After more than five years of arrested development (pun unintended), Mahindra has finally launched the production version of the Mojo. So has it been worth the wait? We take a closer look!
First up, let’s explore the basics. The Mahindra Mojo is a 300cc naked motorcycle, the first in the 250-300cc space by an Indian manufacturer. It is being pegged as a sport-touring motorcycle, and is targeted squarely at biking enthusiasts, especially long-distance riders. The bike sports a liquid-cooled 295cc fuel-injected single-cylinder engine developed in-house by Mahindra. It generates 26.8 bhp, which may not seem like a lot when compared with bikes with a lower-displacement, like the Duke 200 and the CBR 250R. Instead, the extra cubes are utilized to generate a lot torque, 30 Nm to be exact. This should allow the bike to cruise at triple digit speeds at relaxed engine speeds. While the engine may exhibit a reserved demeanour, performance is reported to be quite sprightly. We’ll let you know all about the performance aspect once we’ve put the bike through its paces.
The Mojo looks, well, very interesting, to put it mildly. The headlights do look kind of odd, but the rest of the bike looks quite striking. In fact, the bike actually looks really good when viewed from the rear three quarters. Adding a bit of spice to the styling are the gold-finished tubular frame section and swingarm, the latter available only on the black and white versions. Speaking of colours, the Mojo is available in three shades, red, and the aforementioned black and white. All three colours suit the bike quite well, but it is black that looks best.
The Mojo comes with a lot of standard equipment. The bike features upside down-forks, a gas-charged rear monoshock, petal disc brakes on both wheels, and Pirelli Diablo Rosso II soft compound tyres. On the electricals front, the Mojo gets DRLs, LED tail lights, and a digital-analogue combo instrument console. The console consists of an analogue tachometer with a digital lighting surround, a shift-up indicator, and a digital speedometer.
Stay tuned to ChooseMyBike.in for a far more detailed review of the Mahindra Mojo!