Mahindra Two Wheelers, Mahindra Group’s contender in the fast emerging Indian Two Wheelers market, has just launched its second 110cc bike. The bike, which has been christened as the Centuro, was officially introduced to the market at a launch event in the majestic town of Jaipur today.
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 Mahindra Centuro commuter bike has been launched at an introductory price of INR 45000 (ex showroom, Delhi). What is even better is that the first 10000 buyers get the bike for INR 44000 only. With a pricing like this, the bike definitely has en edge over its immediate rivals. The Centuro will be a direct rival of the highly popular trio of Bajaj Discover 100T, Hero Passion X Pro and the Honda Dream Yuga. However, with a pricing like that, the bike also challenges the likes of Hero Passion and entry level models in the Discover line up.
Along with a host of other features, the new Mahindra Centuro will also come with a car like key fob that consists of an incorporated remote control and LED torch.
The Centuro also gets “first in its class” 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 recently launched Mahindra Centuro is the same MCI-5 four stroke air cooled single cylinder 106cc engine that powers the Pantero. 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. 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.
Mahindra claim 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.
It remains to be seen if the Centuro would enable Mahindra 2 Wheelers, which is relatively a new player in the industry, snatch a chunk of sales from the more established rivals.
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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)|
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