Mahindra 2 Wheelers previewed two new 110cc commuter bikes namely the Mahindra Pantero and the Mahindra Centuro, last week in Pune and IndianMotosBlog.com was there in the thick of action. The two bikes mark the the firm’s re-entry into motorcycle segment, while more products on the similar lines are being lined up for future. According to Mahindra 2 Wheelers, the commuter bike segment has two typical customer requirements – functionality and style – and hence two 110cc bikes are necessary to have them covered. Mahindra has introduced quite a few first-in-segment features in both motorcycles such as a fully digital instrument console, LED pilot and tail lamps. The Pantero is essentially a thoroughly re-engineered Stallio that addresses the needs of functional segmentation while the Centuro is a newly designed motorcycle which satisfies people looking for style. Features of Mahindra Pantero Powered by 8.5 PS, 106.7cc Mci-5 (Micro Chip igninted – 5 Curve) engine Fully digital dashboard with a speedometer, fuel gauge, tachometer and clock Longest seat in its class at 774 mm LED pilot lamps and tail lamp Read our comprehensive review, test ride of the Mahindra Pantero Features of Mahindra Centuro Powered by a 8.5 PS, 106.7cc Mci-5 (Micro Chip ignited – 5 Curve) engine Central locking anti-theft system with engine immobilizer and remote 128-bit encrypted key Find me lamps to help locate the bike easily in a crowded parking lot Guide lamps that illuminate for few seconds even after rider walks away Fully digital console with service indicator and distance to empty readout LED tail lamp and pilot lamps The production of Mahindra Pantero has already commenced, however Mahindra 2 Wheelers has not commented on a launch date yet. The Pantero will be available in four variants – T1 with self start, alloy wheels and digital meter, T2 with self start, alloy wheels and analog meter, T3 with kick start, alloy wheels and analog meter and T4 with kick start, spoke wheels and analog meter. The Centuro will shortly follow the Pantero into the market. The prices of the bikes are yet to be announced but we expect them to be competitive.
[via Indian Motos Blog]
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