Mahindra Super Thar vs Giant Glory Mountain Bike – Who Wins?

It’s not everyday that we see an off road machine such as the Mahindra Thar take on a mountain bike. Well, it happened, thanks to the folks at EVO India, who pitted a rally prepped Mahindra Thar, in this case the Super Thar, against the Giant Glory, a downhill racing mountain bike.

Mahindra Super Thar vs Giant Glory

Since the Thar’s 124 horsepower is going against one man’s pedal power with some gravity to assist, an off road circuit that was a steady mix of downhill and flat sections was chosen. The downhill racer is Gautam Taode, one of the country’s most accomplished downhill off road cyclists, and who’s astride a Giant Glory downhill cycle.

Mahindra Super Thar vs Giant Glory 3

What happens next? Well, you’ve got to watch the video to know more.

Here’s more about the machines in this mad race.

Giant Glory Mountain Bike 1

The Giant Glory is a downhill bicycle that comes with an ultra light hydroformed chassis, Marzocchi suspension with eight inches of suspension travel, hydraulic disc brakes and a 9-speed gear system. This piece of art costs about 3.7 lakh rupees and weighs around 16 kilograms.

Giant Glory Mountain Bike 2

[Images courtesy FlowMountainbike]

Mahindra Super Thar 1

The Mahindra Super Thar on the hand weighs a solid 1.65 tons, which is more than 100 times more. It features a remapped 2.5 liter CRDe turbo diesel engine that makes 124 Bhp-280 Nm. Competition leaf springs and dampers make for the suspension while the body is a fiber glass item.

Mahindra Super Thar 2

[Images courtesy ThrillOfDriving]

The Thar is an off roader that Mahindra builds and sells in India, and some other countries. The SUV is available with two engine options, a 2.5 liter-4 cylinder DI turbo and CRDe turbo diesel engines with outputs of 63 Bhp-180 Nm and 105 Bhp-247 Nm respectively. A five speed manual gearbox comes standard on both variants. While the DI engined Thar features rear wheel drive and four wheel drive options, the CRDe variant gets a four wheel drive layout as standard fare. Prices of the Thar DI start at 5.04 lakh rupees, while that of the CRDe variant is pegged at 7.74 lakh rupees.

Via ThrillOfDriving on Youtube