Mahindra launched two new bikes to add to its product line up; the Stallio and the Mojo. While Mahindra Stallio is an entry level 110cc commuter bike, the Mahindra Mojo falls under the sports bike category.
The Mahindra Stallio and Mahindra Mojo (pronounced Moyo) were launched in India, and Mahindra has signed in none other than the Bollywood’s hot and reliable property Aamir Khan, as their brand ambassador to promote the bikes.
Mahindra Mojo was launched as expected to give a tough competition to its contemporary rivals including Kawasaki Ninja 250R, Bajaj Pulsar 220 and the Hero Honda Karizma ZMR. But the ardent bike lovers will have to wait till January 2011 to get their hands on the Mojo, which will be on sale from then although the bike was officially launched by Mr. Anand Mahindra and Aamir Khan during September end.
And why not? Mahindra has loaded some stunning features and attractions offered with the Mojo, that any bike enthusiast can look forward to; the important one being a 4 year or 80,000 kms warranty.
Looks and design
The Mahindra Mojo is said to be greatly inspired with Buell bikes, nevertheless the sports look that the Mojo features is definitely stunning to say least. Mahindra’s Italian boutique has lent the engineering elements to the Mojo. It is the same salon that takes credit of designing Ducati, MV Augusta and Benelli, so guys widen your eyeballs and look at the Mojo, because this isn’t nonsense plastic stuff you got used to seeing plenty on the Indian roads. It’s got the vintage bike look that appeals to any age group bike rider….if looks can kill then the Mojo looks can kill……literally kill all the competition.
To highlight the macho factor of the Mojo, it features dual headlamps reminding of the vintage bikes of WWII period. The bike also symbolizes essence of naked that you have never seen on the Indian roads so far. The design studio stripped Mojo to the bare essentials that you will fall in love with it the first sight.
The twin tubular frame on either side is an amazing statement of fashion besides showing that envious muscle of Hercules. Both front and the rear tyres are so broad to give the rider amazing support and seating comfort. The leaf shaped rear view mirrors gives Mojo its unique look along with handle bar weights and the gold hued inverted front forks. The Mahindra Mojo follows the similar style of LED rear lamps that is most common in many of the Indian two-wheelers. The twin exhaust pipe certainly gives the x-factor to the Mojo and is something very novel for the riders of Indian bikes. The company has also offered decal customization option for their new bike and last but not eh least the big engine radiator completes the sports look of Mojo.
The superbike also sports race bike like allloy wheels (while this may not be appreciated by vintage bike lovers it will be taken by the current generation bike riders). The lightweight alloy wheels of the Mahindra Mojo are so strong, and are expected to dissipate heat faster thus giving superior performance.
Engine and performance
The Mahindra Mojo runs on a huge 292cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that will be braced with the 6-speed transmission. The engine generates a power of 25bhp @ 8500rpm and the torque output of 24 Nm at 7000 rpm. The double overhead camshafts provide great responsive power to the bike and the additional valves offer good combustion.
Comfort and Handling
The fact that the Mahindra Mojo 300cc is fixed with huge tyres both at the front and the rear braking the vehicle automatically gets easier even at great speed. The surface of the tires will not allow dust particles or mud to settle due to the petal design and that also ensures good braking in any weather conditions. The brakes bear radial calipers assure greater performance and also blow out the heat rapidly. With so much said about the tires of Mojo the riders will be eager to know the name and for their information Mojo is fixed with Pirelli tyres.
As regards the shock absorbers the inverted forks might really shock you as you might be knowing they are characteristic of racing stuff The forks give stronger and stable suspension yet retaining the driving dynamics of a sports bike and the shock doesn’t end there. The gas-charged monoshock rear suspensions will make your ride comfortable even on the roughest terrain.The gas chamber alters the effective spring rate and dampening based on terrain. No wonder handling becomes so damn enjoyable.
Colors and Price
The new Mahindra Mojo will be available in three colors black, silver and red and will bear the price tag of Rs. 2 lacs. Many might take a deep breath and heave a sigh once they glance at the price but why decide or conclude before test riding the bike?