The suspension set-up on the scooter provides a comfortable ride and good handling. Be it pottering around at 30 km/h or zooming at 80 km/h, the scooter feels stable and behaves well even on rough patches of road. The Gusto also feels light, which makes riding through city traffic effortless. Mahindra have provided the Gusto with 130-mm drums both fore and aft. There’s enough bite from the brakes, which also feel progressive and thus help boost rider confidence. Even under hard braking the scooter feels stable and comes to a stop without fuss.
The Gusto comes in two variants – the fully loaded Vx at Rs 49,167 and the base Dx for Rs 45,167 (both prices ex-showroom, Pune). Overall, it’s a fairly all-round product and will compete against the likes of the TVS Scooty Zest, Suzuki Let’s and the established order of the Honda Activa i. At that price point, the Mahindra Gusto Vx comes in smack in the middle of its competitors. Its comfortable ride quality combined with abundance of features is sure to win over buyers.