Recently last-week (20th June, 2012), Mahindra 2 Wheelers has launched the updated 125cc Rodeo, the Rodeo RZ, in a phase wide manner across the country and the current launch is limited to South India. The ex-showroom prices announced are Rs. 49,575 (Andhra Pradesh), Rs. 49,410 (Kerala), Rs. 50,710 (Tamil Nadu) and Rs 48,930 (Karnataka), respectively.
The Rodeo RZ comes with what Mahindra calls a Z Series 125cc engine that offers a good compromise between performance and fuel efficiency. Rodeo RZ also gets the Mahindra’s Dual Curve Digital Ignition system (DCDI) similar to Duro DZ, that helps the scooter put out a little more than 8PS and 9Nm while still returning a ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 59.38kmpl.
The new Rodeo comes with a host of new graphics, a 125cc badge upfront and seven trendy colours including Mystique Violet, Electric Green and Flame Orange aside from the regular white and black options. Mahindra has fixed the low ground clearance issue on the earlier model, with the scooter now getting 24mm additional space underneath. Storage space too has been increased to 22 litres.
On the features list, it’s decked up with a Digital dashboard with tachometer, tripmeter, acceleration timer, odometer, speedometer, speeding alarm, fuel gauge, clock and a side stand buzzer. Other noteworthy features include a front fuel filler cap, a 4-in-1 anti-theft key and a mobile phone/MP3 charger to keep riders connected and entertained on the move. The Mahindra Rodeo RZ is priced higher than the Duro DZ (around Rs 3,600 more in Andhra Pradhesh) but that doesn’t come as a surprise considering the exhaustive feature list.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Viren Popli, Senior Vice President – Strategy and Market Development, Mahindra Two Wheelers said –
“The New Mahindra Rodeo RZ, the latest addition to the Mahindra Scooters portfolio, is perfect for young urban couples who are striving hard to do so much more in today’s demanding times. The Mahindra Rodeo RZ is a zippy, trendy, youthful scooter with a host of unique modern features, which lets both him and her do more, much more.”
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