Jawa is set to unveil the new 300 motorcycle on 15th of November and it will rival directly against entry-level Royal Enfield motorcycles
Jawa is all set to make a comeback in the Indian market and they will be doing that by launching three new motorcycles. We have details of the first motorcycle which will be unveiled on 15th of November 2018 while the other two motorcycle details still remain a mystery.
We were also able to catch the first glimpse of the upcoming Jawa motorcycle while it was being tested for the very first time on Indian road recently. There is no doubt that the upcoming Jawa 300 will be a retro roadster and will give the RE some tough time when finally launched here. That being said here is the list of top 10 things that you should know about the upcoming Jawa 300 motorcycle:
1. Indian Owner:
Jawa Motorcycle is currently owned by Classic Legends, which again is owned by Mahindra. Jawa has announced that their soon to be launched motorcycle will be powered by a 293 cc liquid cooled single cylinder DOHC engine. The engine will be capable of producing about 27 hp of peak power and 28 Nm of peak torque and will be paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
2. Old School Exhaust Note:
Jawa has promised to recreate the identical exhaust note, which we have seen on the old motorcycle as well. This is definitely going to be a tough task because their previous motorcycles were powered by a two-stroke engine while the new motorcycle will be powered by a four-stroke unit. It will definitely be an achievement for Jawa if they manage to recreate the old exhaust note. Perhaps we will be able to hear the motorcycle for the first time when it is unveiled on 15th of this month.
3. BSVI Compliant Engine:
Jawa has kept the long-term sustainability in mind and thus their engine will be a BSVI compliant. The new emission norms will come into effect from the year 2020 onward. However, Jawa will not need to make any more changes to their engine when the new emission will take effect in India.
4. A Definitive RE Classic 350 Rival:
Jawa motorcycles’ biggest rival in the Indian market will be Royal Enfield Classic 350. Until now, RE did not have any contender to give them some tough competition however things are going to change soon. The Jawa 300 will have a retro styling as seen on the prototype caught testing recently.
The motorcycle will have a roundish looking headlamp at the front followed by a twin pod analog instrument cluster, a long and well-cushioned single seat for its rider and simple looking grab rail towards the rear. The motorcycle gets conventional telescopic forks towards the front and both side spring setup towards the rear. This setup looks similar to what you also find in its rival the Classic 350 as well.
5. Aggressive Pricing:
Few reports online state that the pricing of the upcoming Jawa motorcycle will be around Rs. 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom) to firmly rival Classic 350.
6. Manufactured at Mahindra’s Plant:
The upcoming Jawa 300 will be produced at Mahindra’s Pithampur production facility in Madhya Pradesh.
7. Brand New Dedicated Dealerships:
The Jawa motorcycle will not be sold via Mahindra dealerships. They will be sold through separate Jawa dealerships to maintain the exclusivity of these retro styled motorcycles.
8. ABS Will Definitely Be Offered:
The motorcycle which was caught testing recently was equipped with a single disc brake towards the front and drum brake setup towards the rear instead of a disc brake setup. So does it mean that Jawa will be introducing two separate variants of the motorcycle? While one will be sold as a base variant the other top-end variant will get all the bells and whistles including disc brakes on both the wheels and dual-channel ABS setup.
9. Already High Dealership Count:
Jawa has announced that they have received tremendous response from the dealer network across India. So you can expect at least 100 dealers all across India selling the Jawa motorcycles while other dealers will also join sooner or later.
10. Not Alone At Launch:
Jawa will be unveiling their motorcycle officially on 15th of November 2018 and it will go on sale towards the end of 2018. You can expect the deliveries to also begin by the end of this year or by early 2019. Going by latest teasers, it could get company of at least two more models.