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Iconic Jawa returns after 25 years

The iconic Jawa motorcycle returns to the Indian roads after a gap of 25 years.

Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, has unveiled two motorcycles — the Jawa and Jawa Forty Two.

“These modern machines have the authentic Jawa character that balances performance, capability and quality,” the company said. “An all-new 293cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine nestled within a double cradle chassis is tuned to bring out the classic riding thrills, making the new Jawa a true modern classic,” it added.

The Jawa and Jawa Forty Two are priced at ₹1.64 lakh and ₹1.55 lakh, respectively.

Booking for these models has opened. The company has also unveiled a factory-custom job Jawa Perak, powered by a 334cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine which develops 30bhp and 31nm of torque.

The Perak is priced at ₹1.89 lakh, and the booking will open later.

Anand Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra Group, said: “It’s rare to get an opportunity to resurrect a legend. Jawa is an authentic and iconic brand that represents the desire and yearning in all of us for freedom and adventure.”

‘Huge following’

Anupam Thareja, founder, Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd., said: “Jawa motorcycles has enjoyed a huge fan following and generations have relished riding these iconic motorcycles.”

“Modern classics are becoming more and more popular since people today are looking for character, style and fun. We are excited about the new Jawa motorcycles that we have unveiled here today,” he said.

Boman Irani, CMD, Rustomjee Group, said: ‘It is a proud moment for me and my family that Jawa motorcycles is making a comeback.”

The brand was first launched in the country by Mr. Irani’s father. “We are certain that Jawa will receive as much love as it had got in the past,” he added.


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