A very optimistic Mahindra 2-Wheelers had showcased the Mojo 300 concept at the 2012 Auto Expo, and was expected to be one of the first products in the then evolving quarter-litre segment. However, two years down the line, the quarter-litre segment is at its peak and the Mojo is still under testing albeit having received several corrections. The updated Mojo was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo earlier this year and we spotted the bike on test wearing camouflage, as the launch date comes closer.
Changes to the updated Mahindra Mojo include an updated and leaner looking fuel tank, new air intakes and LED daytime running lights and tail lights. The twin headlights too now sport a bikini fairing that lends an original appeal to the Mojo’s character. As seen at the Expo, the Mojo features a digital instrument cluster with an analogue tachometer with a shift light indicator. Mahindra has retained the trademark horizontal bars done up in a shade of copper.
The Mahindra Mojo 300 is powered by a 295cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that produces 28 PS of power at 8000 RPM and 25 Nm of torque at 6500 RPM, paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, while fuel is fed through an ECU controlled fuel injection system. The bike rides on 17-inch alloys wrapped in Pirelli Sport Demon tyres and gets twin exhausts. The bike gets Up Side Down (USD) forks at the front, while the rear gets a monoshock suspension setup.
Mahindra’s flagship product, the Mojo 300 will be competing against the likes of the Honda CBR250R, KTM Duke 200, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Suzuki Inazuma and the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS in the segment. The Mojo is expected to be very aggressively priced when launched and could easily undercut the competition with a price tag of around Rs. 1.5 lakhs (ex-showroom) in the country. The Mojo could finally see a launch date nearing the festive season and is expected to be a performance bike on a budget.