Mojo is the flagship motorcycle of Mahindra two wheelers which was first launched in October 2015. Almost 3 years later, the motorcycle has not managed to have the expected impact on the two wheeler industry.
Earlier this year, they divided the Mojo range into two – XT300 and UT300, thereby making the range more affordable and accessible to more buyers in the segment. But in spite of this, the sales have not managed to increase. Rivals like Bajaj Dominar, etc continue to enjoy growth.
Low sales, rivals taking lead, etc has not has not stopped Mahindra from exploring the Mojo project further. In fact, they are currently working on an electric version of the Mojo. The Mahindra Mojo electric motorcycle prototype you see above, was clicked by Cartoq reader. It was parked outside the Bosch factory in Bangalore.
Mahindra has always said that they have plans to launch new motorcycles based on the Mojo platform. But, launching an electric motorcycle based on the Mojo platform was not what we had thought would happen.
It is too early to say whether the Mojo electric will make it to the dealership or not. As of now, it seems to be a prototype which is being tested for a future technology. Speaking about the Mahindra Mojo electric prototype, it is seen with extra cladding, so as to cover the electric motor. Missing is the gear shifter and the exhaust system.
It is no secret that future is going to be electric. Every automotive brand, be it two wheelers, four wheelers, trucks, buses, etc – everyone is planning to launch electric powered options. Royal Enfield too is in this list. Some months ago, prototype of a Royal Enfield electric motorcycle were leaked. Harley Davidson too has plans to launch electric motorcycles.
On the same lines, Mahindra too seems to be getting ready for a future which is electric. They already have the GenZe electric scooter on sale in the US. In India they have the e2o Plus and Verito electric for the passenger segment, and the eSupro for commercial segment. With the GenZe and Mojo electric spied in India, it is possible that Mahindra is getting ready to take the lead in electric two wheeler space as well.