Mahindra Centuro wears 3 International Patents for tech innovations

Mahindra Centuro, the 110cc segment commuter motorcycle from Mahindra Two Wheelers Limited (MTWL) stands apart due to its four indigenously developed technologies seen on board. The company, a part of Mahindra Group, has recently received international patents for these technologies which were developed at MTWL state-of-the-art R&D facility in Pune.

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These unique features include fuel gauge system, automatic ignition cut-off, distance to empty fuel system, and engine immobilizer system. 3 of these technologies are seen on the new Mahindra Centuro launched in July 2013, and will also make its way into the future range of bikes being introduced by MTWL.

These features for which the company has received patents, have never been featured on motorcycles and the bike also comes in with a highly efficient MCi (Micro Chip Ignited – 5 Curve) engine offering peak power of 8.5 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 8.5 Nm torque at 5,500 rpm. Fuel efficiency is at a premium on board the Centuro as it offers 85.4 kmpl. Other features also include Anti Theft Alarm, Engine Immobilizer, Remote Flip Key, Find Me Lamps and Guide Lamps while an advanced Digital Dashboard, Distance to Empty Indicator, Service Reminder and Economy Mode Indicator are also evident.

The company has stated that they will continue to focus on innovative technologies, bringing them into their two wheelers in the future.

“With our in-house technologies getting international patents, we are reaffirming our commitment to offer best-in-class technology and innovative products to meet customers unmet needs. The incorporation of these technologies into our range of two-wheelers differentiate us from our competitors and is creating significant consumer demand,” said Mr. Viren Popli, Executive Vice President – Mahindra Two Wheelers.

According to Mr. P. S. Ashok – Senior Vice President and Head R&D, “At our state-of-the-art R&D facility in Pune, we continue to focus on technology driven innovation for our two-wheelers. The internationally patented technologies, developed in-house, are a testimony to this effort. We will continue to develop innovative technologies that appeal to the global two wheeler community at large.”