Jawa Motorcyles India begins delivering the 42 & Classic retro-styled bikes: Royal Enfield rivals

Jawa 42 & Classic motorcycles’ first deliveries begin in India

Jawa has finally started the deliveries of their products in India after a long wait. The dealerships across India have started delivering the bikes – Jawa and Jawa 42. Currently, there are 105 outlets across India and the deliveries have started at all of them.

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Currently, Jawa will only deliver the non-ABS version of the bikes and from June 2019, Jawa will start the deliveries of the dual-channel ABS models. It should be noted that Jawa started taking official bookings last year and the brand received an overwhelming response from the market. The online bookings of the bikes had to be shut down due to demand for the bikes. However, the bikes can be booked and experienced at the Jawa showrooms across India. The Jawa bikes are currently sold out but customers can book them through the dealerships. The current bookings will be delivered to the customers by September 2019.

All the Jawa bikes are available with standard front disc brake and rear disc brake with single-channel ABS unit. However, Jawa also offers a rear disc dual disc version of the bikes in the market. Jawa 42 with single-channel ABS is priced at Rs. 1.55 lakh. The dual-channel version costs Rs 1.64 lakh. The Jawa is priced at Rs. 1.64 lakh for the single-channel version and the dual disc with dual channel ABS costs Rs 1.73 lakh.

Both the bikes are powered by the same 293cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. It generates a maximum power of 27 Bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque. This is the same engine that powers the Mahindra Mojo but Jawa has tweaked the engine to make the low-end quite juicy. Looks-wise, the Jawa bikes look quite good and keep the Jawa DNA alive.

Both Jawa and the 42 follow the vintage design that brings back good memories of the time when Jawa bikes were available in the Indian market. The Jawa bikes will take directly on the Royal Enfield bikes in the Indian market. Royal Enfield is currently the best-selling brand in the above 300cc segment in India.

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Jawa motorcycles earlier announced that they plan to sell more than 7,500 units of the bikes every month. Jawa has not officially revealed the number of bookings but it sure is pretty high, which is why the current backlog of orders will clear by September. Jawa showcased a custom bobber in their line-up during the launch, which is known as the Jawa Perak. The bike was expected to be launched in the market soon but now Jawa has pushed the launch to the end of the year due to the high demand in the market.

The Jawa brand is now owned by Classic Legends, which is partly owned by Mahindra, Boman Irani and Anupam Thareja. Classic Legends also own the BSA brand and may launch bikes under the BSA name in the future.

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