Mahindra Launches Rodeo and Duro, Two New Scooters

by Deepak on September 12, 2009

Mahindra & Mahindra, the company behind the famed Scorpio and Xylo vehicles have entered the two wheeler segment with two new scooters, Rodeo and Duro. Both of these scooters fall in the 125cc category and are equipped with a host of features to make among the best machines in its class. Both sport slightly different designs and suit different personalities They have been developed with inputs from SYM, Taiwan as well as Italy’s Engines Engineering.

Duro

The Rodeo is a high performance scooter with a long feature list. It sports a 125cc engine that offers 8 bhp of power, which makes among the most powerful in its class. It also features telescopic suspension systems and a 7 AH battery which is of comparatively lesser maintenance. It also features a colour changing digital console which displays information like trip meter, clock, tachometer, speed and odometer. It also has a USB port which works as a mobile charger to keep you connected on the move.

Also featured are the side stand buzzers and an impact resistant side mirror which moves inward in the event of an impact on itself to eliminate the chances of mirror shattering. A fuel tank mounted up front acts as a convenience feature where by the rider would not have to alight from the bike at the fuel stations. An illuminated storage space with the largest usable area in its class would serve the home shopper well. Also featured is a 4 in 1 key system which operates the fuel door, ignition, handle lock and the magnetic plate that covers the key hole. The range of colors it offers is also worth mentioning. There are a total of 7 colors to choose from, namely Golden Beige, Majestic Maroon, Blazing Red, Cappuccino Brown, Deep Ocean Blue, Forest Green and Fiery Black.

While the Rodeo, above, is more of a feature packed version with a higher price tag, Mahindra have also launched a value for money version with a different styling called the Duro. It features the same 125cc engine but skimps on certain features found on the rodeo in order to be the best value for money bike in the segment. It has a total of 6 colours to choose from which are all the same as the palette on the Duro’s but with the exclusion of Deep Ocean Blue.

Prices have been announced for both the bikes with the Rodeo costing 41,299 (EX-showroom Pune) and the Duro costing 38,299 (EX-showroom Pune) .

We say its a little to early to compare on how well this would stack up in comparison to the rest of the pack. With gearless scooters being the ‘Bike for the whole family’ these days, it would need a lot more than a long feature list that would be needed for it to be successful.

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Motorbeam.com September 12, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Lets see how the market accepts Mahindras bikes. I think they would be a hit.

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BikeBhp.com September 12, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Mahindra 2- Wheelers have brought new level of competition in gearless scooter segment in India. We might see some real stuff from Honda’s stable in near future to defend its mark.

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Chinmay September 12, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Waiting for motorcycles rather than scooters..Lets see how current products hit the market.

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Wheelosphere September 13, 2009 at 7:12 am

Mahindra known for giving tough fight irrespective of how big the opponent.They could do enough damage to Toyota and GM by launching Xylo.Now let us wait and see how they can handle Honda in two wheeler segment.It may take some time but we will see some impact.We hope so.

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deeps September 13, 2009 at 11:58 am

Hello guys..
Dont u people think that this DURO is exactly the xerox of Kinetic Nova.. !!
What u guys say.. ??

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George September 14, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Hi,

I think mahindra will hit hard on others, instead of owing a junk pep, people can go for mahindra products built for the sturdiness,looks are really amazing!

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prasad September 27, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Rodeo is excellent.All the colours are good.

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prasad September 27, 2009 at 7:20 pm

duro is wow

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Padma September 27, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Rodeo and duro will be the best scooters in the indian market

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Dilip October 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm

When exactly will the vehicle will get launched and when can i get the test drive of it

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Bhushan Buchade November 17, 2009 at 8:06 pm

I wanted to buy Mahindra Rodeo.
So I had visited Mahindra 2 wheelers showroom at Bhanup, Mumbai two days back.
This is the only dealer in Mumbai. So it has few disadvantages:
1.No transperancy: They wont provide you tax receipt, form 21, 22 details.
2.You are not allowed to do RTO passing on your own.
3.Booking amount is Rs.10000 (You can book Activa at just Rs.1000)
4.On Road Price at this dealer: 48700 ( Which I feel is very high)
Actual Ex Showroom Price: 41299.. So calculate on your own.. it should have been around 46500 on road (including all taxes, agent charges).
5.No response from enquiry@mahindra2wheelers.com for any queries on price, legal documents.
6.No Test Drive available for Rodeo.
7.Timings of showroom
Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:00am
Sun : 10:30 -2:00pm
8.No clear response to phone calls at this showroom or on mahindra customer care center
9.Waiting period is 15-20 days for delivery.

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Shanon December 4, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Well these power scooters are sure attractive!!!

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Ruchir Agarwal April 30, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Well today i test drived both Rodeo and Duro. Riding comfort is better and smoother in Rodeo than Duro.I doubt if the digital meter will last a long time.Better to have Ordinary one.
Looks and colour of both are good. The dealor and service both in Mangalore sounds good. Main thing is your right thumb does not reach the switches freely on left side.

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padamsingh November 30, 2010 at 9:16 am

hi, what is the mileage of the above two scooters.

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sanjiv September 25, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Hi,
I wish to purchase Duro but confussed between Duro & Access 125.Kindly advice.

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suresh shinde October 18, 2011 at 9:20 am

sir my name is suresh shinde i wan the whole information about mahindra duro purchase for parbhani showroom exact prize today my mobile no 9822458418

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kapil Deo Singh November 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm

i want to purches mihindra two wheeler for ladies

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