Which one is better: Mahindra Centuro or Honda Dream Yuga

Which one is better: Mahindra Centuro or Honda Dream Yuga New Mahindra
author image CarTrade Editorial Team
Monday 23 September 2013, 11:37 AM

Despite depressed market conditions, the competition between two-wheelers have spiced up in the recent times. Two bikes that seem to aggressively compete in the Indian automobile market are Mahindra Centuro and Dream Yuga. Both motorcycles are looked up by the young generation buyers of the country. Those who wish to purchase either one of the two must be in a dilemma 'which one's best'. Well for such customers, we just need to navigate the specification sheet and other styling factors that are associated with these two motorcycles.

Which one is better: Mahindra Centuro or Honda Dream Yuga

Starting with Mahindra Centuro, the bike seems to be high on style with neat curves and lines spanning at the exterior metal and leather frame. Customers can avail this two-wheeler in two stunning colours, namely metallic red and metallic steel grey. The price of this bike is around Rs. 46,000 that seems to be quite reasonable. This bike comes with noticeable golden coloured metal ribs for ruggedness. Exteriors are marked with unique stylising by chiselled and tatoo-like decals for enhancing its appeal.

When it comes to engine and other specifications, this bike comes fitted with a single cylinder, 4-stroke, air cooled, Mci-5 (Micro Chip ignited-5 curve) engine, which has a displacement of 106.7 cc. The engine can deliver a peak power output of 6.5 bhp at 7500 rpm along with a peak torque of 8.5 Nm at 5500 rpm. This performance oriented engine features an anti-heft system, which along with the 96-bit encrypted remote key will raise the alarm and simultaneously lock the engine in case someone makes an attempt to steal the bike. For the convenience of driver, the company has incorporated an Electric Start/Kick Start system, which results in starting the bike quite easily. Notably, Centuro comes with special features known as flip key with remote. The LED key light helps the rider to easily locate the bike's ignition even in the dark. Other features of this two-wheeler include Find Me Lamps, digital dashboard with distance to empty metre and guide lamps. This vehicle comes with fuel tank capacity of 12.7 litres and offers an impressive mileage of up to 85.4 kmpl, as certified by ARAI.

Which one is better: Mahindra Centuro or Honda Dream Yuga

On the other hand, Honda Dream Yuga is being aggressively followed by its manufacturer through different media channels. Advertised with a tag 'Yug Naya Toh Sytle Kyon Purana?', the price of this bike in the market starts from Rs. 46,670 that goes up to Rs. 48,682. This bike flaunts a stylish body to capture the imagination of domestic customers. This two-wheeler comes with an attractive aerodynamic front cowl to ensure less air resistance during the riding session. The rear portion shows off a stylish body coloured grab rail, which is made of high-grade aluminium. There is a 5-step adjustable rear suspension for easy adjustment to various road and load conditions. This suspension system absorbs shocks effectively to ensure a smooth riding experience. A long seat has been provided for ample sitting space for the rider and pillion.

A 109 cc air cooled, 4-stroke engine powers this vehicle. The power and torque generated by this powertrain stands at 8.25 bhp and 8.63 Nm, respectively. This bike comes with a self/kick starting system. The fuel tank capacity is of 8 litres, which is quiet enough. Fully Transistorised ignition system is another key highlight of this bike. It offers a mileage of up to 74 kmpl, as per the claims made by company.

If we just look at the features and engine configurations, it can be easily noticed that both the two-wheelers have a similar score card. Centuro boasts of a higher mileage and brilliant fuel tank capacity, as compared to Dream Yuga. However, Dream Yuga offers more power while driving against its peer. Notably, power output of Centuro is around 6.5 bhp while that for Dream Yuga is 8.25 bhp. Also, both bikes are offered in the market with almost similar price tags, making it difficult to predict a winner based on pricing. So, it is left to customers to decide which bike they would like to prefer, Mahindra Centuro or Honda Dream Yuga.

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