It was only a while ago when Mahindra introduced the Mojo XT300, a naked power cruiser to the masses. The Mahindra XT300, in all honesty, is an extremely capable naked motorcycle for the streets. However, Mahindra soon felt the need for yet another naked cruiser in their product portfolio.
Therefore, the bike you see here is an affordable version of the XT300. Christened as the UT300, the Universal Tourer is a fair bit cheaper than the XT300, while offering most of the highlights of its elder sibling.
On a first look or second look, it’s hard to differentiate the naked cruisers from one another. On a third look, though, the differences such as the omission of LED DRLs, a muffler on the left side, body-coloured tail section, and dual-tone shades become quite apparent. So, is the Mahindra Mojo UT300 a worthy cost-cut version of the XT300? Read on.
Powering the UT300 is the same engine that powers its elder sibling, but with a few differences. The 294.7cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine remains unchanged for the most part. However, the engine is now carburettor-fed, resulting in a slight drop in power and torque figures. Therefore, it is capable of churning out 23.1hp and 25.2Nm of torque. The six-speed slick-shifting gearbox, thankfully, remains unchanged. The slight drop in the on-paper figures is evident when you start riding the UT300, for the engine feels a tad bit lethargic in comparison. The refinement levels also seem to have taken a toll.
While the silhouette remains identical, there are minor changes to the dimensions of the UT300, resulting in a shorter wheelbase (1,460mm) by 5mm compared to the XT300. As for others, the bike is 2,115mm in length, 800mm in width, and 1,150mm in height. The seat height is 818mm and the ground clearance is 165mm. The kerb weight is a respectable 163kg.
Fuel tank capacity
The fuel tank capacity of the Mahindra Mojo UT300 is exemplary at 21-litres. It is expected to deliver a fuel efficiency close to 40km/l.
Another area where the UT300 differentiates itself from the XT300 is in the form of the hardware. The ride quality, on the whole, is very comfortable and pliant for the most part despite the hardware being set on the firm side. It rides on telescopic forks at the front and high-pressure gas-charged monoshock at the back. The bike is built around a twin-tube exposed frame. It uses MRF Nylogrip Zapper tyres on both ends, a 110/70-17 M/C 54 tyre at the front and a 140/70-17 M/C 66H tyre at the rear, to be precise. For braking, the bike comes equipped with a 320mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the back.
Unlike the much affordable Mahindras, the UT300 doesn’t bring any special features to the table. For lighting, the rear gets an LED unit while the front misses out on one. The instrument cluster is also a plain Jane unit, with a dedicated analogue tachometer that sits right next to a small digital display. For safety, the bike comes with ABS as standard.
The Mahindra Mojo UT300, as of early-2020, is available in two shades, namely, Ocean Blue and Volcano Red.
All the extensive information regarding Mahindra Mojo UT300 can be found in the brochure. For instance, you can check the variants, various dimensions, features, styling information, and colours at a single place.
As of early-2020, the Mahindra Mojo UT300 is available in one variant. The price for the Standard variant is Rs. 1.53 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For the on-road price, head over to autoX.
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