Mahindra Unveils Centuro & Pantero – 110cc Motorcycles With Innovative Features

by Saad on January 5, 2013

Mahindra-Pantero-Centuro-Launch

You saw the first ever spy pics of Pantero at BikeAdvice back in August. Obviously that time the name ‘Pantero’ was not known. It was BikeAdvice which busted the Centuro with another set of spy pics on December 26th just before the official unveiling.

On 2nd of this month, Mahindra officially unveiled two new motorcycles – Pantero and Centuro. Both of them share the same platform but are placed at a certain difference between the sub-segments that have been created within the 100cc segment.

Both Mahindra Centuro and Pantero are powered by single cylinder 106.7cc 4 stroke MCI-5 engine and produces maximum power outputs of 8.5PS @ 7500 rpm and similar 8.5Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. While Pantero is exactly a replica of erstwhile Stallio in terms of looks, Centuro is a new age, good looking muscular motorcycle.

MCI-5, rechristened form of ‘Micro Chip Ignited 5-Curve‘, is Mahindra’s indigenously developed engine which the company says, is smart enough to respond to the power and economy need of the rider.

Mahindra-Centuro

Despite its flab, Centuro (pictured above) only weighs just half a kilogram more than Pantero at 111kgs. However, Centuro is 31mm longer and 61mm higher than Pantero. Centuro also has a 5mm lower saddle height at 800mm and a higher ground clearance.

While prices of both the bikes have not been revealed, but Pantero would be placed as an entry level 100-110cc motorcycle whereas the Centuro would cover the premium 100-110cc segment.

Features of Centuro

  • Central Locking Anti-Theft System
  • Engine Immobiliser
  • Remote 128 bit encrypted Flip key
  • Find Me Lamps
  • Guide Lamps
  • Full-Digital Console

Features of Pantero

  • Best in Class maneuverability
  • Low turning radius
  • Full digital dashboard for higher trims
  • Longest Seat of 774mm in its class

Mahindra-Pantero

We have already taken the Pantero (pictured above) for a spin and know how the new bike is. We will present before you a detailed ride review of the bike shortly.

Both these bikes would be launched very soon in a phased manner all across the country similar to what the company’s policy has been for their earlier products. We will also talk about Centuro in depth a little later.

For now just tell us, if priced well, would you buy these bikes over the Splendors, Discovers and Dream Yugas of today?

 

Saad Khan

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Ramesh January 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Centuro seems a mast bike.

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Faann January 5, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Deepak sir and Saad khan sir! This PANTERO is nothing but the same STALLIO with more power and lightweight frame.While it’s looks are ugly and poor,the CENTURO has got some good looks.But the exhaust remains plain and ugly.Under the tank we find MOJO style pipes.The bump in power is a welcome change!

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siddharth January 5, 2013 at 7:35 pm

are you joking?who will buy stallio bikes?Even Aamir couldn’t revive their flagging fortunes.Rodeo was replete with issues & we Indians are once bitten twice shy.I am planning for a 100cc bike & my choice is either Passion pro or dream yuga.Mahindra needs to rethink its strategy as they can’t compete in cut throat segment.When people have so many winners in Passion,splendor,dream yuga,star city,discover who will consider Pantero or whatever?Mahindra needs to build a good 125cc/150cc to show case its technology if at all it has any.Delight buyers then go down the ladder.100cc buyers are coservative, they won’t experiment,while 150cc have good risk appetite.So even if some buyers experiment in 100cc it will not be enough to break even.I experimented with Rodeo & had to listen a lot from my parents for such a bad choice.But i had a good experience with CBZ extreme so HH has my vote already,because their bikes are good & service standards awesome !.Rodeo din’t even have a proper mechanic in Rourkela(Odisha),they had to requisition from nearby city because systems are not understood by local dealers mechanic.So i would like to ask Mahindra one question-why did they venture to sell out a scooterette when they din’t have systems in place?Why should we cutsomers pay for your foolhardiness?

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true January 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Those curved orange bars below the fuel tank of Centuro look really bad.

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faisal January 6, 2013 at 8:14 pm

These bikes are really good, they need to price them well.

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H. S. Irani January 9, 2013 at 1:37 pm

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