Reviews of Mahindra Rodeo

Overall rating:

2.7
47 ratings 25 reviews
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  •  4  7
  •  3  5
  •  2  10
  •  1  15
Mahindra Rodeo Reviews

Mahindra Rodeo

Last known Ex-showroom, Mumbai

₹ 47,920

Rating Parameters:

  • 3

    Visual Appeal

  • 3

    Comfort

  • 2

    Value for Money

  • 2

    Service Experience

  • 2

    Reliability

Reviews on Rodeo

  •  4Best scooter during its reign 2010 2 months ago by Mukundh Chaithanya
    Buying experience: i brought this scooter in the year 2010 and now it's 2019 almost 9 years apart , the showrooms staff were good, i got the scooter promptly as they had a good collection of all the colours, mine is blazing red. Important highlights of this scooter incl...
    Buying experience: i brought this scooter in the year 2010 and now it's 2019 almost 9 years apart , the showrooms staff were good, i got the scooter promptly as they had a good collection of all the colours, mine is blazing red. Important highlights of this scooter included : 1) first scooter made in india with digital colourful multi-functional speedometer includes functions such as trip a ,trip b ,clock , 0-50km in how many second , 50 meters in how many seconds and not just that 7+ different colours with 3 different styles of colour changing : singular changing, slow dimming automatic changing mode and automatic single colour changing ! there is tachometer like a sports bike , can you find any other scooter with such a rich dashboard ? apart from this there is a side stand indicator.Other features include low slammed suspension setup with telescopic suspension in front and uni shock at the rear which gives you really an awesome comfort and cornering confidence Storage space under the seat is about 22 litres i guess it's so so big, till date no other scooter has such a huge storage. Performance: it accelerates from 0-50km per hour in 9.8 secs . Even after 8 years it's the same acceleration , such as good performing scooter, i will explain later in this review of how this is maintained and it's drawbacks. The acceleration is also very linear, meaning it takes you to speeds which you don't realize unless you see the speedo by the time you reach 70+ kmph speed. The fact is , this acceleration gives you less vibration and therefore more confidence while making turns and sliding the bumps, it's the same confidence you would find in the aprilia150 which is on sale today.Brakes: brakes are just ok, for a scooter this level with a 125cc engine and 108 kg kerb we would need a better brakes to bring this mini hooligan to a stop, but it's just alright , we can adjust with both front and brakes engaged at the same time. By the way , there were no disc brakes for scooter as this class at my time (2010) of buying. Barely there was no competition for this with only suzuki access 125 being its counterpart or partner in crime.Looks : even today after all these years it's too stylish and is still noticeable by many on the road, it still stands apart, designed by the italian designer sym , i am not sure of where this designer is located or who was behind the model, but it's sleek design , making it very stylish if you look at it from any angle , i mean just look at it. Rodeo is a crowd puller.Now coming to important part, the disadvantages: Even though rodeo has a good ride experience, performance , road presence, handling like a bike , good refinement, raspy exhaust, still it has many disadvantages and drawback due to the bad r&d team whom were present in mahindra two wheeler division, which i have to accept as a customer and today they all are fired out of the company. There will always be customers waiting at service centre because they have complains on and off , even for normal complains such as side side loose or scooter getting hit on all potholes and bumps , i know why all that happened and what went really wrong.Let me put it all of those in single words or points:1) poor ground clearance leading to risk of fuel tank breakage since its fuel filler is next to front steering goes just below the chassis so anytime if you want to off road , think twice or you should learn or master how to not hit the tank by hard riding 2) side stand hits the road when you try to park , even with your scooter up straight, always 3)headlamps focus: if you are night rider , make sure that the headlight adjustment screw is focused to the road , or else the light will focus straight on the other vehicle , not on the road , even at low beam , so everytime service centre adjustment is required .4)rectifier aka rr unit : as many of you don't know the rodeo scooter has a big fault with the rectifier unit which converts ac to dc current from the dyno to the battery, so this unit frequent fails thereby killing your bulb of all lights , nd your speedometer too , now you have to keep checking the current of the rectifier time to time , to avoid this, ofcourse the battery is the first component to die in this issue. (as i kept changing battery every 2 years for no reason, is due to this problem , which i learnt from a good mahindra service centre and especially battery shop, they will diagnose problem and will tell you this!)5) engine : after usage of just 25 or 30kms all the engine components such as a valve, timer,etc will fail easily) just a short period ? since i maintain my scooter well , still all these failed, even from other owners the same complains emerged , so for all the parts, i mean all the wearable parts: to change: mahindra 2 wheeler service has a ready made list which has parts to change and will cost you 7000rs in total ,Mileage is about 20 to 25kmpl is my honest opinion even if you drive real slow and in constant speed , it will give you max 30kmpl in real time that's it . So is rodeo a big fail: well this is the first scooter from mahindra , but i feel really sad for the owner of this company , because the r and d department really failed and cheated on them, nd this caused complete customer dissatisfaction from everyone . I mean even me liking the scooter and knowing all these problems for all these years, i will be the few owners who hasn't sold or thrown the scooter away, you know why, because this is unique , this performance oriented , and well it's my high-school sweetheart. hope this helps everyone to decide to buy this or not, i will say that today they have rectified many problems in this , the latest uzo125 rodeo is good. Well you have to make up your mind , if you are good maintainer then just buy it and if not, then don't complain later. My only complain will be smaller tank and less mileage other i'll live with this any day over other scooter with all their features, even today.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 3

      Reliability

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 2

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Experience with mahindra rodeo  2 years ago by Guru
    I bought rodeo compared with honda activa... My opinion... Body of the scooter is too small change it little bit big... Change tyre to 12 inch.. What i'm like in rodeo.... Digital meter... Side stand alarm... Big space... Mobile charger... Mahindra engine.... Petrol tan...

    I bought rodeo compared with honda activa... My opinion... Body of the scooter is too small change it little bit big... Change tyre to 12 inch.. What i'm like in rodeo.... Digital meter... Side stand alarm... Big space... Mobile charger... Mahindra engine.... Petrol tank capacity to be increase....

    • 3

      Visual Appeal

    • 3

      Reliability

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 3

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  2Rodeo stylish features not the functions 2 years ago by Susan V
    Am a working women and daily commuting to the office in public transport is not that easy. So, i thought it is better to buy a bike and start using it. As i was new to riding, me and my husband decided to buy a smaller bike which i can handle easily. We had two choice i...

    Am a working women and daily commuting to the office in public transport is not that easy. So, i thought it is better to buy a bike and start using it. As i was new to riding, me and my husband decided to buy a smaller bike which i can handle easily. We had two choice in mind, one is scooty and other is rodeo which was new to market.

    So, we thought of buying this new bike from mahindra which was launched in 2009.

    The buying experience was good, the dealer was nice and delivered bike on time.

    Reason for choosing rodeo over scooty

    1. Gook look

    2. Smaller size

    3. Digital tachometer

    4. Usb mobile phone charger

    5. Petrol tank in the front side of bike rather than back side in most other bikes. No need to get down from bike for putting petrol

    6. Guys look better riding rodeo than riding scooty.

    7. Ambient space under the seat.

    But after riding the bike i face lot of issue so the cons and pros are

    1. Self-start never works properly, which is most important in a lady’s bike.

    2. Mileage is very less.

    3. Low ground clearance.

    I had to spend lot of money repairing it and it never fixed properly, though i was using the bike from past 8 year it gave me trouble many times. However, some pros of this bike are

    1. Bike tyre has got punctured only once in last 8 years

    2. Bike metallic body finish is good and no scratches even though it fell down couple of times

    As the self-start and mileage is most important for any bike i would suggest not to go for this bike.

    If mahindra can try to improve the cons mentioned, then rodeo can be the best bike in the market especially for the beginners. Anyways am done with it and planning to buy a new bike.

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 2

      Reliability

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 1

      Service Experience

    • 3

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      18 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  2One of the worst scooters you could ever buy. 2 years ago by Adel Abdel Qadir
    At first i thought this is a good scooter, as they said it has got good mileage... But really doesn't have a good mileage. The scooter's light weight. Vibrates a lot while riding. It has a really good pick-up though. Could climb big slopes easily even with 3 people on i...

    At first i thought this is a good scooter, as they said it has got good mileage... But really doesn't have a good mileage. The scooter's light weight. Vibrates a lot while riding. It has a really good pick-up though. Could climb big slopes easily even with 3 people on it. Looks wise, it is really bad. Servicing is bad too. They really don't give it the care it needs...

    • 2

      Visual Appeal

    • 1

      Reliability

    • 2

      Comfort

    • 2

      Service Experience

    • 2

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

  •  2Not worth for your money 1 year ago by Aravind
    Great pickup but poor mileage. The vehicle requires continuous maintenance and service. Not worth the money. Please choose another bike.You can go for other vehicles in this budget like activa or scooty pep.I have been using this bike for more than 4 years and and repai...
    Great pickup but poor mileage. The vehicle requires continuous maintenance and service. Not worth the money. Please choose another bike.You can go for other vehicles in this budget like activa or scooty pep.I have been using this bike for more than 4 years and and repair costs would have been reached more than the original cost of bike. Totally dissatisfied.
    • 2

      Visual Appeal

    • 1

      Reliability

    • 2

      Comfort

    • 2

      Service Experience

    • 2

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  • The worst problem of this bike is that the head light of this bike focuses in the sky even if i use low beam which makes it extremely difficult to ride it at night.I was attracted to this bike because of its price, suspension (the so called telescopic suspension as stat...

    The worst problem of this bike is that the head light of this bike focuses in the sky even if i use low beam which makes it extremely difficult to ride it at night.

    I was attracted to this bike because of its price, suspension (the so called telescopic suspension as stated by the company in its features), digital speedometer, and the most important one its horse power(110 cc).

    But only after a few days the bike started showing problems. The fuel indicator failed only within 30 days. I cant express the pain i went through to ride the bike with empty fuel tank to nearest fuel station which was nearly 2 kms away!!! so i showed it to the service station and they fixed the problem but the system failed again in the next few days and the whole system had to be replaced with insurance money!!!! slowly the suspension and mileage also wearied down.

    • 3

      Visual Appeal

    • 1

      Reliability

    • 3

      Comfort

    • 1

      Service Experience

    • 3

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

  •  2My first scootermahindra rodeo 2 years ago by Keshu Kant
    Mahindra could have ruled the scooter segment with rodeo but this scooter is nothing but a bunch full of troubles.Back in 2011 when i bought mahindra rodeo it had some of the amazing features which no other scooter had1. Rodeo is the only scooter till date which has an ...

    Mahindra could have ruled the scooter segment with rodeo but this scooter is nothing but a bunch full of troubles.

    Back in 2011 when i bought mahindra rodeo it had some of the amazing features which no other scooter had

    1. Rodeo is the only scooter till date which has an external fuel fill that also in the front

    2. Back at that time rodeo was the only scooter to have a seat under light

    3.Ignition shutter lock

    4.Full digital meter with low fuel indicator and over speed indicator(when>60km/hr)

    5.Powerful 125cc engine first in its segment

    6.Telescopic suspension

    Now comes the annoying list of cons:

    1. Poor ignition system(difficult to start the scooter in cold weather)

    2.Worst ground clearance(gets stuck at bumpers)

    3.Poor service and lack of spare parts

    4.Worst thing the digital meter(my scooter's meter is worn out & the display is not visible also it never switches off and is on 24x7 only drains my battery all this started when my scooter got drenched in heavy rain)

    5.Petrol pipe problem (got it replaced because petrol was not reaching the engine properly and there was trouble starting the vehicle)

    6.The integrated lock system is not good the fuel opening part

    But i love my scooter and still own it despite all problems

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 2

      Reliability

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 2

      Service Experience

    • 3

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Review 1 year ago by Rajat Nirkhe
    The riding experience was good the vehicle was very smooth and could go upto a speed of 86km per hour even after 7 years in use. The pickup and acceleration were very good. Like a sports bike you could take high speed turns by bending your vehicle. The vehicle was most ...
    The riding experience was good the vehicle was very smooth and could go upto a speed of 86km per hour even after 7 years in use. The pickup and acceleration were very good. Like a sports bike you could take high speed turns by bending your vehicle. The vehicle was most comfortable in its class and was good for long drives. The only problem was very low capacity of fuel tank and high fuel consumption.
    • 3

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 3

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  1Buy mahindra rodeo and get fooled 2 years ago by Suresh Vardam
    Mahindra is taking the market for granted and will ripe what it sowed very soon.The monopoly of servicing centers created by not providing the spares to open market is a planned strategy to fleas the owners after selling the bike.Service centers are irresponsible and un...

    Mahindra is taking the market for granted and will ripe what it sowed very soon.

    The monopoly of servicing centers created by not providing the spares to open market is a planned strategy to fleas the owners after selling the bike.

    Service centers are irresponsible and unkind. They are not only unprofessional but wouldn't mind compromising safety of the rider for money.

    The most useless bike since:-

    A) it develops too many faults too soon.

    B) can be repaired at mahindra service centers only who do not provide pickup service.

    C) all other service centers or roadside garages refuse to repair the bike even for the most critical issues. Rider have to drag the bike or arrange for the transportation. Imagine the plight of ladies and senior citizens?

    D) the resale value is nil since no one buys it for want of spares. No brands accept the rodeo in exchange for the same reason.

    E) service centers create problems deliberately and charge heavenly thereafter - making the fuel pipe leak and malfunctioning the fuel gauge is very common. They are not bothered if the bike is stuck in the wilderness at odd hours as far as they are making money.

    F) servicing done is very poor and not on time.

    G) owing to monopoly, the staff is unkind and unprofessional. There dealing with the senior citizens and ladies is equally rude.

    Better to avoid such product.

    • 2

      Visual Appeal

    • 1

      Reliability

    • 1

      Comfort

    • 1

      Service Experience

    • 1

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      17 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Mahindra rodeo is best scooty forever  2 years ago by Amit Bapdi
    Very reasonable price as compare to others Best pickup and mileage Looking likes a luxury and awesome performance Not costly service and easy to maintain Only one word is sufficient "mahindra"The suspension quality is very good as compared to other The main thing is it'...

    Very reasonable price as compare to others

    Best pickup and mileage

    Looking likes a luxury and awesome performance

    Not costly service and easy to maintain

    Only one word is sufficient

    "mahindra"

    The suspension quality is very good as compared to other

    The main thing is it's a beautiful like a luxury feeling

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 5

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      47 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

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