Mahindra Mojo BS6 Launched In India
Comes at a hefty premium of Rs 35,000 over its predecessor
- The Mojo BS6 will be available only in the UT variant.
- Seat height has gone up on the new bike.
- No cosmetic changes or addition of any new features.
Mahindra has officially launched the BS6 Mojo in India after teasing the bike for the past few weeks, The Mahindra Mojo BS6 price starts at Rs 1.99 lakh (ex-showroom India) for the base variant (black colour), while the dual-tone shades are priced at Rs 2.11 lakh. We were expecting the prices to be around Rs 1.85 lakh since the BS6 version is based on the cheaper UT 300 variant which retailed for Rs 1.65 lakh in its BS4 avatar.
The new Mojo is powered by the same 294.7cc engine as seen on the older bike but it now features fuel-injection and has been tuned to meet BS6 emission norms. It produces 25.7PS at 7300rpm and 25.9Nm at 6000rpm. In comparison, the Mojo UT 300 with its carburetted BS4 engine was rated at 23PS and 25.2Nm. It continues to feature a 6-speed gearbox but misses out on a slipper clutch. The styling of the bike is similar to the older bike barring for the addition of new colours which is disappointing. We would have liked if Mahindra had added new features like a TFT screen or Bluetooth connectivity to justify the premium.
Underpinnings like the frame, suspension components and brakes are similar to the BS4 Mojo UT 300. The BS6 Mojo features dual-channel ABS as standard. The bike has a ground clearance of 185mm and seat height is a bit tall at 830mm (15mm more than the older bike). Similar to its predecessor, the 2020 Mahindra Mojo features a humongous 21-litre fuel tank and the bike weighs 186.2kg (kerb weight).
With respect to price, the Mahindra Mojo BS6 will rival the likes of the Bajaj Dominar 400 and the Royal Enfield Himalayan. However, with respect to specifications, the new Mojo BS6 competes against the Bajaj Dominar 250, Royal Enfield Classic 350, Jawa and the Suzuki Gixxer 250. As you can see, the going looks very difficult for the Mahindra Mojo in the company of more affordable, aspirational and powerful competitors.