Brand Jawa made a comeback in the Indian motorcycling space to such popularity, within days of opening bookings, both their motorcycles were sold out until September 2019. The brand started its operations with two motorcycles – The roadster-styled Jawa and the modern-classic Forty Two. Showcased at the initial launch event, the Jawa Perak will go on sale at a later date in 2019. To support the after-sales infrastructure, Jawa has opened 100 + dealerships and service centres across the country. With the focus on their customers right from the very outset, Jawa has also tied up with major financial institutions to offer attractive finance schemes. On the other hand, Mahindra First Choice has been roped in as a partner for an industry-first, Exchange program.
A retro-classic motorcycle which hits all the right nostalgic buttons, the Jawa’s styling carries a lot of hints which remind of the original. It is powered by a 293 cc, liquid cooled engine which is rated for 27 Bhp and 28 Nm of torque, all transferred to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. Retro detailing includes a headlight nacelle which features an integrated, old-school speedometer and chrome inserts around the fuel tank. The engine emits its waste through a twin-pipe exhaust setup which has been tuned to make the motorcycle sound as close as it can to the original two-stroke legend. A front disc and rear drum setup with single channel ABS is standard. However, one can opt for dual-channel ABS and a rear disc brake at an additional cost.
A slightly sportier alternative to the Jawa, the Forty Two is identical to its sibling, save for a few styling details. In comparison to the Jawa, the Forty Two gets a flatter handlebar, an offset, single-pod dial for instrumentation, a front fender with braces, and a fuel tank which loses out on chrome and comes covered in paint. It costs lesser than the Jawa too.
The Jawa Perak was first announced at the brand’s official launch event in India. A factory custom, the Perak is a single-seater Bobber-styled motorcycle which looks the part. It is powered by the same engine as the Forty Two and the Jawa, however, it’s capacity has been increased to 343cc. That increase makes the engine crank out 30 Bhp and 31 Nm of torque. All the details on this motorcycle have been blacked out and the rear section has a neatly designed swinging arm which gets bolted to a monoshock. While the Perak’s price was announced at launch, its availability has not been announced, yet.