Mahindra has been trying to make its mark into the two-wheeler segment for many years now. However, the company has managed to mostly sell automatic transmission scooters that too in very little numbers.
The hopes of seeing the Mojo on the street almost died until the company, during the launch event of the Centuro, confirmed Mahindra Mojo 300 street bike. The new variant of the Mahindra Mojo 300 was introduced at the Delhi Auto Expo in 2014.
It was again spotted testing on road. But this time there is something more to it than just the details. Spotted by Rush Lane reader Chetan Gatala, the bike was claimed of doing 150 km/h. Attempts made by the rider to avoid being photographed merely showcased the bikes ability to pull up to high speeds quickly.
Mahindra Mojo is powered by a 295cc, four stroke, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine with Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC). The engine is capable of producing maximum power of 27 bhp at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 25Nm at 6,500 rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6 speed gearbox. Twin mufflers on either side of rear wheels are seen, which are only found on Suzuki’s Inazuma in that segment.
Ride indicators include an instrument cluster which comprises of a digital speedometer, analogue tachometer (with shift light) and low fuel indicator, among usual warning lights and distance metres.
What makes this product more premium than its competitors are the USD (Up Side Down) forks also known as inverted telescopic front shock absorbers, which are only found on KTM Duke 200/390 in India.
The motorcycle would come loaded with Pirelli Sport Demon tyres mounted on Y-spoke black alloy wheels. Disk brakes have been installed at front as well as on the rear wheel. The seat also seems pretty comfortable compared to the competition which may also work in Mojo’s favour.
Other premium features include LED daytime running lights. The tail light will also be LED. However, the indicators remain conventional. Riding position is more relaxed with seat set much lower to handle bar, like the KTM Duke 200/390 and the Suzuki Inazuma.
Mahindra should launch the Mojo in the upcoming festive season. But the company will face stiff competition with motorcycle majors like Honda, KTM and Kawasaki already dominating the 200-300cc segment in India. Also, Mahindra will have to keep a competitive price in mind given the aggressive pricing done by KTM.
Source: Rush Lane