Last updated on – 8th April, 2016

Mahindra Gusto 125 VS Honda Activa 125The scooters segment has taken a important place in the commuter category. All manufacturers are also showing their interest to make iconic scooters in range between 100cc to 125cc to increase their business in the domestic automobile market. The Indian giant Mahindra is gearing up to launch a new 125cc scooter, named Mahindra Gusto 125. The Mahindra Two Wheelers will launch Gusto to compete against with one best selling scooter in this category that is the Honda Activa 125. Now, the buyers have a little bit confusion to elect best between them. Therefore, we come with a comparison between them to find best.

Design and Style:

The Mahindra Two Wheelers is designed the Gusto with stylish features of Gusto 110cc as front mudguard and side panels. The front fascia looks as stylish as it is featured with air vents ans the inserts around the turn signals. The front apron and headlight give a stunning look. The exhaust is covered by a chrome heat shield that makes things stand out.
Design & Style
On the other hand, the Honda Activa 125 offers a very attractive look. In terms of design, it also gives a sharp and sporty look. Its sharp edges on the front apron give aggressive look to the scooter. It gets the indicators and headlight. Overall, its designing looks to the Activa 3G.

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Instrument Console:

The Mahindra Gusto 125 gets an analogue instrument panel that includes a host of information such as speedometer, shift lights, fuel gauge etc. Its switch gear has not high quality.
While, the Honda Activa 125 also receive a analogue instrument console that includes a huge number of details as an analogue speedometer, while the odometer, fuel-gauge and trip-meter are digital.

Riding and Handling:

The Mahindra Gusto 125 is developed based on Gusto 110. The firm has made change the suspension of Gusto 110 that will be responsible for dynamic performance. It runs on 12-inch wheels that is responsible for brilliant riding quality. Enough legs room and wider seat give a better comfortable riding to the rider. The scooter gets the telescopic with air spring at front and coil type, hydraulic suspension at rear side. It also houses with 130mm mechanical drum brake at both ends.
Riding and Handling
When talking about the Activa 125, the scooter offers dynamic balancing power as it is featured with telescopic suspension at front and spring loaded hydraulic at rear. The braking duties are managed by disc brake at front and drum brake at rear end. The broad seat and quite legs-room offers a comfortable riding.


Mahindra is designed the Gusto 125 with a host features such as telescopic front forks, alloy wheels, under-seat storage to keep language and a small pocket below the instrument console to store small items such as a wallet or mobile phone to attract the buyers. The scooter comes with adjustable seat.
On the other side, the Activa incorporates with telescopic front forks, optional disc brakes, alloy wheels, 12-inch front and 10-inch rear wheels etc. The braking duties are performed by combined braking system. It also gets an under-seat storage space that uses for take place your luggage.

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Power and Performance:

The Mahindra Gusto 125 is loaded with a 124.5cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that makes a maximum power of 8.5 BHP and a peak torque of 10Nm. The engine is also coupled to a CVT gearbox.
Power and Performance
On the other hand, the Honda Activa 125 is powered by a 124cc, single-cylinder. The Air cooled motor generates 8.6 BHP and 10.1 Nm of torque. The motor is mated to a CVT gearbox.

Price, Mileage and Colors:

Mahindra Gusto will be sold at a expected price of INR 60,000. it will be available in various colors Regal Red, Monarch Black, Orange Rush, Bolt White etc. The Scooter returns the mileage of 60 KMPl.

Price, mileage and colors

While, Honda Activa 125 price INR 55,689. The scooter is sold in two variants Acitva 125 and Activa 125-DLX. It is available in four color schemes as Black, Rebel Red Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White and Midnight Blue Metallic. The scooter offers a mileage of 59 KMPL.

Review of 2016 Mahindra Gusto 125

Review of Honda Activa 125

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