It seems like Mahindra is readying an affordable version of its premium sports tourer – the Mojo. A new, less equipped derivative of the bike has been spotted testing for the first time. The spotted motorcycle misses out on some expensive features that are available in current model. Instead of current thick USD fork, the spotted Mojo features a regular telescopic front fork. The outgoing model has twin exhaust while the spotted bike devoid of the left side silence canister. If implemented, these two things will bring down the price significantly. It is also expected that the expensive Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres will be replaced by MRF units.
The new Mojo variant is expected to be priced significantly lower than the current model to cater to the wider audience. The bike is likely to undercut the prices of Royal Enfield Himalayan and upcoming Bajaj VS400. It will continue to be powered by the same 300cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine; however, the powertrain could miss out the EFI technology.
Interestingly, Mahindra is also planning an ABS equipped variant of the bike, which was spotted a couple of times in the country. It is expected that the Mojo would source the ABS system from Continental. While, the regular models are equipped with single disc brakes at front and rear wheels. The new dual-channel ABS system, with additional components, will increase the kerb weight of the bike by 2kgs – 3kgs. This system will also aid to its braking capabilities and driving dynamics. The Mahindra Mojo ABS version will be sold alongside the regular variants of the sports tourer.
Mahindra Mojo ABS Launch Date
Since the company has started testing the vehicle on tracks, it is expected to launch in the coming months (i.e. end of 2016 or early 2017).
Mahindra Mojo Price in India
|Mojo||Rs 1.63 lakh|
|Mojo ABS||Rs 1.80 lakh (Estimated)|
|New Mojo (Cheaper Version)||Rs 1.40 lakh (Estimated)|
The Mojo ABS variant will be slightly more expensive than the regular model, which is priced at Rs 1.63 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). With dual-channel ABS system, it might cost around Rs. 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom).
Available across 10 select dealerships in New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru, the Mahindra Mojo has been launched at Rs. 1.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). With an aim to enhance the sales and service experience of the Mojo owners, Mahindra 2Wheelers also introduced a MOJO Zone shop-in-shop concept, and MOJO TRIBE – club of the bike owners for sharing their biking experiences with each other.
Power for the Mojo comes from a 27bhp, 300cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid cooled engine with fuel injected technology. Mated to a 6-speed transmission, it is claimed to return fuel efficiency between 30km/l (in city) – 35km/l (on highways). This sports tourer is available in three color options – Glacier White, Volcano Red and Charcoal Black. The Mahindra Mojo takes on the likes of Honda CRB 250R, KTM Duke 390, Kawasaki Ninja 250R and the upcoming DSK Benelli TNT 25.
Mahindra Mojo Design & Styling
With aggressive and bold stances, the Mahindra’s 300cc sports tourer looks quite rugged and sporty. The bike features twin pod headlamps with LED daytime running lights, small LED taillight, centrally positioned footrest and handlebar, radiator shrouds, new knee recesses, large and re-positioned pillion grab rails. It also gets an instrument console integrated lap-timer with LED elements, hefty front USD forks, and golden inverted telescopic fork with matching swing arm.
Features like premium 3D Mahindra and Mojo brand badges on the tank, black handlebar, body-coloured sump guard, dual-tone seat and black finished under-cowl engine further add to its sporty appeal. The bike offers an upright and comfortable riding position. What’s thrilling about the bike is the unique sound that comes from the twin-exhaust system. The Mojo is offered with a choice of three colour options – Glacier White, Volcano Red and Charcoal Black. The bike is assembled with the Y-spoke, 17-inch black alloy wheels that are shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso tyres.
The overall length, width and height of the Mahindra’s 300cc sports tourer measure 2,100mm, 800mm and 1165.5mm respectively. It has a wheelbase of 1,465mm. The ground clearance of 173.5mm, and inverted telescopic forks and offset monoshock suspension system make it quite compatible for Indian road conditions. The bike comes with the best-in-class fuel tank capacity of 21-litres. It derives its braking power from 320mm front disc brake and 240mm rear disc brake. Mahindra is also offering several accessories with bike including headlight protector, pannier frames and bag holder for extra luggage capacity and engine guard. These accessories will add more its rugged and sporty appeal.
Mahindra Mojo Engine and Transmission
As mentioned above, the Mahindra Mojo is powered by a 300cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with fuel-injected technology. It churns out a maximum power of 27bhp at 8,000rpm and 30Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. Transmitting power to the wheels is a 6-speed manual gearbox. This engine is claimed to deliver an impressive mileage of 30kmpl – 35kmpl, and a top speed of 155km/h. The bike takes 9.49 seconds to accelerate 100kmph from standstill.
Mahindra Mojo Mileage
Mahindra Mojo Specifications
|Engine||300cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected|
Mahindra Mojo Other Details
Rivals – Honda CRB 250R, KTM Duke 390 and Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Length – 2,100mm
Width – 800mm
Height – 1,165.5mm
Wheelbase – 1,465mm
Ground Clearance – 173.5mm
Kerb Weight – 165kgs
Fuel Tank Capacity – 21-litres
Front – 320mm Disc brake
Rear – 240mm Disc brake
Front – Inverted Telescopic forks with 143mm travel
Rear – Offset monoshock
Front – 110/70/ZR17
Rear – 150/60/ZR17
· Twin headlamps with LED daytime running lights
· Premium 3D Mahindra and Mojo brand badges on the tank
· Radiator shrouds
· Black handlebar
· Large and re-positioned pillion grab rails
· Black finished undercowl engine
· Dual-tone seat
· Body-colored sump gSmall LED taillight
· Sporty dual exhaust
· New knee recesses
· Hefty front USD forks
· Golden inverted telescopic fork with matching swing arm
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