Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd (MTWL) recently launched a cut-price version of its Mojo streetnaked motorcycle. The UT300 costs Rs 1.40 lakh (ex-showroom). This puts the UT300 in crosshairs with two well-sorted models – the Bajaj Dominar 400 and the KTM Duke 200. While the KTM Duke 200 costs Rs 1.44 lakh (ex-showroom), the Bajaj Dominar 400 costs Rs 1.42 lakh to Rs 1.56 lakh (ex-showroom). That said, there’s a lot that sets these three motorcycles apart. Our Bajaj Dominar 400 vs Mahindra Mojo UT300 vs KTM Duke 200 should help you decide which one of these would suit you the most.
Want a Motorcycle for the Race Track – KTM Duke 200
The KTM Duke 200 is easily the sharpest of the trio. With a kerb weight of 148 KGs, it’s lighter than both the Dominar (182 KGs) and the Mojo (163 KGs). While the lower kerb weight does make a lot of difference in the way this motorcycle handles, its suspension setup and the frame also make the Duke far more accomplished with apex-hunting than the other two motorcycles here. This one’s definitely for all those with track-racing aspirations.
Want a good mix of performance and frugality – KTM Duke 200
The Duke 200 has the smallest engine here. It’s also the lightest among the three. Hence, it ends up offering the highest mileage among all the motorcycles you on this page. The Duke 200 can return a mileage of roughly 35 kmpl. In comparison, the Dominar offers roughly 27 kmpl while the UT300 offers around 25 kmpl.
Want a motorcycle for regular commutes with occasional highway runs – KTM Duke 200
Being light and peppy, the Duke 200 makes for a good motorcycle in the urban environment. Of course, the Duke 200 is sufficiently powerful for high-speed highway runs. So, if you want a motorcycle that you can use for the daily grind and on the occasional trips, too, the Duke 200 comes across as the best bet.
Want a Motorcycle for long-distance touring – Bajaj Dominar 400
The Dominar 400 is the one if you need a motorcycle that is really very comfortable on the long rides. Even the Mojo is sufficiently comfortable for the long-distance touring but the Dominar comes across as slightly better due to the abundance of torque in the mid-range, a comfier saddle, and the best headlamps among the three motorcycles we have here.
Want the most number of features – Bajaj Dominar 400
The Dominar 400 offers the most number of features among the three motorcycles we have here. The Dominar is the only motorcycle here that offers an optional Dual-channel ABS. It also offers other upmarket bits like a full LED headlamp, a digital speedo console, and Auto Headlamp On.
Want the most powerful motorcycle – Bajaj Dominar 400
The Dominar 400 is also the most powerful motorcycle here. It offers a maximum power-torque of 35 bhp-35 Nm, which is considerably higher than what the Mojo (22.7 bhp-25.2 Nm) and the Duke (25 bhp-19.2 Nm). True, it’s also the heaviest but still, it has a clear edge over its rivals in the performance stakes.
Want to look different – Mahindra Mojo UT300
The Mojo 300 is the one for you if you want to look different. We say this as the Mojo UT300 is the newest of the three motorcycles we have here and hence, hasn’t sold in large numbers. Moreover, its twin headlight setup and the chiseled fuel tank make it look much different from other bikes on sale in this segment.
Want to go the highest distance on a tank of fuel – Mahindra Mojo UT300
Thanks to a huge fuel tank capacity of 21-liters, the Mojo can go the longest distance on a tank full of fuel. This is a great advantage for all those planning to use their motorcycles for long-distance rides.