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    Jawa Perak, 42 And Classic Prices To Be Increased From 1st Jan 2021

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    Jawa, Forty Two and Perak will undergo a price hike in view of rising input costs and commodity prices

    As is generally noted at the start of each year, January 2021 will also see hike in prices of cars and two wheelers. Hero MotoCorp has announced a price hike by around Rs.1,500 from 1st January 2021 while Kia, Hyundai, Maruti and Mahindra have also made similar announcements. OEMs generally introduce price hike between 1-3 percent, but this year the hike is expected to be higher as the automakers decide to pass on higher input costs to the consumer.
    Mahindra-owned news website Car and Bike has announced in an exclusive report that Mahindra’s subsidiary, Classic Legends Private Limited will be hiking prices for the Jawa motorcycles from January 2021; though the quantum of price hike is yet to be announced.
    The price hike will span the Jawa, Jawa Forty Two and the Perak as the company also cites rising input costs and commodity prices as reasons for this price hike, a portion of which will now be passed on to the consumer.
    Quantum of Price Hike
    The quantum of price hike across the Jawa range has not yet been revealed. As on date Classic Legends sells the Jawa at Rs.1.73-1.83 lakhs, the Jawa Forty Two at from Rs.1.60-1.74 lakhs and the top of the line Jawa Perak at Rs.1.94 lakhs. Apart from the price hike, these bikes will not see any modifications either in design or in engine specifications.
    Image – Jawa
    The Jawa and Jawa Forty Two get powered by a BS6 compliant 292 cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke DOHC engine offering 26.51 hp power and 27.05 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed gearbox. The third motorcycle model under the Jawa brand name, Perak which is the most affordable, made-in-India factory custom bobber, gets a 334cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke engine making 30.64 hp power and 32.74 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed gearbox.
    Rising Cost of Ownership
    Over the past year, it has also been noted that there is a distinct increase in cost of ownership of automobiles. Higher insurance premiums, BS6 upgrades and a higher trajectory in fuel prices have all put an increased burden on the consumer.
    Jawa has noted sales to the extent of 50,000 units during the April 2019 to November 2020 period. This also includes the lockdown period till around July 2020. The company announced this milestone achievement in 24 months of full operation which excluded the suspension of operations during the months of March to July 2020 when the company had zero inventory.
    This growing demand has caused the company to increase both production capacities and dealership count across the country with a target to register sales of the next 50,000 in less than a year. In the recent months, it is the Perak which has been the best selling Jawa motorcycle.
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    Jawa Motorcycle Sales Record 50k Milestone – 2 Years Since Launch

    Image – Jawa
    Rival Royal Enfield sold almost 67k motorcycles in single month of Oct 2020

    Classic Legends has announced 50k unit sales of Jawa Motorcycles since launch in 2018. Though it is almost 2 years after launch that this feat has been achieved, Jawa claims the sales feat was achieved in an effective 12 months of full operations. At the time of launch in 2018, Jawa had aimed to sell about 90k motorcycles annually or about 7,500 units monthly.
    Even though Jawa launched motorcycles in Nov 2018, it was only in April 2019 that the deliveries started. Then of course one had to deal with zero activity during specified periods of nationwide lockdown period (since March 2020), with near zero inventories owing to waiting period.
    As the company embarks on its journey for the next 50k milestone, Jawa motorcycles continues to expand production capacity and dealership count. Ashish Singh Joshi, CEO – Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd. said, “As the newest entrant in the Indian motorcycle market, we are proud of what we have achieved in such a short duration.” Jawa aims to register the next 50k unit sales in less than 1 year.
    Best Selling Jawa
    Jawa’s return to full fledged business was as recent as 2018. To get going, the company readied a production facility and sells 3 models -Jawa, Jawa forty two and Perak that not only make up the product lineup but also were tasked with the responsibility of brand resurrection. To support this, a sales network is under ongoing development, and ops have been ramped to meet customer demands.
    Perak has been best-selling Jawa motorcycle in recent months. Image – Ravinder
    The 50,000 motorcycles milestone is of significance to the brand as it portends a future roadmap that the company is geared up to achieve. Jawa Motorcycles views this as ‘healthy demand’ having had to contend with the 50k taking a longer time to reach owing to Covid-19 related production challenges.
    The company is upbeat the next 50k units milestone will be attained in lesser time. In the meantime, Classic Legends has started exports with a batch of Jawa motorcycles being shipped to Europe, and Nepal. Only last month, the company celebrated delivery of 2000 Perak units, making it the best-selling Jawa.
    Perak roots goes back to the 1940s, during the time of the Nazi German’s rule in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. In those difficult times, there was a man dressed in black who moved in the shadows. It was rumoured that this strange figure was portrayed as a Czech hero.
    He gave the people a sense of comfort, leapt out of the darkness and was indestructible, not afraid of the German troupes or the ‘Bullet’. Though the Germans tried to capture this figure, which came to be called ‘Perak’, their efforts proved unsuccessful.
    Jawa Perak BS6, priced at Rs.1.94 lakhs, is presented in a single colour option. Buyers can avail the Perak with a zero down payment scheme or an EMI of Rs.6,666 along with an exchange program of upto Rs.5,000. More

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    Perak Becomes Best Selling Jawa – Records 2k Deliveries In Oct 2020

    Image – Ravinder
    Jawa Perak is powered by a 334cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC engine

    Classic Legends, the Mahindra owned company which sells the the Jawa, Forty-Two and Perak motorcycles, has announced a new delivery milestone today. For the first time, the company has recorded deliveries of 2,000 units of Perak in oct 2020. In fact, this is the first time Jawa has delivered 2k units of any of their 3 motorcycles on offer, in a month.
    Majority of these 2k Perak units were sold during the second half of October, which included the festivals of Dusshera and Navartri. The company now expects better sales of the Jawa Perak with Diwali around the corner.
    Deliveries of the Jawa Perak commenced in July this year. It is the most expensive model in the company lineup, priced at Rs.1.94 lakhs, ex-sh. Classic Legends has only disclosed delivery numbers of the Perak and not of the Jawa and Forty Two. Hence its sales performance can neither be compared to earlier months and nor can it be assessed as against that of its competitors.
    Taking into account total sales of Jawa in the July, August, September period, it can be noted that sales are on a steady rise. Sales which had stood at 569 units in July increased to 1,353 units in August and then on to 2,121 units in September 2020. Though the company has not disclosed October sales of the Jawa and Jawa Forty Two, they state that both these models have seen steady sales and increased demand that has overshot production supplies.
    Classic Legends CEO
    CEO Speaks
    Mr. Ashish Singh Joshi, CEO, Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd. said, “The fact that we delivered around 2000 units of Perak in the span starting from Navratri last month is a testimony to the widespread acceptance of the model, which has carved its own niche and has been elevated to a cult status within just a few months of hitting the streets.
    Overcoming the challenges posed by the Covid-19 situation, we have been focusing on streamlining the production and delivering as many vehicles as we can to our customers. We began the festive season on an encouraging note and are confident that the excitement will keep on growing through the festivities. We also take this chance to wish a prosperous Diwali to everyone.”
    “We have also been extensively working towards expanding our dealership network. Since the lifting of the lockdown, we have added 58 dealerships to our existing network that are fully operational and have made our products more accessible to our customers pan India. The company plans to increase the pre-lockdown number of 105 dealerships to 205 by December 2020 to make our models available to more customers, in newer geographies.”
    Jawa Engine Lineup
    The Jawa and Forty Two share the same 293cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC engine that offers 26.5 hp power and 20.05 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed gearbox. The Jawa is priced between Rs.1.74-1.83 lakhs while the Forty Two is priced from Rs.1.65-1.74 lakhs. The Perak gets a more powerful 334cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC engine that makes 30.64 hp power and 32.74 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed gearbox.
    The company expects to see increased sales through the month of November promising increased production at the Pithampur plant and quicker deliveries while the company is also in the process of enhancing its dealership network across India. Jawa currently has 163 dealerships across India which it intends to increase to 205 dealerships by the end of this year.
    The month of October also saw Jawa motorcycles launched in Nepal. The Jawa showroom is located at Uttardhoka and Teku locations of Kathmandu with Agni Motoinc Pvt Ltd, as the company’s official distributor partner in Nepal. Sales commence with the Jawa and Jawa 42 with the Jawa Perak to also be introduced soon. The bikes will be imported into the country via the Completely Built Units (CBU) route. However, the high import tax and custom duty considerations in Nepal have caused the bike prices to be 3 times over that prevalent in India. More

  • Jawa Motorcycles Nepal Launch Price – NPR 6.2 L (INR 3.9 L) Onwards

    2020 BS6 Jawa, and Jawa 42 exports from India to Nepal begin

    With Jawa manufacturing underway in India since 2019, the company is periodically reaching into new markets to strengthen exports. The vehicle range comprises of Jawa, Jawa Forty Two, and Perak. From today, sales begins in Nepal with Jawa and Jawa 42 motorcycles.
    Classic Legends has appointed Agni Motoinc Pvt Ltd, as its official distributor-partner in Nepal. The company already has established credence as the sole authorized distributor of Mahindra’s range of PVs and CVs in Nepal. With Classic Legends being a Mahindra subsidiary, distributor-partner selection was but a natural one.
    Jawa Nepal Agni MotoInc dealerships
    Operations are being started with dealerships located at Uttardhoka and Teku in Kathmandu, and the dealership network will be increased over time. The motorcycles are being exported to Nepal as Completely Built Units (CBU). Jawa Perak will also be launched in Nepal soon. Bookings for the same has also started from today in Nepal.
    Jawa Nepal Prices vs Royal Enfield
    Jawa Nepal Prices
    Both Jawa motorcycles are available in single, or dual channel ABS. Jawa 42 is available at a price of Nepal Rupees NPR 6,20,000 (INR 3.9 lakh) for the single-channel ABS variant, and NPR 6,48,000 (INR 4.08 lakh) for the dual-channel ABS. Jawa Classic is available at a price of NPR 6,48,500 (INR 4.08 lakh), and NPR 6,76,500 (INR 4.26 lakh), respectively. As you can see, the prices in Nepal are more than double than the prices in India.
    This makes the Jawa twins more pricey than Royal Enfield Classic 350 in Nepal. Powered by a 346 cc engine, Bullet Electra and Classic 350 are priced at NPR 4,32,000, and NPR 4,49,000, respectively. This effectively means the more powerful segment rivals from Royal Enfield are being retailed at a lower price than Jawa bikes.
    Classic Legends CEO at Jawa Nepal Launch
    Jawa Specs Nepal
    Powered by a BS6 compliant 293cc engine that returns 27bhp and 28NM of torque, paired to a six speed gearbox, Jawa’s foray into Nepal takes competition to the Royal Enfield 350 series. For Jawa customers in Nepal, the colour range is wide, features are retro inspired yet modern, and the bikes feature rear gas-charged twin shock absorbers, and front telescopic forks. Braking is via a front disc brake, and rear drum brake. Kerb weight stands at 170kg, and fuel tank capacity is 14 litres.
    With imports just beginning, the segment gets a wee bit bigger in Nepal. The segment also includes Benelli Leoncino 250, and Italjet Buccaneer 250 in Nepal, and Royal Enfield 3500c cc bikes. The Retro Classic 350cc segment is dominated by Royal Enfield, a brand that already does business in Nepal. Both Royal Enfield and Jawa bikes sold in Nepal are manufactured in India. However, Nepal’s high import tax and custom duty considerations swell vehicle prices to the point of being exorbitant.
    Cabinet Shrestha, MD, Agni Moto INC, Nepal with Jawa Motorcycles
    Jawa Europe operations too are underway, where Jawa is listed as Jawa CL. While specs for Nepal and India are identical, tech spec variations exist between the model sold in India, and the model sold in Europe. On the backdrop of low base sales in September 2019, last month company was able to report retail sales growth at 2,121 units sold, up 42.16 percent from 1,492 units reported in Sep ‘19. More

  • Jawa Motorcycle Sales Sep 2020 Registers 42% Growth

    Jawa Motorcycles sales performance is expected to post growth in the coming months
    Image – Ravinder

    Federation of Automobile Dealers Association of India (FADA) has released the sales figures of Classic Legend’s Jawa Motorcycles brand for the month of September 2020. Like every other two wheeler OEM, Jawa too registered significant growth in September 2020, thus managing to post a marginal growth in third quarter of the calendar year.
    Jawa Motorcycles sales – September 2020
    The Royal Enfield rival managed to post sales of 2,121 units last month as against 1,492 units sold in September 2019, registering an impressive YoY growth of 42.16%. This comes as a much needed shot in the arm for the company as it registered sales decline of 42.58% and 5.91% in July and August 2020 respectively.
    In the quarter that ended in September, Jawa Motorcycles’s sales performance stood at 4,043 units as against 3,921 units during the same period last year. This represents a positive growth of 3.11 units. The company is expected to continue its September 2020 momentum throughout the festive season if it could ensure smooth delivery process for its motorcycles across the country.
    Jawa Sales Q3 2020
    Jawa now has a rival
    With a brand name that evokes nostalgia among Indian motorcycle enthusiasts and classic styling, Jawa Motorcycles takes Royal Enfield head on. A new player has entered this niche just a few days ago in the form of Honda H’ness CB350. Be it the styling or its single-cylinder 350 cc air-cooled engine with a thumping exhaust note, the latest Honda is there to stake its claim on the lucrative segment that RE pretty much had a monopoly in.
    With Jawa showing signs of gradual growth, it would be interesting to watch the three-pronged battle in the coming months. However, Royal Enfield’s next generation family of 350 is definitely the product series to watch out for.
    Two Wheeler Retail Sales Sep 2020
    Jawa specifications recap
    The Jawa and Jawa 42 are powered by a Mahindra Mojo-derived 293 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which is tuned to deliver 26 hp and 27.05 Nm of torque. The fuel-injected motor employs a 6-speed gearbox.
    The traditional double-cradle frame is suspended by means of telescopic front forks and twin rear shock absorbers. The front and rear disc brakes are supported by a 2-channel ABS.
    With a starting price of INR 1.83 lakh (ex-showroom), the Jawa range undercuts the Honda H’ness which is set to be retailed at around INR 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom). However, the Honda will be backed up with its Big-Wing premium retail network which should make for a better buying and ownership experience. More

  • Jawa 42 modified into a Scrambler by Owner – For Rs 30k in Delhi

    This modified Jawa comes with raised ground clearance as well
    Ever since they were launched in November 2018, we have seen multiple customization projects done on the Jawa motorcycles. In this latest mod job, a stock Jawa 42 has been modified into a scrambler. A number of changes have been carried out to enhance the retro look. While several stock components have been removed, the bike gets a range of customized and aftermarket parts.
    Customization details

    To make it suitable for off-roading, the stock tyres have been removed and replaced with 18-inch dual-purpose Ralco tyres. This has also helped increase ground clearance. Stock rear fenders have been removed and replaced with a short tail, placed horizontally. The exhaust pipe has also been shortened to improve the bike’s manoeuvrability in off-road conditions.
    In other changes, the stock round reflector strip on the rear fender has been replaced with a rectangular shaped unit. The grab rail has been removed completely. At the front, rear view mirrors have been removed and aftermarket tank pads have been added for enhanced comfort.

    The colour of the stock bike used in this customization project is Lumos Lime (Matte) and most of it has been retained. Only exception is the front fender, which now sports a black shade. The wheels, exhaust pipe and front and rear suspension have also received the blacked-out treatment. The customizations have been done at a Delhi-based workshop and total cost to owner was Rs 30k. Owner of the motorcycle is Vinay Dhankhad.
    No performance upgrades
    There are no changes to the engine in this customization project. Jawa 42 is powered by a 293 cc liquid cooled, single cylinder engine that churns out 26.51 ps of max power and 27.05 Nm of max torque. This is mated to a constant mesh 6-speed gearbox. The bike utilizes a double cradle frame integrated with telescopic fork at the front and gas canister type twin shock absorber at the rear.

    Braking duties are performed by 280 mm disc at the front and 153 mm drum brake at the rear. Customers have the option to choose 240 mm rear disc brakes with floating calliper and ABS. Single-channel ABS is offered as standard.
    Jawa motorcycles may have undergone a challenging phase due to delayed deliveries, but things are looking up for the company in recent months. BS6 models were launched in March and deliveries had begun post the lockdown period in June.
    Even though its sales are still low as compared to rivals, Jawa’s popularity appears to be gaining traction. Jawa has also listed its 300 cc motorcycle on its European website at a price of €6k (Rs 5.23L). This will be manufactured in India and exported to European countries. More

  • Jawa for Europe is 12 kgs Heavier, Less Powerful – Price €6k (Rs 5.23L)

    The European Jawa 300CL produces considerably less power and torque
    Jawa Motorcycles, the Czech motorcycle brand which is currently owned by India-based Classic Legends, is gearing up to kick start export operations in Europe even as deliveries in the domestic market are not fully optimized yet.
    Jawa 300 CL

    The brand’s European website has listed the made-in-India Jawa under the 300 CL moniker. While aesthetically the Europe-spec Jawa 300CL looks identical to the Indian Jawa, there are a few crucial differences.
    For starters, the Euro-spec model features the Euro-4 compliant engine instead of Euro-5 (equivalent to BS6) unit. There is also a significant drop in output figures compared to the Indian BS6-spec model. The engine is the same Mahindra Mojo-derived 295 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled unit but it produces 22.79 hp and 25 Nm of torque on board the European model as against the Indian BS6 model’s 26.51 PS and 27 Nm of torque.
    Jawa 300 Specs – India vs Europe
    Another parameter that is hard to ignore is the motorcycle’s empty weight which is 184 kg as per the official European website. According to the Indian website, the motorcycle tips the scale at 172 kg. Such a huge difference in weight between two versions of the same model seems strange, especially when there are no obvious visual clues to indicate additional components. Either the guidelines for measuring a motorcycle’s weight are different in India and Europe or one of the official websites could be misrepresenting the figure.
    Jawa Motorcycles’ export plans
    With adequate installed production capacity at its Indian facility, Classic Legends is well positioned to embark on an expansion plan and cover several key markets. However, the brand needs to address quality issues that are arising from its India-spec models first and ensure that its export-spec units don’t suffer similar problems.
    The Jawa has got the design and brand recall to make it an attractive product not only in India but also in several European markets. With medium displacement motorcycle segment witnessing increased demand globally, it is right time for Classic Legends to scale up its operations.
    The Jawa 300CL is listed on the brand’s European website at 6,000 euros (around INR 5.23 lakh, about 3 times the price in India). In Europe, that kind of money can buy much more powerful middleweight sportsbikes such as Suzuki SV650. Just like in the domestic market, Jawa 300CL will be targeting Royal Enfield Classic in export markets as well.
    In a related news, Classic Legends is also reportedly working on reviving the Yezdi brand with a homegrown electric platform.
    Jawa India
    Jawa Europe
    26.51   PS
    22.79   PS
    27.05   Nm
    25   Nm
    6   Speed
    6   Speed
    1369   mm
    1370   mm
    Seat Ht
    765   mm
    765   mm
    Front Brake
    280mm   Disc
    280mm   Disc
    Rear Brake
    153mm   Drum
    153mm   Drum
    Fuel Tank
    14   L
    13.2   L
    Kerb Wt
    172   kgs
    182   kgs
    Rs   1.74 lakh (Euro 2k)
    Euro   6k (Rs 5.23 lakh) More