Mahindra Mojo Review
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Mahindra two wheelers have clearly stated that their much hyped bike, Mojo will hit Indian roads next year. The bike is under final testing and will create a new segment for itself after debut. Let’s try to know more about this unique bike.
Design and Style
The production-ready version of Mojo has not been displayed till now but looking at its concept version; one thing is sure that Indians have not seen something like this bike before. The twin circular headlights with golden finish simply make it look majestic from front. There are LED pilot lamps just on the top of these headlights. Mojo has an integrated front cowl and visor which has been designed neatly to form the aggressive face of this bike. Its black colored rear view mirrors come with integrated clear lens indicators which makes it look sporty. Its front forks carry the set of side indicators while they are partly painted in gold color. Many parts of Mojo have been finished with golden color which adds classy touch to this bike. It has a sharp and attractive front fender which gets extended along its front forks and partly covers the front tyre of Mojo. The V-shaped styling of its black colored alloy wheels complements the big disc plate of this bike. The body colored engine cowl goes well with the black colored engine and adds sporty flavour to this bike. Mojo is likely to feature twin chrome finished exhaust pipes; one on each side. Its extended silver finished side panels gel well with the color scheme on this bike. Its fuel tank has a unique sense of designing which has been never seen before in any Indian bike. Mojo features a long seat which leads to its rear cowl which houses a LED tail light. The bike lacks grab rails and looks naked with extended rear fender and macho tyre at the back.
Mojo will have a combined analogue-digital instrument console with blue back lit. It will feature an analogue tachometer and digital speedometer, odometer, 2-trip-meter and fuel gauge. You will also notice other LED indicators in this instrument console.
Engine and Gearbox
Mahindra Mojo will be using a single cylinder, 4 valve 295cc engine. This liquid-cooled engine will be generating a maximum power output of 27 bhp at 8000 rpm. The utmost torque output of this DOHC engine will be of 25 Nm which will arrive at 6500 rpm. This engine will be mated with a six-speed manual gearbox with one gear down and five gears up-shift pattern.
Acceleration and Performance
As per specifications, this engine is more powerful than its rivals. The bike is likely to be on the faster side and may even beat its rivals in terms of acceleration and performance. Mojo may reach the top speed of 150km/hr. The bike may do 0-100km/hr in less than 12 seconds. Mahindra has to opt for well-matched gear ratios so that rider can use the power of this engine properly. There are least chances that anyone will complain about engine’s refinement as it’s a DOHC engine which is prepared to stay calm when rev hard. Mojo will be tuned keeping Indian road conditions in mind which mean you can expect instant throttle response with less gear shifts. Similar to other Mahindra bikes, we expect the gearbox to be on the smoother side which helps a lot when you drive bike in city traffic.
Mahindra Mojo is yet to be tested on our Indian roads so we are not sure about its fuel economy but yes, you can expect anything around 30km/ltr from this bike.
Comfort while Driving
The long and well fabricated seat of Mahindra Mojo will provide you comfortable journeys. The rear set foot pegs will allow you to slightly bend forward to get into a sporty riding posture. The vibration less handle bar will offer you firm palm grip which is quite helpful on highways. It’s a long and spacious bike which is perfect for long trips. To know more about its comfort enhancing features, we will have to wait for its launch.
Storage Space and Safety Features
Most probably, there will be no storage space in Mojo. As far as safety is concerned, its pass button and powerful twin headlights ensures your safety while you drive at night.
Suspension and Brakes
Mahindra Mojo will feature best in class suspension system which will have racing bikes inspired inverted front telescopic forks and gas charged Mono shock with swing arm at the back. The bike is likely to feature twin petal disc brakes of 320mm at its front and rear single disc brake of 220mm. It’s not sure if Mahindra will launch the ABS variant of Mojo in India.
Ride and Handling
Mojo will be a long bike with an expected wheelbase of 1450mm which will bring stability to this bike. Its ground clearance of 150mm will improve its turning abilities at slow speeds. The fatty tyres of Mojo will provide good grip of roads while its suspension system will enable it to digest any type of pothole. The bike is likely to be a good off road performer with superb handling and ride quality. It will be interesting to see how Mahindra will prepare Mojo to steer through the city traffic. It has to be a light handler to succeed in India with accurate braking system as our roads are getting crowded day by day.
Tyre Size, Shades and Variants
Mahindra Mojo will have 17 inches alloy wheels. Shades and variants of Mojo are yet to be disclosed.
We will have to wait for its launch to know the actual price tag of Mojo which will decide its future in India. Of course, it will be a unique sports bike which will attract many buyers. It looks catchy, comes with modern features and has an extremely powerful, refined engine. If Mahindra can keep its price below INR 2 lakhs then we feel it will be a complete value for money bike. Mahindra has to hit the bull’s eye to make this bike successful in India.