The new Mahindra Mojo BS6 does not carry any major changes over its BS4 counterpart
Mahindra Two Wheelers is getting ready to launch the updated BS6 version of its popular touring motorcycle, Mojo 300. The two-wheeler manufacturer under Mahindra & Mahindra group has already released a few Mojo 300 teasers on its social media handles. In fact, bookings for the same are now open at a token amount of Rs 5,000.
The first Mahindra Mojo BS6 was booked by Savio (@decepticon1982). He has booked the Ruby Red colour option. A total of 4 new colours are on offer with BS6 Mojo. When asked about his choice here is what he had to say. “I am one of the first owners of the Bajaj Dominar 400 in the country. Indeed the Dominar is a fantastic motorcycle, what blew me away was the touring prowess and ergonomics of the Mahindra Mojo.”
Price has not been officially revealed. Expect prices to be in the Rs 2 lakh range, ex-sh. Compared to its phased-out BS4 counterpart, the new Mahindra Mojo BS6 does not carry any major changes. However, the company has added four fresh colour choices: Garnet Black, Red Agate, Black Pearl and Ruby Red. Initial rumours that claimed July 21 as the launch date proved false, but one can expect the motorcycle to hit our market real soon.
It was back in October 2015 that Mahindra Two Wheelers introduced its one and only premium motorcycle to India’s then-budding 250-350cc single-cylinder sports category. Choices from Bajaj Auto and KTM India affected its sales performance from the very start. Yet even to this date, the Mojo 300 has a small yet strong following. The motorcycle received its last update in August 2019 in the form of dual-channel ABS.
BS6 Mojo Pricing
Mahindra Mojo 300 BS6’s prices are expected to be in the range of Rs 2 lakh. Pricing varies with colour. In comparison, the previous Mojo 300 BS4 dual-channel ABS cost Rs 1.88 lakh. This was followed by a price hike of almost Rs 8,000. Hence, the BS6 version is costlier by around Rs 4,000-5,000. All prices mentioned here are ex-showroom.
At one point, Mahindra Two Wheelers sold the Mojo 300 in two variants: UT300 and XT300. The latter (original form) received dual exhausts, USD forks, Pirelli tyres, LED DRLs, etc. The BS6 Mojo 300 is essentially an updated XT300.
In BS4 avatar, the Mahindra Mojo churned out 26.8bhp and 30Nm of torque from a 295cc liquid-cooled DOHC FI single-cylinder engine. Transmission duties were done by a 6-speed unit with no slipper clutch. Output characteristics might change a bit in BS6 format.
A modified version of the power plant is used in Jawa Motorcycles’ 42, ‘Jawa’ and Perak. The first two get a 293cc motor good for 27bhp and 28Nm while the Perak bobber churns out 30bhp and 31Nm from a 334cc mill.
Once launched, the Mahindra Mojo BS6 will face tough competition in India’s active single-cylinder sports or touring motorcycle category. Major rivals include the Bajaj Dominar (250 and 400), KTM 250 Duke, Royal Enfield Himalayan as well as BMW Motorrad India’s upcoming G 310 R BS6.