Mahindra Mojo 300 ABS: New vs Old
Have the new updates given the Mojo some much-deserved mojo?
Mahindra is all set to launch the new Mojo 300 ABS in August. This single new Mojo variant will replace the Mojo XT 300 and Mojo UT 300. While the new Mojo 300 ABS carries forward the same bug-eye headlamp and overall design, it features a lot of improvements over the previous models. Here are the most significant ones:
Gets a fuel-injected BS6 motor:
The Mojo 300 ABS carries forward the Mojo XT 300’s fuel-injected 300cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor. However, it gets updates to be BS6 compliant in the future. According to sources, power is expected to be the same 27PS and 30Nm as the XT 300. However, it will get a larger sprocket and that should improve initial acceleration.
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Unlike the Mojo XT 300’s dual exhaust setup, the new Mojo has just one exhaust. That, and other small updates help the bike shed 2.5kg. This reduced weight should help in performance as well, but just by a slight margin.
Gets updated dynamics:
The new Mojo 300 ABS gets a revised rake angle for better dynamics. It gets a telescopic fork with an additional brace between them to reduce flex. Other than that, the exhaust pipe has been moved higher up for better cornering clearance.
Gets new tyres:
While the previous Mojo got either MRF (UT) or Pirelli Diablo Rosso II (XT) tyres, the new Mojo 300 ABS gets Pirelli Angel CT tyres. These offer a balance between urban and touring riding conditions and should aid the Mojo’s touring cred.
Gets better braking hardware:
Other than a new dual-channel ABS setup, the Mojo 300 ABS gets new brake components as well. It now gets radial ByBre brakes in place of the previous J Juan radial brake setup. Given that bikes like the KTM 390 Duke and Bajaj Dominar 400 feature ByBre brakes as well, we can expect better braking on the Mojo too.