Jawa Motorcycles announced the launch of two bikes – Jawa and Jawa 42 back in early November 2018. This was one of a kind launch for a new brand. Because the launch of Jawa motorcycles was announced before the company officially opened any dealership.
As of today, there are 5 dealerships in Delhi NCR, 3 in Bangalore and 2 in Pune. Jawa promises to open 105 dealerships by end of March 2019.
Bookings were opened before dealerships were opened. Majority of those who have booked the bike, are yet to see the bike in person as dealerships are scarce.
The bikes which are on display at the dealership, are not production spec bikes. They are pre-production prototypes. YouTuber has managed to get hold of one such test ride Jawa bike, and managed to do an extensive inside the city road test. In the video, you can seen him testing the Jawa in extreme traffic conditions.
Jawa 42 tested above, delivered a mileage of about 22 kmpl. Yes, this is very low, but then the test was only performed in traffic conditions. With a mix of highways, mileage claim is expected to be in the region of 30 kmpl. Jawa has not revealed official mileage figures. UPDATE – The video has been deleted from YouTube.
Jawa motorcycle production is yet to commence. And in a record of sorts, even before the production started, Jawa has announced that bookings have been closed due to overwhelming response. Booking numbers have not been revealed.
Both, Jawa and Jawa 42 are now sold out. Online bookings are closed. In case you want to book a Jawa, you can only do it via a dealership. And for those who book Jawa now, will only get delivery post September 2019. For those who have booked Jawa between 15th Nov to 26th Dec, will start getting delivery from April 2019. Deliveries will be made in the order of booking done.
Jawa is available in two variants – Rear drum brake and rear disc brake. The former comes with single channel ABS, while the latter gets dual channel ABS. Prices are in the region of Rs 1.55 lakhs to Rs 1.75 lakhs; making them more expensive than Royal Enfield Classic 350.