The Mahindra Mojo, in spite of being a capable motorcycle, hasn’t exactly set the sales charts on fire. It wasn’t expected to be a volume player in the first place, but sales have been abysmally low. So now, Mahindra Two Wheelers is working on a more affordable version of the Mojo in order to get back in the game. The stripped down version, spotted testing in Lonavla, misses out on a few goodies to shave off a chunk from that INR 1,63,000 sticker price.
Gone are the Italian, gold coloured Paioli USD front forks, and in their place sit a pair of conventional, telescopic forks. Also, the expensive, twin exhaust setup will be given the boot, and the Mojo derivative will feature a single exhaust canister instead. We wonder if it’ll still be good for those enjoyable pops and crackles on the overrun. Also, the enormous twin-headlamp assembly is also said to be deleted, keeping costs even lower.
Mahindra is also likely to get rid of the sticky and brilliant (but pricey) Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres, which are rumoured to be replaced by MRF rubber. With costs cut by these drastic measures, the new Mojo will be priced significantly lower than the current model, and is expected to to undercut rivals like the Royal Enfield Himalayan and upcoming Bajaj VS 400. The 300 cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine should continue unchanged.
Source: Rush Lane