The Jawa Classic is now listed on the company’s European website as CL 300, which will be imported from India
Indian made Jawa Classic has been listed as an official product on the European website (jawa.eu) of the Czech motorcycle brand. The motorcycle, as reported earlier, has been listed as Jawa 300 CL and is expected to go on sale soon. The Jawa 300 CL is going to be the first bike from Jawa to be imported to Europe from India.
Classic Legends, a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra, had bought the licensing deal in October 2016 to manufacture Jawa motorcycles in India. Its first two products- Jawa Classic and Jawa Forty-Two were launched in December 2018 at initial prices of Rs 1.55 lakh and Rs 1.64 lakh respectively for single-channel ABS models.
Both the motorcycles have been updated to the latest BS6 emission norms and are now offered at starting prices of Rs 1.65 lakh and Rs 1.74 lakh for forty-Two and Classic respectively. Apart from these two, Jawa also retails the Perak bobber which was launched earlier this year at a price of Rs 1.95 lakh. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom.
Jawa Aug 2020 sales for Aug 2020 stand at 1,353 units. This when compared to Aug 2019 sales of 1,438 units, is a decline of about 6%. In comparison, rival Royal Enfield sales for Aug 2020 stands at 35,105 units. These are retail sales, revealed by FADA.
Speaking Jawa launch in Europe, Classic Legends plan to adopt the Classic aka 300 CL first while the rest of the two will be adopted later. The Classic has already been homologated for European roads. The European-spec 300 CL is set to undergo minor changes to comply with European vehicular standards. Visually and aesthetically the bike still essentially remains the Indian made Jawa Classic with the same set of colour schemes on offer.
Engine & Transmission
The 300 CL will be powered by the same 294cc provided in Classic, however, the power and torque figures are reduced to 23 bhp and 25 Nm respectively as opposed to 27 bhp and 28 Nm in the Indian-spec model. Transmission duties will be carried out by a 6-speed gearbox as usual. Dimension wise the European-spec model is identical to its Indian counterpart.
Talking about the dynamics, the bike gets a telescopic hydraulic fork at front and a twin shock gas ganister hydraulic at rear with a travel of 135mm and 100mm travel. The bike stands on 90/90-18 M/C wheels at front and 120/80-17 M/C wheels at rear. Braking duties are carried out by 280mm disc with floating calipers as standard on front with the option of either drum brakes or 240mm disc at the rear wheel.
Just as in the Indian market, the CL 300 will compete against the Royal Enfield Classic 350. It will be interesting to see how the European market reacts to such a class of bike with a design which clearly resonates with the Indian market. The price of the CL 300 Jawa is yet to be announced and is expected to be out soon.