Mahindra Duro 125 DZ

Mahindra Duro 125 DZ

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 46,240
* Delhi. May vary.
Discontinued

USER OPINION

Colour Options and Price in India
2-Wheeler Type Scooter
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Royal Purple, Supreme Silver, Derby Red, Pearl White, Fiery Black, Cappuccino Brown, Mystique Grey
Official Tagline Fly Over the Flyovers
MAXABOUT RATING AND OVERVIEW
Vehicle Overview Mahindra Duro DZ is a 124.6 cc, single cylinder scooter producing 8 BHP at 7000 rpm and 9 Nm at 5500 rpm. The automatic gearbox on the scooter helps it drive with utmost comfort and claim a top speed of 80 kmph. It weighs quite high at 114 kg while the seat height is even higher than regular scooters at 790 mm. Duro DZ rivals none other than Honda Activa 125 and Suzuki Access 125 in the country. It rides on 10 inch wheels and claims an under seat storage of 20 liters. Riders claims an average fuel economy of 50 kmpl from the scooter.
ENGINE AND GEARBOX
Engine Details 124.6cc, 4-Stroke
Cooling Air Cooling
Engine cc (Displacement) 124.6 cc
Maximum Power 8 Bhp @ 7000 rpm
Maximum Torque 9 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Number of Gears Automatic
MILEAGE AND TOP SPEED
Mileage 45-55 kmpl (approx.)
BRAKES AND TYRES
Front Brake 130mm Dia Drum
Rear Brake 130mm Dia Drum
Front Tyre 3.5" X 10"
Rear Tyre 3.5" X 10"
Wheel Type Cast
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Hydraulic
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Overall Length 1814 mm
Overall Width 770 mm
Overall Height 1275 mm
Ground Clearance 155 mm
Seat Height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1270 mm
Kerb Weight 114 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.50 litres
Under-seat Storage 20 litres
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Analog
Fuel Gauge Analog
BATTERY AND LIGHTING
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 7Ah
Voltage 12V
Head Light Halogen
COMFORT FEATURES
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Miscellaneous Information
Fuel Lid Underseat

Mahindra Duro 125 DZ Review

23 Dec, 2015 10:32 AM

Overview

Compared to the Honda Activa, the Duro’s design appears equally conventional and conservative – it’s not a risk-taker, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t something to appreciate. In essence, the Duro DZ bears a close resemblance to the previous Duro model, but with some noticeable differences. The brand new design of its clear-lens headlight looks sleeker and provides better road illumination, and the bike’s front mudguard has been modified to make room for the telescopic suspension. The front of the bike is certainly pleasing, but it is let down by a rather bland and function rear, and the overall quality of the finish is below the average industry standard and can appear slightly cheap.

Instrument Console

The redesigned instrument console has been well thought out for usability, with all instruments clearly laid out and easy to read at a glance. On the speedometer, the economy-riding zone of 30kph to 50kph is marked out clearly in green to encourage efficient fuel usage, and the fuel gauge is displayed prominently to the right of it. The control levers are comfortable to use and feature a brake-locking clamp, and there are push-to-cancel functions. However, the bike’s palm grips are strangely shaped and have a negative impact on the riding experience.

Engine and Gearbox

124.6cc 4-stroke petrol engine Maximum power of 8 Bhp at 7000 rpm Maximum torque of 9 Nm at 5500 rpm Equipped with a powerful 4-stroke, 124.6cc DI engine with automatic (gearless) transmission, capable of maximum power of 8 Bhp at 7000 rpm, and a maximum torque of 9.0 Nm at 5500 rpm. Mahindra claim that the scooter can clamber up steep flyovers easily, even when carrying a pillion rider, due to the scooter’s strong pick-up and robust acceleration. The engine is certainly powerful, but has been de-tuned for greater fuel efficiency, which means that you won’t feel the full force of its 125cc capacity. However, the delivery is nevertheless pleasing, and makes inner city overtakes effortless.

Acceleration and Top Speed

The bike’s smooth ride is resilient even when accelerating, although the response time is a little slower than you might hope for. The bike’s top speed is claimed to be a speedy 80 kmph.

Mileage

Mahindra proudly claims that the Duro DZ gives better mileage than any of its competitors, thanks to an Advanced Dual-Curve Digital Ignition engine, which is capable of automatically adjusting in response to changing loads on the bike. This helps to optimize the bike’s fuel consumption, for a longer lasting ride and more efficient fuel usage over time. It consistently returns a mileage of 42 kmpl, which is respectable but not quite up to the Honda Activa’s 45-50 kmpl.

Comfort While Driving

Overall, the DZ has a comfortable and enjoyable ride. The seat is wide and well positioned, with a standard upright position characteristic of scooters of this class. However, the footrests for the pillion are somewhat bulky and crude, and Duro’s footboard is positioned far too high in proximity to the seat, a basic design flaw that should have been caught during the upgrade from the last generation of Mahindra Duro.

Safety Features

The bike’s design shows clear attention to safety. Its lengthy wheelbase and enhanced braking system offer improved stability and security while riding and its handlebar-mounted halogen headlamp gives a broader beam for wider visibility. The rear brake’s lock lever is another nice safety addition for parking on slopes.

Storage Space

Storage is another area in which the scooter excels. The scooter’s under-seat storage has a capacity of 20 litres, which is among the largest in its market segment. This is in addition to generous front storage.

Suspension

The bike is designed to be an equal match to rough surfaces and tough roads, featuring an advanced telescopic suspension to give you a perfectly smooth ride even over roads pitted with bumps and pot-holes. In comparison with standard trailing suspension systems, the bike’s suspension holds up, although its riding position is somewhat off-track. The telescopic suspension certainly allows you to feel confident while maneuvering at top speed, and most bumps are absorbed with relatively little fuss.

Brakes

The brakes of the DZ have undergone an overhaul since the last gen Duro, and it now offers 130mm brakes at the front and the rear. These are competent, providing solid stopping power, and the levers feel capable and balanced.

Ride and Handling

With its higher-than-average ground clearance, the bike is able to glide over bumpy and uneven road surfaces with ease. The raised handlebars certainly help to accommodate riders of varying sizes and give them a greater feeling of control. The bike’s handling is generally very good: it corners well, although its lightweight feel means that it can feel unstable during leans.

Tyre Size

The front and rear tires are 3.5” x 10, and the wider wheelbase and tires improve the bike’s stability and handling, while its MRF Zapper tires give great grip on a variety of surfaces.

Shades

The Mahindra Duro 125 DZ is available in a choice of 7 elegant shades: Fiery Black, Pearl White, Cappuccino Brown, Mystique Grey, Royal Purple, Supreme Silver and Derby Red.

Accessories

Few accessories are included as standard with the Duro DZ, but the bike is readily customizable with seat covers and more.

Distinctive Features

The Duro DZ features an extra-large fuel tank, capable of storing up to 6.5 litres of fuel – a welcome feature that reduces the number of fill-ups needed.

Reasons to Buy

Tough, powerful, smart and efficient, the Mahindra Duro DZ is also a comfortable, stable and safe ride with some superior features that make it readily able to handle tough roads.

Value for Money

The Mahindra Duro DZ represents good value for money, thanks to a powerful engine and greatly upgraded suspension.

Verdict

Compared to the Duro 2011, the DZ is a far superior scooter that does away with many of that previous model’s flaws, particularly its troublesome suspension and poor design. The DZ is certainly a respectable buy, although if handling is important you might wish to hold out for the Honda Activa.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most Popular FAQs for Mahindra Duro 125 DZ
  • What is the Price of Mahindra Duro DZ in Mumbai?
    20 Jun, 2013 | By Maxabout Team

    Mahindra Duro DZ is available at a great price of Rs. 47,750, in Mumbai.

    The scooter grabs in a powerful 125 cc engine, which provides a great acceleration and pickup. The advanced telescopic suspension in the front gets you through the rough and tough roads and ensures a smoother and buttery ride over the bums and potholes. For a greater fuel efficiency,  it features the Dual Cure Digital Ignition System. It does not get you to the petrol pumps easily, it lets you to enjoy the ride for a longer time. It has a fuel tank capacity of 6.5 liters and the wheelbase measure 1270 mm. The Halogen headlamp is there to offer a better and clear visibility at night.

    The black toned rear view mirrors suits it and a higher handle bar provides a better grip and ergonomics while driving. It gets an underseat storage of 20 liters and offers you a greater comfort with its long seat. Its strong body is much light and requires less maintenance. It also comes accessorized with a glove box, for keeping small things like bottles. The trendy display console highlights the driving speed and improves the riding efficiency.

  • In How Many Colors Mahindra Duro is Available?
    23 May, 2013 | By Maxabout Team

    Mahindra Duro is available in 7 vibrant colors, namely, Royal Purple, Supreme Silver, Derby Red, Pearl White, Fiery Black, Cappuccino Brown and Mystique Grey.

    Duro is an excellent scooter from Mahindra and has a fuel efficiency of 56.25 km/l. The massive 125 cc engine churns out 8.11 KW of max power at the rate of 7000 rpm and a peak torque at the rate of 5500 rpm, that is about 9 Nm in figure. The automatic transmission gearbox comes hooked with a powerful engine. It has impeccable looks and perhaps the best scooter in the class. It has a curb weight of 114 Kg. The front and rear 130mm diameter drum brakes provide efficient braking. The max speed of 80 km/h.

    It has a large tank capacity of 6.5 liters, with 1 liter of reserve fuel. It features the front advanced telescopic and rear hydraulic suspensions. The fuel economy is ARAI certified. It has an overall length of the scooter is 1814 mm. You have to get up from the seat, as it has an under seat fuel system. The storage space under the seat is 20 liters and is an ideal vehicle for longer rides.

  • What is the Mileage of Mahindra Duro?
    23 May, 2013 | By Maxabout Team

    Mahindra Duro returns a healthy mileage of 56.25 km/l in the city area, certified by ARAI.

    Mahindra Duro houses a powerful 125 cc engine, which provides a good pickup and acceleration. It has the advanced telescopic suspension for when you suffer the bumpy rides. The sole reason of its wonderful mileage is the Advanced Dual Curve Digital Ignition. Thanks to the 6.5 Liter fuel tank, so it doesn't move you much to the Petrol Pump. Its saddle height is 790 mm and features the automatic gearbox. The curb  weight is 114 Kg. Max speed is 80 km/h and the 12 V, 5 Ah headlamp is fitted in the front, offering better illumination in the night.

    The ground clearance is 155 mm and the overall length of the scooter is 1814 mm. In summary, the scooter is good, and if you are mileage freak, then there's no better option in the class. The Advanced Ignition system optimizes the fuel consumption by auto-adjusting to the load on the scooty. It houses an under seat fuel system, so you have to get up every time to get the tank filled.

  • What is the Ex-showroom Price of Mahindra Duro?
    23 May, 2013 | By Maxabout Team

    Mahindra Duro is available in the Indian market at an ex-showroom price of Rs.38,299.

    This vehicle is considered as the finest product of Mahindra. Having a longer wheelbase of 1290 mm, Duro has the largest fuel tank capacity of 6 liters and 1 liter of reserve fuel. It is blessed with a 124.6 cc four stroke engine, producing 8 bhp of max power at 7000 rpm and a peak torque of 9Nm at the rate of 5500 rpm. The fuel system is fitted under the seat and the company claimed that it has a top speed of 80 km/h.

    It gives an astounding mileage of 45km/l on the crowded city roads. The scooter is very eye-pleasing and visually appealing. The analogue instrument in the front consists of upper beam indicator, odometer, speedometer, fuel gauge and indicator lights. You have to get up from your seat to refill the petrol tank and the saddle height is low, which allows the rider to control the same with ease.

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I purchased Mahindra Duro DZ in 2012 and so far its run 28000 km. I get it serviced regularly and drive at constant speed between 55-60 km/hr. ... read more

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Pros: Design and power

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