I did not anticipate this. Itâ€™s definitely not love at first sight but Iâ€™ve steadily begun to develop a liking for the Mojo. I love the way it sounds, and those pops and crackles from the exhaust are pure entertainment. It is a 27PS motorcycle but feels faster, like it has more power. The mid range grunt is lovely and surging past traffic is such a breeze. Mahindra has certainly made a good engine. I was a bit apprehensive about tipping the Mojo (itâ€™s a 180kg motorcycle) into corners but those Pirelli Diablos are wonderful. What Iâ€™m not totally a fan of are the brakes. A couple of times, when I had to stop quickly, and on Mumbaiâ€™s slippery concrete roads, it felt a little scary. The brakes work, donâ€™t get me wrong here, but for a motorcycle of that size and weight to stop quickly, ABS is a necessity, something that Mahindraâ€™s working on. Besides this niggle, Iâ€™m quite happy so far.
There are no real issues and Iâ€™ve gotten used to the attention that this motorcycle draws. My guess is that the masses love its big size. Whatâ€™s amusing is peopleâ€™s reaction when I tell them that this is a Mahindra. Iâ€™m curious to discover Mahindra Two Wheelerâ€™s service experience. Being relatively new to the market and with the Mojo as their flagship product, I want to see what itâ€™s like to get a premium Mahindra serviced. More on this in the next report.
Total mileage: 3,977km, date acquired: Nov ’15, fuel: 147 litres, efficiency: 27kmpl