The cost-effective version of the Mahindra Mojo will miss inverted forks, LED DRLs, Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres, twin-exhausts and fuel injection.
That Mahindra has been working on a more affordable version of the Mojo isn’t news anymore. Test mules of the cost-effective, 300cc power cruiser have been spied on a couple of occasions in the last couple of months. More recently, some reports also suggested that Mahindra dealerships have started accepting bookings of the new motorcycle. But, so far, it hasn’t been made official by the company yet. However, the two-wheel division of the manufacturer has now started releasing teasers of the new Mojo, suggesting that its launch is imminent.
The low-cost version of the Mojo is going to be called the UT300, but more importantly, it’ll lose a lot of equipment and features of the original motorcycle. The Mojo UT300 will not get the inverted forks, LED DRLs and twin-exhaust setup of the standard version. Instead, it’ll come with a conventional front fork and side-mounted exhaust pipe. To further save cost, the super sticky Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres of the current version will be replaced by MRF rubber on both wheels. Also, the golden treatment on the exposed chassis, along with the swing-arm, has also been given a miss in the UT300.
On the mechanical front, the Mojo UT300 will continue to come powered by the same liquid-cooled, 295cc single-cylinder engine. However, Mahindra has reportedly ditched the fuel injection in the new version – of course, to cut cost – with a carburettor. The existing engine is rated at 27bhp and produces 30Nm of torque. Expect a slight change in the power and torque figures owing to the change in the fuelling system. Power transmission duties will be carried by a six-speed gearbox.
Considering all features and equipment that have been stripped from the new variant, expect the Mojo UT300 to have an ex-showroom price-tag between Rs. 1.3 lakh and Rs 1.4 lakh – which is substantially lower than the current model’s price of Rs. 1.74 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).