The Mahindra Mojo has been the subject of many heated debates at autoX HQ. Some of us really love it, while a few of us just don’t like it at all – but the one thing we can agree on is that the Mojo’s powertrain is pretty awesome.
It took Mahindra a long time to finally bring the Mojo into production. After a series of design alterations and quality checks, we finally got the finished product in 2015. It was certainly a different looking motorcycle to anything we had seen before. It’s unique to say the least, and also quite bulky. The biggest eyesore, though, is the front cowling and the dual headlight unit – which seems to be disproportionate to the rest of the motorcycle. But the muscular fuel tank, sporty wheels and dual exhaust do give it some character.We had the Mojo with us in our long-term fleet for six months and were very happy with the bike. Yes, there were still some quality issues – and the front-end seemed to be rather heavy. Moreover, it didn’t have the most comfortable seat, but it was the engine performance that really stood out and made us appreciate the fine work done by Mahindra. With a 295cc engine, delivering 27bhp and 30Nm of torque, you could have heaps of fun twisting the throttle. It certainly isn’t the most refined engine, but it delivers when it comes to performance. The ride quality is also incredibly good, and on all road conditions the bike handles very well. We even did a few off-road excursions, where the Mojo certainly impressed us further and proved that it can be a great bike for endurance and adventure riding.
The Mojo is also priced very well and certainly offers you a lot of value for every penny spent on the bike, but it loses points on design, refinement and quality. Nonetheless, we still stamp our seal of approval on the Mojo, and consider it a good all-round motorcycle.