Jawa, the iconic Czech motorcycle brand has been revived in India, 22 years after it closed its operations in 1996. Classic Legends, owned by Mahindra, has the rights to make, brand and sell motorcycles in India under the Jawa brand name.
Now, credits to Jawa bikes, Indian buyers will have a new alternative in the cruiser segment, other than Royal Enfield. There is a third competitor in the pipeline as well – the Benelli Imperiale 400, launched today.
After Jawa, the Benelli Imperiale 400 is the second direct rival against the Classic 350 in the same price point. The cruiser segment in India is set to get interesting!
Design of Jawa motorcycle models
Premium Italian engineering defines the Jawa motorcycles. The design is robust and timeless, very similar to the old classic Jawas sold in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
The retro styling cues and relatively old-school components give the motorcycle a distinctive, unforgettable look.
Jawa motorcycle models and colors
Classic Legends has launched two models of Jawa in India – Jawa Forty Two and Jawa 300. The Jawa 300 sports a lot of chrome and handlebar integrated headlight assembly while the Jawa 42 features youthful shades and a separate headlight.
Technical specifications of Jawa bikes
Engine Design: Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC
Transmission: Constant mesh, 6-speed
Maximum Power: 27BHP@ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 28NM@ 8000 rpm
Ground clearance: 165mm
Seat Height: 765mm
Fuel Tank Capacity (approx.): 14 L
Wet weight: 170KG
Price of Jawa motorcycles in India
Single channel ABS
Jawa Forty-Two: INR 1.55 Lakh
Jawa Classic 300: INR 1.64 Lakh
Dual channel ABS
Jawa Forty-Two: INR 1.64 Lakh
Jawa Classic 300: INR 1.73 Lakh
Those looking to upgrade to a new bike in the cruiser segment should definitely consider these classic looking, BS6 ready bikes. Checkout the Jawa Motorcycles India website for complete details about Jawa bikes.