Mahindra & Mahindra two wheelers may have chosen not to go out in the public about recall of their bike Mahindra Stallio, but the 110cc Stallio has been getting calls for replace/tweak of clutch and gear levers ever since it hit the market in October 2010.
The Stallio was the entry level bike as well as the first from the bike conglomerate into the Indian motorcycle market scenario.
News now is that Mahindra Two Wheelers paused the manufacture of the debut bike Stallio. Besides, the company recalled Stallio models to correct what was talked as serious gearbox issue.
The Mahindra Two Wheelers now claim recall of Mahindra Stallio from roads and showrooms has been initiated to rectify gearbox problem.
According to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), more than 5,135 Stallios were sold since its launch in October 2010 till January 2011.
The company would not disclose the problem to the media although they sounded ambitious to rectify the issue before June 2011.
While some auto analysts say that the recall could be a big blow to the conglomerate and its first motorcycle, there are few who say it would lift the image of the new player like Mahindra high in the eyes of customers for being customer centric. Mahindra may now process the 300cc bike Mojo through stringent tests before it kisses the roads soon. Coming with a hefty price tag of 1.75 lakh Mojo is dearer than even the most sought after Honda CBR250R.
Mahindra Two Wheelers is selling four scooter models – Flyte, Kine, Rodeo and Duro. The sales have doubled to 138,461 units between April and January this year as compared to previous year.