While the Mojo is a great bike, it’s high price point was a bit of a downer. Mahindra has now introduced a new, more affordable version of this bike – the UT300. The standard bike is now called the XT300. UT stands for Universal Tourer while XT stands for Xtreme Tourer.
The overall styling remains but there are a few big changes, like the single exhaust and single-tone colour scheme. It also gets a simpler front mudguard with exposed bolts and it also misses out on the LED daytime-running strips that sit above the headlight on the standard bike.
The bike’s wheelbase is down by 5mm (to 1,460mm) and ground clearance also has gone down 8.5mm (to 165mm). Seat height is up from 814.5mm to 818mm, and the overall length has also gone up by 15mm (to 2,115mm). The UT300 is 2.5kg lighter as well.
The same 294.7cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine does duty here but is fitted with a carburettor instead of a fuel injector. This has resulted in a drop in power – it makes 23.1hp and 25.2Nm of torque. The UT300 uses the same six-speed gearbox as well.
The UT300 uses a new conventional front fork instead of premium USD unit seen on the standard (now XT300) Mojo. The bike’s Pirelli Diablo Rosso II have made way for MRF tyres on the UT300 that are one size smaller. The 320mm front and 240mm rear disc brakes are untouched.
At Rs 1.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the bike even comes with an additional introductory benefit of Rs 10,000 till the end of March. Priced at Rs 1.49 lakh, the UT300 costs Rs 21,000 less than the standard Mojo (XT300), which costs Rs 1.70 lakh.