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SCOOP! New Mahindra bike is Pantero

First pictures of revised Mahindra Stallio break cover. Will be launched next month.

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.

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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.

  • First Published Date : 24 Dec 2012, 02:16 PM IST