— Mahindra Mojo 300 race version at Auto Expo 2014
It has emerged that Mahindra Two Wheelers, one of the newest entrants in the ever expanding Indian bike industry, is contemplating a 160cc motorcycle for the premium commuter segment of Indian bike market. This info comes frmo the boffins at Autocar Professional, who have quoted their source working on the Mahindra 160cc bike project as saying, “MTWL is working on a 160cc premium commuter motorcycle, which, if all goes well, is expected to be rolled out either by end-2014 or in early 2015. However, the utmost priority for the company remains to roll out the ready 110cc scooter, which is squarely aimed at garnering volumes.”
As must be obvious to you, this upcoming Mahindra 160cc bike will be pitted against the highly popular TVS Apache RTR 160, Yamaha FZ variants, Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi, Hero Xtreme, our favorite Honda Unicorn and the newly launched Suzuki Gixxe. Currently, there are only two bikes in Mahindra Two Wheelers’ product portfolio- The Centuro and the Pantero, both of which are powered by a 106.7cc engine.
Also, the bike maker has been working on the Mahindra Mojo 300 bike since many years now and is finally looking quite close to launching its flagship model in the performance-hungry bike market of ours. The Mahindra Mojo 300 was showcased at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2014, where the bike maker also showcased a disc-brake variant of its high selling Centuro 110 commuter bike.
With the launch of the Mahindra 160cc bike, the bike maker aims to further eat into the sales of established rivals such as Bajaj, TVS and Hero and if the success of the Centuro is anything to go by, Mahindra might come up with another winner!
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on this upcoming motorcycle.
via Autocar Pro