Just last month, Mahindra 2 Wheelers had officially announced their exit from the mass two-wheeler market. The bike maker had mentioned that it would now focus on products for the niche markets which will be sold under the Mojo, BSA and Java brands. However, in what comes across as a stock clearing exercise, Mahindra 2 Wheelers has introduced the Gusto RS, a sporty looking variant of the Gusto with prices starting at INR 48,180 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Over and above the standard Mahindra Gusto, the Gusto RS edition receives a dual tone paint job available in a combination of red and white or blue and white. Mahindra 2 Wheelers is offering a cashback of INR 6000 on the model if bought through the PayTM app which will be valid until October 20, 2017.
Mechanically, the model remains unchanged and hence the Mahindra Gusto RS continues to source power from the same 109cc single-cylinder engine. This motor is capable of producing 8 bhp and 9 Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a CVT transmission. Front suspension on the Mahindra Gusto RS is courtesy of telescopic forks with air springs and hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. The scooter comes to a standstill with the help of 130 mm drum brakes at the front and rear. The 12-inch alloy wheels come wrapped in 90 section tubeless tyres while the fuel tank has a capacity of six litres.