Spec comparo: Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR250R vs KTM 200 Duke

Team OD  /
08 Oct 2015 18:34:28 IST

It took a long time since the first teaser was out but we finally got a chance to ride the Mahindra Mojo. The latest 300cc (295cc to be precise) motorcycle to enter our market, the Mojo has its task cut out as the competition has made serious inroads into the hearts and minds of the target customer. A short first ride revealed the highlights of the Mahindra Mojo, the most notable of which is the liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single cylinder, DOHC engine that's refined and up to the task when it come to cruising down the highway. The USD suspension and rear monoshock offers great ride quality that's, as Shumi points out,another strong point of the Mojo. The instrument cluster offers a truck load of information, from the usual tell tale bits to more performance focussed parameters such as 0-100kmph time, top speed recorded and best RPM achieved. The Pirelli Diablo Rosso IIs on the bike ought to be the grippiest tyres in the class and give the Mojo some additional brownie points. The fuel tank is also the largest in its class with a 21-litre capacity.

Mahinjdra Mojo (3)

The Mahindra Mojo will go up against the much loved KTM 200 Duke and the recently sticker jobbed Honda CBR250R. The KTM 200 Duke became an instant hit with the enthusiast. Its short gearing and resultant brutal acceleration was a treat and its handling prowess made it a sweet package. It has a relatively puny 11-litre fuel tank and that means frequent fuel stops on long highway rides. The mad focussed design means the seats are hard and not too suited for long rides.

Ktm-Duke-200

Speaking of touring machines, the Honda CBR250R ticked many boxes at the time of its launch. It has a refined engine, decent power, great highway ergonomics and a tank range that made it a good tourer too. It's still regarded as a sorted tourer but the Honda CBR250R has grown a little long in the tooth now. Honda recently splattered the CBR250R with graphics to enhance its appeal but there are no changes to the mechanical bits. A point to be noted is that the CBR250 R is available with C-ABS (Combined- Anti-lock Braking System) too. While KTM has no plans to introduce ABS on the Duke (which should happen once the Government of India's compulsory ABS mandatekicks in) Mahindra has said that it is working on introducing an ABS equipped version of the Mojo soon.

2013 Honda CBR250R

You can go through the table below for a detailed spec comparison and see how the new Mahindra Mojo stacks up against the Honda CBR250R and the KTM 200 Duke.

Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR250R vs KTM 200 Duke


  
Mahindra Mojo
Displacement 295cc
Max power 27PS@8,000rpm
Max torque 30Nm@5,500rpm
Wheelbase 1,465mm
Ground clearance 173.5mm
Seat height (unloaded) 814.5mm
Dry weight 165kg
Fuel tank (litres) 21
Brakes (F) 320mm disc
Brakes (R) 240mm disc
Tyre (F) 110/70 R17
Tyre (R) 150/60 R17
0-60kmph NA
Top speed NA
Price (ex-Delhi) TBA
  
Honda CBR250R
Displacement 249.6cc
Max power 26PS@8,500rpm
Max torque 22.9Nm@7,000rpm
Wheelbase 1,367mm
Ground clearance 145mm
Seat height (unloaded) 780mm
Dry weight 161kg
Fuel tank (litres) 13
Brakes (F) 296mm disc (optional ABS)
Brakes (R) 220mm disc (optional ABS)
Tyre (F) 110/70 R17
Tyre (R) 140/70 R17
0-60kmph 3.9s
Top speed 151.82kmph
Price (ex-Delhi) Rs 1.59 STD/ Rs 1.88 lakh ABS
  
KTM 200 Duke
Displacement 199.5cc
Max power 25PS@10,000rpm
Max torque 19.2Nm@8,000rpm
Wheelbase 1,367 ± 15 mm
Ground clearance 165mm
Seat height (unloaded) 810mm
Dry weight 128kg
Fuel tank (litres) 11
Brakes (F) 280mm disc
Brakes (R) 230mm disc
Tyre (F) 110/70 R17
Tyre (R) 150/70 R17
0-60kmph 3.72s
Top speed 135kmph
Price (ex-Delhi) Rs 1.38 lakh
  

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