The Mahindra Mojo 300 has been on test for quite some time since it was first showcased at the Auto Expo in 2012 and has been a much awaited product in the quarter-litre segment. While the launch was delayed for a variety of reasons, Mahindra showcased the product once again at the Auto Expo earlier this year and it now seems that the wait might finally be over. Apparently, Mahindra 2-Wheelers organised a special preview of the Mojo 300 motorcycle and the Rodeo UZO 125 automatic scooter for its dealers at a dealer only meet with both the models spotted in their production spec avatar all set to hit the showrooms soon. Even the Centuro with a front disc brake was showcased.
Starting with the Mojo 300, the motorcycle was wearing the Mahindra Racing livery and retained most of the design cues from the model showcased at the Auto Expo. Certainly, the updated design looks much better on the Mojo with a front cowl covering the twin headlights, daytime running lights, wide saddle and rear view mirrors with LED turn indicators. The Mojo comes with a digital-analogue instrument cluster that houses the digital speedometer, analogue tachometer, fuel gauge, trip meter and a lot more.
The Mahindra Mojo 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. The bike gets 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli Sport Demon tyres and gets twin exhausts. Suspension duties are performed by Up Side Down (USD) forks at the front, while the rear sports a monoshock setup. Competing against the KTM Duke 200, Honda CBR250R, Suzuki Inazuma in the segment, the Mojo is expected to undercut the competition with a price tag of Rs. 1.5 lakhs (ex-showroom) when launched.
The other model showcased was the Rodeo UZO 125 automatic scooter by Mahindra. Joining the Rodeo STD and Rodeo RZ variants, the UZO will be the top end version complete with all the bells and whistles that Mahindra has to offer. Gathering a sporty look, the Rodeo UZO gets dual-tone paint scheme with a single racing stripe, while the orange coloured stripes extend to the rear view mirrors as well and compliment the all-black theme of the variant. Much to the disappointment though, the Rodeo UZO continues to get steel rims, while alloys wheels are not even offered as optional and has the front wheel painted orange, while the rear one is done up in black.
Other features on the Rodeo UZO 125 remain the same. The scooter continues with the same instrument cluster, while powertrain remains the same 124.6cc motor producing 8.04 HP of power at 7000 RPM and 9 Nm of torque at 5500 RPM, paired to a CVT-i transmission. The Rodeo happens to be one of the least expensive 125cc scooters in the segment competing against the Honda Activa 125, Suzuki Swish and the likes. Expect a pricing of around Rs. 49,000/- (ex-showroom) when launched.
Source – Rushlane.com