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
|Type||4 Stroke, Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled|
|Bore X Stroke (mm x mm)||78 x 61.2|
|ValveTrain||DOHC 4 Valves|
|Max Power (bhp)||25.88 @ 8500 rpm|
|Max Torque (Nm)||24 N-m @ 7000 rpm|
|Power to Weight (bhp/tonne)||162.62|
|Gears||6 Speed Constant Mesh|
|Gearshift Pattern||1 down, 5 up|
|Type||Double Pipe, Exposed|
|Suspension(Front)||Inverted Telescopic Hydraulic – 120 mm|
|Suspension(Back)||Horizontally mounted Monoshox , air = hydraulic
|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)|
|Kerb Weight(in Kg)||160|
|Battery||12 V 9 Ah. Maintenance free|
|Clip on Handle bar||No|
|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)|