Take a Mahindra Pantero 110. Dress it up and embellish it with class leading features. Lo and behold, you have the Centuro 110 commuter motorcycle that Mahindra Two Wheelers has just launched at Jaipur. The Centuro 110 is the second motorcycle in Mahindra’s range, and is aimed at folks who want car-like bells and whistles on a two wheeler. How do follow-me-home headlamps sound?
Oh, and lest we forget, you even have a smart key that has a built in torch to help you find the keyhole when it’s dark. An anti-theft alarm and a distance-to-empty indicator on the instrumentation console are other features straight from the car world. A tachometer is standard and the speedo reads out digitally. Now, that’s a class leading bit for a commuter bike? We think so, especially the tacho bit.
The bike’s styling is inspired from the Mojo 300 and you can make this out from the gold-finish twin tubes. The headlamp fairing is a new item. Also, the Centuro has an all black finish to make it look premium. From the front forks to the engine and chain guard, the Centuro gets black paint finish. Overall, the motorcycle looks much better than the Pantero 110. Mahindra has given the motorcycle MRF Zappers, tyres which will give more grip.
Under the skin though, the Centuro is a Pantero 110 out and out. This is most apparent in the engine and transmission department. The Centuro 110 uses a 110cc four stroke engine. Yes, this is the same motor that’s used on the Pantero also. The engine makes a Mahindra’s managed to get an 85.4 Kmpl ARAI mileage rating for the 110cc engine, making the Centuro one of the most fuel efficient two wheelers in the c0untry.