The new 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 looks typical 'Ninja' especially in Green color. The redesigned fairing adds to the aesthetics of this machine, which has been widely used for touring purpose in India. The bike comes featured with standard Slipper clutch.
The perfect touring machine in middle weight category has become even better. The 2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 in equipped with compact 649cc DOHC twin cylinder engine. The motorcycle comes featured with double petal disc brakes up front mounted on USD shock absorbers.
The Kawasaki Versys 650 is the scaled down version of Versys 1000. The middle weight adventurer tourer shares the 650cc parallel twin engine from the Ninja 650R and ER-6n. Loaded with features like adjustable front and rear suspension, the Versys 650 also comes with ABS.
The Mojo, one of the most awaited and talked about motorcycle we have seen made in India. Mahindra has put all their might to make Mojo a perfect flagship model from their stable. The bike is loaded with features to take on all the reigning brands competing in the same quarter liter segment.
The iconic HD Road King is meant for long touring, it is loaded with all modern day bells and whistles contrary to its retro styling. The Road King in India has direct competition from the house of Indian Motorcycles.
As described by Ducati: "Hyper performance, extreme versatility". The Hyperstrada comes with high performance the all new 821cc Testastretta 11° engine. This hypermotard has adapted it self for the touring purpose with great ability and grace.
The Benelli TNT 600 GT is a very efficient tourer and it also comes with powerful 600cc inline- 4 engine. At a given price tag the bike would be one of the cheapest inline-4 touring machine available in the country.
Kawasaki Versys 1000 is a potent tourer powered by a 1043cc engine. The bike has a liquid cooled engine which produces a maximum power of 120 Ps and torque of 102 Nm, the engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike has an aluminium chassis with long-travel suspension that takes on any kind of terrain.
The Honda Goldwing is the World’s most comfortable and feature loaded touring motorcycle. It comes with heated grips, seats, music system, satellite navigation system, a Goldwing exclusive reverse gear and last but not the least an airbag too.
This shootout is mainly done to compare the Italian Benelli TNT 300 and the Indian Mahindra Mojo, sometimes I feel proud to say that the Indian manufacturers are taking up initiatives to step into competition with foreign manufacturers at cheaper rates and good quality. Let’s see how the Indian squares off against the Italian.
In India, the bikes are compared with unusual norms. We not only compare the bikes with power and the displacement but also with fuel efficiency and the price tag. When Mahindra Mojo was given to us for review, we took our own time to put the bike against a very special bike, KTM Duke 390.
We live in a country where one bike is expected to do everything. The Mahindra Mojo is a machine which is made for one purpose, Cruising. After an extensive review on the Mojo 300, we take the bike off- road and see how it performs.
Riding the Mahindra Mojo in the city is pretty easy, even though it has all the weight on it, it changes direction very easily and it really surprised me with its quite small turning radius. The bike can move through tight spaces as well and cut through traffic quite easily.
This is possibly the most tested bike out on the Indian roads today; and also possibly the only bike that has undergone a facelift even before it was launched. But yes, whatever that the R&D department at Mahindra were doing, they seem to have gotten it pretty right because the Mahindra Mojo is the first bike from the company in the 300cc category and they have directly jumped the gun unlike others without a 150cc or a 250cc offering.