Mahindra 2 Wheelers Stallio:
- Sloper engine displaces 106.7cc and puts out 7.3 PS@7500rpm of power with 8.0 Nm@5500 rpm of torque.
- Styling is youthful and aggressive. Some lines don't gel too well, though
- The engine is rather rough and unrefined. It begins to get very vibey above 4500 rpm.
- The gearbox is extremely sticky and finding neutral while at standstill is rather cumbersome
- The ride quality, especially over broken roads is what the Stallio excels at.
- Handling is wallowy, especially while cornering - a trade off for plush ride quality, thanks to the soft suspension setup
- Ergonomics are good for a commuter but the handle bar curves inward - something that can be a pain in the wrist on long rides.
- Build quality not as superior as the Splendor NXG.
- Price: Rs 41,119 (ex-showroom, Mumbai, spoke wheels model)
Hero Honda Splendor NXG:
- Also a sloper engine, this motor displaces 97.2cc and makes 7.8 PS@7500 rpm of torque with 8.04 Nm@4500 rpm of torque.
- Styling is very conventional and nothing that will make you stand up and notice.
- The engine is tuned to be gentle but is ample refined too.
- The cogs in the four-speed gearbox shift near-effortlessly.
- Ride quality is fair but not as plush as the Stallio
- handling is adequate but one must remember that this is no race-spec machine.
- Ergonomics are typical commuter-like
- Good build quality
- Price: Rs 43,664 (ex-showroom, Mumbai, spoke wheels model)