Jawa has introduced their 3rd new model in Europe in recent times, and this is the Jawa 350 Special. This retro looking motorcycle is not coming to India anytime soon, but the brand is surely going to hit our markets in the near future.
Mahindra acquired 60% stake in Classic Legengs Private Limited which owns brands like BSA & Jawa. So the brand Jawa is now going to be introduced in India by Mahindra. While the bike will be a classic take on motorcycles, we are expecting it to be built around the Mahindra Mojo platform and also make use of the same 300cc engine.
This European Jawa 350 Special has a large front fairing, round headlamp, care racer styling at the rear, upswept exhaust pipes, bar end mirrors, ample use of chrome, dual tone paint job, wired rims, and front + rear disc brakes.
Powering the Jawa 350 Special is an engine produced by Chinese manufacturer Shinray. This is a 397cc OHC, parallel-twin motor with fuel injection from Delhi which produces 27.7 HP of power and 30.6 Nm of torque. This race replica model from the 1960s weighs 171 kg, which is 11 kg heavier than the standard model.
When Mahindra will launch these Jawa range of motorcycles in India, they will be fairly expensive. With minimum use of tech features and their retro styling, how much money would you actually spend just to feel nostalgic every time you swing a leg? Also, Mahindra is finding it tough to sell their only motorcycle currently, the Mojo. So it will be an ever bigger task for the brand to attract such a niche buyer audience for the Jawa brand.