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BSVI Mahindra Mojo with ABS spotted at dealership

Written by Nizam Shaikh

As reported earlier, Mahindra Mojo had missed the deadline to update the motorcycle with an ABS unit, hence we saw zero sales figures in the last three months. The Deadline for the ABS upgrade was, 1st April 2019 and Mahindra at that time was concentrating on the Jawa brand. But now, a test mule of the updated Mahindra Mojo has been spotted testing with an ABS unit. The bike we thought had seen its end has been reincarnated.

The spied images show that the motorcycle has been finally updated and it will be using a Bybre Unit on the front wheel along with petal rotors, the earlier model used a Jijuan braking system. The disc used is a 320mm unit on the front with a 240mm standard hydraulically operated disc on the rear and is expected to be equipped with a dual-channel ABS system.

The test mule also indicates that the company will be selling the motorcycle in a single variant option and the bike will be reconfigured to get the best of both variants in one. The optimised single variant strategy will help reduce production cost and will also boost sales.

The cost-cutting is also obvious a seen in the spied images. The expensive upside-down forks are likely to be replaced by conventional telescopic front forks, which will provide better performance and handling off-road, the rake angle has also been altered to provide better handling at slow speeds. The dual-end exhaust cans will also be replaced by a single can exhaust and will be mounted higher to enable better cornering angles. The reconfigured 2019 motorcycle gets Pirelli Angel GT tyres and the weight saving through various optimisations will translate to better acceleration and improved fuel efficiency.

The powertrain on the Mojo has also been tweaked to make it BSVI compliant and will employ a fuel injection system. The engine is powered by a 295cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor that produces 27.19 HP of power and it is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The new model is also likely to get a larger rear sprocket for better acceleration.

The new Mahindra Mojo is expected to come back on sale soon and will be priced around its previous XT model, as the cost optimisation will have balanced the ABS and BSVI upgrade cost.