Mahindra Two Wheelers today unveiled the new Gusto 125cc scooter for the Indian market, thus further consolidating its presence in the scooter segment. Completely developed in-house at Mahindra two Wheeler’s state-of-art R&D Centre in Pune, the Mahindra Gusto 125 comes with a 125 cc engine and is available in four color options of Orange Rush, Bolt White, Monarch Black and Regal red. It’s notable that the event was only an unveiling and the price will be revealed at a later point at a proper launch ceremony slated for February.
The Gusto 125 is powered by a 125cc single cylinder engine that Mahindra has christened the M-TEC. Power output stands at 8.5 hp @ 7000 rpm while the peak torque is rated at 10Nm @ 5500 rpm. According to the official press statement of the company, the Gusto 125 employs features such as a stronger crankshaft and bearings, a high inertia magneto, a high energy HT coil and a series regulator to deliver high levels of power, fuel efficiency and reliability.
The new scooter gets a height adjustable seat just like its 110cc sibling. The scooter also gets a bright halogen headlamp along with LED pilot lamps. Other mentionable features include a remote hip key, find-me lamps, guide lamp, easy front kick and a quick storage compartment. The scooter rides on 12 inch wheels with tubeless tyres with suspension duty being takes care of by a telescopic suspension up front with air springs, and a long stroke hydraulic setup at the rear. the scooter also boasts a high ground clearance along with a a wide wheel base for enhanced stability.
Speaking on the unveiling event, held in Lavasa lake city near Pune, Vinod Sahay, COO, Mahindra Two Wheelers, said “We are delighted with the consumer’s response towards Mahindra Gusto 110 cc scooter range. Since its launch last year it has grown consistently and we are now excited about extending the Gusto brand and portfolio to include new consumer segments. The all-new Mahindra Gusto 125 is bound to turn heads on the Indian roads as it is packed with a powerful 125 cc engine and stylish looks to match! We continue with Gusto’s advanced M-TEC engine technology, and innovative Car-like features, like India’s only Height Adjustable Seat, that makes the new Mahindra Gusto 125 a complete, fully loaded scooter that is sure to delight consumers.”
As we write this, our colleagues are riding and evaluating the scooter and we will bring you a comprehensive review of the new 125 very soon. In the meantime, here is the spec sheet for the Mahindra Gusto 125:
|Engine||124. 6 cc, 4 Stroke, Air Cooled M-TEC|
|Maximum Power Output||6.4 Kw (8.5 bhp) @ 7000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||10.0 N-m @ 5500 rpm|
|Frame||Under-bone steel type, tubular|
|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)||130 mm mechanical drum brake|
|Dimensions (L x B x H)||1825*711*1188 mm|
|Saddle height||770 mm in upper position and 735 mm in lower position|
|Ground clearance||165 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||6 litres|
|Kerb weight||Top variant: 123 kg, base variant: 119 kg|
|Battery||6 AH VRLA|
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