Jawa will close the online bookings tomorrow midnight due to overwhelming response and the motorcycles are sold out till September next year
Having returned to India after several decades of absence, Jawa Motorcycles has been sort of a revelation in the domestic market. The affordable retro motorcycle segment has long been dominated by Royal Enfield with its Classic and Bullet range, and for the enthusiasts wanting to have a different option had nowhere else to seek until Jawa officially announced its comeback on November 15.
Jawa showcased its initial range comprising of Jawa, Forty Two and Perak. While the latter would take until second half of next year to arrive as the development is still underway, the Jawa and Forty Two are squarely aimed at Royal Enfield’s Classic 350 with bookings rolling in massive amount in the last weeks. The Czech brand inaugurated two dealerships in Pune followed by three in Bengaluru and a few more in Delhi and Gurgaon.
Under the first phase, Jawa is planning to open as much as 105 showrooms by February 2019. The brand took to social media to announce that the overwhelming response from customers has resulted in the closure of online bookings from midnight tomorrow. Moreover, the Jawa duo are sold out till September 2019. You can still reach the regular dealerships and book the motorcycles for Rs. 5,000 but deliveries will only be made after September 2019.
As per the order of booking, customers will get delivery from March 2019. Jawa and Forty Two are manufactured at Pithampur facility in Madhya Pradesh and they have been addressed with the biggest criticism of lacking ABS already. Jawa and Forty Two with rear drum brake were quoted with Rs. 1.64 lakh and Rs 1.55 lakh respectively.
The addition of rear disc and dual channel ABS system has increased the price by around Rs. 9,000 will as the full-spec models cost Rs 1.73 lakh, and Rs 1.64 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom). Deliveries for the ABS variants will only begin from July 2019 and the customers who have already signed up for standard variants have the option to chose the more safer variants.
With new exchange schemes and flexible finance programmes, Jawa is trying to lure in a big band of customers under its fold as well. Both Jawa and Forty Two are powered by the 293 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine producing a maximum power output of 27 bhp and 28 Nm peak torque, and is mated to a six-speed transmission.