Mahindra and Mahindra is on a revival mission and after announcing the renaissance of the BSA and Jawa brands, Mahindra-owned Peugeot Motorcycles has made a come back after 70 years. The French motorcycle company Peugeot Motorcycles showcased the P2x Roadster and the P2x Cafe Racer at the ongoing Paris Motor Show in France. Let’s find all about it.
Mahindra Mojo based?
Yes. Now that Mahindra owns the French brand and already has a capable motorcycle, they have utilised it to create brand new motorcycles. Be assured that the new P2x twins look nothing like the Mahindra Mojo. Both the bikes are in the concept stage and will take some time before reaching the production line. Both the bikes get the modified Mahindra Mojo platform and engine but the nifty bodywork on them make sure that they do not look like Mojo from any angle. Even though the Mahindra Mojo is a capable product, it failed to attract the customers due to various reasons including the way it looked.
The bikes are still a couple of years away from launch and the specifications may change over time due to the pollution emission norms of the time. However, both the concept models are powered by the 300cc, DOHC, single-cylinder engine that is available with the Mahindra Mojo. It is an extremely smooth engine has a very strong low-end, which will make both the bikes a fun-to-ride. As per Mahindra the engine is BS VI compliant and will be upgraded to the new emission compliance when they go on sale.
Mahindra and Peugeot are also working on a new 125cc engine that will be sold in the European markets. Many manufacturers including Yamaha and KTM sell high-performance 125cc segment bikes in Europe due to the driving license restrictions and insurance structure in the country. The 300cc engine has been developed by ex-Mahindra Racing team members who are now part of the Peugeot team but the power output has not been revealed. The same engine produces a maximum of 27 Bhp and 30 Nm in the Mahindra Mojo.
The P2x Roadster is a retro-modern looking roadster bike that looks fabulous on the road. It can turn heads without making an effort. The Cafe Racer offers an aggressive riding position with low-slung handlebar and repositioned footpegs. Both the bikes share most of the components with a few exceptions like the rear-seat cowl, alloy wheels and clip-on handlebars. Both the bikes get aggressive looking LED headlamp, a 5.0-inch TFT screen with GPS navigation and smartphone-enabled console. Both the bikes get the I-Connect system that allows the console to connect to the smartphones for various things.
The P2x get various features from the Mojo like the USD fork, switchgear, alloy wheel design, and twin mufflers. The concept bikes also get the dual-channel ABS. The bikes will take on the likes of the KTM 390 Duke in the Indian market when launched. However, they are more suited to the likes of upcoming Husqvarna twins that will be launched in the Indian market soon. Both the upcoming Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen are based on the KTM 390 Duke.