Classic Legends, a subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, have launched the Jawa and Jawa Forty Two in India. Though Jawa dealerships have not yet been opened for customers, there are 64 such dealerships set to open in major cities by early December. Test rides and deliveries will commence by February 2019. Company has commenced online bookings at a down payment of Rs 5,000.
Jawa and Jawa Forty Two are priced at Rs 1.64 and Rs 1.55 respectively. Apart from these two models, there is also the Jawa Perak, priced at Rs 1.89 lakhs which will be available from sometime later in 2019.
Both Jawa’s are powered by a new 293cc, single cylinder, fuel injected, liquid cooled, four valve DOHC engine producing 27 bhp power and 28 Nm torque. This engine has been designed in such a way so as to resemble the original two stroke engine and receives two exhaust ports at the end with cigar shaped pipes.
At the time of launch event, media was not allowed to start the Jawa motorcycles. But in the evening, where Jawa had invited enthusiasts and biker clubs from across India, the Jawa was started, and its exhaust note was heard by everyone. Both Ashish Joshi (CEO, Jawa) and Anupam Thareja (Foudner, Classic Legends) are seen taking a ride on the Jawa. Thanks to Vikas Kate Deshmukh of Jawa Yezdi Biker Club India, who has shared the video of Jawa exhaust note.
The engine gets mated to a 6 speed transmission that already complies with Bharat Stage VI emission norms. The Jawa Perak on the other hand will come in powered by a 334cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine offering 30 bhp power and 31 Nm torque.
Jawa is offered in three color options of black, grey and maroon while the Forty Two gets six colors of Hally’s Teal, Galactic Green, Starlight Blue, Lumos Lime, Nebula Blue and Comet Red. The two Jawa bikes get a modern classic scheme with 18” spoke wheels in the front and 17” wheels at the rear fitted with MRF Nylogrip Zappers—90/90 front and 120/80 rear. It competes with Royal Enfield’s best selling motorcycle, the Classic 350.