A day after unveiling a new 293cc engine which will power its upcoming motorcycle, Jawa has now announced that it will reveal the motorcycle in question on November 15 in India. The iconic marque is being resurrected by Mahindra under its subsidiary, Classic Legends. The new motorcycle has been developed from the ground-up and it is certain to follow youthful, retro styling which will be evocative of the yesteryear Jawas.
The made-for-India Jawa is likely to not share any components with the Jawa bikes sold internationally, since Classic Legends emphasises on the need to create an association with the Jawas an older generation of Indians identify with. Precious little is known about the upcoming motorcycle at the moment, although it is rumoured to be offered in three variants based on the same platform.
Powering the bike is a 293cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor producing 27hp and 28Nm of peak torque. This motor, styled to mimic the older 2-stroke Jawa engines, features faux cooling fins and a twin-exhaust layout, and is paired to a fuel-injection system. In the interest of long-term sustainability, this engine has been designed to be BS-VI compliant – making it the first made-in-India motorcycle engine of its kind. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed gearbox and the motorcycle will not feature a kick starter. The company claims that the new powerplant has a generous mid-range and a flat torque curve, which should provide energetic levels of performance without being overly sporty. Another vital aspect for engineers was to mimic the original Jawa’s exhaust note and this has been achieved to good effect, as per company sources.
It is unclear whether prices for the Jawa motorcycles will be announced on November 15 as well, but stay tuned for more updates.