The Indian motorcycling market is a vast and diversified one and has turned out to be a lucrative market for motorcycle manufacturers from around the world and this has led to the growth of the performance motorcycling segment on a scale never seen before which in turn has led to the growth of the low-capacity, high-performance motorcycling segment too like never before.
The growth of the low-capacity, high-performance segment has resulted in motorcycle manufacturers from around the world launching their best motorcycles in the category, like KTM launching the Duke and RC 390, Kawasaki launching the Ninja 300R and Z 250, Hyosung launching the Aquila 250, Benelli launching the TNT 300 etc. Competition to these foreign motorcycles from Indian motorcycles is very less and this is exactly why the Mahindra Mojo is a very important motorcycle for the Indian Motorcycle industry.
We now know for sure that the Mahindra Mojo is very important indeed, but what we do not know is why Mahindra has been delaying the launch of the Mojo from such a long time. The Mahindra Mojo was first revealed a few years ago at the Indian Auto Expo in New Delhi, and after that, Mahindra took its own sweet time to develop the motorcycle and they took even longer to carry out its testing and final development operations.
We are now happy to say that, all the testing work on the Mahindra Mojo has been completed and the motorcycle has been given the green signal for production, in fact, the Mahindra Mojo has already hit the production line and a limited number of motorcycles have already been produced at the company’s factory in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh.
After a few years being spent testing and developing the Mojo; and motorcycling enthusiasts being teased with numerous spy-shots of the Mojo testing at different locations across the country, now folks at Rushlane claim that the launch is expected to happen in the next two months, probably by August-2013, which is very good news indeed for motorcycling enthusiasts.
The Mojo will be powered by a 295cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine and is expected to produce 27-30 BHP of maximum power and 25-27 NM of maximum Torque. Once launched, Mahindra will open up full-time production at their factory.
The launch of the Mahindra Mojo will signal the arrival of the dominion of Indian manufacturers over the low-capacity, High-performance segment in India, as Bajaj too will launch the Pulsar RS400/SS400 in a few months’ time.
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GALLERY: Mahindra Mojo (final production version)
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