In a buildup to the eagerly anticipated premiere event, Classic Legends teased three Jawa motorcycles – a roadster, Bobber and adventure tourer – in the form of basic sketches. The company went ahead and unveiled the roadster in two avatars (Jawa and Jawa 42), and Bobber (Perak) but there was no sign of the adventure tourer.
Speaking to Autocar India, Anupam Thareja, one of the founders of Classic Legends, a firm which holds the branding rights to Jawa, stated that the current focus is on the three variants that are already unveiled. While he didn’t completely rule out the possibility of an adventure tourer in the future, he said that it is not coming anytime soon.
So, it is reasonable to assume that we won’t be seeing Jawa Motorcycles fielding their Royal Enfield Himalayan rival at least until 2020. The classic looking 300 cc roadsters will be the first ones to hit the road while the Bobber with a 334 cc engine is currently being developed with second half of 2019 as its launch timeline.
Going by the teaser sketch, the Jawa adventure tourer will feature a new chassis, tall inverted front telescopic fork, rear monoshock, front and rear discs, a raised exhaust system with under-seat canister (there could be an identical unit on the other side of the motorcycle), high-mounted front splatter guard, and spoke wheels. Like its direct rival, the Jawa adventure tourer would be adopting minimal bodywork, circular headlamp and a tall windscreen.
It’s too early to speculate about the exact technical specifications of the adventure tourer but it is likely to share its engine with the roadsters. The 300 cc motor which produces 27 PS and 28 Nm of torque is good enough for off-road application.
In addition to the Royal Enfield Himalayan, the Jawa off-roader will also lock horns with the upcoming Hero Xpulse 200 which debut at EICMA 2018.