Mahindra Mojo UT300 vs Yamaha R15 V3 vs KTM Duke 200 vs Bajaj Dominar 400

Mahindra Mojo UT300 Tourer

Mahindra Mojo UT300 (Universal Tourer) has been launched in India for an introductory price tag of Rs. 1.39 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Though it loses some of the Mojo’s distinguishing features, most of its cruiser essentials have been retained. Price will be increased by Rs. 10,000/- after this month.

Colours available: Volcano Red and Ocean Blue colours

Mojo UT300 R15 V3 Duke 200 Dominar 400
Price Rs. 1.39 lakhs Rs. 1.49 lakhs Rs, 1,25 lakhs Rs. 1.49 lakhs Rs. 1.42 lakhs
Engine 294.72 cc 155.1 cc 199.5 cc 373.3 cc
Power 22.8 BHP @ 7500 rpm 19.3 HP @ 10,000 rpm 24.6 Bhp @ 10000 rpm 35 HP @ 8000 rpm
Torque 25.2 Nm @ 5500 rpm 15 NM @ 8500 rpm 19.2 Nm @ 8000 rpm 35 NM @ 6500 rpm
Top Speed 150 kmph* 136 kmph 138 kmph 156 kmph
0-100 kmph 8.5s* 9.20 secs 8.23 secs
Mileage 35 kmpl* 38 kmpl* 36 kmph* 33 kmph

 

Mahindra Mojo UT300- What’s changed?

When compared to the XT300 (yes, that’s what the top-end Mojo is called now), Mahindra has dropped certain features to keep prices down. For starters, conventional forks (with fork braces) replace USD units at the front, while rear gets a gas-charged off-set monoshock. Twin headlamps have been retained, sans LED and the bike only gets one exhaust canister.

Another expected change- the Pirelli tyres have been replaced with MRF Nylogrip Zappers. Though less grippy, the latter has been claimed to last longer.

The Mojo UT300 employs the same 294.72 cc single cylinder liquid-cooled mill as the XT, though with carburetor instead of fuel injection. It produces 4 PS less power at 23.1 PS, and 4.8 Nm less torque at 25.2 Nm, mated to a 6-speed transmission.

Mojo UT300 R15 V3 Duke 200 Dominar 400
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks Telescopic Forks Upside Down Forks Telescopic
Rear suspension Gas charged mono-shock Monoshock Monoshock Monoshock
Front brake 320mm Petal Disc Brake 282mm Single Disc 300 mm Disc brake 320mm Single Disc
Rear Brake 240mm Petal Disc Brake 220mm Single Disc 230 mm Disc 230mm Single Disc
Front tyre 110/70-17 100/80-17M/C 52P 110/70 R17 110/70-R17
Rear tyre 140/70-17 140/70-17M/C 66S 150/60 R17 150/60-R17

 

Mojo UT300 vs R15 V3 vs Duke 200 vs Dominar – Our pick!

Mahindra Mojo UT300 vs R15 V3 vs Dominar vs Duke

The Mahindra Mojo UT300, KTM Duke 200 and Bajaj Dominar 400 all fall in to a similar price segment and its pretty obvious which our pick is. The Dominar 400 is one of the most value-for-money offering available in India, and it gets features like LED lights, dual instrument console, Slipper clutch and optional ABS. It is miles ahead of the other three in terms of power and torque as well.

Though the Mojo UT300 gets a similar spec sheet as the Dominar, it loses out on some other very important aspects. Even compared to the ageing Duke 200, it still lacks USD forks and is heavier by about 20 kg.

Coming to my personal favorite, the Yamaha R15 V3 is the most affordable bike in this list. Though it is slightly low in terms of specs, the bike gets notable features like sporty Deltabox frame, aggressive seat position, VVA and slipper clutch. It is arguably the best looking one here too, and gets LED light and a very informative digital instrument console.

Yamaha R15 V3 is better that what we expected

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