Czechoslovakian cult brand Jawa got a rebirth in India in November 2018. Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd. powered by Mahindra & Mahindra re-launched the iconic brand and it offers three models- Jawa, Forty Two and Perak.
Jawa Motorcycles has priced the new generation bikes on par with rival-in-chief Royal Enfield's range of cruiser bikes. Specification of the Jawa bikes are also spot on while lack of rear disc-brake and dual-channel ABS invited some criticism.
Among the three bikes revealed, only Jawa and Forty Two will be on sale for now. Both come with 280mm front disc and 153mm drum brakes with a single-channel ABS. If you are disappointed with this braking set up, hold on. Jawa Motorcycles plans to launch dual-channel ABS in both the models soon, reports ZigWheels.
The report claims Jawa Motorcycles will introduce dual-channel ABS in the second quarter of 2019. The improved safety feature will also add disc brake at the rear. With dual-channel ABS and disc brake on both wheels, the braking of Jawa bikes will be considerably better.
Addition of dual-channel ABS will attract around Rs 10,000 - Rs 15,000 over the current prices of the Jawa and Forty Two. Jawa is also expected to offer the option of fitting current-gen bikes with rear disc after the rollout dual-channel ABS equipped models.
Jawa Perak which is priced at Rs 1.89 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), on the other hand, will come with dual-channel ABS as standard. The futuristic model is expected to enter the market in the second half of 2019.
Jawa Forty Two cost Rs 1.55 lakh while the base the model named just Jawa has been priced at Rs 1.64 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Both the Jawa and Forty Two are powered by a 293 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine capable to produce 27bhp and 28Nm of peak torque mated to a six-speed gearbox. Jawa Perak is also powered by the same engine, but has a bigger bore, displacing 332cc and it develops 30bhp and 31Nm of peak torque.