Mahindra Mojo test mule loaded with accessories has been spotted on the Kolhapur-Belgaum highway.
Mahindra 2-Wheelers announced the end of their association with mass-market products a couple of months back to focus on niché products. By niché products, they must be referring to the Mahindra Mojo which is a tourer motorcycle in their portfolio. A toned down version of the Mojo, likely to be a lower variant, has been spotted doing test rounds. The mule is also equipped with touring-specific accessories.
Currently, the Mahindra Mojo is sold in a single variant which is priced at Rs. 1.73 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai). A scaled-down version of the motorcycle is in the pipeline and several test mules have been spotted in the recent past. One among them is a black Mahindra Mojo, pictured below, which gets inferior hardware to arrive at a lower sticker price. This mule was captured somewhere in Lonavala, Maharashtra and confirms that telescopic forks have taken place of the USD forks and LED daytime running lights have been skipped altogether.
The other set of pictures, featuring a white Mojo, were clicked on the Kolhapur-Belgaum highway. In addition to the lack of dual exhausts and USD forks, what grabs our attention is the presence of a carrier and pannier mounts. These touring-specific accessories were also seen on the Mojo Adventure edition launched last year and are likely to be offered as optional equipment. Mechanicals are expected to remain the same, save for the fact that a carburettor will take charge of the fuelling department.
Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, the fuel-injected version of Mojo’s single-cylinder 295cc engine produces 26.63 BHP of power and 30 Nm of torque. While power and torque figures are expected to go down in the carburetted avatar, weight saving achieved through the use of a single exhaust will negate the difference in actual performance. Mojo’s Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres are likely to be replaced by a more-economical option, such as the MRFs in a different size configuration.
All these changes would bring a cost advantage of around Rs. 30,000/- to the toned down variant over the full-option Mojo. This will land it right in Dominar 400 territory. Considering the Mojo’s appraised quality and practicality, a budget variant might be all that Mahindra needs to up its game. The bike is likely to be showcased at the Auto Expo next year and will be launched later this century.
Mahindra Mojo Accessories
– Scaled down version of Mojo spotted on Kolhapur-Belgaum highway
– Gets telescopic front forks, thinner tyres and single side-mounted exhaust
– To be priced significantly lower than the fully-specced Mojo
– Takes the fight to the KTM Duke 250 and Bajaj Dominar 400
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