The Indian scooter market, once dominated by Bajaj a long time ago, took a sudden turn with the introduction of automatic- transmission scooters. In 2008 Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd ventured into this market, launching the Duro, Flyte, Kine and Rodeo. However, these scooters were no match to the Honda scooters, that dominated the market.
Mahindra never gave up and once again have set out capture the 100cc-110cc scooter segment, by launching a 110cc scooter (code-name G101) this August.
The G101 has been spotted testing since mid-2013, but recently 4wheelreviews spotted the G101 on its test run in Pune. The G101 is said to use the Centuro’s, 110cc, 4-stroke, air -cooled engine, which should produce 8.5PS of power with a torque output of 8.5 Nm. The engine will be mated to a CVT system.
The styling on the scooter is a little conservative made to appeal to a wide customer base. The front sports a clear lens V-shaped headlight, along with flush fitted vertical indicators and faux air-slits on the front apron of the G101.
The rear design on the G101 comes with a rectangular tail light and a broad grab bar for the pillion rider. The Mahindra G101 shall also get some first-in-its-class features: a remote smart key, engine immobilizer, guide me lamps and anti-theft alarm as seen on the Centuro.
The G101 may be priced under Rs 50,000 approximately and with a fuel-economy of approx 60kmp/l, the G101 is ready to face its competitors, the Suzuki Lets 110cc, TVS Wego and the Activa 110cc which is currently dominating the 100cc-110cc scooter segment in India.
Mahindra Two Wheeler Ltd has planned four launches by the end of this year, a scooter ,Mojo 300 and new variants of its existing product line. We hope this time around Mahindra’s products will stand out in the two-wheeler segment.