Jawa, Jawa 42 & Perak retro-motorcycles unveiled in India

Classic Legends Pvt Limited, a new company that’s been set up to bring back the Jawa brand into India, has just unveiled the Jawa, the 42 and the Perak. All three motorcycles will soon go into production. All three motorcycles get retro-styling, and are meant to bring back the feeling of nostalgia that’s lingered around the brand for years.

Jawa, Jawa 42 & Perak retro-motorcycles unveiled in India

The slightly quirky-looking Jawa 42 is the least priced of the trio, at Rs. 1.55 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. The Jawa (the bike that looks very similar to the original Jawa Classic) is priced at Rs. 1.64 lakhs and the Perak – which will be launched later – will be priced at Rs. 1.89 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.

Classic Legends has already set up the 105 dealerships and service centers in the country. Actual deliveries will begin from early January 2019. The motorcycles will be on display from the 1st week of December at Jawa dealerships across India. Test rides are also likely to be available at dealerships from early next month. Bookings open from today.

The Jawa and 42 motorcycles will be powered by a short stroke, 293 cc four stroke engine. This motor will make 27 Bhp and 28 Nm. The engine is liquid cooled and maximum emphasis  has been placed on low end torque. The engine is Bharat Stage 6 emission norms ready, and uses a very distinct twin exhaust design.

Fuel injection is standard, and so is a four valve head that runs on twin overhead camshafts. It also gets a very distinct exhaust note that’s designed to ape the original two stroke exhaust note that Jawas and Yezdis of yore were known for. Mahindra Two Wheelers will build the motorcycles at its Pithampur factory in Madhya Pradesh.

The Perak, on the other hand, will use a big bore version of the 293cc motor, displacing 334cc. The bigger engine makes 30 Bhp-31 Nm. All three engines get 6 speed manual gearboxes as standard. Both the 293cc and 334cc motors of the Jawa motorcycles are based on the Mahindra Mojo’s 295cc motor, which has been used as a base. However, the Jawas’ engines have been extensively re-engineered to have their distinct characters.

As for other cycle parts, all three motorcycles use telescopic front forks. However, the Perak uses a monoshock set up at the rear, for achieving a distinct Bobber look. The other two motorcycles get twin gas charged rear shock absorbers.

Single channel ABS is standard on the Jawa and 42 model, which use a front disc brake and a rear drum brake. The Perak gets dual disc brakes and dual channel ABS as standard. The motorcycles use dual cradle frames. While the Jawa and 42 models weigh 170 kilograms and use 14 liter fuel tanks, weight and tank capacity of the Perak is yet to be revealed.