Mahindra will soon launch the Jawa branded motorcycles in India. In fact, Anand Mahindra, the chairman of the Mahindra group, in a Twitter reply noted that the launch of the Jawa range of retro-styled motorcycles will happen later this year. For now, there is no information about the specifications of the new Jawa range of motorcycles. However, Mahindra does appear to be moving quickly to re-establish the Jawa brand name in India. The latest on this front are the Jawa Motorcycles Instagram page and the Facebook page, which have a few short videos, and pictures from the recently concluded International Jawa Day. Check it out for yourself.
A couple of years ago, Mahindra bought out the Jawa brand for South Asian markets. The new range of Jawa motorcycles sold by the company is expected to be different from those sold by the original Czech motorcycle maker in international markets. The grapevine suggests that the new range of Jawa motorcycles that Mahindra will sell in India will be based on the Mojo 300, a sports tourer that is currently sold under the Mahindra Two Wheelers brand. The Mojo 300’s engine, frame and cycle parts are likely to be retained in the new crop of Jawa motorcycles, with a retro design.
There’s talk about the Jawa range of motorcycles taking on Royal Enfield, India’s most successful retro-motorcycle maker, who’s currently dominating the premium motorcycle segment in the country. The Jawa retro motorcycle is expected to be powered by a 292-cc, four stroke single cylinder engine of the Mojo. This liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine with twin overhead camshafts makes 27 Bhp of peak power and 30 Nm of peak torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard. Interestingly, this engine comes with twin exhausts, something that Jawa/Yezdi fans will instantly connect with. Cycle parts include alloy wheels, tubeless tyres, disc brakes on both wheels, upside down front forks and a monoshock rear.