mahindra centuro

Mahindra, best known for building powerful utility vehicles, has already made its foray into the two-wheeler segment. They entered the market with scooters with a range comprising Duro, Flyte, Rodeo and Kine. In 2010 they released a bike, the Stallio, which couldn’t continue due to some problems. Mahindra bikes returned with two releases in 2012: the Centuro and the Pantero.

Let’s see how the Centuro fares.

The Centuro is a premium offering from Mahindra. The lighthouse is bold and bigger compared to its brother, the Pantero. The headlights come with LED parking lights. There are twin molded bars connecting one side to the other. The tank, tail, LED taillights, and grab bar are the same bike parts used on the Pantero. There are no fancy footpegs, but there is a small fairing on the belly of the engine. The finishes, the construction quality and the paint job are excellent.

The three-module digital instrument cluster looks premium with a centrally located analog tachometer. Mahindra Centuro has a full digital speedometer, two tripmeters, service reminder, clock and distance to empty function. The shift light, high beam and solo indicators are placed above the gauges. The distribution board comes with a bypass switch. The Centuro also comes with a key fob that has an LED flashlight with three functions, such as a beacon for guiding home, a buzzer with flashing indicators to find your motorcycles in parking spots, and an engine immobilizer that detects a fake key and does sound an alarm.

The seating position is upright and comfortable. The footrests are well placed. The seat base is long and wide with excellent cushioning. The tank has been well excavated for thigh support. The 18-inch alloy wheels also add to its masculine look.

The Centuro is powered by a 106.7cc, MCi-5, 2-valve, air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission. It produces a maximum power of 8.5 hp at 8,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 8.5 Nm at 5,500 rpm. Centuro has a type of wet multi-disc clutch. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 kilometers per hour in 8.9 seconds. The total mileage offered is 60 kilometers per liter. The Centuro has drum brakes in both the front and rear. The bike is lightweight with a curb weight of 110kg and has a short 1265mm wheelbase.

The Centuro comes in red and black colors with graphics. Mahindra Centuro O1 and N1 are the two versions available in the market. The price of these variants ranges from Rs 45,000 to Rs 47,934 depending on the features offered in the model.

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