2nd Nov 2018 2:24 pm
Apart from the recently spied production-spec roadster, Jawa has revealed design sketches of an adventure tourer/ scrambler as well as bobber prior to the November 15 unveil.
The Buzz around the upcoming Jawa motorcycles doesn’t seem to end. Just after the upcoming motorcycle was spotted testing, Jawa has released a teaser video on its social media accounts. The video showcases the possible various design styles that the upcoming bikes might follow.
The first bike showcased looks like the initial sketch of the roadster and the second bike is the production guise of the same. An interesting fact is that the design cues of the second bike are very similar to that of the pre-production prototype spotted a few days back. Apart from styling, even the cycle parts – like the frame, telescopic fork, twin shock-absorbers, a gas -charged canister at the bottom and the single disc brake at the front – is similar to the spied bike.
What’s more interesting are the other two motorcycles – a scrambler/adventure tourer and a bobber. From our sources, we knew that Jawa will be showcasing three products in Mumbai on November 15, 2018 and the released video confirms this.
Going by the sketch seen in the video, the new motorcycle looks more of an adventure tourer than a scrambler offering. In the teaser, we can see that the bike will have a bare and functional design, kind of reminiscent of the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The bike features a long-travel USD fork, a large-spoke front wheel, a raised handlebar, a high-mounted fender and a tall windscreen. Other visible details include a flat saddle, a high-set under-seat exhaust muffler, high ground clearance, monoshock, a rear disc brake and a longer swingarm.
The third motorcycle teased by Jawa is that of a bobber, which is a segment of motorcycles that was been revived a few years back and has been gaining popularity in global markets. The Jawa bobber looks to be inspired by the Triumph Bonneville Bobber, since we can see a cantilevered single seat with a monoshock suspension underneath it, chopped fenders and balloon-style tyres. The flat and low-set handlebar is a flat and low unit, which should result in a slightly sporty riding stance. The cast swingarm looks completely different from the other two bikes and even the Jawa Bobber features a USD fork and a rear disc-brake.
All the three Jawa offerings will be powered by a 293cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor producing 27hp and 28Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Jawa officials claim that the new powerplant has been developed from scratch and we believe it shares only the very basic architecture with the Mojo’s existing 300cc mill. The motor will also be BS-VI-ready.
While all three of the new Jawa bikes will be showcased on November 15, we feel that the Jawa roadster will go on sale first, while the other two offerings will be launched in a phased manner. Given the simpler components used on the Jawa roadster, we are expecting it to be priced quite competitively. For reference, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 currently costs Rs 1.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), and this price will go up slightly when ABS becomes mandatory.
We will be reporting live from the launch event on November 15. So make sure you follow our website and social media accounts for the latest updates.