Classic Legends has launched the Jawa motorcycles. It is divided into three models. The Jawa, the Jawa Forty-Two and the Jawa Perak ‘factory custom’ (Rs 1.89 lakh). All prices are ex-showroom.
One of the most celebrated two-wheeler brands in the country, Jawa Motorcycles is officially back in business, 22 years after the last product was rolled out by the manufacturer. The company has unveiled its first all-new offering for the Indian market.
Perak, being a special factory custom Jawa motorcycle will be launched latter. As for the pricing, the entry-level Jawa Forty Two is priced at Rs.1.55 lakh with the retro-looking Jawa is priced at Rs.1.64 lakh (both ex-showroom, Delhi.)
The Jawa motorcycle brand has come back to India as part of Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Mahindra resources including the research and development centre as well as the production facilities.
Design of the bike
Several teasers of the Jawa motorcycle have been circulating on social media. It has already given us a fair idea as to what the bike will actually look like. By the looks of it, the old-school styling of the upcoming Jawa remains identical to the original offering of the 1970’s. One might even mistake it for a fully restored vintage bike at the fist glance.
The company has already revealed few details about the engine and the new Jawa motorcycle will be powered by a 293 cc single-cylinder motor tuned for 27bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque. More details on the compression ratio, firing order and more will be revealed at the unveiling event.
The single cylinder head has fins in spite of this motor being liquid cooled and the Jawa nametag is embossed too. The rest of the motor is clean and there is little clutter all around. The twin peashooter pipes also hark back to the past.
The first models to go on the sale floor will be the Jawa and the Jawa 42. Test drive and delivery will begin from February 2019. All Jawa motorcycles will be built at the Mahindra factory in Pithampur.
The new Jawa motorbikes look thoroughly modern yet have that retro essence. It will sport all the bells and whistles found in modern bikes and at the same time offer a retro charm. Needless to say, the new Jawa will take on another icon here in India, the Royal Enfield Classic. Looks like the days ahead are going to be exciting.