The new Mahindra Mojo BS6 carries minimal cosmetic changes over its BS4 counterpart
Mahindra Two Wheelers has not been doing particularly well on the Indian two-wheeler market. The company has a limited portfolio consisting of the Centuro commuter, Gusto petrol-CVT scooter and Mojo touring motorcycle; none of which have been updated to BS6 emission norms.
Among the three, the Mahindra Mojo plays in a league of its own. It was launched back in October 2015 in the emerging 250-350cc sports motorcycle category. At one point, the Mojo was available in either XT300 (double exhausts) or UT300 (single exhaust) format. Mahindra Two Wheelers eventually trimmed it down to just a BS4 single-exhaust variant.
The Mahindra Mojo received its last update (addition of dual-channel ABS) in August 2019. It debuted in a segment wherein highly desirable alternatives from brands such as KTM India and Bajaj Auto have already made a strong statement. The Mahindra Mojo was a hugely underrated product during its initial days.
Mahindra Mojo BS6 Launch
It was only recently that we shared a spy shot of the Mahindra Mojo BS6 test mule doing runs, undisguised. In about a week’s time from then, the Indian automaker officially teased it under the hashtag, #NewGemsInYourCrown. We are not sure what was the inspiration behind such a tagline but nevertheless, it is good to see that the flagship product is finally making a return.
The company has now released a teaser showcasing the Mahindra Mojo BS6 in an all-new Garnet Black shade. More colours will be unveiled in the next couple of days. Sources reveal that Mahindra Two Wheelers plans to launch it on July 21. Bookings should commence alongside.
Mahindra Mojo BS6 Changes
From the teaser image, it is evident that the Mahindra Mojo BS6 does not carry any major cosmetic revisions over its BS4 counterpart. The changes mostly confine within the power plant. This extends to a new ECU, lambda or oxygen sensor, additional relays and minor internal improvements. Owing to this, the Mojo BS6 could offer a noticeably better riding experience.
Mahindra Mojo BS6 Engine & Specs
The Mahindra Mojo, in BS4 format, generated 26.8bhp and 30Nm of torque from a 295cc liquid-cooled DOHC FI single-cylinder engine, mated to a 6-speed transmission (no slipper clutch). The figures could see a slight difference in BS6 format, yet there is no news regarding the introduction of a slipper clutch.
Jawa Motorcycles, owned by Mahindra & Mahindra group, employs modified versions of this power plant. In the entry-level 42 and ‘Jawa’, the 293cc version makes 27bhp and 28Nm while the higher Jawa Perak bobber churns out 30bhp and 31Nm from its 334cc version.