Earlier this year, the new laws made the sale of any two-wheeler powered by a 125cc or higher capacity engine without Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) in India illegal. While most of the manufacturers have launched ABS-equipped products in the markets. There are still a few motorcycles that are yet to get the now-standard safety feature. Mahindra Mojo is one such motorcycle, which was launched recently, weeks after the implementation of the new rule in the Indian market. Only a few dealerships have received the stock of the new Mojo 300 ABS.
Mahindra launched the new Mojo 300 ABS at a price of Rs 1.88 lakh, ex-showroom, Bangalore. The video by Quikr shows the 360-degree walkaround of the Mojo 300 ABS for the first time. Unlike the pre-ABS version, the new Mojo is only available in a single variant. Earlier, Mahindra Mojo was available in two variants – XT300 and UT300 variants. The bike gets a number of changes and even the product is the correct mix between both the versions. The new product gets a few things from the XT300 and a few parts from the UT300.
Visually, Mahindra Mojo 300 ABS becomes visually altered. The golden highlights on the chassis have been removed with a different, subtle black finish. The bike gets powered by the same 294.72cc, DOHC, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine and fuel injection system. The engine produces a maximum power of 26.3 PS of maximum power at 7,500 rpm and peak torque of 28 Nm at 5,500 rpm. This is the lower-powered engine that powered the XT300. The engine powering the UT300 produced a maximum of 27.19 PS and 30 Nm of peak torque. This engine will not be available with the Mojo ABS.
Mahindra has also used affordable hardware in the new Mojo to keep the price competitive. There are regular telescopic front forks and a single gas-charged monoshock at the rear. The bike gets disc brakes at both the ends. The front brake is 320mm large while the rear disc is 240mm. The ByBre callipers ensure a short braking distance. It should be noted that the bike now gets dual-channel ABS as standard.
The new Mojo also gets a single-side exhaust as opposed to the dual-exhaust that was available with the more expensive version of the Mahindra Mojo. Overall, the bike gets similar looks the previous version of the Mojo. It retains the overall shape, alloy wheel designs, dual headlamps, chiselled fuel tank, a single seat and other such features. The Mahindra Mojo was launched in the Indian market after a delay of several years. The bike is aimed at the long-distance touring enthusiasts but it never became as popular as Mahindra would have liked in the Indian market. It should be noted that the new-generation Jawa bikes are powered by the engine derived from the engine of the Mojo.