Mahindra Two Wheelers is gearing up to launch its flagship model the Mojo BS6 in the Indian market. The arrival of the BS6 motorcycle was confirmed by the company on its social media handle.
Ahead of its launch, the motorcycle has been spied testing for the first time. Spy images from Autocar India reveal a production-ready model testing on the outskirts of Pune. The images also reveal that the BS6 motorcycle does not feature many changes, and looks to be similar to its BS4 counterpart.
The Mojo 300 BS6 is expected to feature an updated version of the same engine that powered the BS4 models. The liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder 294.72cc unit produces a maximum power of 26.29bhp at 7,500rpm, and a peak torque of 28Nm at 5,500rpm. The engine came mated to a standard six-speed gearbox.
All other design elements from BS4 model such as the appealing dual headlamps, instrument cluster, 21-litre large fuel tank and more are expected to be retained on the BS6 model as well. The motorcycle featured an up-right rider ergonomics with a seat height of 815mm.
Suspension on the Mojo BS4 motorcycle was handled by a telescopic fork at the front, while the rear gets a mono-shock setup. Braking was done via 320mm front disc brake and 240mm rear disc brake, both of which are sourced from Bybre. The motorcycle was offered with dual-channel ABS as standard. The Mojo 300 also came equipped with Pirelli Angel City tyres at both ends.
The Mojo was launched in India back in 2015 and it instantly became popular as one among the most sought out touring motorcycles in the price bracket. However, the company decided to introduce an entry-level variant of the motorcycle called the 'UT300', while the top-spec model was called 'XT300'.
The Mahindra Mojo UT300 came with conventional telescopic forks and single-side exhaust and few other changes to make the motorcycle more affordable. However, the strategy didn't work and in 2019, the company decided to reduce the motorcycle variants to a single trim.
It is also the time the company introduced dual-channel ABS as standard and called the motorcycle as Mojo 300 ABS. Most of the components on the 2019 model were borrowed from the 'UT300' which included the suspension setup and exhaust setup; among others.
This was done to make the motorcycle more affordable. Despite the lower price tag and its newly launched rivals such as the Bajaj Dominar and the Royal Enfield Himalayan, the motorcycle never brought in the sales number for the company.
Thoughts About The Mahindra Mojo BS6 Spotted Testing Ahead Of Launch
Mahindra Mojo BS6 model seems to be nearing its launch as it has been spotted testing. The motorcycle has created a niche audience in the country, who adore the Mojo. Whether the BS6 models could bring in more volumes to the brand remains to be seen. Also, the engine updates made to the motorcycle could result in a price increase as compared to its BS4 counterpart.