In features department, the Centuro is way ahead of the competition – Mahindra offers so much more than its competition that I am actually worried that they might not make enough on every unit sold. The thing is Mahindra is currently looking to establish itself in the two-wheeler market and these extras are supposed to help them against the brand value of Hero and Honda.
Unlike a regular bike key, the Centuro comes with flip-key similar to the ones offered by a few premium-car manufacturers. The similarities don’t end there; the key has a button that triggers alarm and LED lights so that it becomes easier to locate the motorcycle in crowed parking lot. The quality is economy class – after all it is an 110cc commuter bike, but both the bike keys are similar key-fobs with 96-bit secure access that raise an alarm if you insert a duplicate.
The instrument cluster is also very detailed. It is split into three parts – the left part has distance to empty and fuel gauge, the middle part of the console hosts digital speedo meter, tachometer and service indicator, while the other end lets you toggle between clock, trip meter and odometer. The indicator lamps with sit above the main cluster on both sides in perfect pattern, but the over plastic quality of this console is one of our very few complains.