09 May 2013 - 02:59
Mahindra Pantero gets a new base variant
Mahindra 2 Wheelers' first shot at cracking the commuter bike segment in the shape of the Stallio didn't yield the kind of results M2W would've hoped for. They reworked the bike thoroughly, gave it a new, slightly ridiculous name, and re-launched it as the Pantero a few months back. Not the one to sit back and watch time and competitors fly past, Mahindra has now launched a new base variant to the Pantero line-up.
This new variant misses out on electric start, so you now have to flex that right foot of yours to get the garment-name-derived bike going, the analogue gauges replace the swanky digital ones and the alloy wheels make way for wire-spoke wheels. Back to the 90s, then.
While the new bare-bones variant has been priced at Rs 39,650, the subsequent variant with alloys retails at Rs 40,550, the self-start + alloy wheels version costs Rs 42,250, and the range-topping self-start + alloy wheels + digital dash version totals up to Rs 43,150. (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
A saving substantial enough to let you buy a new 'Shirtero'?