Mahindra Mojo vs KTM Duke 200 vs Honda CBR250R


Mahindra has revealed the specifications of their upcoming flagship model, Mojo which is scheduled to be launched this month in India. The Mojo will be a powerful tourer which will be positioned exclusively in our market with no direct competitors but by the look, performance and most importantly by pricing here we line-up it against its possible rivals which includes the street naked bike of KTM, Duke 200 and the fairing tourer bike by Honda, CBR250R. The Mojo will try to eat all the bikes ranging between 200cc-300cc and these two budget bikes will be its prime rivals. So, how will things be? Let us find out in detail.



In this segment ranging from 200cc-300cc, the Mojo will be the largest bike with its bigger body dimensions. The Mojo stands at 2100mm in length, 800mm in width and 1165mm in height while the Duke 200 with a length of 2002mm is the shortest bike in length in this comparison followed by CBR250R with a length of 2032mm. The CBR250R is the least wide bike here with a width of 720mm while the KTM is the widest of all measuring at 873mm. The KTM also seems to be the tallest of all with a height of 1274mm which makes it taller than CBR250R by 147mm. The Mojo also has the longest wheelbase of 1465mm in this comparison followed by CBR250R and Duke 200 with a wheelbase of 1367mm and 1361mm respectively.

Being a tourer and naked offering compared to the fairing CBR250R, the Mojo and Duke 200 have high ground clearance of 173.5mm and 165mm respectively while the CBR has a low ground clearance of 155mm. The KTM has the smallest fuel tank of 10.5L while the CBR adds up with 2.5L while the Mojo beats the competition by quite a margin as it has a fuel tank capacity of 21L giving it the longest travelling range. The KTM being the smallest is also the lightest bike in this comparison by weighing around 136kg while the CBR250R is only 2kg lighter than Mojo which weighs 165kg.


The Mojo is the most powerful bike here as it is powered by Mahindras homegrown 292cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine which has a power output of 27bhp. The utmost torque output of this engine is of 30Nm which is best used by its six-speed manual gearbox. The KTM is also powered by a single cylinder, 199.5cc engine which churns out a peak power and torque output of 24.6 bhp and 19.2Nm respectively. The Honda is also not too far in terms of power and thanks to its twin cylinder, 249cc engine it pumps out a power output of 26.15 bhp while the maximum torque output is of 22.9Nm. Both Duke 200 and CBR250R are mated with six-speed manual gearboxes. The Mojo will have a claimed top speed of 165km/hr while the KTM and Honda have a top speed of 135km/hr. The Mojo is expected to return a fuel efficiency of around 30km/ltr which is very much the same as its competitors.


The Mojo is equipped with a combined analog digital meter console same as CBR250R but additionally gets digital tachometer, top speed, best lap timer recorder and have other features same as competitors including digital speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer and trip meter. The KTM has a complete digital panel which looks the most attractive. The CBR250R is the only bike with split seat while the rest two have single piece seat. The Mojo uses inverted front forks while the KTM uses WP USD forks with CBR250R using the telescopic forks.

All bikes feature single mono-shock at the back. The CBR250R is the only bike in this comparison to feature ABS system while the Mojo uses the biggest set of disc brakes for better control over the heavy bike. The Mojo has 320mm disc at front and 240mm at the back while the KTM uses 280mm disc brake at front which is 16mm smaller than CBR250R but its rear disc brake is of 230mm which is 10mm bigger than Honda———s disc brake. All three bikes ride on 110/70-17 size tyres at front and the Mojo and KTM ride on 150 section rear tyre while the CBR250R uses 140 section rear tyre.