Jawa dealerships will start accepting bookings for the new motorcycles from December 15. Currently, prospective buyers can book the bikes for a token amount of Rs 5,000 (refundable) on the Jawa website. The company has listed over 100 dealerships (27 states and one Union Territorry) across the country, out of which a considerable number of showrooms are expected to commence operations from December 15.
Buyers can see, feel and test ride the new Jawa bikes before booking them. Deliveries for the first lot of Jawa bikes are expected to start in January and according to our sources, customers who had booked online will be given preference. This means that customers who book the bikes at dealerships will have to be more patient before they can ride home on their new Jawa bike. Out of the three Jawa bikes launched in India, customers can buy the Jawa (Rs 1.64 lakh) and the Jawa Forty Two (Rs 1.55 lakh) currently, as the Perak (Rs 1.89 lakh) will go on sale by the second half of 2019.
The Jawa takes design inspiration from the Jawa 250 Type A, which was the brand’s first motorcycle to go on sale in India in the 1960s, which makes it look properly retro. The Jawa Forty Two has a more urban and modern theme with matte black elements replacing chrome ones. It also gets an off-set instrument console, a flatter handlebar, bar-end mirrors and is also offered in matte finish. The Perak looks the most distinct of the trio and is a factory custom with bobber styling.
Powering the Jawa and the Forty Two is a 293cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor generating 27hp and 28Nm of peak torque. The new powerplant complies with BS-VI emission norms and is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The Perak is powered by a larger 334cc engine producing 30hp and 31Nm of torque.
As we will be riding the Jawa bikes soon, watch this space for more updates.
All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi
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