Resurrection of Jawa brand was a momentous occasion for bike enthusiasts in the country. Now that deliveries have finally started after a long wait, Jawa fans can look forward to riding their favourite motorcycle.
With their elegant, yet simplistic design, Jawa and Jawa Forty Two have also become the preferred choice for customization projects. In the latest modification project, Jawa gets a retro-styled cafe racer makeover, which looks absolutely stunning. The project has been done by Darkside Customs.
One of the hard to miss changes is the large cowl at the front, which gives the bike its unique characteristics and enhances its retro flavour. The cowl is functionally relevant as well, as it improves the bike’s aerodynamics. In a racing scenario, the curvaceous cowl can add precious seconds to the rider’s advantage. It also works as an effective wind shield.
Another key change is the dark brown paint job, which gives the bike a brooding character. Furthermore, the bike’s potential for aggression is highlighted with the use of red shades on various components such as front cowl, fuel tank and side panels. The modified bike’s dominating profile is further enhanced with the use of blacked-out elements, as can be seen on the engine, chassis, suspension, and spoke wheels.
A red and black coloured bash plate has also been added, which improves the bike’s rugged features and protects the engine from flying debris. Other key changes include a customized saddle in brown colour and a redesigned free flow exhaust that delivers a throatier note. Both front and rear fenders have been completely removed to achieve the retro cafe racer look.
Commissioned by C.L.P.L. for 17th international jawa day at banglore, this custom bike was built in 9 days and here is list of modifications:
– F.R.P. Front fairing,
– Cafe racer Seat,
– Knee pads,
– Split handle bar,
– Resesed foot controls,
– Denim matt black with red pinstripes,
– 120/18 front & 140/17 rear tyres,
– U.N.I. airfilter,
– Free flow exhaust pipes.
Engine remains the same, a 293 cc four-stroke, single cylinder unit that generates 27 bhp of max power and 28 Nm of max torque. It has fuel efficiency of 37.5 kmpl. Jawa was originally launched with single-channel ABS, but now customers can opt for dual-channel ABS.
The next planned launch from Mahindra-owned Classic Legends will be Bobber styled Perak motorcycle. Perak will have slightly higher capacity 334 cc engine that generates 31 bhp and 32 Nm and comes mated with 6-speed transmission.