JAWA is a Czech Republican motorcycle maker with no introduction required in India. JAWA and Yezdi bikes enjoyed their peak in India in the 1990s and are now collectors' items. Though the company closed its doors in India in 1996, Mahindra & Mahindra through its subsidiary Classic Legends Private Limited (CLPL) has signed a licensing deal to launch the motorbikes under the JAWA brand name in India and other East Asian countries.

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While we are waiting for the launch of JAWA bike here, the company has launched 350 OHC, a retro-styled motorcycle for Europe. The 350 OHC's design is based on JAWA 350, which was mass produced in the 70s and 80s. The classic British roadster look has been extended to the motorcycle thanks to the 19-inch front and 18-inch wire spoke wheels. The motorcycle comes with 12.5-litre fuel tank and is just 160kg of dry weight.

JAWA 350 OHC is powered by a single-cylinder 397.2cc, 4-stroke air-cooled engine sourced from Chinese manufacturer Shinray. The engine also boasts of fuel injection system from Delphi. The mill develops 27.7hp at 6,500rpm and a maximum torque of 30.6Nm at 5,000rpm. The engine meets Euro-IV emission norms and it also the first ever JAWA with ABS.


JAWA 350 OHC has been priced at CZK 99,930, which is approximately Rs 2.6 lakh. Though the company has not mentioned 350 OHC's arrival in India, there is a huge possibility of this model entering here. If it happens, expect it sometime in 2018.

Specifications JAWA 350 OHC
Engine 4 stroke SOHC
Number of cylinders 1
Displacement 397.2
Power 27.7hp at 6,500rpm
Torque 30.6Nm at 5,000rpm
Transmission 5
Wheel base (mm) 1420
Seat height (mm) 760
Tank Capacity (liter) 12.5
Front wheels ( ") 1.85 x 19 "
Rear wheels ( ") 3.00 x 18 "
Suspension front 150 mm
Rear suspension 80 mm
Front brake 280 mm disc with ABS
Rear brake Drum 160 mm
Dry weight 160 kg
Top speed 130 kmph