Mahindra Centuro: Street Smart

The numbers
Engine: 106.7cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke. air-cooled
Power: 8bhp@7500rpm
Torque: 8.5Nm@5500rpm
Transmission: 4M (all-up)
Kerb Weight: 120kg
Ground Clearance: 173mm

Pros: Feature list, good ride and handling.
Cons: Front drum brake lacks bite, exhaust note gets loud past 5,500rpm.

The verdict
This is not your typical run-of-the-mill commuter bike. It looks dated, but is packed to the gills with class-leading features. With its comfort, practicality and efficiency, it retains the basics of a good urban commuter.

Rating: 5/10