Mahindra two wheelers, a known name in the Indian two wheeler space, launched Mahindra Stallio motorcycle in the commuter segment a while back. The bike was a 110 CC machine built while keeping in mind the demands of daily commuters but due to the countless technical issues and customer complaints, Mahindra had to stop the production of the same.
The first innings of this popular commercial vehicle maker in the motorcycle space failed but soon it will be making a come back with the reworked Stallio motorcycle, now called Mahindra Pantero.
Mahindra has been testing the Pantero rigorously and recently it was spied on the Indian roads.The first thing that can be noticed from the spy shot is that the model being tested here is in the production ready phase. Considering the time taken by Mahindra in reworking upon the Pantero (Stallio), we could assume that the bike is going to be free of all glitches. But unless the manufacturer officially comes out with the motorcycle we cannot say anything about the improvements.
Since the motorcycle is in the last phase of testing we assume that the launch will be held soon, probably by early 2013. What is seriously disappointing is the styling of the motorcycle which largely remains the same. With the new name Pantero, a few cosmetic changes would have been appreciated.
Talking about the previous Stallio, the bike equipped a single cylinder, air cooled, 106 CC engine that produced a max power of 7.3 BHP at 7500 RPM and peak torque of 8 Nm at 5500 RPM. The engine come mated to a 4 speed gearbox. Alike the styling, any upgrades to the performance figures of the engine are also unlikely, and the same engine will go into the Pantero. The suspension of the bike also remains the same with telescopic forks at the front and hydraulic shockers at the rear.
The motorcycle has received plenty of negative feedback previously and just by changing the name and rectifying the issues, Mahindra expects to make it a success. Let us see how well the motorcycle performs and how killer its pricing will be.
source and image credits – BikeAdvice