Moving up from the 200cc segment, the 300cc motorcycle market in India is picking up the heat. With the launch of Dominar 400, newly re-launched Royal Enfield Himalayan and The KTM twins, the 300cc segment is the new battleground. Mahindra is also seeking to cash in on this new rage by revamping its popular Mahindra Mojo motorcycle into a more affordable and sportier avatar. Enter the Mahindra Mojo UT300, a more trimmed down version of Mahindra Mojo, at least when it comes to its dimensions. The UT300 shares the same 295cc Engine from its sibling which produces 26.82 BHP at 8000 RPM and 30 NM at 5500 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
This version of Mojo differs from the previous version because it is carbureted and lacks USD and Pirelli tyres. The daytime running lights are also gone but the rest of the headlamp setup remains same. Going by the looks of it, The Mojo UT300 features single exhaust, golden ribs are now blacked out along with swing-arm and suspension. It is clear that Mahindra is trying to directly challenge Bajaj’s Dominar 400, which is currently the top choice of people when it comes to a value for money performance motorcycle. Considering this, we can expect the price of Mojo UT300 within Rs 1.4 to 1.5 Lakh range. This motorcycle will finally give options to those users who wanted to buy a Mahindra Mojo but were either not a fan of its bulky styling or its hefty price tag.
Beyond the fight in the power cruiser territory, the RE Classic 350 still manages to be the top-selling motorcycle across the 300cc segment despite having much less performance than any of the aforementioned motorcycle. So it’d interesting to see how the market dynamic shifts when a naked cruiser like Mojo UT300 hits the market.
By: Yetnesh Dubey