Mahindra two-wheelers has confirmed the launch of its highly awaited 110cc segment scooter in India on 29 September and the company has also revealed that the scooter will be called Gusto.
Gusto, the global scooter codenamed G101 will also be sold in other markets like South Asia, Central America and Africa. The scooter, which has been completely styled in Italy, had made numerous appearances on the cyber space through spy shots and leaked reports. Expected to carry 110cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled engine, the new Gusto, Mahindra's first scooter in the 110cc segment, will be pinned against rivals Honda Activa, Dio, TVS Jupiter Yamaha Ray, Alpha and Hero Maestro in India.
The scooter is speculated to come with a slew of exciting features and going by the rumours, Mahindra will price its new entrant in the two wheeler market in the ₹50,000 brackets.
From the images we have seen so far, the Gusto is likely to get disc breaks on front wheel and drum break in rear wheel. It was also said that the new scooter will get Centuro like the flip key and auto-lock mechanism. Other features expected in Gusto include MRF Nylogrip tyres, telescopic front forks, a new instrument console, an analogue fuel gauge and archetypal switch-gear.
"We are set to introduce our new global scooter, the GUSTO, created at our state-of-the-art R&D facility in Pune. The name GUSTO is a derivative of 'gust' which connotes a sudden strong current of wind, symbolizing the spirit of freedom. GUSTO comes with an all Aluminium M-TEC engine with advanced features such as a stronger crankshaft and bearings, high inertia magneto, high energy HT coil and series regulator to deliver superior power, efficiency and reliability," NDTV quoted Rajesh Jejurikar, Chief Executive - Farm Equipment & Two Wheeler Division & Member of the Group Executive Board.
Recently, Mahindra launched Rodeo UZO 125 in India with a price tag of ₹47,957 (ESR Delhi). Rodeo UZO 125, the sportier variant of the Rodeo RZ, is powered by the same 125cc engine, which is tuned to pump out 8.04 bhp (6 KW) power and 9 Nm of torque, coupled to continuously varying transmission (CVT).