Jawa Motorcycles is back in India with Jawa 300
Jawa Motorcycles is making a comeback in Indian motorcycle market. The Czech brand that was taken over in 2016 by Mahindra has unveiled its first thee motorcycles. 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.
These bikes are being brought in by a company called Classic Legends, which was formed by Anand Mahindra, Boman Irani and investment banker and entrepreneur Anupam Thareja. The company was one of the most popular motorcycle brand in the 1960s and 1970s in India.
The company has announced Jawa 300 a new classic style bike. 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.
The bike has a disc brake in front 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.
Jawa has tie up with 105 dealers across the country. Bookings have opened for the bikes and they will role out at dealerships from 5 December. It will be ready for deliveries in early January onwards across the country.