Mahindra has revealed that it will launch the sportsbike Mojo in early 2015. The bike is in the final testing phase and is all-set for a market launch.
Although the launch could happen earlier, Mahindra is currently focusing on the volumes and is gearing up to launch the 110cc-class scooter, the Gusto. Mahindra will launch the Gusto on 29th this month, and will look at stabilising market demand and amend strategies at their production line. Once the Gusto settles down, Mahindra will launch the Mojo.
Mahindra had first revealed plans of introducing the 300cc Mojo, a naked sportsbike over 4 years ago. This makes the Mojo a motorcycle with one of the longest product development phase. If it did make a market appearance as soon as the plans were announced, which could have been in 2011 or so, the Mojo by now would have been an established player in the segment. Also, back then, it would have just one or two competitors. As of date, almost every manufacturer has a product offering above the 200cc engine capacity and Mahindra will have to battle it hard.
The Mojo will be powered by a 295cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, SI engine with a few components sourced from international players. Engine will produce 27 BHP of power @ 8,000 RPM and 25 Nm of torque @ 6,500 RPM. Engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Inverted front fork, monoshock rear suspension, 110mm front tyre, 150mm rear tyre and a twin-tube steel chassis will perform the ride and handling duty. The bike will get a massive 21 litre fuel tank capacity which will be suitable for long rides.
Let’s hope there is no further delay and that Mahindra finds Mojo in their Mojo.