Jawa Motorcycles made a comeback in the Indian market few years ago. It became popular among buyers for its retro looks which were inspired from older Jawas that were on sale before. Jawa currently sells Jawa Jawa, Jawa 42 and Jawa Perak models in the market. Jawa motorcycles have now launched two new colour options on 1971 war victory day. Jawa launched these two new colour options to commemorate India’s victory against Pakistan in 1971 war. Jawa motorcycles will now be available in two special colours that are inspired by armed forces. Jawa has introduced Khakhee and Midnight grey colours.
The special edition or Jawa motorcycle with new colours are priced at Rs 1.93 lakh, ex-showroom. This is actually Rs 15,000 more expensive than Jawa 42 and Rs 9,000 expensive than Jawa Jawa or Jawa classic. If anyone is interested in buying these Special Edition Jawa’s, they can book one online on Jawa motorcycles official website.
2021 marks 50th year of the 1971 war. The 1971 war was fought on both Eastern and Western fronts and the war lasted for 13 days. This was one of the shortest war in the history and it helped Bangladesh become an independent country. Earlier it was known as Eastern Pakistan. In this war over 3,000 Indian Army personnel lost their lives and over 10,000 got injured.
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Jawa in special edition colours is slightly different from the regular Jawas. it gets subtle upgrades that make it more special. All the chrome elements on the motorcycles have been completely finished in matte black and that completely changes the look of the motorcycle. The headlamp bezel, front forks, rims, dual exhausts are all finished in black including the engine area. Both Khakhee and the Midnight Grey shades are matte finished and not gloss.
Another element that differentiates it from regular Jawa motorcycle is the fuel rank. The design remains the same but, it now gets a Indian flag tri-colour pinstriping along with Indian Army emblem on it. It mentions that that this is special edition and says, ‘Commemorating 50 years of the 1971 war victory.’ The new colour options are only available with the Dual Channel ABS versions.
Other than these subtle cosmetic changes, Jawa remains the same. It is still powered by the same engine as before. It gets a 293-cc, single cylinder, fuel injected engine that generates 27.3 Ps and 27.02 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Apart from these cosmetic changes, all mechanical bits on this motorcycle remain the same. Jawa motorcycles compete with Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Honda H’Ness 350 in the segment.
Jawa is currently owned by Classic legends and they reintroduced Jawa motorcycles in the market back in 2018. The brand is now planning to bring two more classic brands back in the market. They are currently planning to bring back Yezdi and BSA back in the market. The manufacturer will introduce Yezdi brand in indian market before Diwali this year and is expected to launch the Yezdi motorcycle in third quarter of FY22. The brand is also working on a 650-cc motorcycle that is expected to be launched under the BSA brand.