Mahindra Rodeo and Duro Scooters
Mahindra has launched two new scooters, Rodeo and Duro. The models are Mahindra’s first launch after it re-introduced the Flyte with improved quality earlier this year.
Rodeo has been modified with an intention to cater the more upmarket customers. Rodeo comes with a front mudguard (missing on the Flyte), slightly longer seat and revised grab rail. The Rodeo is also filled with features such as a multi-functional digital display, charging port for mobile and Mp3 players, 4-in-1 key system that starts the engine, operates the fuel lock, handle lock and a magnetic key lock, and telescopic front suspension. The scooter also comes fitted with a side stand buzzer which indicates if the side stand is still on.
Nothing has been changed in the engine department. Rodeo is powered by the identical 124.6cc engine that produces a peak power output of 8bhp at 7500rpm. The Rodeo will be available in seven colour options; Fiery Black, Forest Green, Cappuccino Brown, Blazing Red, Golden Beige, Majestic Maroon and Deep Ocean Blue. Rodeo will cost Rs 2300 in excess to the Flyte and will retail at Rs 41,299 (ex showroom,approx).
The Duro, is essentially a revived version of the Nova. Exterior changes are made only in the form of new trendy graphics. While on the engine front, it now gets the smaller 124.6 cc engine from the Flyte with 8 bhp and 0.9 kgm of torque (Nova has 135 cc engine). Duro will be available in a range of six colours; Fiery Black, Pearl White, Cappuccino Brown, Mystique Grey, Majestic Maroon and Golden Beige. It has been priced competitively at Rs 38,299 (ex-showroom, approx).
With the launch of these two scooters, Mahindra 2 Wheeler’s line-up now comprises of Kine, 4S, Nova 135, Flyte, Rodeo and the Duro.
Mahindra plans to continue with the production of the Nova 135 alongside the new scooters. The company also plans to enter into the motorcycle segment by early 2010.