Mahindra Rodeo is a feature-loaded unisex scooterette targeted at young buyers looking for a peppy city runabout. The Rodeo has done decently well in the market and is one of the good looking scooters on sale today.
The Rodeo features a modern rider interface with a digital speedometer that is available in seven backlight colours. The tachometer, fuel gauge, overspeeding alarm and acceleration timer are all part of the digital console and it also gets a mobile phone charger.
It features clear lens headlamps that at first sight ooze quality. The scooter has a low seat for added convenience and has light controls. It gets an under seat storage of 22 litres, which means more than a half-face helmet can be fitted there.
The Rodeo is powered by a 124cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine that pumps out 8bhp at 7,000rpm and 9Nm at 5,500 rpm. It gets a continuous variable transmission (CVT) that makes it very easy to ride in the city traffic. It can achieve a top speed of a claimed 80kmph and returns 59.38kmpl (ARAI figures).
The Rodeo is 1,790mm long, 650mm wide, 1,110mm high and has a wheelbase of 1,245mm. It gets an ample ground clearance of 154mm and weighs 111kg.
The scooter is available in four colours – Velocity White, Racetrack Black, Victory Violet and Bolt Black. The Rodeo competes with the Suzuki Swish and the Access