Mahindra 2-wheelers has been playing around with their first performance motorcycle since a long time now, named the Mojo, this was a motorcycle whose prototype was first revealed in 2010. Mahindra intended to launch the Mojo at that time itself, but then postponed it because of some unknown issues, but had been testing the Mojo under camouflage and there had been many spy-shots doing the rounds on the internet as well. Mahindra 2-wheelers again showcased the Mojo at the 2012 auto expo which garnered a lot of interest at that time, and so Mahindra decided that it was time to make the Mojo a reality, as the performance biking segment in India had just begun to boom.
It was back to the drawing board for Mahindra as they couldn’t launch a motorcycle with an outdated design. Once the Mojo underwent a design change, camouflaged testing of the prototypes began and this time too there were many spy-shots. A production ready model was displayed at the 2014 auto expo, and after spending a few months on testing, news has now emerged that Mahindra 2-wheelers has planned to finally launch the Mojo in June this year.
The twin headlamp units up-front, which were earlier naked now gets their body covered. It also gets an all new Digital MID with analogue Rev-counter. Mahindra has also added the trademark horizontal metal pipes under the fuel tank which gives a nice touch to the aesthetic aspect of the motorcycle.
Being a performance motorcycle, the Mojo should have enough juice to make the rider feel happy. Giving it that juice is, a fuel-injected, liquid cooled, 295cc, single cylinder engine, with a maximum output of nearly 28 PS at 8000 RPM and 25 NM at 6500 RPM. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a 6-speed transmission.
Mahindra is also said to have taken inputs and suggestions from their moto GP team in order to tune the Mojo to deliver maximum performance and crisp handling. Can this Indian performance motorcycle stand up to the mighty KTM Duke 200, the Honda CBR 250R and the Kawasaki ninja 300? Only time can tell.