The Mahindra Mojo continues its eternal pre-launch road test and has now been spotted at the Kari Speedway in Coimbatore.
The buzz around the bike is now fading away with Mahindra having delayed the launch by more than a year.
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.
- Twin-pot headlamp with LED DRLs above
- Gold-painted upside-down front fork
- Gold painted, rib-like chassis
- Rear monoshock
- LED tail lamp
- Digital + analogoue instrument cluster
- Single piece, conventional handlebar
- Long step-up seat (not split)
- Dual exhaust pipes, one on either side
- Engine underbelly cowl
- Front and rear disc brakes
- Pirelli tyres
- Upright riding position
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.
The Mojo is now expected to launch by early-2015. Let’s hope it does…
Source – Motoroids