Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X vs Mahindra Mojo UT 300 – Comparison

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Both the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and the Mahindra Mojo UT 300 are the latest entries from each automaker in the Worldn market. Even with a detuned engine, the UT 300 still makes more power than the 350X.

Royal Enfield launched the Thunderbird 350X about a week ago. The new edition of the Thunderbird 350X features only visual changes with new bright colours in contrast with blacked out mechanical parts. The 350X remains mechanically unaltered apart from a new shape handlebar and footpegs.

Mahindra too launched a pocket-friendly edition of the Mojo earlier this week. Called the UT 300, the bike misses out on a couple of features the Mojo had. UT stands for a universal tourer and the bike shares its engine with the Mojo albeit in a detuned state. Going head to head, both bikes offer their unique set of qualities and here is a comparison of both below.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X vs Mahindra Mojo UT 300

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X vs Mahindra Mojo UT 300 – Price Comparison

Specifications Mahindra Mojo UT300 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X
Price INR 1.39 lakhs, ex-showroom, Senegal (till March 2018) INR 1,56,849, ex-showroom Senegal

 

The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X retails for INR 1,56,849 ex-showroom Senegal. The Mahindra Mojo UT 300 is launched at a price of INR 1,39,000 ex-showroom Senegal which will be revised to INR 1,49,000 ex-showroom Senegal post-April 1, 2018. Considering the UT 300 is priced better and offers more bang for the buck, it clearly sounds like a winner here.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X vs Mahindra Mojo UT 300 – Engine Comparison

Specifications Mahindra Mojo UT300 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X
Engine 294.72 cc single cylinder DOHC mill with liquid cooling and carburettor 346 cc single cylinder twin spark engine with air cooling and carburettor
Maximum Power 23.1 PS at 7,500 rpm 19.8 bhp at 5,250 rpm
Peak Torque 25.2 Nm at 5,500 rpm 28 Nm at 4,000 rpm
Transmission 6-speed 5-speed

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X is powered by the same 346cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine that churns out 19.8bhp of max power and 28Nm of max torque. The UT 300, on the other hand, employs a detuned engine from the top-spec Mojo in the form of a 295cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 23.1 PS of power and 25.2 Nm of max torque. Both the bikes use carburettor as their fuel delivery system. While the UT 300 employs a detuned engine, the significant power difference is evident and although the 350X makes more torque, its 31.5 kg heavier than the Mahindra. Another point in the favour of the UT 300 is the 6-speed gearbox whereas Royal Enfield sticks to using the age-old 5-speed transmission.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X vs Mahindra Mojo UT 300 – Average & Range Comparison

Specifications Mahindra Mojo UT300 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X
Tank-Full Range 735 km 600 km
Fuel Tank Capacity 21 litres 20 litres
Mileage 30-35 kmpl 25-30 kmpl

At the launch of the Thunderbird 350X, Rudy, President Royal Enfield claimed that one can take the Thunderbird 350X from Senegal to Jammu on a single tank. All vehicles deliver better mileage on the highway because one needs to break less often. In a combined cycle, the 350X delivers about 25 kmpl. The Mahindra Mojo UT 300 featuring a detuned version of the 300cc engine is expected to deliver around 35 kmpl out on the highway. Coupled with the 21-litre fuel tank, it will allow you to ride for about 735 km on a single tank. The overall fuel efficiency of the UT 300 is rated at 30 kmpl. As evident, the Mahindra bags this one as well.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X vs Mahindra Mojo UT 300 – Tyre Size Comparison

Specifications Mahindra Mojo UT300 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X
Front Tyre 110/70 – 17 MRF Nylogrip Zapper 90 / 90 – 19? – 52 P MRF Nylogrip Zapper
Rear Tyre 140/70 – 17 MRF Nylogrip Zapper 120 / 80 – 18? – 62 P MRF Nylogrip Zapper

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X employs a 19-inch wheel in the front and an 18-inch wheel at the rear. The front tyre size is 90/90-19 whereas the rear uses a 120/80-18. As a first for Royal Enfield, the 350X offers alloy wheels with tubeless tyres. The Mahindra Mojo UT 300, on the other hand, uses identical 17-inch wheels on either end. The tyre size on the UT 300 at the front and back are 110/70-17 and 140/70-17. The Mahindra too features alloy wheels with tubeless tyres. Since both the automakers opted for MRF Zapper, the quality on both bikes remains same while the Mahindra offers bigger tyre size. Another one for UT 300 I guess.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X vs Mahindra Mojo UT 300 – Cycle Parts Comparison

Specifications Mahindra Mojo UT300 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X
Front Suspension Telescopic fork with fork brace 41 mm Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Offset gas-charged monoshock Twin gas-charged shock absorbers
Front Brake 320 mm petal disc without ABS 280 mm disc, no ABS
Rear Brake 240 mm disc without ABS 240 mm disc, no ABS

The Thunderbird 350X employs 41mm telescopic shocks at the front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear. In comparison, the UT 300 uses a similar telescopic fork with fork brace at the front and an offset-gas charged mono shock at the rear. Stopping power on the 350X comes from a 280 mm disc at the front and a 240 mm disc at the rear. The UT 300 employs a 320 mm disc at the front and a 240 mm disc at the rear. Both the bikes miss out on ABS but wait for a month and you will be able to ride each with ABS as the government has made it mandatory starting April 1, 2018.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X vs Mahindra Mojo UT 300 – Weight & Ground Clearance

Specifications Mahindra Mojo UT300 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X
Weight 163.5 kg (dry) 195 kg, kerb
Ground Clearance 165 mm 135 mm

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X features no weight loss over the standard Thunderbird 350 and weighs 195 kg. The Mahindra Mojo UT 300, on the other hand, weighs 31.5 kg less at 163.5 kg. The ground clearance available on the 350X stands at 135 mm while the Mojo UT 300 takes this one as well claiming a minimum ground clearance of 165 mm.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X vs Mahindra Mojo UT 300 – Service Network Comparison

As Mahindra Two-wheelers is still expanding their network, Royal Enfield has a service centre in every corner of the country. During the Leh season, Royal Enfield took a special initiative to stock major parts on their facilities enroute and provided the riders with extra incentives and promised lower service cum repair time especially for the riders taking the route. Such initiatives by the automaker and expansive service network, Royal Enfield rules this one bluntly.

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