The return of iconic Jawa Motorcycles brand is set to happen on November 15 with the unveiling of the first new product. The company which is now under Mahindra’s umbrella has already unveiled the images and few details of the engine but the styling of the motorcycle and nameplate continue to be a closely guarded secret.
It was assured that the new Jawa motorcycle would sport a retro classic styling to evoke nostalgia among Indian motorcycle enthusiasts. Ahead of its official debut, Jawa has now shared a teaser video, which clearly shows 4 different body styles – Cafe Racer, Offroad, Bobber, Classic. All these are expected to be launched in the future. All four will be powered by the same 300 cc engine.
Of the four body styles, it is the Classic 300 which will launch first – as was spotted by Kiran P Menon earlier this week. The first Jawa 300 motorcycle was spotted with heavily camouflage. The nicely detailed engine is a clear give away of the prototype’s identity. As expected, the motorcycle features twin-silencers (typical of the yesteryear Jawas and Yezdis). While the camouflage doesn’t give away the finer details of the styling, it can be clearly seen that the new Jawa settles for an old-school design that puts it in the Royal Enfield territory.
The motorcycle carries a simple circular headlamp (possibly with chrome housing), slender fuel tank, brown saddle, and traditional front and rear mudguards. We can expect the bodywork to sport classy dual-tone color theme or generous chrome inserts. The spyshots also confirm that the suspension setup too is traditional with telescopic front fork and a pair of shock absorbers at the rear. Unsurprisingly, the motorcycle sits on spoke wheels.
The new Jawa motorcycle appears to be equipped with digi-analog instrument console. Interestingly, the prototype employs a rear drum brake instead of a disc which is rapidly becoming industry standard. The front wheel benefits from a disc which appears to feature ABS encoder (we can’t be absolutely sure). The motorcycle is powered by a 293 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is tuned to deliver 27 PS and 28 Nm of torque. The output figures are better than those of the primary rival, Royal Enfield Classic 350.
All four body styles of the upcoming Jawa 300 can be seen in the image gallery below. Seeing these body styles, one thing is clear that with Jawa, Mahindra aims to take on the dominance of Royal Enfield which enjoys a 85% market share in the 300-400 cc segment.