Which one will you choose amongst the duo

The Mahindra Mojo was one of the most anticipated motorcycle of the Indian market because it took really long time for Mahindra who is actually popular in the Indian market for their Sports utility vehicles. While the Royal Enfield Continental GT on the other hand was actually a surprise move from the manufacturer because they have an image of making Cruisers so a Café Racer body type motorcycle from them that too in the Indian market was a bold move.

Now both the Continental GT and the Mahindra Mojo are too very different motorcycles. While the RE Continental GT is a pure café racer the Mahindra Mojo actually comes with a duel character or that is how it is actually pitched in the Indian market. Compared to the Mahindra Mojo The RE flagship offering inh the Indian market gets a bigger engine but if we talk about powers disappointingly the Mojo gives tough competition to the RE café racer although it gets a smaller displacement engine.

The Continental GT definitely will attract to some purist motorcycle riders only because of its styling as well as the riding position which we can assure is not at all comfortable for long ride but the Mojo on the other hand definitely will attract almost everyone’s attention because it promises to provide a plush ride.

So if you are planning to buy an out of the box motorcycle then you should definitely read this article before actually taking any drastic decision.

STYLING

2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT
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2015 Mahindra Mojo High Quality
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Both the Royal Enfield Continental GT and the Mahindra Mojo belong to different genres of motorcycles and does not actually have any similarities with each other. While the Café racer represents a bygone era the Mahindra Mojo tries hard to look like a modern streetfighter.

The Continental GT definitely is not the best looking motorcycle out there but those who appreciates retro styling will definitely love the little things about the RE café racer. The Continental GT gets big round shaped headlamps which is followed by the clip on handlebars which is something really unique for Royal Enfield. The Café racer gets simple round shaped analogue meters while the mirrors towards the end of the handlebars definitely adds an unique appeal to the motorcycle. The motorcycle gets a 13.5 litre fuel tank which definitely is enough for short rides. Just behind the fuel tank you will notice the a single saddle rider seat which also something unique about this motorcycle. Everything about the motorcycle definitely looks retro including the chrome finished exhaust as well as the spoke wheels.

Coming to the Mahindra Mojo well this motorcycle definitely looks odd if you take the front dual headlamps into consideration, its true that we have already seen some duel headlamps on our Indian motorcycles like the Yamaha Fazer but this duel lamps definitely looks unique as well as out of place sometimes. But because this is the flasgship motorcycle offering from Mahindra they wanted to add as many premium materials goodies on the motorcycle to make it look unique and also stand out in the crowd. Towards the front the Mojo gets dueal headlamps which are encased within bikini shaped fairings while there is also a sloping browser just onj top the headlamp unit which will protect the rider from windblast. Unlike the Continental GT the Mojo gets a semi digital instrument cluster which displays plenty of information including speedometer, odometer, two trip meters, fuel gauge and clock in the LCD panel while there is also a spate analogue tachometer as well. The fuel tank looks muscular with two separate twin tubular frame parts which adds to the styling. Comapred to the RE café racer’s seats the seats on the Mojo looks much more comfortable. What else is also attractive about the motorcycle is also the fact that it gets twin canister exhaust at the rear.

Overall both this motorcycle belongs to different genres and as already mentioned above the Continental GT represents a bygone era of classic motorcycles with minimalistic styling approach. The Mahindra Mojo on the other hand definitely tries to look modern and gets a much more intimating appearance.

POWERTRAIN

2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT
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Coming to the important part of both the motorcycles the Royal Enfield Continental GT definitely employs a bigger displacement engine the Mahindra Mojo on the other hand uses a smaller displacement engine compared to the RE.

The Continental GT is powered by a single cylinder, air cooled, fuel injected 535 cc engine which is able to produce about 29.1 Bhp of peak power at 5100 rpm and 44 nm of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5 speed gearbox. The Mahindra Mojo on the other hand is powered by a much smaller single cylinder, liquid cooled, carbureted engine which produces about 27 Bhp of peak power at 8000 rpm and about 30 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. This engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox.

Offcourse! The Continental GT is the more powerful motorcycle amongst the duo and also gets a bigger displacement engine although it may not impress everybody with the amount of power it produces but the sheer amount of torque produces from the engine does all the talking. The Mojo on ot5her hand uses a carbureted bit liquid cooled engine which won’t heat up if you travel for longer distance without any stops which h means compared to the Continental GT this motorcycle has more range.

CONTINENTAL GT MOJO
Engine Cc 535.0 cc 295.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 1 1
Max Power 29.1 bhp @ 5100 rpm 27 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Max Torque 44 Nm @ 4000 rpm 30 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 2 4
Fuel Delivery Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection Carburetor
Cooling System Air Cooled Liquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Electric/Kick Kick/self

RIDE AND HANDLING

2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT
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2015 Mahindra Mojo High Quality
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Talk about ride and handling and surely none of the motorcycles actually disappoints while the Continental GT has been fitted with Telescopic, 41mm Forks, which gets 110 mm travel towards the front it also comes fitted with Paioli, Twin gas charged shock absorbers with adjustable preload, 80mm travel at its rear which actually makes this motorcycle witstand any bumps and bruises but Royal Enfield actually has tuned the suspension setup for a sporty ride which means definitely the ride is set towards stiffer side. The Mojo has been fitted with upside down forks towards its front which are found in very few motorcycles of its segment while towards the rear it gets High Pressure Gas Charged Mono Shock with Internal Floating Piston, Mahindra has tuned the suspension setup and maintained affine balance in between sport as well plush ride and thus the ride quality is definitely more plush and comfortable on the Mojo compared to that of the RE’s Continental GT.

For stopping both the motorcycle relies on disc brakes towards the front and rear. While the Continental GT relies on a 300mm disc brakes from Brembo the Mahindra Mojo relies on slightly 320 mm disc brakes. AT the rear both the motorcycles relies on 240 mm disc brakes. Compared to the Mojo the Brembo disc brakes on the RE definitely have more bite. Unfortunately none of the motorcycle gets even an optional ABS but the best thing about both this motorcycle is definitely the fact that they both get rubbers from Pirellu which are sticky and provides enough grip.

PRICE

The Mahindra Mojo is comparatively cheaper than the Royal Enfield Continental GT. The Mojo is priced at 1.81 Lakhs ex showroom while the Continental GT is priced at 2.04 Lakhs ex showroom.

CONCLUSION

2015 Mahindra Mojo High Quality
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If you love old school styling and do not actually have cravings for long rides then the Royal Enfield Continental GT is the motorcycle for you. It is comparably lighter than other RE cruisers and also has the most powerful engine attached to its advanced twin downtube cradle frame, the Café racer also gets the best brakes of its segment and also comes with stickier Pirelli rubbers. The Mahindra Mojo on the other hand has been designed for much more relaxed riding, it gets plenty of equipments like duel exhaust bigger disc brakes, twin headlamps and Pirelli tyres which definitely works for the motorcycle. But also keeping the pricing in mind the Mahindra Mojo is definitely a better deal than the RE Continental GT.

Riju Ganguly
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