Mahindra unveiled a more powerful, 125cc version of their best-selling scooter — the Gusto, earlier today. The new Gusto 125, developed completely in-house in Pune, comes with updated styling and continues the trend set by the Gusto 110 of being loaded with rider-friendly features.
The 125cc engine in the Gusto 125 makes 8.6bhp at 7,000rpm at 10Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. The engine is the same M-TEC engine found in the Gusto 110, albeit with larger displacement. Mahindra have used an offset crank, a heavy duty clutch, low friction piston rings, and a larger carburettor to enhance performance and efficiency. The Gusto 125 also gets load sensing multi-curve ignition.
Visually, there are a few changes. Design inputs were taken from French manufacturer Peugeot Motorcycles, a company Mahindra own a 51% stake in. The front styling is slightly different from the Gusto 110, the slats upfront have been moved to the centre and the design is more clean. The Gusto 125 also comes in four colour options — a solid black, solid red, dual-tone blue and white or dual tone orange and white with decals. The muffler also gets a chrome-plated heat guard.
Not much else has changed on the scooter. Like the Gusto 110, it comes with 12-inch wheels with tubeless tyres, 130mm drum brakes up front and in the rear and a height adjustable seat. It also comes with a remote flip key that allows you to use features like the Find-Me lamps and the guide lamp.
Pricing for the Gusto 125 hasn’t been announced yet. Officials at Mahindra Two Wheelers said that they will launch the scooter closer to Auto Expo 2016. The Gusto 125 will first enter markets in South India and then find its way to markets across the rest of the country.