A test mule of a new Mahindra Mojo derivative has been photographed once again. The test mule which was spied in Kolhapur-Belgaum Highway is equipped with a regular telescopic front fork instead of the current Mojo’s thick USD fork. In addition to this, there are also some accessories seen.
Another interesting change on the new derivative is the absence of the left side silencer canister. These two cost cutting measures alone are estimated to bring down the price significantly. Current Mojo is priced at INR 1.72, ex-sh, Delhi. This new Mojo could be priced as low as INR 1.3 to INR 1.4 lakh, ex-sh.
Mahindra will also get rid of other expensive bits like the twin-barrel headlamp assembly with DRLs and Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres (to be replaced by MRF units). As of now, it’s unclear if the new derivative will carry Mojo branding or not.
The new model will be positioned significantly lower than the current model in terms of pricing and will appeal to a wider audience base. It is also likely to undercut the rivals like the Bajaj Dominar. These reductions will bring down the cost of Mahindra Mojo considerably.
The final production version is expected to get rid of Pirelli tyres and the expensive headlight assembly.
The 300 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine will be retained but if you look at the picture closely, you can see a silver carburetor. Ditching the EFI would give help Mahindra come up with a very aggressive price point for the new variant. Mahindra’s two wheeler division would be hoping that the new variant will bring in the much needed incremental volumes. The existing Mojo will continue to target riders who look for upmarket features.