Mahindra 2 Wheelers has unveiled two new motorcycles, the Pantero and the Centuro. With these new motorcycles, the company is trying to capture market share in the executive commuter segment as well as the premium commuter segment.
Both the Pantero and the Centuro are powered by a single cylinder air cooled MCi-5 engine (Micro chip ignited 5-curve engine) which produces 8.5bhp at 8500rpm and torque of 8.5Nm at 5500rpm. The Pantero is targeted more towards first time buyers who are looking for basic features yet with great design. On the other hand, the Centuro is targeted at premium customers who are looking for lots of features.
The Centuro features a "central locking" anti-theft system along with an engine immobilizer, a remote 128 bit encrypted flip key which is first in its class. It also features "find me" lamps that will help an owner locate his motorcycle in a crowded parking lot and guide lamps that will remain lit for seven seconds after switching off the ignition. The speedo is fully digital with white backlighting for better visibility. The motorcycle also features distance-to-empty fuel calculator and service due indicator.
The Pantero is a completely new motorcycle from Mahindra. Rumours of the Stallio being rebadged as the Pantero can be put to rest. The company has claimed that nothing has been carried over from the Stallio other than the tank design. Everything else has been developed from scratch by Mahindra’s R&D team. The motorcycle features a fully digital instrument cluster with speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and clock. It also sports LED pilot lamps and LED tail lamps.The Pantero has an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 79.4kmpl.
The prices of both the motorcycles are yet to be declared but we expect the Pantero to be priced at around Rs 48,000 and the Centuro demanding a premium price somewhere between Rs 53,000 and 60,000.Both the motorcycles will be manufactured in the Pithampur plant near Indore.