Mahindra and Mahindra, the company which recently launched their premium bike loaded with extra features, has surely made their way into the bike segment. The company had to work very hard for the attention that it is getting today. Mahindra has now got the grip and technique to climb up the success ladder. The company is constantly in news for one big reason, their much awaited 300cc naked bike Mojo. The company has been playing peek-a-boo with us as well as the media. Mahindra had disclosed their idea about the bike way back in 2010, and it was expected that the bike may be on roads by 2012. But, the company has chosen to stay mum about this much awaited bike, may be they just want to surprise their competitors as well as the customers.
Mojo is very much inspired by ab endure theme. Thanks to its bug shaped design and dual headlamps the bike has got a unique identity and can be distinguished from other bikes that come under the same category. When the company released the images of Mojo, people were not at all impressed.
Autocar, a leading media house has reported that Mahindra has redesigned Mojo giving it a more contemporary look instead of the peculiar design cues which wouldn’t strike the Indian mass consumer’s fancy. Though there are no pics to attest what is said, it is expected that the bike may now feature a sporty looking fairing panels along with a better looking fuel tank. There is also news about the bike losing its twin headlamp. One of the bike was spotted testing minus the dual headlamps.
The company has revealed some details about the engine that the bike will be fitted with. The bike is fitted with a 292cc four stroke fuel injected single cylinder engine. This liquid cooled engine is expected to generate peak power of 25-26 bhp at a peak torque of 2.5Kgm. Mahindra Mojo could use top spec upside down front forks and a monoshock rear suspension, which is quite necessary for the segment as KTM is offering the same. For retarding motion, the Mahindra Mojo is said to be equipped with a 320mm front disc and 220mm rear disc brake.
The plan sounds good so far, but the question however is, will Mahindra be able to give tough competition to KTM in terms of price? What are your views? Do let us know through your comments.