Hello and welcome to MotorBeam. Now today we have been riding Mahindra’s Mojo, a motorcycle which was first showcased in 2010 and right now we are in 2015, it has taken Mahindra 5 years to get the bike on the road. The showcased it multiple times at the Auto Expo but now this bike is here, it feels very sorted out and I have with me over here Dhanil who is our ace test rider at MotorBeam. Well Dhanil, what do you feel about the motorcycle, what do you feel about the looks, the styling of the motorcycle. The styling is a bit quirky but it feels beefy when your sitting on the bike or when your looking from aside but the aggression on the front is a bit different. But those DRL lights, don’t you think they look a bit cool? Yes they look cool. But what I do feel is, on the Mojo, it looks a bit bigger than other bikes in the segment. Talking about the instrument cluster, we know that KTM has really loaded the console but Mahindra has a few tricks up its sleeve. So you have top speed timer over here, so that’s the cool bit but the main part which every one of you wants to know, is how does it perform? So we have a 300cc engine over here which produces 27 horse power and mind blowing 30 Nm of torque, well that is segment leading. So what do you feel? I feel the bike is fast, not that fast but I feel it’s fast. It’s much more of a tourer. 9000 RPM comes up early but the torque range, comes up at a later part. So it feels like the power comes in very late. It looks a bit aggressive, it should go fast but it just doesn’t as much as you want to. So it doesn’t accelerate as fast as the numbers will suggest? Yes. That’s because of its weight, it weighs more than 165 kgs and it has those two exhausts over here and it’s a 1 into 2 exhaust so that is also very unique. And the sound, I mean it does sound well. A pair of free flows having the db killers on, they should weigh less but they do weigh much. Top notch hardware, you have wave discs over here, upside down forks and Pirelli tyres, like usually we don’t see that coming as standard on Indian motorcycles. I like to talk about the tyres, because of the tyres, the bike is much more stable on the road because these Rosso 2 tyres give plenty of grip. Like MRFs which are available on Indian motorcycles do grip but they lose out on grip when it’s raining like the condition over here, they lose out on a lot of grip. It still feels stable even at 155 km/hr as you said. What about the handling, is it easy to tip into corners according to you. It’s a touring riding position, you go straight, you are not aggressive, you don’t feel putting in the corners for a knee down but you will find fun going a lean over. What about the brakes because this has very big disc brakes both upfront and rear. But does it have that bite, does it have the initial bite which all of us look out for. No, actually I was disappointed with the brakes. Because the brakes look good, the callipers are good but the tyres are also good. The tyres are superb but the bite is missing. Feedback is zero from the front. So overall we see this motorcycle comes in a very different kind of a role, it’s not your typical street-fighter out there and when we are talking about street-fighters, , you are sitting on one of the best street-fighters in the segment, the KTM Duke 200, a bike which has revolutionised the whole Indian motorcycle market. Aggressive pricing, aggressive positioning, amazing performance and again top notch hardware too. So compared to the Duke 200, what do you feel about the Mojo? It’s just a mixture of taking the Duke 200, adding up some good hardware onto the Mojo, making it much more comfortable, it’s just the Mojo way. Much more practical motorcycle, much more practical. So that’s what we got here, so the Mahindra Mojo might not really directly hit the KTM Duke 200 because the Duke 200 is a more aggressive street-fighter as the power comes in really very quickly, it just goes, you give it throttle and bang it’s gone. But the Mojo is a more relaxed motorcycle, it’s a motorcycle for a more mature audience it’s a motorcycle which you would like to tour on and in that way, the Mojo does fill in a gap very successfully in the market. Thank you so much for watching. Make sure you Like , Share ,Comment and Subscribe to the Motorbeam channel.