Mahindra Mojo UT300 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X - spec comparo

Praveen M

Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

With the new Mahindra Mojo UT300, Mahindra has improved the affordability of its potent touring range. Royal Enfield has launched an urban-centric cruiser, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X. Let’s see how they perform against each other, spec-wise.

Mahindra Mojo UT300 Red press right side
The UT300 has a slightly detuned engine in comparison to the standard XT300 variant.

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Though the Mahindra Mojo UT300 is less expensive than the XT300, it does retain the Mojo’s highway-centric essence. The bike carries the same design language as the normal Mojo, and also gets the same 21-litre fuel tank. However, the bike misses out on certain features like LED DRLs, dual-exhausts, Pirelli tyres and upside down front fork. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X on the other hand is essentially a more urban-friendly version of the standard Thunderbird. It gets a flatter handlebar for a slightly forward-biased riding stance. The seat is a single piece ‘Gunslinger’ unit with split grab rails at the back. The bike bears an all-black theme with brightly-coloured fuel tank. In a first, it comes with alloy wheels and tubeless tyres.

SpecificationsMahindra Mojo UT300Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X
Engine294.72 cc single cylinder DOHC mill with liquid cooling and carburettor346 cc single cylinder twinspark engine with air cooling and carburettor
Maximum Power23.1 PS at 7,500 rpm19.8 bhp at 5,250 rpm
Peak Torque25.2 Nm at 5,500 rpm28 Nm at 4,000 rpm
Transmission6-speed5-speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic fork with fork brace41 mm Telescopic fork
Rear SuspensionOffset gas-charged monoshockTwin gas-charged shock absorbers
Front Brake320 mm petal disc without ABS280 mm disc, no ABS
Rear Brake240 mm disc without ABS240 mm disc, no ABS
Front Tyre110/70 – 17 MRF Nylogrip Zapper90 / 90 – 19? – 52 P MRF Nylogrip Zapper
Rear Tyre140/70 – 17 MRF Nylogrip Zapper120 / 80 – 18? – 62 P MRF Nylogrip Zapper
Fuel Tank Capacity21 litres20 litres
Weight163.5 kg (dry)195 kg, kerb
Ground Clearance165 mm135 mm
PriceINR 1.39 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi (till March 2018)INR 1,56,849, ex-showroom Delhi

Thanks to liquid cooling, Mahindra Mojo UT300 is superior to the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X in terms of performance, despite sporting a smaller engine. Though the Thunderbird 350X has better torque output, its high kerb weight affects the bike’s deftness. The UT300 will also be capable of a relatively better cruising speed, thanks to the 6-speed transmission.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Red left side India launch
The engine in the 350X is the same as the normal Thunderbird, but gets a full-black theme.

Both bikes are equally good long-range machines, but lack ABS. The Thunderbird is apt for a Royal Enfield enthusiast who wants something modern but has a flair of a traditional cruiser. The Mojo packs a lot of tech in an affordable package, and undercuts the 350X by around INR 7,000. Royal Enfield on the other hand, has a relatively better service reach in the country than Mahindra.

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