The Mahindra Mojo created quite a stir before it was launched in India, and eager enthusiasts could not get enough despite the spy pictures that were floating around the internet. What really got people curious were the motorcycles that were constantly being tested, and thanks to Sarath Shenoy, many couldn't wait to own a Mojo.
Fast forward to present, Sarath has played a key role in promoting the Mojo, and part of his job (or his entire job) is to ride the motorcycle to places less travelled. In his recent journey, Bangalore based Sarath crossed Indian borders to visit our neighbouring country, Bhutan.
The idea basically started over a phone call to a friend and it took no more than 10 minutes to convince Shenoy to head out. He chose to take the Bangalore - Phuentsholing route via Chennai - Bhubaneswar - Kolkata to Siliguri route, to meet some of his old friends on the way. Sarath covered a distance of 2,500km in six days.
The route covered mountains, back roads, and slush, which were all tamed easily by the Mojo. Mahindra service centres along the way kept the journey hassle free and the motorcycle in top condition. Sarath even claims that drivers follow lane discipline strictly, don't honk unnecessarily, or even overtake abruptly.
Upon entering Bhutan and obtaining valid permits, Sarath rode from Phuentsholing to Thimphu, which is 130km but took him over four hours. The detailed route taken by Sarath is as follows:
Phuntsholing - Thimpu - 165 km
Thimpu to Dhamthang and back to Haa Valley - 150 km
Haa Valley to Paro - 75 km
Paro to Thimpu - 65 km
Thimpu to Punakha Dzong to Wangdue - 90 km
Wandue to Trongsa - 125 km
Trongsa to Monger - 240 km
Mongar to Trashingang - 60 km
Trashingang to Samdrup Jhonkar - 190 km
And before Sarath realised, his trip to Beautiful Bhutan was over, with major credits going to the Mahindra Mojo. That was another route done, and one bar gained in his ‘experience meter'.