Jawa motorcycles is back after 22yrs with three new models
Czech motorcycle brand Jawa, which has a cult following in India, is back in business in India after 22 years, and has unveiled three new motorcycles to announce its return. Revived by Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, Jawa is looking to take the competition to Royal Enfield, which currently rules the cruiser bike segment in India. Here's more.
The three new models that have been unveiled are exclusive for the Indian market, and all three sport the retro-look that gave the brand a cult following. The models - Jawa, Jawa 42, and the Jawa Perak - have been priced at Rs. 1.55 lakh, Rs. 1.64 lakh, and Rs. 1.89 lakh respectively (ex-showroom prices, Delhi). The Jawa Perak, however, won't be immediately available.
The Jawa and the Jawa 42 will both be powered by a short stroke, liquid-cooled 293cc engine that has been tuned to produce 27bhp and 28Nm of peak torque. Meanwhile, the Jawa Perak will sport a big bore version of the same engine that will offer 30bhp and 31Nm of peak torque. All three engines get 6-speed manual gearboxes as standard.
In terms of design, the Jawa and Jawa 42 get the retro-styling that gave the brand a cult following in India during the 1970s and 1980s, while the Perak gets an aggressive Bobber look. The motorcycles will sport Jawa's signature round headlamps and fenders, bulbous fuel tanks, and dual cradle frames. Additionally, small details like the chain guards and the seats add to the period-specific, retro looks of the motorcycles.
The Jawa and the Jawa 42 get single channel ABS, a front disc brake and a rear drum brake. The more expensive Perak, on the other hand, gets dual channel ABS and dual disc brakes. In terms of fuel tank capacity and weight, both the Jawa and the Jawa 42 get 14-liter tanks and weight 170kgs. Details about the Perak haven't been released yet.
The motorcycles will be on display on Jawa's 105 dealerships across India, and test rides are likely to be available December onwards. Bookings have already opened, and actual deliveries will begin from January 2019.