Jawa 300 retro-motorcycle: New spyshots surface ahead of launch today

Mahindra Two Wheelers has partnered Classic Legends to bring back the iconic Jawa motorcycle brand to India. Jawa is  expected to unveil three new retro-modern motorcycles later today. Here are new spyshots of the Jawa Classic 300 that have just surfaced ahead of the launch.

Jawa 300 retro-motorcycle: New spyshots surface ahead of launch today

So far, all the spyshots of the Jawa 300 we have seen were without a rider on it. The latest spyshots reveal that the  Jawa 300 Classic will be quite a substantial motorcycle in terms of size, and much larger than the original Jawa  Classic, which was a two stroke machine.

The new Jawa 300 Classic will be powered by a four stroke engine, said to be a reworked version of the Mahindra  Mojo’s 293cc motor. The motor that the Jawa 300 will use has been given a major visual makeover, with many retro  bits in order to bring back the spirit of the original two stroke Jawa.

Jawa 300 retro-motorcycle: New spyshots surface ahead of launch today

In fact, the design of the new, four stroke engine is very similar to that of the 2 stroke Jawa. It even retains the  single cylinder layout and twin exhaust design. Also, the new engine and exhaust have beend designed to produce an  exhaust that’s similar to the one that the two stroke motor did. So, Mahindra and Classic Legends have really gone  all out to ensure retro appeal in the Jawa 300. Talking about other aspects about this engine, it is a liquid cooled,  fuel injected motor with a four valve head and twin overhead camshafts.

These changes make it quite modern. Power and torque figures are rated at 27 Bhp-28 Nm, again healthy figures. The engine is expected to be paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox, similar to what the Mahindra Mojo uses. Other key bits about the Jawa 300 include single channel ABS, a front disc brake and a rear drum brake, spoked wheels, telescopic front forks and gas charged rear shock absorbers. As for pricing, the Jawa 300 is likely to sit under the Rs. 2 lakh mark, making it an attractive proposition for buyers seeking a retro-moden alternative to the Royal Enfield Classic range.

Apart from the Jawa 300 Classic, the brand is also expected to launch a Scrambler and Cafe Racer. All three motorcycles will use the same engines and gearboxes, but with different styling and suspension set-ups.

Spyshots courtesy FastBikesIndia