Mahindra Mojo vs rivals: Specifications comparison

Mahindra Mojo vs rivals: Specifications comparison

13th Oct 2015 4:30 pm

We sampled Mahindra's first performance motorcycle – the Mojo – recently, and now, we pit it against rivals KTM 200 and 390 Duke siblings, Benelli's TNT 25 and Honda's CBR 250R on paper.

We recently rode the new Mahindra Mojo from Bengaluru to Coorg, covering a distance of about 270km. The Mojo's strengths lie in its torquey engine, its ability to carry the rider in comfort on highways and great tyres for that extra bit of grip. While these abilities do set up the new Mojo to be a capable steed, the journey for Mahindra has only just begun as it will face tough competition from global heavyweights present in India, such as KTM with its Duke siblings, Benelli's soon-to-launch TNT 25 and finally, Honda's veteran CBR 250R. Here we take a look at what the specifications for these competitors look like when compared on paper.


All five of the motorcycles here are powered by single-cylinder and liquid-cooled engines. The KTM 390 Duke still dominates in the displacement battle, making 373.2cc. Mahindra's Mojo has a particularly torquey unit. Power wise, among the remaining bikes, the KTM 200 Duke offers the best power-to-weight ratio. All five motorcycles are equipped with six-speed gearboxes, shifting in the one-down and five-up pattern. KTM thoughtfully provides its elder 390 Duke with a slipper clutch system too.

Mahindra Mojo295cc
KTM 200 Duke 199.5cc
KTM 390 Duke 373.3cc
Benelli TNT 25 249.2cc
Honda CBR 250R 249.6cc



The Mahindra Mojo is the longest motorcycle of the five and even its wheelbase measures the longest, by a considerable margin. It is, however, the slimmest bike here, with the exception of the CBR. In terms of height, the Duke siblings are the tallest here. Lightness and agility go hand in hand, and in that respect, the KTM 200 Duke, with the lightest kerb weight should handle best on road. The fully faired Honda CBR 250R is at the biggest disadvantage here, weighing the most in this comparison. However, we'll reserve our judgment on real-world performance till a proper, on-road comparison test.

Mahindra Mojo2100/800/1165mm
KTM 200 Duke2002/873/1274mm
KTM 390 Duke2002/873/1274mm
Benelli TNT 252080/805/1090mm
Honda CBR 250R2032/720/1127mm



The Mahindra Mojo uses a single disc brake up front and does not get an ABS system even as a paid and optional extra. Similarly, the 200 Duke and Benelli TNT 25 don't get ABS brakes either. The powerful KTM 390 Duke does get the safety feature as standard while Honda provides it as an option on the CBR 250R.

BikeBrakesRear barkes
Mahindra Mojo320mm disc240mm disc
KTM 200 Duke280mm disc230mm disc
KTM 390 Duke300mm disc (ABS)230mm disc (ABS)
Benelli TNT25280mm disc240mm disc
Honda CBR 250R296mm disc (ABS)220mm disc (ABS)


Of course, while we will have to wait for a full blown road test to verify this on-paper comparison, another important factor is the price. While the KTM 200 Duke is the most affordable here, Benelli and Mahindra are yet to announce prices for their respective bikes. Both are expected to bear a sticker price in the region of Rs 2 lakh and this could further heat up the exciting race for the segment crown. Watch our website for further updates.

SpecsMahindra MojoBenelli TNT25KTM 200 DukeKTM 390 DukeHonda CBR 250R
PriceRs 2 lakh (estd)Rs 1.50-2lakh (estd)Rs 1.44 lakhRs 2 lakhRs 1.88 lakh
On sale20152015NowNowNow
Fuel tank capacity21 litres16.5 litres11 litres11 litres13 litres
Kerb weight185kg150kg136.4kg154kg167kg
EngineSingle-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-strokeSingle-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-strokeSingle-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-strokeSingle-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-strokeSingle-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke
Displacement 295cc249.2cc199.5cc373.2cc249.6cc
Power26.8bhp at 8,000rpm24.1bhp at 9000rpm24.7bhp at 10000rpm42.4bhp at 9000rpm26.1bhp at 8500rpm
Torque3kgm at 6000rpm2.1kgm at 7000rpm1.94kgm at 8000rpm3.57kgm at 7000rpm2.3kgm at 7000rpm
Power to weight 162.4bhp per tonne160.7bhp per tonne181.1bhp per tonne275.3bhp per tonne156.3bhp per tonne
Gearbox6-speed, 1-down, 5-up6-speed, 1-down, 5-up6-speed, 1-down, 5-up6-speed, 1-down, 5-up6-speed, 1-down, 5-up
Front suspensionUSD forksUSD forksUSD forksUSD forksTelescopic forks
Rear suspensionMonoshock, box-section swingarmMonoshock, box-section swingarmMonoshock, alloy swingarmMonoshock, alloy swingarmMonoshock, box-section swingarm
Front brakes320mm disc280mm disc280mm disc300mm disc (ABS)296mm disc (ABS)
Rear brakes240mm disc 230mm disc230mm disc 230mm disc (ABS)220mm disc (ABS)


Rayomand Buhariwalla

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