2017 Jawa 350 India Launch in the Offing?


Regulars here would remember our report on Mahindra’s plans to re-launch the Jawa brand of motorcycles in India (READ: Jawa Bikes Coming back to India). Yes, Mahindra will launch Jawa bikes in India and it plans to manufacture these motorcycles at its Pithampur plant. The 2017 Jawa 350 was revealed earlier this year and should be one of the first Jawa-branded bikes to come to India. Akin to its predecessors, the new bike has a 350cc engine, but thanks to stricter emissions, the motor is a four-stroke unit. Details on 2017 Jawa 350 India launch are scarce but here’s all that we know about this retro classic.

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The 2017 model Jawa 350 looks much like the classic that once dotted our streets. It may be noted here that this Czech bike brand made it to our shores back in the 1960s, when it was known as the Ideal Jawa. Back then, the bikes were manufactured in Mysore, Karnataka. Thee bikes went on to be known as ‘Yezdi’ during the later part of their career. Jawa motorcycles went out of production in India in 1996.

2017 Jawa 350 India Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) Late 2019

Mahindra is yet to make an official announcement regarding the 2017 Jawa 350 India launch date. However, Mahindra has been known to showcase all of its upcoming products at the Auto Expo and hence, we’re hoping the resurrected bike brand to make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. Subsequently, the bike could launch by the end of year 2019. However, we want you to note that these are merely theories and guess-work and there’s currently no official info on the launch date.

2017 Jawa 350 Price in India

Price (expected) Rs 1.5 lakh

While the price of new 2017 Jawa 350 in India will be announced only at the time of its launch, one thing that’s for sure is that the new bike will be positioned close to the Royal Enfield Classic 350. Hence, in all probability, the bike will not cost any more than Rs 1.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

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2017 Jawa 350 India Specifications

Engine 350cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Max. Power 26 BHP @ 5,250 RPM
Peak Torque 32 Nm @ 4,750 RPM
Transmission 4-speed Manual

Powering the new 350cc Jawa is a single-cylinder 350cc engine that comes from Chinese engine manufacturer Shineray. Basically, this engine is loosely based on an old Honda engine. For the new 2017 Jawa 350cc this engine outputs a max. power of 26 BHP  and a peak torque of 32 Nm. The engine comes along with a four-speed manual transmission. However, we’re hoping that Mahindra takes note of this and launches the new 350cc motorcycle here with a five-speed unit. The bike benefits from ABS.

2017 Jawa 350 India Mileage

Maximum Mileage 30 KMPL
Minimum Mileage 24 KMPL

The new 350cc Jawa is likely to have a maximum mileage of 30 KMPL.

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2017 Jawa 350 India Top Speed

Top Speed 130 KMPH

The new 2017 model 350cc Jawa has a claimed top speed of 130 KMPH.

Jawa 350cc 2017 – Images

Jawa 350cc 2017 – Other Details

Front Tyre 100/90 – 19-inch
Rear Tyre 130/70 – 18-inch
Front Wheel 1.85 x 19-inch
Rear Wheel 3.00 x 18-inch
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Seat Height 760 mm
Wheelbase 1420 mm
Dry Weight 160 KGs
Fuel Tank Capacity 12.5-litres
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2-litres

The new model of the 350cc Jawa has a dry weight of 154 KGs. It has a fuel tank of 17-litres. The new bike gets spoke wheels, with the front wheel measuring 19-inch in diameter and the rear wheel measuring 18-inch in diameter.

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Stay tuned to Car Blog India for latest news updates on the new 2017 Jawa 350cc India launch date, price, specs, etc.

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  1. stick to royal enfield bullat 350,500,and now 750 ,the chinese engine as stated iis an old honda engine so cannot be trusted for durability ,this is not an original product of ideal jawa ,those good old days of yezdi roadking are certainly gone ,kindest regards ,prof dr t m s prasad panicker cardiologist

  2. Well at least we see what Mahindra can show case in the Auto Expo. Yezdi / Java / Rajdhoot / Yahama 350 those were the power bikes in the 80 / 90. Their design and structure are coming back in fashion. may be worth the wait.

  3. Ya plus its from chinese ..no way .. N RE is still a british engineering so its made to last .. I will still go for RE ..anytime ..