We’re riding the highly anticipated Mahindra Mojo today. We’ll go over the styling bit in great detail in our upcoming review of the motorcycle, but here are a few facts, images and figures that define Mahindra’s first crack at proper motorcycling, aside from grim commuters.
Mahindra is positioning the Mojo as an affordable touring machine, and quite rightly so, as our market is currently devoid of a strong product in that category. If executed well, the Mojo can take up that space. In its product presentation, Mahindra Two Wheelers highlighted the touring capabilities of the motorcycle underlining the fact that its has successfully completed some of most gruesome certification challenges as defined by the IronButt Association of the USA. The motorcycle, according to Mahindra’s claims has successfully completed the Saddle Sore Challenge(1,680 km in 24 hours) ride in 22 hours and Bun Burner (2,700 km in 36 hours) in 34 hours. The Mojo also completed the Rain and Hilly road challenge of 2600 km in 40 hours. The new motorcycle had Mahindra R&D officials piloting it as these challenges were completed.
The Mojo is 2,100 mm long, 800 mm wide, 1165.5 mm tall and has a wheelbase and saddle height of 1,465 mm and 814.5 mm respectively. It has a generous ground clearance of 173.5 mm and a dry weight of 165 kg.
The Mojo’s 294.7 cc cc, 4 Valve, single cylinder engine is liquid cooled, and develops 26.82 bhp @ 8,000 rpm, along with 30 Nm of torque @ 5,500 rpm. It’s also employs a Dual Overhead Cam Shaft (DOHC) and an Iridium Spark Plug. The engine, which meets Euro 3 & BS IV emission norms is mated to a six-speed transmission, and is cradled within a Twin Tube HTR frame with coaxial mounting. Other highlights include a wet multi-plate clutch, wet sump with forced lubrication, and paper type air filter.
Initial notes by tester “The engine doesn’t feel comfortable below 3,000 rpm, and starts to show its true colours from 4,000 rpm. There is a significant bump in power around 5,200 rpm, post which power deliver is very linear. Red line is at 9,000 rpm”
The BOSCH ECU has been imported from Europe, and has Digital Electronic Ignition. The ECU can authorize a limp home mode, which limits the engine to 5,000 rpm if it senses overheating.
The Mojo has a twin exhaust system, with stainless steel finished cannisters on either side, which promise an “unique beat”.
Suspension duties up front are handled by USD (upside down) telescopic forks with 143.5 mm of travel, while a high pressure gas charged mono-shock at the rear with internal floating piston allows up to 143 mm of travel takes care of the rear.
The Mojo rides on premium Pirelli Diablo Rosso II radial tube-less tires, which measure 110/70 ZR17 M/C 54W up front and 150/50 ZR17 66W at the back.
The Mojo employs the biggest brakes in its class, which include a 320 mm petal disc up front hugged by a radial calliper, complimented with a 240 mm disc at the rear, which employs a floating calliper. ABS isn’t even an option.
The muscular fuel tank has a capacity of 21 litres, adhering to the Mojo’s touring credentials, and giving it an approximate range of 500 Km on paper. It also flaunts raised Mojo lettering in chrome, an aircraft style fuel filler cap and an integrated keyhole (see gallery below).
The twin-pod headlamp cluster is highlighted by a couple of eyebrow style DRL strips on either side. The front head lamp gets two 35 watt halogen bulbs each.
The protruding tail section is overseen by the compact LED tail lamp, which combines 12 LED elements.
Switchgear quality is great, and everything is very well put together.
The part digital instrument cluster gets an analogue tachometer with a blue face, a dual trip meter, a 0-100 kph timer, a malfunction indicator, a digital fuel indicator, a digital clock, a LED guided RPM indicator and a maximum speed recorder. Other safety features include the aforementioned limp home mode, automatic headlamp controller, self adjustable light beam control, a roll over sensor and RPM limit indicator.
The Mojo employs dual horns and an underbelly guard.
The centre-set footrest placement and upright handlebar (below)offers an upright, comfortable riding stance.
Mahindra Mojo Press Images and Brochure
Mahindra Mojo image gallery