Jawa will launch three new motorcycles soon, One would be Classic 350 challenger while the other would challenge the Royal Enfield Himalayan
Jawa will launch three all-new motorcycles in the Indian market on 15th November. While the Jawa’s retro bike that will take on the Royal Enfield Classic 350 has already been revealed through spy pictures, a new picture shows that Jawa would also launch an adventure bike that will take on the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
The Himalayan is currently the most affordable adventure bike in the market but it has faced a few issues for its quality and features. The new spy shot makes it certain that the adventure model would be launched by the brand that has been revived by Mahindra. All the Jawa bikes would heavily rely on the Mahindra Mojo’s platform and would share a lot of parts with the touring model of Mahindra two-wheelers.
From the picture it can be seen that the upcoming adventure bike would get Upside Down telescopic forks from the Mojo. The suspension has been tweaked for a longer travel and the overall height of the bike is quite higher than the regular bikes that are parked beside it in the parking.
The picture also reveals the boundary-less seat of the bike that gives it a very scrambler type look. The front-wheel also gets a disc brake and it is quite possible that the rear wheel also gets a disc brake but the rear wheel remains behind the shrouds and is not visible. The bike gets exhaust on both the sides with chrome-dipped colored exhaust pipes installed. Other features like the round headlamp and the spoked rims are visible too.
Jawa earlier officially released the pictures of the engine and revealed the specifications too. It would get a 293cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine based on the Mahindra Mojo’s engine itself. The engine produces a maximum of 27 PS and a peak torque of 28 Nm.
Royal Enfield Himalayan would face quite a competition as the Mahindra’s engine is extremely smooth. The Himalayan has been criticized for lack of features like upside down forks and closed-looped fuel injection system. Royal Enfield would have to upgrade the Himalayan massively to ensure that their product remains a strong contender in the market.