Jawa brand, now owned by Mahindra will re-enter Indian shores soon. The Indian utility manufacturer has got the rights for this brand in India and it will be manufacturing the bikes at its Pithampur plant. This is the re-birth of this iconic Czech brand that was a favourite amongst motorcyclists in India during the 1970’s and 80’s. The first of the lot is the 2019 Jawa 350. This does retain the 350cc engine, but it is now four-stroke. Jawa will enter production by mid 2018 and will be ready for launch in 2019 or even late 2018. Mahindra will also start manufacturing BSA motorcycle are ounce the same time.
2019 Jawa 350 gets a single-cylinder air-cooled engine, which makes it an exciting package. It has a twin exhaust just like the original motorcycle.This engine is surprisingly by a Chinese engine maker, Shineray whites in-turn derived from an old Honda engine. The Jawa 350 produces about 26bhp of power at 5250rpm and a maximum torque of 32Nm at 4750rpm. The gearbox is also just a four-speed box, which is a tad disappointing. This could have been better, when six-speed gearboxes are getting common on bikes. The Jawa 350 also gets ABS and has a Euro-IV engine. It will priced around Rs. 1.3 lakhs and will compete with Royal Enfield Classic 350.
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