It’s a nostalgic feeling to see motorbike classics come back to life. Two years into the development of Classic Legends, which had obtained the rights for the Jawa marque in the domestic market, the Jawa brand has made a rebound in India, in which Mahindra holds a 60 percent stake in this endeavor. The new classic motorbike has been named after the brand. The new Jawa bike is tagged at INR 1.64 lakh. Also, on display were two other bikes – Type Forty-Two which has been valued at Rs 1.55 lakh (all costs are ex-showroom, Delhi) and the Factory Bobber Custom, the Jawa Perak.
The internet was abuzz with news of the new Jawa bikes and various spyshots have been circulated online ahead of the launch. Jawa has displayed the three classic bikes at an event in Mumbai – the Jawa, Jawa Forty-Two and the production line bobber custom, the Jawa Perak. While the Jawa and the Jawa FortyTwo will be introduced in the market first, the Perak is planned for launch later and has been tagged at a price of Rs 1.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Jawa is inspired from the Jawa 250 Type A, which was the brand’s first cruiser to go on sale in India during the 1960s. The unmistakable fog light profile, double tone chrome on the fuel tank, straight seat, regular adjustable fork, twin peashooter silencers and the flared curved guards with pinstripes are reminiscent of the Jawa 250.
Adding to the retro appeal of the new Jawa are the color schemes on offer, which remind you of the Jawa of yesteryears. The general seating position and styling of the new Jawa looks incredibly similar to the original bike and that will definitely add to the appeal of the bike. Surprisingly, Jawa creators additionally guaranteed that the new bike impersonates the original Jawa on the design front too. The false blades, expansive chrome motor case with the Jawa marking and the twin fumes ports include a dab of visual appeal to the general styling. The Jawa Type Forty Two has a more urban and present-day appeal with matte dark components supplementing chrome and matte paint shades. The Jawa Perak has bobber styling and our team at DriveStreak are awestruck by its mesmerizing looks.
Price – Rs. 1,64,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi
Jawa Forty Two
Price – Rs. 1,55,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi
Though the looks are retro, the powerplant is a state-of-the-art oil cooled unit and is additionally BS-VI compliant to meet the upcoming emission standards in early 2020. Classic Legends claim that the powertrain is an all-new unit. As per the organization, the engine has been produced in Italy and India. The 293cc, single-chamber motor bangs out 27hp of power and 28Nm of twisting force. Transmission duties are taken care of by a six-speed gearbox. The Jawa Perak (Custom Bobber) will get it`s juice from a 334cc engine and that produces 30hp and 31 Nm of torque.
The bike`s substructure is an all-new two-fold support unit and is suspended on an adjustable fork and twin shock absorbers with gas-charged canisters at the back. Braking duties on the Jawa and the Jawa Forty Two are performed by a solitary disc brake at the front and a drum unit at the back. Single-channel ABS comes as standard fitment. The skeletal structure of the Jawa Perak Bobber is unique, and it gets a monoshock suspension at the rear and a disk brake at the rear.
The Jawa features spoked wheels and runs on a 90/90 18 tire at the front and 120/80 17 tire at the back. It weighs 170 kgs (dry weight) and has a fuel tank capacity of 14 liters and will be available in dim, maroon and dark colors. The Jawa Forty Two will be available in six shades, three matte shades and three metallic alternatives.
The Jawa and the Jawa Forty Two will rival the likes of the Royal Enfield Classic 350 which retails for Rs 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The bikes will be available at 105 dealerships across the country, with the first dealer outlet being operational from December. The Jawa bikes can be booked online and deliveries are expected in early 2019. Stay tuned to DriveStreak for more updates.
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