Mahindra Mojo 300 spy shots, near-production bike caught testing
Mahindra Mojo, originally made headlines back in 2010. Expected to create a revolutionary segment above Bajaj Pulsar 220 and Hero Honda Karizma, it was not to be. Slated for launch in early 2011, unfortunate setbacks and for reasons unknown, Mahindra failed to make Mojo 300 market ready.
In the meantime, motorcycle majors Honda, KTM and Kawasaki have introduced their flagship higher spec street bikes in India. What was once expected to to put Mahindra in a leadership position has now turned into a situation where it is left to be seen if Mahindra can penetrate this fan based market.
After Mojo 300 was believed to have been shelved, Mahindra Two Wheelers resurrected the project and tidied it up to suit contemporary styling requirements. In mid 2013, at the Centuro launch event, Mahindra confirmed Mojo 300 street bike would soon be seen.
In its new avatar, a restyled Mahindra Mojo was presented at Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year. A month before the showcase, Mojo spyshots appeared again, confirming the project had been jumpstarted.
New and improved Mahindra Mojo has now been continually tested this last 4 weeks indicating that Mahindra is persistent on making a debut in the popular and well received motorcycle segment in India.
Weekends being about leisure rides, we now bring you the first ever Mahindra Mojo spy shots. The camera shy lone Mojo wearing customary wriggling black over white camouflage makes the much awaited high spec bike closer to reality. Spotted on test in Pune, Mahindra Mojo now looks close to being production-ready more than ever before. Keeping in mind attempts to ride the bike out of camera focus, we can say it packs the power required to compete with existing players having witnessed its agility firsthand.
Mahindra Mojo performance comes from a liquid cooled, four stroke, single cylinder, 295cc engine with Dual Over Head Camshaft (DOHC). It produces 27 bhp maximum power at 8,000 rpm and 25 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. A 6 speed gearbox will be coupled to Mahindra Mojo’s mill. Twin mufflers on either side of rear wheels are seen, which is not found in any of its current rivals.
Instrument cluster gets a digital speedometer, analogue tachometer (with shift light) and low fuel indicator, among usual warning lights and distance metres. USD (Up Side Down) forks a.k.a inverted telescopic front shocks, chassis tubing and rear swing arm (hosting the mono shock) are finished in a golden hue. Size of Pirelli Sport Demon tyres mounted on Y-spoke black alloy wheels seem comparable to segment competitors. Disc brakes on both front and rear wheels are seen.
Front dome of Mahindra Mojo¬†houses twin halogen headlamps and eyebrow-like LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights). Both front and rear turn indicators have usual puny halogen bulbs enclosed in clear lens casing. Tail lamp is also clear (see through), consisting of LED lights.
Riding position is more relaxed with seat set much lower to handle bar, like the Suzuki Inazuma.
We expect Mahindra Mojo to be launched during Diwali festive season, do you think Mahindra will create a significant buzz in the market with a compelling price tag?
Check out 2014 Delhi Auto Expo images of Mahindra Mojo 300.