New Delhi, July 6: The Mahindra group has entered the buzzing 110 cc segment of the Indian auto industry, by launching a 106.7-cc commuter motorbike, Centuro, with an introductory price (for first 10k customers) of Rs 44,000.
The Centuro has already created a lot of buzz in the market with its design and features and is likely to give leaders Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj, and Honda some serious competition. The bike has been designed and developed from the ground-up at their R&D facility in Pune, in view of demands and distinctive feedback received from thousands of customers in the segment.
Unveiling the new bike, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra said the company's success in the two-wheeler territory had proved wrong sceptics who had advised him against venturing into the segment.
“The Centuro is a prayaag, a confluence of customer feedback, out-of-the-box thinking and indigenous designing,” he said.
At Rs. 45,000, the Centuro is all set to go up against the Hero Passion Pro which starts at Rs. 45,850 for the spoke/kick Variant and the Honda Dream Yuga with starts at Rs. 45,101.
Let us take a look at some really interesting features of the bike:
Under the tank of the Centuro, there is an indigenously developed, 106.7-cc, MCi-5 (Micro Chip Ignited-5 Curve) single cylinder, air cooled four-stroke motor developing 8.4PS and a four-speed transmission. The bike has a 5-step rear suspension to provide greater riding comfort on Indian roads. It produces 8.5 bhp at 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 8.5 Nm at 5500 rpm. It has four speed manual transmission and can zoom to 60kmph from rest in 8.9 seconds.