After recently unveiling the revamped version of the Mahindra Mojo at the 2014 Auto Expo, we caught a glimpse of the bike being tested just outside Pune.
Mahindra's Mojo almost ready
Judging by the looks of the test bike that was caught in an uncamouflaged state, it seems to be very close to its production stage. It’s been a while now as the Mojo has been on the cards with little available news trickling out, although we do now believe the Mojo will finally launch in the coming months.
Based on the second iteration of the Mojo seen at the 2014 Auto Expo and the image seen here, the front cowl with flush-set twin headlamps has been reworked with DRLs (daytime running lights). Unlike the integrated LED turn indicators in the mirrors, seen on the first Mojo in 2010, the revamped edition gets indicators bolted onto the front cowl. The tank showcases redesigned knee recesses that blend in well with the overall flow of the bike. The bike gets two horizontally flowing golden bars below the tank, which has become a typical styling quotient on offer by Mahindra, followed by radiator shrouds that look like gills. The Indian company has provided a slightly stepped seat, with individually placed grab rails for the pillion. The rear flashes a nicely designed mudguard, with an LED tail-light sitting on top.
Mahindra has already stated that the Mojo will use a 292cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled and fuel-injected engine. Its four-valve head will deploy dual-overhead camshafts and the liquid-cooled engine shall generate maximum power in the region of 25.8bhp, with peak torque of about 2.5kgm.
The Mojo gets one-into-two stubby looking exhaust canisters placed on either side of the bike. As seen previously, the Mojo uses top spec upside down front forks, coupled with a rear monoshock, bolted onto a swingarm that too gets a splash of gold on it. Judging from the test rider’s posture on the bike, the handlebar and centre-set footrests are placed to offer an upright riding stance. For stopping power, the Mahindra Mojo is equipped with a single front and rear disc brake.
We look forward to seeing this new Mahindra motorcycle in showrooms across India this year. It will be interesting to see how Mahindra prices and positions their flagship model, with KTM and Bajaj having set a tall example in the same segment, with competitive pricing for their recently launched KTM 390 Duke streetbike.