You may have forgotten about its existence, but the Mahindra Mojo 300 is still alive and kicking. It is soon going to be available in a BS6 version, which will be based on the Mojo 300 ABS from 2019.
The Mojo 300 may not have turned out to be a sales success for Mahindra, but the motorcycle is going to stick around for a while. Mahindra will launch the BS6 compliant version of the Mojo 300 soon, as the company has dropped the first teaser of the updated motorcycle on its social media platforms.
The Mojo 300 was launched in 2015 with some top-class features. However, due to slow sales and a high price tag, the company launched a more affordable version of the motorcycle in 2018, which was called the Mojo UT300 – it missed out on a number of features such as upside-down forks, twin-barrel exhaust and Pirelli tyres. However, the original version continued to be sold alongside the UT300 though, and it was billed as the Mojo XT300. Despite that, the Mojo didn’t find many takers in the country.
In 2019, Mahindra again gave the Mojo brand a reboot by launching it in a single version – it was called the Mojo 300 ABS. The Mojo 300 ABS had features from both the UT300 and XT300. The engine in the 300 ABS was derived from the XT300, meaning it was a liquid-cooled 295cc single-cylinder unit with fuel injection, and it developed 26bhp and 28Nm of torque. The engine was mated to a six-speed gearbox. In terms of equipment, it was similar to the UT300, meaning the Mojo was no longer offered with inverted forks, dual-barrel exhaust and LED daylight running lights. The company did upgrade the tyres from MRF to Pirelli Angel GT – although they were still no match for the superior Diablo Rosso IIs, which were offered with the XT300.
The BS6 version of the motorcycle teased here is going to be based on the Mojo 300 ABS, and as a result, expect it to come with same features. The engine's power output and torque may drop a little due to the tighter BS6 emission norms. Design-wise, the BS6 Mojo is expected to remain largely unchanged.
The Mahindra Mojo 300 ABS BS4 was priced at Rs 1.95 lakh (ex-showroom), so expect the BS6 version to command a slight premium over this. The Mojo 300 BS6 will compete with the Bajaj Dominar 400 (priced at Rs 1.94 lakh, ex-showroom).
Riding the Mahindra Mojo on the back roads of South India
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