Motorcycle Touring demands different kind of riding style. While it involves riding at an optimum speed but it still requires most of your attention. The bike and the rider, both need to stay relaxed and clear-minded while munching long miles. You can’t tour for long while being constantly annoyed by fuel range, vibrations and potential break down.
Mahindra has released the stripped down version of their Flagship motorcycle and named it as Mojo UT 300. According to the company, it’s a do it all motorcycle, with peppy performance in the city and out on the highway as well. The best part is that, now its Rs 20,000 cheaper than the original Mojo. Will these changes finally be enough for the bike to compete in the fast emerging 300-400 cc segment? The best way to find out is to compare it with the most value for money motorcycle in this range, the Bajaj Dominar 400. Let’s begin.
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.
No matter how hard you put your efforts, there are always certain things that go against you; it is especially applicable for the automobile industry where every other manufacturer is striving hard to get through in the cut throat competition.