Thanks to some design & engineering flaws with the Stallio 110, Mahindra TwoWheelers couldn’t have a good start of their first innings in the rapidly growing Indian bike market. However, as we have been posting, Mahindra is close to launching a new 110cc bike that is based on the erstwhile commuter mentioned above.
Christened as the Pantero 110, the new bike will be soon launched in the commuter segment. Earlier, the manufacturer had planned to launch the Pantero with a styling package very similar to that of the Stallio. However, it seems like Mahindra took the criticism pretty seriously and in all probability, the Pantero would be visually different to the Stallio.
While enough has already been posted about the Pantero 110, it was not yet known for sure when Mahindra plans to launch the Mojo 300. The entry level performance bike was unveiled ages ago and Mahindra Two Wheelers showcased the Mojo 300 at the 2012 New Delhi Auto Expo. There have been many speculations regarding the bike’s launch. The Mojo 300 will be positioned against the Honda CBR250R and the new Hyosung GT250R. Powering the Mojo 300 is a fuel injected, 292cc, single cylinder-four stroke engine with a 4 valve DOHC head and mated to a six speed ‘box. The motor is expected to have a power output of around 29PS.
On being asked about the Mahindra Mojo 300 launch date at a media event today, Motoroids.com was informed that the bike is in the final stages of development and the bike maker plans to introduce it into the market within a year. This means that the Mojo, in all probability, will arrive around the onset of 2014.
Explaining the reason for the delay in the launch, Mahindra told us that unlike earlier, the Mojo’s engine is now being developed in-house and is thus, keeping the auto group to come out with their flagship.
We also got to know that Mahindra has plans for launching a new bike in every segment of Indian two wheeler industry and this translates into a new Mahindra bike positioned in every segment from 10cc to 200-300cc.
We would love to see how well a new player in the very competent Indian bike market fares with performance bikes.