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Mahindra Mojo Review

The Mahindra Mojo targets touring enthusiasts who are looking for an affordable cross country tool.

The Mahindra Mojo has just been launched at an impressive introductory price of INR 1.58 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The brand’s flagship motorcycle aims to address the utter deficiency of affordable sports tourer. While it has its own unique appeal, the Honda CBR250R and KTM Duke 200 are considered as the primary rivals. Here is how it compares with them in terms of technical specifications.

Engine and gearbox

The engine displacement of all these products vary widely. The smallest of the lot is the Duke 200 which, as the name suggests, has a displacement of 200 cc. The CBR250 employs a 250 cc motor while and the Mojo has the largest engine in this segment at 295 cc.

All the motors are single-cylinder liquid-cooled units which feature electronic fuel injection system and 6-speed transmissions. With an output of 27 bhp, the bigger engined Mojo is the most powerful motorcycle among the trio while the CBR250R and Duke 200 generate 26.15 bhp and 25.4 bhp respectively.

When it comes to torque, Mojo once again tops the chart with an impressive 30 Nm, followed by CBR250R (22.9 Nm) and Duke 200 (19.2 Nm).

Dimensions and Weight

The Mojo is 2,100 mm long, 800 mm wide, 1165.5 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 1,465 mm. It has a dry weight of 165 kg.

The CBR250R is 2032 mm in length, 720 mm in width, 1,127 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,367 mm. The motorcycle tips the scales at 163 kg (kerb weight).

The Duke 200 is 2,002 mm in length, 730 mm in width and 1,274 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,367 mm. The most compact motorcycle of the three, the Duke weighs at just 129.5 kg (dry weight).

Tech Specs

Mahindra Mojo vs KTM Duke 200 vs Honda CBR250R

Mahindra Mojo vs KTM Duke 200 vs Honda CBR250R

Frame and Suspension

The Mojo uses a twin tube exposed frame with co-axially mounted engine. The CBR250R too uses twin tube chassis while the Duke boasts of a trellis frame. The Mahindra and KTM opt for inverted telescopic forks upfront whereas the Honda goes with regular telescopic fork. Rear monoshock is standard across the range.

Tyres and Brakes

All the three motorcycles come with top quality tyres. The Mojo offers Pirelli Diablo Rosso II units with specs 110/70-R17 (front) and 150/50-R17 66W (rear). The CBR205R employs 110/70-17 upfront and 140/70-17 at the rear. The Duke uses 110/70-17 and 150/60-17 at front and rear respectively.

All the three bikes come equipped with front and rear disc brakes but only the CBR250R offers the option of ABS. The Mojo would be receiving this feature in the future and so should the Duke (considering that ABS is set to become mandatory in India).

Also read – Mahindra Mojo review


The KTM Duke 200 is the most affordable motorcycle of the lot at INR 1.50 lakhs. The Mahindra Mojo and Honda CBR250R have an identical price of INR 1.58 lakhs. The ABS equipped Honda is priced INR 1.88 lakhs. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi and are subject to change.

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About the author

Nithyanandh Karuppaswamy

Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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  • Not sure why Google thought I would care about bikes in India, but I read it nonetheless. Having said that, this article is basically the sales brochures summarized for each bike. I was actually interested in how the local bike compares to the big name bikes on the road. You know, a review. Furthermore, you refer to a KTM 390 in the last paragraph, so I’m assuming a typo? Editor take the day off?

  • “All the three motorcycles come with top quality tyres.”

    Are you really sure about that ?? bcoz I don’think so. Mojo has the best tyres in the form of Pirrelli Diablo Roso II tyres which are much superior to MRF Revz which comes on Duke200 and provide much better grip in the wet. In fact Pirelli Diablo Roso tyres are a very strong selling point of Mojo. CBR250R has the worst tyres in the form of Continental and compared to super sticky Diablo Rosos on Mojo these Continental tyres are downright pathetic.

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