most of its rivals, but is certainly widest. It has maximum wheelbase of 1,275 mm, sharing the value with TVS Jupiter, just a little longer than Yamaha Ray. Honda Activa has shortest wheelbase of 1,238 mm. In terms of ground clearance, Mahindra Gusto is highest at 165 mm, while Yamaha Ray has the least, 128 mm. Seat height of Mahindra Gusto is also the highest at 770 mm tall, similar to Hero Maestro. But seat height of Gusto can be changed to be shortest at 735 mm with unique, first ever adjustment feature.
Engine & performance – All these scooters are powered by approximately 110 cc engines, smallest being 109 cc unit in Hero Maestro and largest being 113 cc motor in Yamaha Ray. Power-wise, Suzuki Lets tops the list with 8.7 PS while Yamaha Ray has least output of 7.1 PS. Highest peak torque figure is given by Hero Maestro, 9.1 Nm, while least is recorded by TVS Jupiter, 8 Nm. Mahindra Gusto is average in terms of performance figures.
Miscellaneous – Speaking of kerb weight, Mahindra Gusto is highest at about 121 kg, which is substantially higher than the rest. Honda Activa weighs 110 kg while lightest is Suzuki Lets at 98 kg.
Wheel / Tire size of Mahindra Gusto and TVS Jupiter are same, 90/90-12 (12 inch wheels) while rest of scooters are driven by 90/100-10 (10 inch wheels). This affects handling and braking significantly, larger the better.
Price – Base variant of Mahindra Gusto (Dx) is most affordable at Rs. 43,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) while top end version with all features (especially seat height adjustment) is priced at Rs. 47,000, which is more expensive than the rest except Yamaha Ray Z. Price of segment leader Honda Activa is Rs. 46,482, while Activa-i comes with price tag of Rs. 43,680.