The folks at Mahindra two wheelers are trying all they can to put a stronghold in the Indian two-wheeler business. They have tasted reasonable success with Gusto and Mojo and are the only Indian manufacturer to be on the Moto3 grid. At the ongoing Auto Expo they have pulled off the curtains of their 2016 challenger MGP3O which gets significant upgrades from last year.
Developed at Mahindra Racing’s European headquarters at Besozzo, Italy, the MGP3O focusses on improving the power delivery, acceleration and top speed. Work has also been done on improving the handling and serviceability of the bike. The new engine, gearbox, and aerodynamic package also gets several refinements to the chassis and electrical setup.
Apart from Team Asper, which is the factory entry for MGP3O, the company will also see three customer teams which includes Team CIP, Outox Reset Drink Team and MTA Team Italia. In addition, this year the grid will also include Peugeot Motorcycles factory team (SP Racing) which will use a MGP3O derived Peugeot.
The company also unveiled the GenZe 2.0 all-electric transportation alternative, which is already on sale in the United States. Designed to overcome the challenges associated with urban commuting, the GenZe 2.0 electric scooter gets a removable lithium ion battery. This can be charged using a standard electrical outlet.
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The scooter can carry a load of 34 kg and can sprint from 0 to 48.3 kmph in just 8 seconds which is also its top speed. The range has been set at 48.3 km which is ideal for daily city commutes.