Delivery of the new Jawa motorcycles – Jawa and Jawa 42 are expected to start from 15th December. Ahead of that, Mahindra has arranged a test ride of the new Jawa motorcycles for enthusiasts and media. The exclusive test ride is taking place in Udaipur this week. Jawa Motorcycles has shared the first photos of both, Jawa and Jawa 42 fleet of motorcycles from the ride event.
Both Jawa motorcycles come with twin exhausts that are especially designed to give out a unique sound. Jawa says, the sound is refined and it has a definitive retro beat to it. But, some viewers, who listened to the sound of new Jawa motorcycles, are not impressed. Apart from the sound, it is the replacement or bar end mirrors which is upsetting those who have booked the Jawa Motorcycles.
At the time of launch event last month, Jawa was shown wearing bar end mirrors, but in the production ready bikes at the media ride in Udaipur, these were missing, and were replaced by regular rear view mirrors. Speaking about the two Jawa motorcycles;
Jawa: There is no prefix or suffix to this name, which essentially signifies the true resurrection of the original Jawa. It has all the characteristics of the original Jawa, which had a timeless design and was classy, elegant and majestic. The teardrop headlight, curvy bodywork, polished chrome, rounded mirrors and rounded indicator lights instantly spark a trip down memory lane. Jawa carries on the legacy of the original Jawa in both form and function and seeks to create even better experiences with a truly modern performance. Jawa comes in three classic colours – Jawa Maroon, Jawa Grey and Jawa Black. It is priced at Rs 1,64,000.
Jawa forty two: This one has got a quirky character to it, even though it too has the spirit of the original Jawa. Jawa forty two is more about giving a sporty, aggressive stance to the classic motorcycle, rather than limiting it to the retro look. It carries the old world charm, but has several new features that give it a unique identity of its own. Jawa forty two comes in six attractive colours – Glossy Metallic Red, Glossy Dark Blue, Matt Moss Green, Matt Pastel Blue, Matt Pastel Light Green and Matt Blue. It is priced at Rs 1,55,000.
Jawa twins have 765mm seat height, 1369mm wheelbase, 170 kg kerb weight and 14 litres tank capacity. They have double cradle chassis, with telescopic hydraulic forks at the front and gas canister – twin hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. Front tyres and rear tyres measure 90/90 – 18 and 120/80 – 17, respectively. Front wheels have 280mm disc brake with floating caliper and ABS whereas rear wheels have 153mm drum brakes. Bookings for Jawa and Jawa forty two have started for Rs 5,000.