Almost every vintage vehicle enthusiast lavishes time and money on their machines to give it an attractive glint. These old machines make for a pretty picture and gather admirers everywhere they go. But V. Vikas and his Jawa are strangely at odds with this popular perception. Vikas, whose house is taken over by breathtaking antiques, has turned a blind eye to the Jawa's weather-beaten look. A closer inspection of the machine reveals that Vikas belongs to a small clutch of vintage vehicle collectors who are enticed by the challenge of using old machines as if they had been made for our times. Evidence supporting his interest in performance are the bottle fuel filter and the glow-indicator embedded in the visor over the headlight.

A magnet in the filter draws the rust particles — this dross can be cleared by loosening a screw and freeing the bottle. With only a six-volt power system in place, the Jawa has to manage with a measly power output. The headlight lets out only a feeble shaft of light. The glow-indicator, which glows when the headlight comes on, is an additional warning to oncoming motorists. Besides, it is also a means for a rider to know if his headlight bulb is working. Vikas finds the glow-indicator particularly useful when he heads out of the city and hits dimly-lit roads.