After what might seem like an eternity, you will finally be able to see a Jawa motorcycle on the open road. Classic Legends, the company that resurrected the Jawa brand has commenced deliveries of its motorcycles today. The motorcycles are being delivered as per the sequence of bookings that started online on November 15, 2018.
A recent tweet by Anupam Thareja, co-founder, Classic Legends, revealed that deliveries of the Jawa and the Forty Two will commence in the last week of March; and it seems things are going as per plan. The Jawa network currently consists of 95 dealerships across 77 cities – just five short of its initial target of having 100 operational dealerships by the third week of March.
The company also announced a motorcycle exchange program through Mahindra First Choice Wheels that will allow customers to exchange any old bike for a new Jawa. Making the Jawa motorcycles more accessible to its customers are the brand’s financial tie-ups with multiple banks.
Yesterday, Jawa conducted an auction to raise funds for the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund run by the Kendriya Sainik Board, Ministry of Defence, for educating the children of martyrs from the Indian Armed Forces. Bidders got to choose a chassis number between 1 and 100 for select motorcycles that have a tricolour livery on the tank and a custom monogrammed fuel-tank cap with the owner’s name. Chassis number 001 was auctioned for Rs 45 lakh and total proceedings from the auction were a little over Rs 1.43 crore.
Jawa currently has two motorcycles on sale – the Jawa and the Forty Two. Both motorcycles are powered a 293cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, DOHC engine that produces 27hp and 28Nm of peak torque. The single-channel ABS version of the bikes are priced at Rs 1.64 lakh for the Jawa while the Forty Two has a price tag of Rs 1.55 lakh. The dual-channel ABS variants are priced at Rs 1.72 lakh and Rs 1.63 lakh, respectively.
(All prices ex-showroom, Delhi.)