Live – Mahindra Centuro launched at Rs. 45,000

Posted on: Jul 1, 2013 - 1:10pm IST

Mahindra has launched the Centuro 110cc commuter bike today at Rs. 45,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).

The first 10,000 units will be sold at INR 44,000 (ex-Showroom Delhi).

Mahindra Centuro launch

The Mahindra Centuro which is the first bike to be engineered grounds up by Mahindra2Wheelers caters to the premium side of the vast commuter segment. The bike targets tech savvy customers with its “Wow” features.

The Centuro is powered by a 110cc MCI-5 (Mirco Chip Ignited – 5 Curve) four stroke air cooled engine which produces 8bhp and 8 Nm of torque. A four speed gear box with all-up shift pattern transmits power. The power train is the same one as the Pantero but Mahindra says that the engine mapping has been modified for the Centuro. As a result the motorcycle delivers a better ARAI certified mileage of 85.4 kpl.

The suspension setup is telescopic front forks and 5-step adjustable rear coil springs. The bike derives its braking power from front and rear drum brakes.

Read our comprehensive test ride, review of the Mahindra Centuro

The bike comes with a set of first-in-class features like remote key, anti-theft alarm, engine immobilizer, Guide-Me-Home lamps, Find-Me lamps and Distance To Empty meter (works when the bike starts using the reserve fuel). Other noteworthy features include LED pilot lamps and taillamp, digital instrument panel (with analog tachometer) and alloy fuel filler cap.

Mahindra Centuro National launch

The bike will be available in four variants but only the top end variant will be on sale initially. The colors available are red and black.

While the Mahindra Pantero competes with the segment king Hero Splendor, the Centuro is aimed squarely at Honda Dream Yuga, Bajaj Discover 100T and Hero Passion Pro.

The Centuro relies of its rich equipment to make inroads into the fiercely competitive commuter segment. The 5 year built-in warranty will also go a long way.

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7 thoughts on “Live – Mahindra Centuro launched at Rs. 45,000

  1. pradeep says:

    good look bike…

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  2. $@! says:

    “The colors available are read and black.”

    Typo Error Spotted. It should be RED. 😉

    Cheers,
    $@!

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    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Thank you for pointing that out, it has been updated 🙂

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  3. Ayyappan says:

    It’s bit of a surprise that M&M is still in the bike business. I remember. Anand Mahindra statements to investors that they might exit the Navistar & 2 wheeler business since they were under severe losses. The 2 wheelers were considered to be engineering disasters then. Hope they’ve sorted out the issues.

    The design looks ordinary, nothing eye popping. Being a new entrant, its going to be a challenging journey for M&M, specially when you’re competing with legendary bikes such as Hero Splendor, Honda Dream Yuga etc.

    M&M’s emphasis on features at the cost of engineering focus is worrisome. The XUV500 struggle relates to a similar story. A car or bike is not about the features it offers ; the soul is in engineering. Take Honda, Toyota…they don’t sell cars or bikes on features, they sell on solid engineering which lasts a life time.

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    1. sumit says:

      Yes you’re right but tell me didn’t this new bike centuro something launch post rigorous R&D. that’s what we hear all over. It has been designed while keeping in mind the customer feedback and Indian road conditions.
      I personally do not think this bike lacks in engineering. I didn’t feel the same when their last bike launched but this time they have tried to make a bold statement by offering many industry first features.

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  4. Parth Aggarwal says:

    Mahindra should wasting its time here and launch the Mahindra racing MGP30 in India immideately. It will provide the much needed brand boost and make mahindra the fastest and most dynamic bike available on Indian roads.

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    1. prakash says:

      I know , even I want that racing bike from mahindra. Looks cool in that color combo..but I think mahindra seems to be following a step by step approach. First they launched commuter bikes such as Pantero, then followed with a feature laden Centuro and now Mojo (300 cc) should be launched next year I think (I hope, I pray).

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