Mahindra has been working on the cheaper variant of the Mojo for a long time. The motorcycle has been caught testing quite a few times in India. Mahindra is close to the production version of the Mojo and the affordable version has been caught again without any camouflage.
The cheaper variant of the Mojo comes with a single exhaust pipe instead of dual exhausts on the regular model. There is also a host of other changes that will enable Mahindra to cut the price of their flagship motorcycle. The more affordable Mojo also gets thinner rear tyre and blacked out swingarm. The regular Mojo offers Paioli sourced upside down forks, which has been replaced with conventional telescopic type forks. The fuel injection has also been removed and there is a carburettor that supplies fuel to the engine now.
The Pirelli sourced tyres will be replaced with lower grade tyres, most probably from MRF. The brakes seem to be similar to the regular version. It is still not known if Mahindra will detune the engine of the affordable variant of the Mojo but some detuning is expected to give the regular Mojo an advantage in the market.
Mahindra Mojo is priced at Rs. 1.72 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The new Mojo is expected to carry a price tag of around Rs. 1.2 lakh to compete against the likes of Yamaha FZ 25 and Bajaj Dominar. Mahindra is most likely to showcase the production-ready model at the Auto Expo.
In September, Mahindra officially announced that they are quitting the mass market two-wheeler segment and will concentrate on the niche segment. The brand discontinued the products like Gusto, Centuro and Duro scooter. The scooters will also be discontinued over time without replacement. The Mojo was retained in the portfolio.
Mahindra may also bring the iconic BSA motorcycle marque in India. The company also holds the right to use the Jawa name in South East Asian region and we may see the name coming back on the Indian roads in the future.