An early prototype of a new Mahindra Mojo derivative has been photographed in public for the first time. The test mule which was spied in Lonavala is equipped with a regular telescopic front fork instead of the current Mojo’s thick USD fork.
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.
Mahindra is also likely to 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 Royal Enfield Himalayan and upcoming Bajaj CS 400.
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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.
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