Mahindra Gusto VX 125

INTRODUCTION

MAHINDRA GUSTO 125 VX is Italian marquee is known for scooters that sport retro styling and exude a youthful appeal.Mahindra has always demanded a premium for all the scooters it has on sale.Vespa scooters are renowned for being frugal in fuel efficiency.However, Vespa has not revealed anything about the mileage that this two-wheeler is supposed to offer.
Mahindra Guesto vx, in both 150cc variants, holds on its own amidst competition with classy styling and premium design.

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GALLERY

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

DISPLACEMENT

124.6 cc

MILEAGE

45-55km/l

POWER

8.6PS @ 7,500rpm

TORQUE

10N.m @ 5,500rpm

FUEL SYSTEM

CARBURETOR

TANK CAPACITY

6 liters

REAR SUSPENSION

COIL TYPE HYDRAULIC

KERB WEIGHT

123kg

SPECIAL FEATURES

1

ANALOGUE SPEEDOMETER

2

HEAD TURNING STYLE

3

REMOTE FLIP KEY

4

130mm DRUM BRAKES

5

HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE SEAT

6

12V 6Ah BATTERY

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SINGLE CYLINDER

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M-TEC ENGINE

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LARGE TUBELESS TYRES

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CVT

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IGNITION

12

SELF/KICK

Full Specifications

City 45-50km/l
Highway 50-55km/l
Speedometer Analogue
Fuel Guage Yes
Low Fuel Indicator No
Start Type Electric / Kick
Kill Switch No
Clock No
Pass Light Yes
ABS No
Stand Alarm No
Tyres (F) 90/90-12 Tubeless
Tyres (R) 90/90-12 Tubeless
Brakes (F) 130mm Drum
Brakes (R) 130mm Drum
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, M-TEC Engine, Air Cooled
Displacement 124.6 cc
Power 8.6PS @ 7,500rpm
Torque 10N.m @ 5,500rpm
Fuel Supply Carburetor
Front Suspension Telescopic with Air Spring
Rear Suspension Coil Type, Hydraulic
Wheelbase 1275mm
Ground Clearance 165mm
Length x Width x Height 1825mm x 711mm x 1188mm
Kerb Weight 123Kg
Fuel Capacity 6liters
Battery 12V 6Ah VRLA
Head Lamp Halogen with LED Pilot Lamps

MAHINDRA GUSTO VX 125 Videos

MAHINDRA GUSTO VX 125 TEST RIDE & REVIEW

FORMAL DESIGN WITH BIT OF AGGRESSION

My first words while seeing this motorcycle will be like this – formal design with bit of agression but having modern and refreshed looks. Now lets go through each words. Honda CB Unicorn 160 has formal design because lines and bendings are way more less. Little bit of aggression and modern feel is present by the presence of large trapezoidal headlight flanked by the small black windscreen giving the front section a bold look.

The side profiles are neat enough with shrouds underneath the tank being distinctive one. Fully blacked out engine is simply superb and is a welcome move from HMSI in terms of design. The multi colored front forks and mud guard brings x-factor to the design. In rear side everything is fine with H-shaped tail lamp and a well designed exhaust being noteable ones. So as a commuter motorcycle overall styling is strictly conservative while as a performance motorcycle it will disappoint you for sure. Build quality is noteworthy with no issues whatsover for paint, panels and switchgear.

SUPERB MAHINDRA ENGINE

This is exactly GUSTO VX 125 engine but with longer stroke, light weight, with better heat dissipation, tweaked exhaust note and no compromise in unicorn’s renowned refinement. An added counter balancer does iron out extra vibrations from reaching to the handlebars and rest of the area within the motorcycle. So overall this 162.71cc, four-stroke, carbureted motor does great job isn’t it ? Now to the numbers. This one pumps out 14PS of raw power @ 8,000rpm and 13.92Nm of torque @ 6,000rpm.

In the low and mid rev range engine is torquey enough and does city dwelling duties superbly. In high revs upto 8,000rpm power delivery is smooth and after that power is more linear and slightly stressed. Gearbox is smooth enough – typical Honda trait and initial gear ratios are short ones while high end ones are long enough to accomodate highway riding. Honda Eco Technology (HET), viscous paper filter along with smooth refined engine does give mileage of around 51-56km/l.

PURE COMMUTER ERGONOMICS

While talking about ergonomics of Honda CB Unicorn 160 this one is meant for those who need quick ride to their homes or offices. Ride quality is spot on for city conditions with comfortable seats, soft suspension setup with wide and cushioned seats for extra comfort. This one does it’s job for long rides due to above mentioned factors. While softer suspension setup spoil the party around the corners and series of bends. The handlebar is wide and foot controls are set in the middle having upright riding posture.

Combined Braking System (CBS) for 240mm front disc along with 130mm rear drum brakes doesnot offer great bite individually but togther it does perform. MRF Nylogrip Zapper tyres does bring more harm as they are not having enough grip and feedback is not that great.

LOADED WITH ENOUGH FEATURES

CBS with equaliser does come to rescue here in braking duties with all digital instrument console loaded with all needed data and values like speed, rpm, two tripmeters, odometer, fuel and gear indicator. Engine kill switch is missing which is a serious one. Large fuel tank, monoshock suspension, elegant muffler does bring added punch to features package.

GUSTO VX 125 VERDICT

GUSTO VX 125 is a clear value for money motorcycle and is without doubt clear successor to CB Unicorn 150. It is defenitely eye catchy for conservative commuters and irritating for performance, stylish oriented riders. Honda has revamped this motorcycle in all segments and clearly lies in the portfolio in between Hornet 160R and Unicorn 150 with pride.

PROS

  • Combi brake system
  • Excellent engine
  • Superb performance

    CONS

    • No engine kill switch
    • Conservative design
    • Tyres not that great

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