I have been longing to go to the hills on a bike trip all summer, but because of my busy schedule I never had the opportunity. The monsoons were just about to kick into full swing and I finally had a very small window of opportunity to take the Mahindra Mojo for a short excursion up to the hills. I didn’t have a destination in mind and I just decided to head up to Rishikesh and then figure out my plan from there.
So, on a cloudy morning I saddled up with just a small backpack and headed out of Delhi. The roads to Rishikesh are certainly not the best, and there is a lot of construction currently underway. Of course, the way to Rishikesh is never without traffic as the religious pilgrimages to Haridwar run throughout the year. There are a few nice open stretches and the Mojo does seem to ride very well on the open highway. The seat is certainly not the best as it can be very stiff, and after I reached my destination my tail bone was in a lot of pain.
I decided to take the Mojo on some very difficult off-road stretches through the forest as well, and I was quite amazed with how well the bike performs. Even on very harsh and rocky paths, the Mojo held its own and performed very well. I am already very happy with the way it performs in the city, and it’s also decent on the highway, but I was really blown away with the manner in which I was easily able to cross rivers and ride on rocky river beds. The Mojo certainly can do almost anything. It might not be the most comfortable, but it gets top marks for having high levels of utility in any condition.