The base Black Pearl shade of the BS6 Mahindra Mojo 300 DOES NOT receive any price revision
It was only recently that Mahindra Two Wheelers launched the BS6-compliant 2020MY version of its flagship touring motorcycle, Mojo 300. Ex-showroom prices start at roughly Rs 2 lakh or Rs 5,000 more than its phased-out BS4 ‘dual-channel ABS’ counterpart. One could argue that the Indian automaker is a bit late to the party since India’s 250-350cc motorcycle segment has got some compelling alternatives at competitive prices.
Apart from becoming ‘cleaner’ and receiving new colours, the 2020MY Mahindra Mojo BS6 remains nearly identical to its predecessor. There are four colour options: Black Pearl, Red Agate, Ruby Red and Garnet Black. The very first booking took place in Pune last month and deliveries are expected to start by mid-September.
In the meantime, the company has announced a price hike. While the base Black Pearl option does not get any price revision, Red Agate and Ruby Red shades have become costlier by Rs 11,000. Garnet Black costs Rs 6,000 more than before. Hence, ex-showroom prices of the updated Mahindra Mojo 300 BS6 now range from Rs 2.00-2.11 lakh.
As mentioned before, the touring motorcycle sports minimal changes over its BS4 avatar. Notable details include twin-pod headlamp setup, exposed ‘twin tube frame’, 21-litre fuel tank, LED tail lamp, 320mm front petal disc brake (regular 240mm unit at the back), 5-spoke alloy wheels, blacked-out theme, engine cowl, semi-digital instrument console, etc. It has several shortcomings compared to other players in the segment. At the moment, KTM India’s 390 Adventure offers the highest value in terms of performance and equipment.
The Mojo 300 commands a ground clearance of 165mm and weighs about 186kg (wet). It rides on 110/70R17 and 140/70R17 tyres at the front and rear, respectively. To aid its touring traits, the front suspension boasts of 143mm travel. This drops down to 135mm for the rear monoshock.
The Mahindra Mojo originally debuted with LED DRLs, dual exhausts, Pirelli tyres, USD forks, etc. — later under ‘XT300’ moniker. The current version appears to be an updated ‘UT300’ variant. Primary rivals include the KTM 250 Duke, BMW G 310 GS (BS6 update on the way), Bajaj Dominar 250, Royal Enfield Himalayan, etc.
Engine & specs
Powering the 2020MY Mahindra Mojo 300 is a BS6-compliant 294.72cc liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder engine. It churns out 25.35bhp @ 7,300rpm and 25.96Nm @ 6,000rpm while mated to a 6-speed transmission (no slipper clutch). In BS4 format, the power plant made 26.6bhp @ 7,500rpm and 28Nm @ 5,500rpm.