Mahindra enters the mass commuter bike segment with the launch of two new bikes; the Mahindra Stallio and Mahindra Mojo. While the former is a stylish 110cc commuter bike, the Mahindra Mojo is a 300cc performance bike that will be up for grabs from January 2011.
The new bikes, Mahindra Stallio and Mahindra Mojo come with 4-year or 80,000 kms warranty whichever is early. The new Mahindra Stallio was unveiled by actor, producer and director, Aamir Khan. Stallio is a stylish bike that comes with an element of comfort. Although it’s targeted to the masses it is a complete bike designed keeping in view safety, style and peace of mind. The bike will be available on the market from Diwali.
Looks, design and styling of the Mahindra Stallio
The Mahindra Stallio is a no nonsense entry level bike targeted at the urban masses. The Italian design and styling gives it pretty much conventional looks that can woo the younger generation too. The fuel tank design gives Stallio a stallion kind of a macho look and the matte finish alloys will add dash of classiness to the looks of the new Mahindra Stallio. The fuel tank cap is so designed to give a bump-free ride; it can barely be seen actually.
The stylish commuter bike features simple multi-reflector headlamp at the front to give enhanced throw of light and visibility and LED tail lamp at the rear. The clear lens indicators and the LED technology enhance the visibility feature. The front visor with inverted pointer or arrow kind of a designing appeals many. The trendy alloy wheels and the telescopic suspensions look neat if not the best. The grab rails look sturdy and the saddle of the new Stallio also looks snug and sculpted for the comfort of rider and the pillion equally. So fatigue element is eluded even if you drive for long on the Stallio. Overall, the Mahindra Stallio has a sporty look that is quite impressive.
As regards the instrument cluster, the Mahindra Stallio sports digital instrument cluster which includes speedometer, odometer, tacho and a fuel gauge, resembling much of a Rodeo cluster. However, the digital instrumentation is for the top end variant of the Stallio, and the other variants feature a analogue meters including speedometer, fuel gauge and the odometer.
The multi-utility storage kit under the fuel tank is convenient safe to store keys or some change. You may even want to slip in the bike documents in the safe of the Stallio? Quite a convenient addition!
Engine and power of the Mahindra Stallio
Mahindra Stallio is not a super bike and is an entry level motorbike; however featuring advance technology from the Mahindra. The bike runs on a 110cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, one-cylinder SI engine that generates a maximum power of 7 bhp at 7500 rpm and producing a maximum torque of 8 Nm at 5500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox. While the Stallio can only displace 106.7cc the engine scores high on performance, according to the company in the ranks of Pulsars and Karizma while being soft on petrol. The Stallio is armed with telescopic suspension system which features a couple of tough telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers to ensure smooth ride on a potholes laden road too.
Variants and the price of the Mahindra Stallio
The Mahindra Stallio comes in two variants; the kick-start Stallio, which is more or less basic variant of the Stallio with analogue instrument cluster, spoked wheels, and contemporary kick start. Then the self-start Stallio: Comes with digital instrumentation cluster, alloy wheels and electric start. Stallio comes in 5 color options: Derby Red, Equus Blue, Colt Black, Buckskin Yellow and Ranch Green.
The Mahindra Stallio is priced at Rs. 44,699 for the alloy wheeled, self-start variant and priced at Rs. 41,199 for the spoke wheeled, kick-start version (the prices are ex showroom Pune).
Final word about the Mahindra Stallio
The Mahindra Stallio is a good addition to the Mahindra 2 Wheelers product line up and made specifically to suit the Indian biking conditions. Mahindra hopes that the rugged and stylish Stallio will prove to be a reliable bike too in the days to come.