News 2011 Mahindra Mojo 300 | Preview

2011 Mahindra Mojo 300 | Preview

2011 Mojo Motorcycle

Indian mega manufacturer Mahindra (specializing in utility vehicles and tractors since 1945-after executives visited the Willy’s factory in America-and now branching out into financial services) officially unveiled their first foray into the two-wheel realm of motorcycles.

Targeting the transportation needs of a rapidly growing Indian market, Mahindra showed off its nascent endeavor in Mumbai today (Sept. 30) with an affordable and somewhat stylish motorcycle with the bold name (insert your own Austin Powers reference here); the 2011 Mahindra Mojo motorcycle.

The 2011 Mahindra Mojo will be available in both a 125cc and 300cc version. The Mojo 300cc is aimed at earning its kudos by way of the title as the most powerful motorcycle produced in India. The liquid-cooled, 4-valve single produces a claimed peak power rating of 26 horsepower at 8500 rpm.

The 292cc engine in the bigger Mojo utilizes a 6-speed transmission to get all that screaming horsepower to the ground via 17″ alloy spoke wheels mounted with disc brakes front and rear (single 320mm front and single 220mm rear).

In keeping up with the times the Mojo has inverted front forks and a mono shock suspension arrangement for the rear. The press release, backing up the heavy ad campaign, boasts that the Mahindra Mojo’s LED taillight and twin barrel headlight is “sure to rewrite the design standard of the Indian bike industry.”

Going by the picture the Mojo Motorcycle actually has a pretty hip profile, with tubular trellis frame design and decent flow in its wedged bodywork, tank, under fairing and bikini screen.

No doubt the Mahindra is going to score big with this new 2011 motorbike. In a country hungry for transportation alternatives to serve its burgeoning and youthful (read: style conscious) work force numbering in the hundreds of millions, it’s a smart move. I wonder how long before Yoshimura has an aftermarket pipe for it? (The Mojo is not  currently available in the USA)

Mahindra Mojo

D 09 | Motorcycle Specs

Engine
Type 4 Stroke, Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled
Displacement (cc) 292
Bore X Stroke (mm x mm) 78 x 61.2
ValveTrain DOHC 4 Valves
Comp Ratio 11:01
Fuel Supply EFI
Max Power (bhp) 25.88 @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque (Nm) 24 N-m @ 7000 rpm
Power to Weight (bhp/tonne) 162.62
Ignition Digital
Starting Self
Transmission
Clutch Wet, Multiplate
Gears 6 Speed Constant Mesh
Gearshift Pattern 1 down, 5 up
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive Chain
Chassis
Type Double Pipe, Exposed
Suspension(Front) Inverted Telescopic Hydraulic – 120 mm
Suspension(Back) Horizontally mounted Monoshox , air = hydraulic

damping

Brakes (Front) Petal Disc – 320 mm
Brakes (Rear) Petal Disc – 220 mm
Tyre Front (inches) 110/80 x 17″
Tyre (R) 150/60 x 17″ (Radial)
Dimensions (mm)
Wheelbase 1450
Overall Length 2100
Ground Clearance 150
Saddle Height 820
Height 1270
Width 830
Kerb Weight(in Kg) 160
Battery 12 V 9 Ah. Maintenance free
Features
Tachometer Analog
Clip on Handle bar No
Alloy Wheels Yes
Electric Start Yes
Digital Speedometer Yes
Tubeless Tyres Yes
Disc Brakes Yes
Other Split Seats, Rear view mirrors with

integrated winkers, Two piece detachable Mudguard, Inverted front Shocks,

Monocross swing arm suspension, Fuel Injection, Petal Disc brakes, Tubeless

Tyres, Digi ana Speedometer, Twin Headlamps, Twin Exhaust, Liquid Cooled

Fuel Tank Capacity (Liters) 15.5
Price (MSRP in India) 175,000 (~$3,900 USD)

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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