Jawa officially began sales of 350 Special at its home market of Czech Republic before expanding to other markets in Europe
In the automotive industry, we have seen so many manufacturers who were giants in the 70s and 80s but became bankrupt later to stop the production and leave the industry. But among these manufacturers only some have come back and present in the industry. Jawa is one of the iconic brands of the past and they were so popular in India also even after these years, people still remember the brand.
Jawa Moto is now owned by BSA which is owned by Mahindra. The company has got license to bring Jawa products to India and other Asian countries. Jawa current lineup is retro theme bikes and the technology is old school which is not allowed to sell in most countries because of the strict emission norms but they export to emerging countries which doesn’t have these norms.
Jawa recently revealed 350 Special based on 350 OHC. The design of special 350 is based on old performance bikes. The round headlamps which is part of the fairing along with steeply raked visor gives an old bike charm for the Jawa 350 special. Jawa has given single seat for 350 special with a café racer design theme at the rear.
The handle bar are clip on type with mirrors placed at the end. The twin pod instrument cluster is analog with some information like odometer display on the small digital screen placed in the speedometer console. Jawa 350 Special comes with spoke wheels with 320 mm disc at front and 240 mm disc at the rear with dual channel ABS. The 350 Special is finished in red and silver colour theme.
Jawa 350 Special is powered by the same engine from 350 OHC which is manufactured by Chinese manufacturer Shinray and the fuel injection system comes from Delphi. The 397 cc air-cooled engine produces 27.7 hp of power at 6,500 rpm and 30.6 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. This engine is mated to 5 speed gearbox and top speed is 130 kph.
The Jawa 350 Special also comes with bigger 16 L fuel tank and 167 kg of dry weight. Jawa officially began sales of 350 Special at its home market and later expand to other market. India won’t get this model as the company is working on a new model based on Mojo for Indian market which is expected to be introduced next year.