Review: 2014 Mahindra Centuro Rockstar

Mahindra Two-Wheelers, a two-wheeler manufacturing group owned by Mahindra & Mahindra. The company has well-established name in manufacturing world-class SUV's in India. And, the for past few years, the Two-Wheeler group has been looking forward to spread its wings in the two-wheeler segment in India.

Recently, the company has launched a new variant of the Mahindra Centuro model, which is named as Mahindra Centuro Rockstar, a new variant with a rockstar performance. The existing model was featuring a single-cylinder 106.7cc MCi5 engine producing 8.5BHP of power and 8.5Nm of torque, although the new version doesn’t receive much change in technical terms.

Here comes the detailed review of the technical and cosmetic changes received by the Mahindra Centuro Rockstar.

What's new in the Rockstar Version??

However, the company has named the motorcycle as Centuro Rockstar, but it doesn’t seem to have any rockstar features carrying along with it. The things which it had received are the cosmetic upgrades. The refreshed version of the existing model has come along with new body graphics in bright color combinations which includes a Rockstar badge under the seat. The new color combination includes bright red, black and gold. Hence, the new graphics is the only thing which has been introduced in the latest model of Centuro.

Mahindra Centuro Rockstar Side View

Specifications to be Conserved..

The technical and cosmetic features of both the models are almost similar. The Mahindra Centuro Rockstar is featuring six pilot LED lights, LED brake lights, alloy wheels, long seat for a comfortable ride and a flip-key, which is first in its own class. The main attraction of the commuter segment motorcycle is its golden colored ribs just below the fuel tank. However, the ribs has nothing to do with the motorcycle's mechanism, it's been added just to add a show to the motorcycle.

Mahindra Centuro Rockstar Front View

Instead of loaded with all these traits, the Mahindra Centuro Rockstar has missed some attributes, which was present in its senior variant. The highlights which are being lost by the motorcycle are its digital instrument cluster, anti-theft alarm and remote key fob.

Engine Specifications:

The Mahindra Centuro Rockstar is powered by a 106.7cc single-cylinder MCi-5 (Micro Chip Ignited-5 Curve) engine. The engine is mated to a 4-speed transmission and is capable to generate 8.5BHP of total power and 8.5Nm of torque. The company claims that the motorcycle is able to give a fuel efficient ride with 85KMPL and icing over the complete cake is that the motorcycle is coming along with a five-year warranty. The riding quality has been enhanced by the rear 5-step adjustable suspension. The stopping power has been provided by drum brake at both front and rear.

Mahindra Centuro Rockstar

Verdict: It can be said that the Mahindra Centuro Rockstar will play well in terms of performance, as the same engine was being used in it. Talking about the equipment performance, Mahindra is very well-known in quality equipments. And, now talking about the looks of the motorcycle, it is an average looking commuter segment motorcycle. Hence, Mahindra is a new player in the Two-Wheeler segment, so designing can be improved as time passes.