Mahindra Two Wheelers has launched the Mojo UT300, a motorcycle that is a lower cost version of the regular, fuel injected Mojo, which is now called XT300. UT here stands for Universal Tourer while XT stands for Xtreme Tourer. The main difference on the Mojo UT300 is that it dumps fuel injection, for a cheaper carburetor set-up. This has lowered price to Rs. 1.49 lakhs, which Mahindra says is an introductory offer.
The company is also offering a 10,000 rupee discount on the motorcycle, which means that the effective introductory price of the bike is just Rs. 1.39 lakhs. This makes the motorcycle cheaper than the Bajaj Dominar 400 by about Rs. 5,000. The discount will run till end-March. The Mojo XT300 is priced at Rs. 1.72 lakhs, or about Rs. 23,000 higher. (Rs. 33,000 if discounts are considered.)
Apart from dumping fuel injection, the Mojo UT300 also dispenses with upside down front forks – a standard fixture on the Mojo XT300. The 17 inch Pirelli Rosso Diablos on the XT300 have been replaced with cheaper MRF Zapper tubeless tyres on the UT300. These are the key changes on the UT300, which otherwise is very similar to the XT300 model, both in terms of looks and in terms of specifications.
The 292cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC four stroke engine is retained, but with lower outputs. The engine produces 23 Bhp of peak power and 25.2 Nm of peak torque (The fuel injected motor makes 27 Bhp-30 Nm). A 5 speed manual gearbox is standard. Suspension at the rear is handled by a gas charged monoshock unit. Disc brakes are standard on both wheels, but ABS is not offered, even as an option. By April 2019 though, both variants of the Mojo will need to have at least single channel ABS as standard.
Prakash Wakankar, CEO – Two Wheelers Business said
At Mahindra, we have always believed in innovation and providing our consumers an exciting value proposition. With the launch of the MOJO UT 300, we believe that we have an exciting product offering for the new age bike enthusiast. With the launch of this new variant, the MOJO will now be available to a wider range of consumers in more than 60 cities across India.