Of all the touring bikes currently on sale in the market, Mahindra Mojo seems the most underrated. Clearly, it had to bear the brunt of poor marketing and substandard sales and service network of the company’s two-wheeler division that never really took off. Despite that Mojo has been able to create a small niche consumer base for itself even in such a competitive environment.
At first glance, one has to admit that Mojo is able to grab all of his/her attention thanks to its unique design. The twin round halogen headlamps setup with an oddly shaped headlamp cowl gives it a quirky styling. Yet it possesses all basic qualities of a good touring machine.
Autologue Design, a Pune-based, aftermarket customisation workshop has developed a new body kit specifically for Mojo that turns it into an adventure motorcycle, at least on its look side.
Dubbed Mahindra Mojo Explorer, the motorcycle wears a new aftermarket body kit over its stock body panels. In its new attire, Mojo Explorer looks a proper adventure tourer with a redesigned fuel tank, a tinted front screen to keep away the wind burst and a traditional beak as seen in most contemporary.
Handlebar is taller for a better reach while tyres wrapped around 17-inch alloy wheels also seem to be dual-purpose ones. The Mahindra insignia is still intact beneath the fuel tank.
However, hardware components such as the front forks, subframe and swingarm which are wrapped in golden paint in Touring Edition have been blacked out like the rest of the components. Therefore underneath it is the same motorcycle as the stock model.
Specifications & Features
In its BS6 iteration, Mahindra Mojo is powered by a 294.72cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled motor that churns out 25.37 bhp and a torque of 25.96 Nm. This unit is paired to a six-speed gearbox.
Hardware of the bike consists of a Twin Tube Exposed frame suspended on conventional telescopic forks at front and a gas-charged mono-shock at rear. Disc brakes at both ends with 320mm and 240mm rotors at front and rear respectively carry out stopping duties.
In terms of features, it is offered with a semi-digital instrument console with digital readings for odometer, speedometer, tachometer and trip meter. Lighting setup comprises twin-pod halogen headlamps, LED DRLs and LED taillamp. Safety net is provided by a dual-channel ABS as standard. It is currently priced between Rs 1.99 lakh and Rs 2.11 lakh (ex-showroom, India).