To re-introduce its rich heritage and legacy of classic brands, Mahindra's bike subsidiary Classic Legends Pvt Ltd has re-introduced the iconic Jawa motorcycles in India in a new avatar for new age group customers. Jawa motorcycles offering them in three different variants - Jawa, Jawa Forty Two and Perak.
Among the three models, Jawa and Jawa Forty Two are quite similar models. Both developed under same design philosophy and shares the same frame but have few cosmetic differences. Third model Jawa Perak is single seater and is purely inspired by bobber style bikes.
Jawa And Jawa Forty Two
The new Jawa and Jawa Fort Two are powered by 293cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder DOHC engine delivers 27PS power and 28Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. According to the company, the engine has been built on the BS-VI platform without missing Jawa DNA.
The Jawa features chrome finished headlamp, fuel tank and mirrors. Like the original model, the front headlamp covers handlebars, analogue speedometer with digital inset. The Forty Two gets matte black handlebar, offset speedometer and bar end mirrors.
The common features of the bikes are double cradle frame, front telescopic forks and twin gas-charged rear shock absorbers, 18-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels with tube-type MRF Nylogrip tyres, the front disc with single channel ABS and rear drum setup.
The front portion of the bike is identical like Jawa, the rear side is completely different. The single-seater bike gets a unique matte black finish frame, engine, wheels and exhaust. The cruise seat, Pirelli tyres, front and rear disc brakes with dual channel ABS are the key attraction of the bike. Coming to the power, the Perak comes with 334cc liquid-cool single cylinder engine that delivers 30.4PS power and 31Nm of torque. Like Jawa and Jawa Forty Two engine, it is also paired with a 6-speed gearbox. With a price tag of Rs 1.89 lakh, the bike makes its debut into the mainstream market next year.
The Jawa and Jawa Forty Two are priced at Rs 1.65 lakh and Rs 1.55 lakh, respectively. Compared to Royal Enfield, where Jawa gets a tough fight from RE Classic 350, Jawa is Rs 10,000 costlier and delivers 10PS extra power but RE is offering 350cc engine and dual-channel ABS whereas Jawa gets single-channel ABS. Apart from all these comparisons, its always matters which model suits you better and what you love to ride.
The company has already commenced the bookings online with a token amount of Rs 5000. It also listed 27 authorised dealerships across the country that expected to commence operations from December 15 and delivers starts from January 2019.