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  • Jawa Perak Modified with Pillion Seat, LED Headlight, Louder Exhaust

    Jawa Perak is a single seater motorcycle, which is the point of being a bobber
    Following a long delay, Jawa Motorcycles have stated delivery of their flagship Perak motorcycle in India. The Jawa Perak, a bobber styled cruiser was launched in 2019 (at Rs 1.94 lakhs). It was supposed to be made available for buyers from April 2020 but plans had to be put on hold due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Perak is Jawa’s 3rd motorcycle in India. Its launch follows that of the Jawa Classic and Jawa Forty-Two; which were first launched in December 2018 at introductory prices of Rs 1.55 lakhs and Rs 1.64 lakhs. Since its update to BS6 emission standards, prices have been increased to Rs.1.65 lakhs and Rs.1.74 lakhs respectively.
    India’s First Jawa Perak with Pillion Seat
    After market specialists Verma Automotives have successfully modified a brand new Jawa Perak – From a single seater motorcycle to a twin seater. A notable fact in this modification is that the attachment is removable; quickly changing the motorcycle from a single to a twin-seater and vice versa. Take a look at the video shared by Verma Automotives below.
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    Jawa Perak modified seat is finished in leather with same brown colour scheme as the rider seat. There are turn indicator lights under both the seats. The video also shows that the modified seat is capable enough to take the weight of the pillion without any issues. When the pillion seat is not needed, the attachment can be removed and bracket folded down for a single seater ride.

    Apart from this modification, there are other changes made on this Perak. It gets a foldable side number plate. This can be folded so that it does not break or come in the way of comfortable seating for the pillion rider. Verma Automotives have also modified the exhaust for a deeper and louder sound. They have also fitted the Perak with a new LED headlamp. Apart from these modifications, there are no other changes made.

    Jawa Perak Engine
    The Jawa Perak gets its power via a BS6 compliant 334cc, single cylinder, SOHC, fuel injected engine offering 30 hp power and 33 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. It gets 280mm disc brakes at the front and 240mm disc brakes at the rear with dual channel ABS offered as standard. Suspension is via telescopic hydraulic fork in the front and 7 step adjustable mono shock at the rear.
    The company has priced the Jawa Perak at Rs.1.94 lakhs, ex-sh. It can be booked at a refundable amount of Rs.10,000 and is also offered via easy financing options. These include offers like 50 percent discount on first 3 instalments, 100 percent funding and special EMIs etc.

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  • Jawa Aug 2020 Sales at 1,353 units – CL 300 Listed on Jawa Europe Website

    The Jawa Classic is now listed on the company’s European website as CL 300, which will be imported from India
    Indian made Jawa Classic has been listed as an official product on the European website (jawa.eu) of the Czech motorcycle brand. The motorcycle, as reported earlier, has been listed as Jawa 300 CL and is expected to go on sale soon. The Jawa 300 CL is going to be the first bike from Jawa to be imported to Europe from India.

    Classic Legends, a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra, had bought the licensing deal in October 2016 to manufacture Jawa motorcycles in India. Its first two products- Jawa Classic and Jawa Forty-Two were launched in December 2018 at initial prices of Rs 1.55 lakh and Rs 1.64 lakh respectively for single-channel ABS models.
    Both the motorcycles have been updated to the latest BS6 emission norms and are now offered at starting prices of Rs 1.65 lakh and Rs 1.74 lakh for forty-Two and Classic respectively. Apart from these two, Jawa also retails the Perak bobber which was launched earlier this year at a price of Rs 1.95 lakh. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom.
    Jawa Sales
    Jawa Aug 2020 sales for Aug 2020 stand at 1,353 units. This when compared to Aug 2019 sales of 1,438 units, is a decline of about 6%. In comparison, rival Royal Enfield sales for Aug 2020 stands at 35,105 units. These are retail sales, revealed by FADA.
    Jawa 300 CL listed on European website
    Speaking Jawa launch in Europe, Classic Legends plan to adopt the Classic aka 300 CL first while the rest of the two will be adopted later. The Classic has already been homologated for European roads. The European-spec 300 CL is set to undergo minor changes to comply with European vehicular standards. Visually and aesthetically the bike still essentially remains the Indian made Jawa Classic with the same set of colour schemes on offer.
    Engine & Transmission
    The 300 CL will be powered by the same 294cc provided in Classic, however, the power and torque figures are reduced to 23 bhp and 25 Nm respectively as opposed to 27 bhp and 28 Nm in the Indian-spec model. Transmission duties will be carried out by a 6-speed gearbox as usual. Dimension wise the European-spec model is identical to its Indian counterpart.
    Talking about the dynamics, the bike gets a telescopic hydraulic fork at front and a twin shock gas ganister hydraulic at rear with a travel of 135mm and 100mm travel. The bike stands on 90/90-18 M/C wheels at front and 120/80-17 M/C wheels at rear. Braking duties are carried out by 280mm disc with floating calipers as standard on front with the option of either drum brakes or 240mm disc at the rear wheel.
    Just as in the Indian market, the CL 300 will compete against the Royal Enfield Classic 350. It will be interesting to see how the European market reacts to such a class of bike with a design which clearly resonates with the Indian market. The price of the CL 300 Jawa is yet to be announced and is expected to be out soon. More

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    Jawa Electric Motorcycle Imagined – Royal Enfield Classic Electric Rival

    The electric motorcycle project by Classic Legends is not expected to be ready before 2022
    Soon after news about a possible Jawa electric motorcycle broke out, new media reports emerged suggesting that Classic Legends electric motorcycle project will make use of Yezdi brand. Just like Jawa, Yezdi evokes nostalgia among Indian motorcycle enthusiasts. The idea of an Yezdi electric motorcycle with retro-classic design certainly sounds interesting.
    Will Jawa introduce an electric motorcycle?

    Considering that Classic Legends owns the rights to both Jawa and Yezdi brands, its upcoming electric motorcycle project could spawn two distinct flavours. However this is purely a speculation at this moment and we will have to wait and see how things develop.
    Meanwhile, here is a speculative rendering of a Jawa electric motorcycle created by Sreejith Krishnan on behalf of ElectricVehicleWeb. While accommodating the electric powertrain and the massive battery pack requires grounds up approach to chassis engineering, you can see that Jawa’s classic design gels well with the new age powertrain.

    The designer has envisioned the Jawa electric motorcycle to feature the charging socket on the pseudo fuel tank and a rear hub-mounted motor. The traditional telescopic front suspension and twin gas-charged rear shock absorbers have been carried forward. The spoke wheels go a long way in giving the motorcycle an old-world charm.
    Powertrain
    It is too early to talk about the finer details of Classic Legends’ electric powertrain. It is being reported that, unlike the existing Jawa products which were engineered with inputs from parent company Mahindra, the new electric motorcycle will be developed fully in-house. The two wheeler manufacturer is expected to source most of its critical components locally although there could be some percentage of imported content.

    It is to be noted that Royal Enfield is also working on an electric motorcycle to target the same segment. Classic Legends’ project is still at early stages and we don’t expect the final product to be ready before 2022. The company’s track record when it comes to keeping up with timelines are not great to begin with, and to make the matters worse, the pandemic is proving to be a significant disruption.
    Classic Legends’ current status
    Classic Legends managed to sell only 569 units of Jawa motorcycles in July 2020 which is over 60 times lower than what its primary rival Royal Enfield has managed. Suffice it to say, the existing Jawa and the upcoming Yezdi products have their work cut out.
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  • Jawa July 2020 sales figures revealed – RE has nothing to worry about

    Monthly sales figures paint a completely different picture than the one initial booking numbers did
    When Classic Legends unveiled the new Jawa Motorcycles range in 2018, it was greeted with excellent response from the customers. It seemed like the firm which is under Mahindra’s umbrella got it spot on and is all set to challenge Royal Enfield’s prolonged monopoly in the country’s medium displacement motorcycle segment.
    Sales below expectation

    Classic Legends started of with impressive number of bookings but huge delay in deliveries has put a significant number of customers off. Moreover, several customers complained about quality issues on practically brand new Jawa Motorcycles. As months went by, it became clear that the company is finding it difficult to meet the demand as well as quality expectations.
    The retro-classic two wheeler brand chose to keep its monthly sales figures under wraps. However, for the month of July 2020, FADA (Federation of Automobile Dealers Association) has released two wheeler sales figures including those of Classic Legends. As per the document, only 569 units of Jawa Motorcycles were sold, representing a market share of just 0.07%. During the same month last year, Jawa managed to sell 991 units at an identical market share.

    Two Wheeler Retail Sales – July 2020. Source – FADA
    In contrast, Jawa’s primary rival Royal Enfield managed to clock sales of 34,313 units at a market share of 3.92%. That’s around 60 times more than what Class Legends’ tally. Yes, RE did register a significant YoY sales decline but so did the industry in general.
    With access to decent product platform (Jawa products are based on Mahindra Mojo‘s engine) as well as Mahindra’s under utilized two wheeler plant, Classic Legends could have executed its business plan in a much better way, thereby emerging as a threat to the market leader. However, as things stand now, it looks like Royal Enfield has nothing to worry about for a long time to come.
    Classic Legends’ future plans
    Classic Legends recently introduced the BS6 versions of Jawa and Jawa Forty Two with updated exhaust system and an additional catalytic converter. The company also commenced deliveries of the long awaited Perak limited edition bobber.
    Classic Legends is also reportedly developing an electric motorcycle to be branded as Yezdi, another badge which evokes nostalgia. Details are scarce as of now but it is being reported that the company is attempting to develop the electric motorcycle completely in house. The product in question will be pitted against Royal Enfield’s upcoming zero emission product. More

  • Jawa Nepal launch planned – Dealership applications open

    Jawa Motorcycles’ Perak bobber will not be launched in Nepal initially
    Jawa Motorcycles, under Classic Legends (a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra group), plans to enter Nepal in the coming months. The Czech-origin two-wheeler manufacturer has invited applications for new dealerships in Nepal. In the initial stages, only the ‘Jawa’ and 42 will be available, with no major revisions over its BS6-compliant Indian counterparts.

    Colour choices for the entry-level Jawa 42 include Nebula Blue, Comet Red, Starlight Blue, Lumos Lime, Halley’s Teal and Galactic Matte. On the other hand, the Jawa ‘Jawa’ gets only three shades (in a chrome theme): Black, Grey and Maroon. There is no news on the Jawa Perak’s Nepal debut in the foreseeable future. In other news, Perak deliveries have finally commenced in India.
    Exploring new markets
    Earlier in May 2020, Jawa Motorcycles India revealed plans to export its products to potential European markets. Euro-spec examples will sport some minor changes to comply with local norms while styling and colour choices remain identical. Just like on our market, Jawa models will lock horns with Royal Enfield’s ‘UCE 350’ range in Europe. The next-gen ‘UCE 350’ lineup has reached the final stages of development.

    Jawa Motorcycle Nepal Facebook Page
    Jawa Motorcycles India has got three products in its portfolio: 42, ‘Jawa’ (also known as Jawa Classic) and Perak. The first two are powered by a 293cc (bore x stroke: 76mm x 65mm) liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder engine good for 27bhp and 28Nm of torque.
    Meanwhile, the range-topping Jawa Perak gets a 334cc version of the same, with bore x stroke rated at 81mm x 65mm. Thanks to increased displacement, the Perak makes roughly 30bhp and 31Nm. All three motorcycles get a 6-speed transmission.
    Price
    Jawa Motorcycles derived these two power plants from Mahindra Two Wheelers’ flagship product, Mojo 300. It was only recently that the touring motorcycle became compliant to BS6 emission norms. Prices start at Rs 1.99 lakh and go up to Rs 2.11 lakh depending on colour. In comparison, prices for Jawa models start at Rs 1.60 lakh (BS6 Jawa 42). All figures mentioned here are ex-showroom, Delhi.
    Powering the 2020MY Mahindra Mojo 300 BS6 is a 295cc liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder engine generating about 25bhp and 26Nm of torque while mated to a 6-speed gearbox. It is available in four colours: Red Agate, Black Pearl, Ruby Red and Garnet Black. The motorcycle primarily rivals Bajaj Auto’s Dominar 400 while being an alternative to KTM India’s Duke 390/250 as well as BMW Motorrad India’s G 310 R BS6 (yet to launch).
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  • Jawa Motorcycle Owner and Two Donkeys outside a Jawa Dealership

    Upset with his motorcycle, owner gets tries to get attention of the authorities at Jawa using donkeys
    And another set of donkeys take centre stage. No, the donkeys were not used to chug the Jawa 42 in question. They were merely there for photographs. This seems a ceremonial protest. And is a tried and tested method. There have been occasional incidents of vehicle owners turning to donkeys to strength their protest against a dealership / manufacturer; when no solution to a problem is acceptable or satisfactory to the vehicle owner.

    The poster refers to his Jawa 42 as a donkey bike, and further explains, ‘This donkey bike is good for nothing, neither is this company, don’t buy Jawa I wasted my money and don’t want others to. Join me in donkey rallies on this piece of crap at Udaipur.’
    Well, for one there are no donkey rallies, but you get the gist. The original poster introduces himself, and goes straight for the jugular. His Jawa 42 ownership doesn’t sound to be pleasant one. The bike has stoped working multiple times since he purchased it almost 8 months earlier.

    The engine stops, every time he rides over a distance of 100 kms. He’s quite adamant that ‘it happens every time’. That’s about the bike. He’s quite upset with the company and dealership staff too. The staff misbehaves when he complains at the dealership. This gripe isn’t further elaborated on though.
    He says, company officials did nothing when he tried approaching them. The Jawa owner in question, a student says he’s paying big EMIs for the Rs 2 lakhs he spent, and he feels helpless now. He’s exasperation is expressed clearly in the following articulation, ‘The company takes the money and forgets its customers, they don’t understand something called after sales service.’
    Unhappy Jawa Owner
    He describes himself as a biking enthusiast, and it’s for this reason that that bought a Jawa. In retrospect, he laments ‘this was the biggest mistake of my life.’ He proceeds to a parting note of, Please don’t buy this piece of crap and waste your money, go for other options.’

    The incident unfolded in front of the Jawa dealership. His twitter feed has an update that carries a screenshot of an email detailing the ‘issue regarding my Jawa 42’. There’s also a photograph of a Jawa 42 being readied to be transported on a small pick up. The Twitter account has been created fairly recently, and has no other updates barring three tweets, all of which mention Jawa.
    The first 2 tweets in July are an interaction with the brand twitter account wherein Jawa has replied that ‘the concerned team will reach out and help resolve the issue’. His complaint at the time in 280 characters was, ‘look at my brand new jawa 42 which has stopped working 3 times in less than 8 months on complaining to company there is no response, heartbreaking for a middle class person like me, regret buying this crap and not buying Royal Enfield.’ More

  • Jawa launches Fully Loaded RSA for Perak, Classic and 42

    Jawa has 3 motorcycles on sale in India currently – Jawa Classic, Jawa 42 and Jawa Perak
    Jawa Motorcycles India has now introduced fully loaded Roadside Assistance (RSA). Designed to improve riding experience, the service provides assistance when support is needed, whether at home or when riding.

    Benefits include getting a motorcycle repaired right away, depending on support required or towing it to service station in a safe manner. The safely being able to transport a vehicle parameter should be interpreted correctly as it determines whether or not RSA is available to you. Despite a difficulty, if you can safely take the vehicle to a nearby dealership or workshop, then RSA isn’t applicable. It’s to be called upon in the dire straits.
    Jawa RSA – What is included
    Jawa Motorcycles Roadside Assistance is available across a country-wide network. The toll free service option functions around the clock with coverage provided for upto 100 kms. Services include roadside repair, fuel assistance, and lost key retrieval. Safe towing, and urgent message relay is available in the instance of bike immobilisation. Support in medical coordination is listed. Jawa RSA was first introduced towards the end of May 2020 in select cities. RSA services in general include fixing a flat battery or tyre. carrying out minor repairs, and leave a message with relatives in case needed.

    Jawa Fully Loaded RSA. Source – Jawa
    While the services are all encompassing, there are limitations to it. This may be in the form of how many times a certain RSA offering can be availed during a year of usage. There may also be a limitation of how many times help can be acquired across all parameters in a given year. The service maybe covered for a certain time limitation, and any service that requires more time than designated maybe further charged.
    Jawa RSA – How much it costs?
    Soon after launch, in December 2018 the red painted RSA van made its first appearance. The cost factor for Jawa RSA comes to Rs 1,000 – 1,300 per year. As of now, the RSA service appears to be available in a yearly format. For instance, in Calcutta the service is available for Rs 1,050, and is a cost that’s added during the purchase process. Current bike owners may already have opted for RSA as pert of their insurance cover depending on policy.
    With the world depending on digital searches, interactions, and payments, Jawa Motorcycles has redesigned its website. While Jawa Perak deliveries were started a week earlier, there’s no knowing what the order books hold or for that matter how many units have been delivered, or what the delivery plan is. Numbers is something Jawa Motorcycles doesn’t talk about. Currently those who had booked Perak In January 2020 have delivery estimates of August or September 2020, as per the company’s Delivery Estimator app. More

  • Jawa Perak single seater motorcycle deliveries start in India – First owners

    The Perak bobber is the first product from Jawa Motorcycles to attain BS6 specifications
    Jawa Motorcycles India, owned by Classic Legends (under Mahindra & Mahindra group), first launched its Perak bobber motorcycle back in November 2018, alongside the lesser ‘Jawa’ and 42 models at the company’s debut event. Earlier, deliveries were expected to start from 1st April 2019. But that did not happen. Perak was re-launched in Nov 2019, this time delivery date promised was 2nd April 2020. But pandemic played spoilsport.

    But it seems the delays have come to an end. Jawa Perak deliveries have officially started today. Jawa Ahmedabad and Jawa Agra dealers have posted official photos on their social media channels, along with the first owners of the Perak in India. Online bookings were already opened for a token amount of Rs 10,000. Perak is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.95 lakh ex-showroom.
    As part of the ‘new normals’, processes are carried out in a safe and sanitised environment. Unlike the previous scenario wherein the company could not meet demand due to production inefficiency, COVID-19 came in the way this time. The initial delivery timeline was scheduled for early April; the peak of India’s COVID-19 lockdown protocols.

    Mr Rishabh taking delivery of Jawa Perak in Agra
    Finance Options
    Jawa Motorcycles has introduced compelling finance schemes for potential Perak buyers. The programmes are as follows:
    EMI plans starting from Rs 8,000 / 2 years to Rs 6,000 / 3 years
    50% off on first three instalments
    100% funding
    Zero down payment (terms & conditions apply)
    No income proof requirement
    Key Highlights
    One of the main features of Jawa Motorcycles’ Perak is, of course, its styling. The low-slung single-seater layout, coupled with the Black (actually dark grey) and gold accents, give the motorcycle a unique look. Highlights include tan seating upholstery, twin-exhaust setup, bar-end mirrors, spoke wheels, single-pod instrument console, etc.
    Jawa Perak Specs

    Jawa Perak

    The 2020MY Jawa Perak BS6 is powered by a 334cc (bore x stroke: 81x65mm) liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder engine. It generates 30bhp and 31Nm of torque. In comparison, the ‘Jawa’ and 42 employ a 293cc (76x65mm) version of this unit and make 27bhp and 28Nm. All three models get a 6-speed transmission. The power plant is a derivation of Mahindra Two Wheelers’ 295cc motor powering the Mojo touring motorcycle (BS6 update coming soon).
    Other Jawas
    Meanwhile, the base Jawa ‘Jawa’ and 42 were introduced in BS6 format earlier this year at an ex-showroom starting price of Rs 1.60 lakh and 1.73 lakh, respectively. The motorcycles look almost identical to their BS4 counterparts except for a redesigned exhaust system. Primarily rivals include Royal Enfield’s Classic 350 and Benelli India’s Imperiale 400. Royal Enfield is almost ready with its next-gen ‘UCE 350’ power plant, starting with the Meteor 350 (Thunderbird replacement).
    On the other hand, the new Jawa Perak does not have any rivals in the entire single-cylinder motorcycle category. The closest bobber alternatives cost at least three times more and come with one or two cylinders more. More