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500cc Jawa scrambler motorcycle coming soon? Based on Bristol Veloce 500

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Classic Legends recently announced that the brand had upgraded the Jawa line-up with retuned engine, chassis, suspension and pricing. Now images of a new Jawa motorcycle have emerged on the internet. This leads us to believe that the brand might be planning to bring a new bike to India. However, the bike is not a unique creation of Classic Legends, but it appears to be a rebadged version of the Bristol Veloce 500. 

Bristol Motorcycles

While the motorcycle name might sound like a cross between Great Britain and Italy, the company is based in the Philippines. The Bristol Veloce retails at ~PHP 348,000 MSRP in the Filipino market, which is ~INR 5.2 lakhs. The scrambler could be rebadged to a new name, but the motorcycle appears to remain the same apart from the badge. 

Bristol Veloce 500 – Design Highlights

The Bristol Veloce 500 is a neo-retro-scrambler style motorcycle. The Veloce 500 features a rounded headlamp with contemporary LED technology. The bike comes with a chiselled fuel tank and upright handlebars. The bike also comes with a classic tuck & roll upholstery and a modern digital dashboard. The Veloce 500 comes with short fenders on the front, rear and an engine bash plate. The motorcycle also comes with an upswept exhaust, cross-spoke alloy wheels shod in dual-sport tyres and a single-sided swingarm.

Bristol Veloce 500 – Engine Specifications

Powering the Bristol Veloce 500 is a 471cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin 8-valve engine. The engine pumps out 47 Hp of power and 43 Nm of torque. The motorcycle comes with a 6-speed gearbox. The bike comes with a Bosch electronic fuel injection system. The Veloce 500 claims a top speed of 185 kmph. The engine appears to have been borrowed from the Honda CB500X which runs the same 471cc block. 

Jawa Motorcycles 

The Bristol Veloce 500 could debut under the Jawa brand in India. But currently, there are no official reports of when the twin-pot scrambler is coming to India, 

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