Jawa Motorcycles is making a comeback with all new modifications;
The first three motorcycles is been unveiled by Czech brand that was taken over in 2016 by Mahindra. The standard Jawa is a classic 300 cc bike priced at Rs 1.64 lakh. The cruiser is called the Forty Two, priced at Rs 1.55 lakh and then there’s a bobber that will come a little later called the Jawa Perak, priced at Rs 1.89 lakh.
The Classic Legends company, which was formed by Anand Mahindra, Boman Irani (from the original Ideal Jawa family) and investment banker and entrepreneur Anupam Thareja had taken these bikes. The company wants to invoke the feeling of nostalgia in its buyers, as it was a popular motorcycle brand in the 1960s and 1970s in India.
Here’s a quick glance at the history of this bikes:
In 1961, the Czech brand first officially set foot in India, when the Irani brothers (Farrokh & Rustom) started a company called Ideal Jawa in Mysore. They manufactured a single cylinder 2-stroke, 250 cc motorcycle (type B) under the Jawa brand until 1971, when the licencing arrangement expired.
Ideal Jawa then rebranded its offerings under the Yezdi brand, with a range of motorcycles being made with 2-stroke engines. Most of them were 250 cc models like the Yezdi RoadKing, Yezdi 250 Classic, CL II and Monarch. There was a 175 cc and 50 cc model as well, while a few rare twin-cylinder 350 cc bikes were also imported and sold.
Features Of The New Jawa 300:
The new Jawa 300 has a completely modern engine. It is powered by a 293 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected motor. However, the engine has been styled in such a way that it looks quite like the old air-cooled motor in form. It has electric start and a six-speed transmission. The motor has been built from scratch using the engine of the Mahindra Mojo as a base. It puts out 27 bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque.
In front, the bike has a disc brake with single-channel ABS, while the rear is a drum brake. The styling of the bike is almost true to its original Jawa Classic 250 form. It has the traditional looking “egg-shaped” headlamp and flat seat. It also has the dual-exhausts that the Jawa design was known for. In short, it looks quite like the original Jawa 250 Classic.
Across India, Jawa has set up more than a hundred dealers. Bookings have opened for the bikes and they will role out at dealerships from 5 December. By early January onwards it will be ready for deliveries all over the India.