Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd (MTWL) which has missed the April 1, 2019 timeline of new safety norms for its flagship product Mojo, seems to adhere guidelines with the introduction of ABS on the bike in question. A recently spotted test mule at dealership confirms the report. Also, it hints an early arrival of the motorcycle in the market.
A closer inspection suggests the prototype is a reconfigured outcome of the brand’s flagship product. It is possible that 2019 Mojo with ABS will replace the existing UX and XT variants and will only be available in a single variant as a blend of previous variants.
Other than the addition of ABS, several cost-cutting measures are also taken by MTWL which will help in cost optimization and its compatibility in the current market conditions. Among changes, we will observe the replacement of an earlier jijuan braking system with a bybre unit which is integrated with 320mm petal disc at the front and a usual 240mm disc at the rear. However, the dual channel ABS will be provided as a standard unit.
In addition to this, the suspension and exhaust setup as well, have been altered in lieu of cost optimization. The new Mojo now features conventional telescopic forks up front instead of prominent USD forks on the previous model. Also, the exhaust setup consisting of two exhaust canisters has now been reworked to form a single canister exhaust setup. It is placed slightly higher than earlier for an excellent dynamic riding experience while cornering.
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With the tweaked rake angle, the handling of 2019 Mojo has been improved at slow speeds. And now, it runs on a Pirelli Angel GT tyres. The modifications on the motorcycle have reduced weight to a greater extent which should result in better acceleration. Also, the installation of a slightly larger sprocket will work in its favour as well.
If the powertrain is considered, the 295 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection is being said to update according to the upcoming BS VI emission norms. So that the bike maker did not miss another crucial deadline this time. The engine is rated to churn out 27.19hp of power with the sport of a mated 6-speed gearbox unit.
The cost of ABS addition and BS-VI upgrade on 2019 Mahindra Mojo will surely be compensated by the cost-cutting measures. Its introduction to the Indian two-wheeler industry is expected soon in the price vicinity of the outgoing Mahindra Mojo XT300 Bike variant (near about INR 1.6 lakhs, ex-showroom).