The Mahindra Stallio is one such motorcycle, which is been a long time coming and will continue to be a long time coming as Mahindra has postponed the launch of the commuter bike yet again. The Mahindra Stallio was launched in October 2010, only to be withdrawn from the market four months later due to faulty clutch and gear components. The company then planned to re-launch the Stallio at the 2012 Auto Expo but till date there has been no news of the launch. Now the launch has been delayed till October 2012.
While Mahindra can certainly bring the Stallio to the market within a months time, the company chose not to. The 2-wheeler entrant is looking at ironing out all the issues on the Stallio to ensure customer don’t face any problem and the Stallio performs well against the extremely heated competition from Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto and Honda. The Stallio is a 110 cc commuter bike, which produces 7.3 BHP of power and 8 Nm of torque. It was priced at Rs. 41,199/- (ex-showroom, Mumbai), when it was launched 18 months ago. The engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox.
Mahindra will not have it easy to capture the market with the Stallio as Honda will be launching the Dream Yuga next month. Currently Mahindra enjoys a good market share in the scooter segment with its Duro and Rodeo products. The postponement of the Stallio’s launch also means that the Mojo will not come before 2013. By the time the Mojo arrives, we can expect Yamaha, Suzuki and Hyosung to launch their offerings in the quarter-litre segment.