Mahindra fixes Stallio glitch

Automaker Mahindra & Mahindra's two-wheeler division has intensified R&D surveillance of its parts and of its vendors to address the clutch and gear-shift that its first two-wheeler offering, the Stallio motorcycle, was hit by, a month after its launch last October.

The company, called a halt to production as it went about fixing hardness in the clutch and gearshift in some of its bikes.

The company will relaunch the 100cc Stallio incorporating the necessary changes in June.

According to Anoop Mathur, president-two-wheeler sector, M&M, the problem was variability in some parts on a small percentage of bikes in the field. He added that some components of the bike failed to perform according to standard expectation which resulted in a couple of complaints.

He further said when the Stallio was launched it had great demand and the company was in the process of ramping up production and supplies through October and November.

He added that in mid-December the company received some feedback on hardness of clutch and related difficulty in gear shifting in some of the motorcycles.