The festive season is here and amidst the plethora of new and refreshed models, Mahindra two-Wheelers has noiselessly presented the Gusto RS edition in the country priced at Rs.48, 180 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Mahindra Gusto RS edition adds a visual update to the model without any automated changes. The RS version though is only restricted to the 110-cc Gusto and not the 125-cc version and recalls all the features from the standard version. Making the deal more profitable for the client, Mahindra is also offering a money back of up to Rs.6000 on the Gusto RS via the PayTM this Diwali. The offer though is accessible only up till October 20, 2017. While the design leftovers the same, the Mahindra Gusto RS gets a new paint scheme. New color scheme includes red and white, as well as blue and white color options available with body graphics and RS badging. The color scheme looks completely different from the single-tone options available on the standard model.
Mechanically, the scooter leftovers the same and power comes from the 109.6-cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that is tuned to create 8 bhp of power and 9 Nm of highest torque. The motor is paired to a CVT unit. The suspension setup includes telescopic forks up front and a coil type setup at the rear. The Gusto RS comes armed with 130-mm drum brakes at both ends. The suspension system comprises of telescopic forks with air springs up front and hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. The Mahindra Gusto participates in a highly competitive segment against the likes of the Honda Activa 4G, TVS Jupiter, and Hero Maestro Edge among others. The Gusto doesn’t bring the kind of volumes as its competitors do, but the RS could add some freshness to the model. While Mahindra plans to pull out of the mass market 2-wheeler division, the firm proclaimed ownership of Jawa and BSA motorcycles in July this year. Also, MD – Automotive Business, Mahindra & Mahindra Pawan Goenka confirmed that the company will soon move away from the commuter segment and towards high-end premium bikes in India.