Mahindra Two Wheelers, a part of the USD 16.2 billion Mahindra Group, yesterday formally launched its all-new Mahindra Centuro motorcycle in the premium end of the highly competitive 100-110 cc segment.
The introductory price of the Centuro is Rs. 45,000/- (ex-showroom New Delhi).
As a special one-time offer, the first 10,000 Centuro bookings will be at a price of Rs. 44,000/- (ex-showroom New Delhi.
“The new Mahindra Centuro is a class-defining product that aims to address the inherent needs of the Indian consumer in the two-wheeler segment. It has been completely engineered around the consumer and his needs and is, in fact, a physical manifestation of what we perceive as ‘Customer Inspired Technology’. The Centuro is a testimony to our determination to emerge as a serious player in the high volume commuter segment and resonates with our presence in the highly competitive Moto GP motorcycle racing championship,” said Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group.
The Centuro, which was unveiled along with the Pantero 110cc bike many months ago, took a lot of time coming to us. It may be noted that the Pantero has already been on sale since a lot of time. Click here for Mahindra Pantero Review.
The Centuro is a direct rival of the highly popular trio of new Bajaj Discover 100T, new Hero Passion X Pro and the Honda Dream Yuga. However, with a pricing so competitive, the bike also challenges the likes of Hero Passion and entry-level models in the Discover line up.
One of the talking points about the new Mahindra Centuro is its car like key fob that consists of an incorporated remote control and LED torch.
The Centuro also gets upmarket features such as Find Me Lamps, Guide Me Home Lamps, an engine immobilizer, LED pilot lamps and a white backlit semi-digital speedometer console.
Powering the Mahindra Centuro is the same MCI-5 four stroke air cooled single cylinder 106cc engine that powers the Pantero. While the Centuro’s engine is very similar to that of the Pantero, intake and ignition/tuning system is new for the Centuro. This enables the motor to endow the bike with better performance and fuel efficiency. This engine, which has been developed “in-house” by Mahindra, has a max power output of 8.5 hp and a peak torque figure of 8.5 Nm. The motor comes mated to a four speed manual gearbox.
Mahindra claims a 0-60 kmph dash of 8.85 seconds for the Centuro. The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of the bike is 85.4 kmpl. Also, M2W claim that this makes the Centuro the most fuel efficient bike in its category. The bike has been launched in just one variant (fully loaded) at the moment, with more variants to follow at a later stage.
Unfortunately, the bike doesn’t come with a disc brake at this point of time.
Also Read: Mahindra Centuro Review
MAHINDRA CENTURO TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
|Engine||106.7 cc Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, Air cooled, MCI-5 engine|
|Bore X Stroke||52.4 X 49.5 mm|
|Power||8.5 PS @ 7500 rpm|
|Torque||8.5 Nm @ 5500 rpm|
|Ignition||Electric Start / Kick Start|
|Chassis||Double cradle tubular steel|
|Suspension: Front/ rear||Telescopic, Coil spring / Coiled 5-step adjustable|
|Brake: Front / rear||130mm Drum / 130mm Drum|
|Tyre Size: Front/rear||2.75″ x 18″ / 3.0″ x 18″|
|Headlamp||12 V 35W/35W Halogen|
|Tail lamp||LED Type|
|Speedometer||Digital / Analog|
|Dry Weight||111 kg|
|Wheel Base||1265 mm|
|Ground Clearance||173 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12.7 liters|
|Top speed||92 kph (speedometer reading)|
|Mileage||85.4 kpl (claimed under ARAI tests)|