The iconic Jawa brand re-entered the Indian market after years of absence. In an all-new form, the Jawa branded motorcycles take on the Royal Enfield directly. Well, the Jawa bikes have become quite popular in the Indian market and there are many who choose it over the other motorcycles in the market. Jharkhand’s new Chief Minister, Hemant Soren was spotted riding a Jawa Classic while giving an interview to a news channel. He is the first Chief Minister or politician in India to ride a Jawa.
JMM leader Hemant Soren is on #JabWeMet this week. Here he explains how his approach to fighting Naxals will be different from BJP’s ‘guns and bullets’ approach. I travelled to Dumka in the Santhal Pargana region of Jharkhand to catch up with the man who hopes to be next CM. pic.twitter.com/21lTYEFPpK
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Jawa re-entered the Indian market after Classic Legends, a new company launched the brand in India. The Jawa 300 Jharkhand’s new CM was using can be seen with JMM on the registration plate instead of a number. It is not known if he owns the motorcycle but it definitely belongs to someone from the JMM political party. JMM stands for Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, and it got the largest share of votes in the recently concluded Jharkhand elections.
The new breed of Jawa motorcycles gets modern engine and technology while the styling is inspired by the Jawa motorcycles of yesteryears. It should be noted that Classic Legends, the company that has resurrected the Jawa brand in India is jointly owned by Mahindra and Mahindra. This is why many parts in the Jawa are from the Mahindra Mojo.
In fact, the engine that powers the Jawa bikes is derived from the engine of the Mahindra Mojo. It is a 293cc, single-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 27 Bhp and peak torque of 28 Nm. The engine gets features like fuel injection system, liquid-cooling and four-valve head, twin-exhaust ports and twin camshafts. While comparing with Royal Enfield Classic 350, the Jawa Classic 300 is much smoother and has almost negligible vibrations.
Overall, the Jawa Classic offers look that is inspired by the classic Jawa two-stroke motorcycles. It has become one of the most popular motorcycles in the Indian market and there is a huge waiting period on the bikes too. In fact, Jawa is currently working to revamp the production to bring down the waiting period substantially. Initially, after the announcement of the prices, Jawa had to close down the online bookings for the bikes due to the massive response.
Hemant Soren, who will take the oath as the new chief minister of the state is a bike lover and has been spotted on various different motorcycles. He has also been spotted riding a Royal Enfield in the past. Soren celebrated the victory in the elections of Jharkhand by riding a bicycle around his home. It truly shows how passionate he is for two-wheelers and motorcycles.