SCOOP! New Mahindra bike is Pantero

Autocar India
First Published: 14:16 IST(24/12/2012)
Last Updated: 14:20 IST(5/1/2013)
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Hawk-eyed readers Rohit Puri and Rohan Patil have captured these photographs of a revised Mahindra Stallio commuter motorcycle, testing on the Pune-Ahmednagar highway, in what is clearly near ready-for-production stage. The Stallio is shortly to be re-launched, tipped by our sources as making its comeback with the new name, Pantero.
 
The Pantero will sport a front fascia, headlight and styling that is visibly similar to the original bike, while an LED-powered, integrated taillight is also seen. The original Stallio deployed a four-stroke, 106.7cc, single-cylinder and air-cooled engine, this mated to a four-speed gearbox. Maximum power output was 7.3bhp at 7500rpm, and peak torque, 0.8kgm at 5500rpm.
 
The Pantero will use telescopic fork front suspension and a set of hydraulic rear shock absorbers with colourful springs at rear. Drum brakes are standard front and rear.
 
Mahindra has delayed re-launching this commuter motorcycle over the past few months, but the Pantero is now set for a launch in January 2013, along with other new Mahindra motorcycles.

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