Mahindra Two Wheelers has got sense of the Indian customers and launched a perfect scooter, Mahindra Duro, which is not only having power and pickup but also style and comfort. This is a well-known fact that Bajaj Auto, the undisputed leader of scooters in India, has stopped scooter production and now only focusing on bikes in India. There is a clear reason behind it that nowadays customers are opting for gearless scootertte or bike in two-wheeler segment. That's why Mahindra brought powerful and stylish gearless scooter including Mahindra Duro.
Mahindra Duro has eye-catching fit and finish from front to rear, its front view has minimum graphics, curves and components. Neat and clean front view of the Mahindra Duro has been designed with utmost care, front blinkers placing is unique. Unlike other scooters in India, the blinkers are located at the top of the front panel at both ends, between these two, a grille shape is encarved. Mahindra Duro comes with new style front fender which is in body colour. The headlight cluster has got rectangular shape headlamp, placed just centrally. Unlike the Mahindra Rodeo, rear view mirrors of the Mahindra Duro are in black shade, mounted on handlebars. The mirrors are foldable that fold theirself in when an impact.
The top surface of the handlebar cluster houses traditional analogue console. The console of the Mahindra Duro is comprised of two-big dials with white background and big needles. It has fuel gauge, odometer, speedometer, high beam indicator and both side indicators. Common switches like high and low beam, turn indicator and self start switch are placed at the both side of the handlebar cluster.
Mahindra Duro has spacious footboard where a rider can put legs and loads. Below the handlebars cluster, a slim lockable glove box is given to store documents, Cds etc. The seat of the Mahindra Duro is wide, long and very comfortable for both rider and passenger. Especially, this kind of comfy seat proves its worth in long drive or in long hours riding with regular intervals in a day.
Mahindra Duro features under seat luggage compartment and fuel tank, in the luggage you can have your full size helmet or other stuffs like bottles, lunch box or tools. For the rider's disappointment, the fuel tank is located under the seat thereby the rider has to get off the two-wheeler when re-fuelling. Mahindra Duro has body colour rear grab rail that is wide and stylish. However, there is a welcome addition of lamp in under storage box that enlighten it when it becomes dark.
The rear view of the Mahindra Duro also matches to the front one as it has got the same attention and design. Unlike the other scooters in the class, it has board tail lamp just above the rear cowl, it also integrates rear blinkers in the same case. The silencer of the Mahindra Duro is wrapped in black colour scheme along with stainless-steel heat protector. Side panels have outlined model name sticker and racing graphics behind it.
Mahindra Rodeo and Mahindra Duro shares the same 124.6cc, 4 stroke engine that is capable of generating a top power figure of 8 bhp 7,000 rpm and a peak torque valve of 9 Nm at 5,500 rpm. If we compare it with the other models, Mahindra Duro do not scores over the other but performs well. The engine technology assists to achieve better pickup and acceleration, gears do not disappoint the rider with its smooth and agile nature. Cornering and maneuvering in traffic become more easier and clever with the Mahindra Duro.
It has got self and kick start option along with maintenance free battery. In view to have leading performance and mileage from the engine, the company could manage to have its weight light by using compact parts and light panels.
Mahindra Duro has proved itself in many test-rides and on-road running that it is sporting the best engine in the class, even the engine capacity is very similar to others. It's 4 stroke, 124.6cc powertrain comes with innovative technologies and rigidness. The heart of the Mahindra Duro mills a maximum power of 8 bhp at 7,000 rpm and churns out a peak torque of 9 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The top speed of the scooter is 80kmph. For reaching to 0-60 kmph mark, Mahindra Duro does take 12.1 seconds only.
Mahindra Duro is loaded with a 124.6cc, 4 stroke powerplant that belts out a top power valve of 8 bhp at 7,000 rpm and pumps out a higher torque of 9 Nm at 5,500 rpm. In order to get maximum mileage from the vehicle, the weight of the scooter is kept less by using light panels and components.
Mahindra Duro has got largest fuel tank that is of 6 litres. You can get a fuel economy of around 45 kmpl in city. To get status of your scooter's fuel, the dashboard is having fuel gauge. It is to be mentioned that the rider has to get off the seat for re-fuelling the tank as it is placed under the seat.
We can term the Mahindra Duro as 'Bold and beautiful' animal as it has powerful engine and decent styling. Thanks to its design and colour schemes which are evident by its stunning look and clear fit and finish. The Mahindra Duro is available in six appealing shades such as pearl white, mystique grey, fiery black, golden beige, cappuccino brown and majestic maroon. The body colour rules over the body along with a few dazzling graphics. Rear grab rail has been wrapped in body shade, however, rear view mirrors are in black in each hue unlike Mahindra Rodeo.
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Mahindra has been assembled with standard braking system, both the brakes come in 130mm dia. This type of conventional brakes work efficiently in Mahindra Duro. For better results, one need to operate both brakes at the same time. The rider has to careful when braking in rainy season and slippery surface.
The powerful scooter, Mahindra Duro features industry standard suspension system which is meant for comfortable riding on even bad roads. The Mahindra Duro boasts of telescopic fork and rear hydraulic type shocker, this combination does magic when required. However, you should take care of pot holes in the road and avoid riding over it, that's the best way.
Wheels and Tyres
Mahindra Duro has been equipped with efficient wheels and tyres, the specifications of the tyres read 3.5x10 inch at both sides. Nevertheless, these are small tyres but take you to your destination without fault. It is to be mentioned that nowadays scooterttes are being launched with 12 inch of wheels with tuff-up tubes.
Wheel Base and Controlling
The Mahindra Duro possesses the largest wheelbase of 1290mm which is even larger than Mahindra Rodeo. The large wheelbase helps to give the scooter utmost stability and grip on road, it also reduce the chances of skidding as well.
As far as comfort is talked about, the Mahindra Duro comprises most of them such as larger luggage compartment, footrest, easy readable meters, footrest, footpegs, glove box and clear headlamp. You can store your big size helmet under seat storage box and documents in front side lockable glove box. The seat of the Mahindra Duro is long and wide for easy and comfortable seating. At the space between seat and front side, the footrest, you can carry bag like items.
Good looking macho scooter, ample luggage boxes, largest wheelbase and fuel tank.
Under seat fuel-fuelling, lacks latest features which are common to new scooters.