Welcoming the Mojo
So, we have managed to get our hands on the brand new Mahindra Mojo for our long term fleet, and I am excited to get to ride this bike for the next couple of months. When I first rode the Mojo two months ago, I was highly impressed with the machine. The 300cc engine has decent power, and more importantly the bike looks quite catchy as well. Apart from the awkward looking dual-headlight and the massive cowling in the front, the bike looks very good and has got some muscle. What’s even better is that it’s got good dimensions and it feels like a big bike.
For a big rider like myself I found the bike to be very comfortable. The seating position is typical to a sports tourer, and your arms are stretched out on the long handlebar and you sit upright with your feet right below your knees. When riding in the city it actually is very comfortable, and the bike isn’t too heavy so it’s not so hard to handle in traffic, although the seat might be a little high for shorter riders.
Then there is the exhaust note from the nicely designed dual exhaust. The bike sounds very good, better than what a 300cc bike would usually sound like. The exhaust sound alone makes you feel like you are riding a big bike. The engine too is quite powerful, and the initial acceleration is very nice. The throttle responds nicely and the bike picks up speed fast. The mid-range is also very good and it’s especially good in city traffic when you are trying to overtake – you feel more confident with the extra power. However, as you begin to go faster the power surge drops and once you are in 4th or 5th gear above 90km/h, the bike takes a long time to reach its max speed of 140km/h. On the highway the Mojo does cruise well, and again it’s very comfortable, but you will constantly have to down shift to a lower gear to get more power if you want to overtake someone at higher speeds, and even then it takes a while.
So far we have ridden the bike for just 150km this past month, mostly for commuting back and forth to the office. But it’s been riding very well up until now and we don’t have anything to complain about. Let’s see how the Mojo does over the next month.