Jawa Motorcycles India has launched its new range of 300 cc motorcycles in India today, and we have all the highlights from the launch event here. The company has introduced three new motorcycles - Jawa, Jawa Forty Two, and Perak, the latter being a special factory custom motorcycle that will be launched latter. As for the pricing, the entry-level Jawa Forty Two is priced at Rs. 1.55 lakh while the retro-looking Jawa is priced at Rs. 164 lakh (both ex-showroom, Delhi). The Jawa brand has come back to India as part of Classic Legends Private Ltd., a subsidiary of the Mahindra Group. The new Jawa bikes will be sold under this company, while using Mahindra's resources including the research and development centre as well as the production facilities.
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Several teasers and spy shots of the motorcycle that have been circulating on social media have already given us a fair idea as to what the bike will actually look like. By the looks of it, the old-school styling on the upcoming Jawa motorcycle remains identical to the original offering of the 1970s, and one might even mistake it for a fully restored vintage bike at first glance.
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The company has already revealed few details about the engine and the new Jawa motorcycle will be powered by a 293 cc single-cylinder motor tuned for 27 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque. More details on the compression ratio, firing order and more will be revealed at the unveiling event, and we do expect to hear about the pricing as well.