Those were the days when most of the bike enthusiasts would crave for the Jawa Motorcycles. It was a legendary street cafe racer going by the phrase, ‘Forever Bike Forever Value’. It came to India in 1960 and Ideal Jawa Ltd produced two iconic bikes, the Jawa and Yezdi. Till now, many bike enthusiasts and bike clubs ride it with pride. Earlier this year, a website dedicated to stories of Jawa Motorcycle and its riders was made by Mahindra. Also, Mahindra bought Jawa Motorcycle, indicating its relaunch in India. Recently, Anand Mahindra tweeted about the resurrection of Jawa, might have put our expectations high. Also, he replied to a Twitter user who had a query about the launch of Jawa Motorcycles in India. He replied, “Happening this year”. The production of the bike is expected to begin from July 2018, at its Pithampur plant in Madhya Pradesh.
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The cruiser is expected to launch in India for a price of around Rs 1.5 Lakhs. The bike is expected to get a 350cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine variant, which was one of the most iconic ones on the road. The engine will be mated to a 4-speed manual transmission that will produce 26 BHP @ 5250 RPM worth power and 32 Nm @ 4750 RPM worth torque. Earlier, it used to come in a 2-stroke engine, which made its noise famous. However, with stricter pollution norms, these engines were stopped. Thus, most of the bikes were lost, but fortunately, some iconic ones were retained which are now vintage bikes.
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 28, 2018
For the looks, it might retain its old-school cafe racer looks. The round cruiser headlamp, heavy chrome inputs over the fuel tank and the flat seat, might not change in the upcoming Jawa Motorcycle. Other features of the bike might include an important ABS. It would claim a mileage figure of around 30 KMPL. However, true enthusiasts would not care about the mileage of this bike. It claims to have a top speed of 130 Km/hr.
Happening this year… https://t.co/irlgXEnI1l
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 2, 2018
After its launch, the upcoming Jawa Motorcycle will directly rival the Royal Enfield Bullet, Classic and Electra. The iconic bike cannot compete with any of the modern cruisers, because most of the people buying this would go for its iconic looks and the vintage feeling. As Anand Mahindra has confirmed, the bike is going to launch in 2018.
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