A Gusto with a bigger heart!

With the 125cc automatic scooter space heating up from a number of new products, it was about time Mahindra came up a 125cc scooters of its own. The automatic scooter you see here is nearly identical to the Mahindra Gusto, but now with a bigger heart.

Some might say Mahindra has chosen to take the safe route, while some might call them lazy heads, for the companystuck to the same styling and design for the Gusto 125. In our opinion, Mahindra officials could have made their 125cc scooter a bit more special.

Therefore, it still has the same old design with a few minor upgrades here and there. First is a new front apron with honeycomb meshed louvres and the other is the availability of snazzier dual-tone paint schemes. Nevertheless, the scooter still comes with those fantastic features that made the 110cc Gusto so special (more on that in the features section below) making it a decent package for the price.

Engine

At the heart of theMahindra Gusto 125, as is specified by its name, is an air-cooled 124.6cc single-cylinder engine which is good for 8.5bhp and 10Nm of torque. As of early-2020, the engine is compliant with the BS-IV emission standards. The power is sent to the rear wheel via a CVT automatic gearbox. Thumb up the starter, and the engine comes to life in a relaxed and refined manner. Twist the accelerator and the Gusto 125 picks up speed with enough grunt in the low-end and mid-range.

Specifications

The Mahindra Gusto 125 is, I repeat, very identical to the standard Gusto when it comes to the exterior specifications. Nevertheless, the scooter is 1,825mm in length, 711mm in width, and 1,188mm in height. Further, it has a kerb weight of 123kg, ground clearance of 165mm, and a wheelbase of 1,275mm. The seat height is 770mm.

Fuel tank capacity

The Mahindra Gusto 125 has a fuel tank capacity of 6-litre, same as the standard Gusto. The mileage, on the other hand, is close to 50km/l.

Mechanical parts

Just like the standard Gusto, the Gusto 125 is very impressive on tackling bad roads and cushioning the overall ride. As for the hardware, the scooter rides on telescopic forks at the front and coil type, hydraulic suspension at the back. It is built around an underbone steel type, tubular frame chassis. As for the tyres, the scooter comes equipped with 90/90-12 tubeless tyres at the front as well as rear. The braking duties are held by 130mm drums as standard, although a front disc would have been a nice addition.

 Mahindra Gusto 125

Features

The Gusto 125, being a Mahindra, is loaded to the gills with feel-good features. Hence, it comes with a height-adjustable seat, a remote flip key with engine immobilizer, find me lamps, guide lamp, and an easy front kick. The taillamp and the main headlamp misses out on LEDs, while there are two pilot lamps at the front. The instrument cluster is a plain Jane unit, segregated in an analogue speedometer, odometer, and fuel gauge. For the safety part, it comes with CBS as standard.

Colours

The Mahindra Gusto 125, as of early-2020, is available in four shades, namely, Orange Rush, Bolt White, Monarch Black, and Regal Red.

Price

As of early-2020, the Mahindra Gusto 125 is available in a single variant. The price for the VX-CBS variant is Rs. 59,384 (ex-showroom, Delhi). For the on-road price, head over to autoX.

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