2018 Paris Motor Show: Mahindra Mojo based Peugeot P2x Cafe Racer and Roadster concepts showcased
Back in 2014, Mahindra Two Wheelers announced that it had made a binding offer to acquire 51 per cent of Peugeot Motorcycles. The deal involved a ?15 million infusion into PMTC (Peugeot Motorcycles) to finance projects implemented through the strategic partnership. Further, a sale of shares by Peugeot Motorcycles' parent group PSA which allowed MTWL to take a 51 per cent stake in PMTC. The French automobile brand that is now a part of Mahindra Group has showcased two interesting concepts at the ongoing 2018 Paris Motor Show. While there is no official confirmation, we believe both the concepts will be based on the same platform that powers the Mahindra Mojo. The production version of these concepts are expected to debut in Europe in 2020.
As seen from the images, the Mahindra owned Peugeot P2X Roadster and Cafe Racer concepts come equipped with LED lights, upside down forks and petal discs, which look identical to the ones offered on the Mahindra Mojo. Further, the roadster runs on alloys whereas the cafe racer concept is being offered with spoke wheels. The equipment list includes LED tail lights, digital instrumentation and also GPS navigation with Bluetooth connectivity options. Also, both the concepts are offered with dual-channel ABS. However, unlike the Mahindra Mojo that gets a monoshock, the P2x bikes are offered with conventional shock absorbers in the rear.
Powering both the concepts is a single-cylinder 300cc engine. And that's the only bit that has been confirmed by Peugeot at the motor show. We believe this unit should be similar to the one offered on the Mahindra Mojo. This one makes 27PS and generates 30Nm paired with a 6-speed transmission. It is being said that the engine that will offered on the P2X machines have been heavily re engineered by the Mahindra racing team to make it comply with Euro-V emission norms. Additionally, Mahindra Peugeot will also make a smaller derivative in the form of a 125cc version of these bikes that will be majorly targeted towards the European market.
Should you start saving for the production versions of these interesting looking concepts? The details that have surfaced online and also at the 2018 Paris Motor Show is still not detailed enough. If these motorcycles will be produced at Mahindra's Chakan facility in India like the TVS-BMW arrangement or will it be manufactured outside, is something that needs to be seen. We assume it will be the former which will help price both these machines aggressively against its rivals in India and outside.