Mahindra has launched a new, sportier version of the Gusto in India. Named as Gusto RS, the scooter has added to Mahindra’s scooter line-up and is priced at Rs. 48,180, ex-showroom, Delhi. Mahindra is also offering Rs. 6,000 cashback on the Gusto RS to the customers who bought it through PayTM. The offer is valid until October 20.
The scooter only gets visual changes while the mechanicals remains the same. The Gusto RS is only available with the 110cc variant and the 125cc is only available in the regular avatar. The Gusto RS gets the same design as the regular Gusto but there is a new paint scheme to distinguish it. The new colour scheme includes red and white, and blue and white. colour options with new body graphics and RS badging. The new colour scheme looks very attractive and looks very different from the single-tone option available with the standard model.
The engine remains untouched. Mahindra powers the Gusto with a 109.6cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces a maximum power of 8 Bhp and peak torque of 9 Nm. The engine is mated to a CVT unit. The suspension system is telescopic at front and coil type setup at the rear. Braking performance comes from 130mm drum brakes at the front and rear.
The Gusto goes against the likes of Honda Activa 4G, TVS Jupiter and Hero Maestro Edge in the market. However, the Gusto fails to bring in large volumes in the highly competitive segment.
Mahindra has already announced that it will discontinue the mass segment products like scooters and commuter segment motorcycles. Mahindra only retains the Mojo in its plans and will discontinue all other products. The company is said to be working on reviving the BSA and Yezdi brands in India.