The entry-level adventure segment has suddenly become hyperactive after the launch of the Royal Enfield Himalayan. International manufacturers such as BMW, KTM and Suzuki have confirmed new, affordable ADV bikes for India. Our desi manufacturer, Mahindra is the latest manufacturer to confirm that the company is developing Mojo based adventure motorcycle. Let’s find out what it is all about.
A new Mojo coming?
Not really. The Mahindra Mojo is already a touring motorcycle. After finding that the market’s incline towards the adventure motorcycles and the popularity of the Himalayan, Mahindra has decided to make a new model based on the Mojo itself.
The concept is not a new one. Mahindra has already showcased the Mojo based concept models at the Auto Expo. One of which was a scrambler styled while the other one was clearly an ADV model. The concept came after the unveil of the Royal Enfield Himalayan in the market.
An official has revealed that the new models will be quite similar to the concept models showcased at the Auto Expo. The upcoming motorcycle will feature longer travel suspension system, spoke wheels for flexibility and other customised parts like new seats and luggage carrier at the rear.
Mahindra is already working on the new models, and the company has recently opened exclusive dealerships for the Mojo motorcycles. The new models will join the Mahindra Mojo in the exclusive showrooms only. There will be two new models based on the current model, and it is expected to be launched by early next year.
Should Royal Enfield worry?
The Royal Enfield Himalayan has become a success for the company, and yet there are many things that do not make the motorcycle feel complete. The Himalayan does not offer features like closed loop fuel injection system, and there are a lot reports suggesting reliability issues with the bike.
The Mahindra Mojo already has features like the upside down forks, closed loop fuel injection system and it is slightly more powerful than the Himalayan too. The competition will only become stronger with the arrival of motorcycles like KTM 390 Adventure and BMW G 310GS in the future. Royal Enfield will have to work on the Himalayan to add new features so that it can stand up to the future models in the market.