Mahindra have finally displayed the production version of their highly controversial motorcycle, the Mojo at the Auto Expo 2014. Controversial because everything about this motorcycle right from the name to the design has been at the receiving end of a lot of discussions. But the best part of it all was that Mahindra have taken all this as constructive criticism and have made changes accordingly. The new Mojo presented at the Auto Expo 2014 had changes made to the headlights, with it getting a more complete look with the addition of a cover and then a redesign of the fuel tank, which now looks far more proportional that the first version. Apart from this Mahindra have also conveyed that the engine has received a lot more tweaks and minor changes to further push its reliability. We know for sure that the engine was road tested extensively as the Mojo was spotted across India over the last 2 years.
The Mahindra Mojo, might just be a revelation, we for sure are not ruling this one out just yet. Mahindra has been one of the most proactive companies in the two wheeler racing arena, with a Moto3 team that did extremely well last year. Inputs from these race bikes will eventually trickle down to all Mahindra motorcycles and the Mojo is the first to arrive. With USD forks at front, a decent looking instrument console, twin headlights, petal disc’s at both ends, DRL’s, backlit switch gear and dual exhausts, its got the goods. The engine specifications are not bad either. The 295 cc liquid cooled fuel injected engine produces 28 PS of power at 8000 RPM and 25 Nm of torque at 6500 RPM. Not the quickest motorcycle out there but the numbers translate to a nice and relaxed engine that seems like will stand the test of many a mile. Expect a launch and price announcement by June this year, we suspect it will take on the Duke 390 and the CBR250R in pricing, although we hope it is placed a bit more competitively for it to have a chance of making any strong inroads into this highly price sensitive market.