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2019 Mahindra Mojo ABS ready for launch

The updated model of the Mahindra Mojo has started to reach dealerships and some dealers have begun the test ride of the motorcycle. The Mahindra Mojo made zero sales since April 2019 and it was because the bike did not feature the new standard safety norm which mandates all motorcycles above 125cc be equipped with at least a single-channel ABS unit and two-wheelers below 125cc be equipped with a CBS (combi braking system) system.

The Mahindra Mojo which was earlier offered in two variant options – XT and UT but now the 2019 bike is likely to be offered only in a single variant option. The bike is now equipped with a ABS system which comes as standard and therefore conforms to the new safety norms.

In terms of styling, the bike retains the earlier design and comes with dual headlamps, but does not get LED daytime running lights this time around. The instrument cluster is updated with an ABS indicator and overall the bike comes with only minor cosmetic changes such as the gold finish on the chassis downtube is replaced with a black finish. The gold finished chassis was a signature feature on all Mahindra motorcycles and was also seen on the Centuro and Pantero which had been discontinued.

In the engine department, the 2019 Mojo is powered by a 294.7cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor but now produces 26 BHP of power and 30 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Earlier the carbureted Mojo UT300 produced 23 BHP of power and the fuel injected XT300 produced 27 BHP of power. It will still continue to come with a fuel-injected BSIV motor which is expected to be upgraded to BSVI standards in the future. 

The new 2019 model is measured in at 2,115mm in length, 1,150mm in height, 800mm in width with a wheelbase of 1,460mm. The GVW stands at 335 kgs and the kerb weight likely to be around 165 kgs.

In terms of hardware, the 2019 Mojo is seen without the upside-down suspension and has a more economical and lighter telescopic unit on the front and gets 320mm front and 240mm rear, hydraulic disc brakes with Bybre calipers. The tyre brand has also changed from the previous model which was shod in MRF Nylogrip Zappers and Pirelli Diablo Rosso on the UT and XT variants respectively to the 2019 model featuring the Pirelli Angel CT tyres.

In terms of competition, the Mahindra Mojo will be pitted against the Bajaj Dominar 400, Royal Enfield Himalayan, KTM 250 Duke and the likes. The bike is expected to be priced around the INR 1.75 lakh mark.