Exclusive: Mahindra Arro commuter bike to launch in India soon
Mahindra Arro commercial bike recently launched in Uganda on 24th April 2014, is about to enter Indian market. Launch can be expected before 2014 Diwali festive season.
Very basic commuter bike Mahindra Arro will be targeted for rural markets where low cost and simple design are usually preferred. Built on double cradle chassis, Mahindra Arro will be rugged and easy to maintain. It has durable body colored metallic front fender, and similar to Mahindra Centuro, Arro has 5-Step Adjustable Rear Shock Absorbers.
Mahindra Arro comes with protective petrol tank pad, extra-long seat, traditional round headlamp unit, pass button, and trendy LED tail light setup. Speedo console is strictly analog and design is rudimentary. Turn indicators are flexible to avoid breakage by impact to an extent. Fuel tank can hold 13.7 litres and is fitted with aircraft type fuel filler cap. Rear end receives tubular carrier cum grab rail to tether load.
Engine will be shared with Mahindra Centuro, 4 stroke 106.7 cc Micro Chip ignited-5 curve (MCi-5) engine with maximum power of 8.5 BHP @ 7,500 rpm and peak torque of 8.5Nm @ 5,500 rpm, mated to 4 speed gearbox. Arro does not have electric start facility.
In Uganda, Mahindra Arro is competitively priced at UGX 29,90,000 (Ex-Kampala) (approximately Rs. 69,879), while in India, it should be priced much lower than Centuro. Expect ex-showroom price to be around Rs. 39,999, to compete fiercely with Hero Splendor, Bajaj Discover 100 M and Honda Dream Neo.