Jawa has worked with a team of sound engineers to achieve the distinctive exhaust note of the old motorcycles in the new roadster
Jawa Motorcycle is looking to make a huge statement in the domestic two-wheeler space through its comeback after decades of absence. First set of motorcycles from the resurrected Jawa brand will roll out of the Mahindra two-wheeler facility in Pithampur on the outskirts of Indore on November 15. Going by the latest teaser images, the roadster that was spied recently could be accompanied by a bobber and a scrambler.
While the spy shots of the upcoming Roadster do give us a clear idea of what is in store, Jawa is still tight-lipped about several essential details. One thing we do know, however, is that it will be powered by a 293 cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine capable of producing a maximum power output of 27 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque.
Taking a page out of Royal Enfield, the powertrain will also have an exhaust note bearing strong resemblances to the distinct and provocative sound of the iconic Jawa motorcycles – most probably the Roadking, Classic, CLII, Deluxe and Monarch that made the Indian youngsters’ hearts fluttering in the olden days. The brand has worked with a specialist team of sound engineers to achieve this effect and we cannot wait to hear that roar!
It is no secret that the Jawa 300 roadster will compete toe-to-toe against Royal Enfield’s best-selling classic 350. The retro design theme from the old Jawas is there to behold with the round-shaped headlamp, sleek tank design, relaxed handlebar positioning, vintage exhaust outlets on each side, long seat for comfortable ride while covering distance, etc.
The engine could be tuned to deliver engaging torque levels considering the competitor it goes up against and it shares its basic architecture with the Mahindra Mojo’s 300 cc unit while a single-channel ABS system will likely be offered. With a no-frills authentic design from a nostalgic brand, the roadster is expected to be a flag bearer in sales going by the looks of things.
Moreover, it could be priced competitively or even undercut the Royal Enfield Classic 350 when it goes on sale. The design of the teaser sketch also reveals that a Himalayan rival could be in the pipeline and the bobber may well create a niche of its own.