Mahindra 2 Wheelers have officially re-entered the highly competitive Indian Motorcycle arena by rolling out their Pantero 110cc commuter bike. The Mahindra Pantero and Mahindra Centuro commuter twins were unveiled at the start of the year. While the Centuro is still yet to hit the roads, the Pantero has been launched in 4 states – Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Powered by homegrown MCI-5 (Micro Controller Ignited – 5 curve) engine, the Pantero is basically an extensively re-engineered Stallio, the firm’s first bike which was an utter failure. The Pantero emerges as a much improved product over the Stallio and the company has bestowed it, a first in the segment feature, the digital speedometer. The Mahindra Pantero’s 106.7cc engine puts out 8.5 PS which is at par with the competitors like the Hero Splendor, TVS Star City etc,. The other noteworthy features of the bike include LED tail lamps, pilot lamps up front. And the Pantero boasts of the longest seat in its class (774 mm) making it a comfortable bike for pillion riders. While the company is hoping to crack the commuter segment with its new twins, the cumulative scooters sales, spearheaded by Duro DZ and Rodeo RZ, have crossed a landmark 4 lakhs units. Mahindra also announced that the scooter sales for the current financial year stands at 96,153 units YTD.
[via Indian Motos Blog]
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