More Affordable Mahindra Mojo In The Works?

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  • Oct 23, 2017
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Mojo set to lose fuel injection and twin exhaust setup to compete against the Bajaj Dominar


Mahindra Mojo Spyshot-1
The Mahindra Mojo is one of the very few naked tourers out there that you can buy for under Rs 2 lakh. The bike currently retails at Rs 1.72 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and it now looks like Mahindra is working on making it even more affordable thanks to the intense competition from the Bajaj Dominar.
A test mule of the Mojo showcasing some significant changes was recently spotted on the Kolhapur-Belgaum highway. To cut costs, Mahindra seems to have ditched the upside-down forks seen on the current bike for the more widely used and cheaper telescopic forks. Towards the rear, you notice that the twin exhaust cans have been tossed away for a single exhaust can instead.
On closer inspection, one can also spot the silver carburettor on the bike hinting that the Mojo may lose the electronic fuel injection system it currently sports. To reduce the cost of the bike further, it is also possible that the Mojo will be offered with MRF tyres instead of the more expensive Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres that currently comes as standard.
The spy shots also show the bike sporting a luggage rack at the rear with pannier holders on either side. Features such as a headlight mesh guard and a fork guard hint towards the tourer-friendly capabilities of the bike.
By current estimates, these changes could bring the prices down by at least Rs 30,000. From the spy shots, one can also gather that the updated version appears production-ready. Hence, we can expect to see the updated Mojo in the flesh at the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo.
Mahindra Mojo Spy Shot-3
The current model sports a 295cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 27.4PS of power at 8000rpm and 30Nm of peak torque at 5500rpm. The current model will continue to target potential customers that are looking for a more premium offering. And while the upcoming variant may not be as feature packed as the current model, the price cuts might just be what Mahindra needs to improve its sales figures.
That said, what remains to be seen is how these modifications will help the Mojo compete with its closest rival, the Bajaj Dominar, that is not only more powerful (35PS) and feature-packed, but also significantly cheaper than the Mojo with a sticker price of Rs 1.41 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).


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