Anand Mahindra tweeted a few days ago indicating plans to revive Jawa in India soon. He posted a picture on the micro-blogging website with the quote, “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass, it’s about learning to ride in the rain”. Along with the caption, “We all know about the advice to ‘Dance in the rain..’ But with Jawa’s imminent resurrection you can’t blame me for pushing this avatar of the quote”.
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 28, 2018
Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. subsidiary Classic Legends Private Limited (CLPL) will start the production of the new redesigned motorcycles soon. CLPL recently acquired BSA motorcycle and Mahindra and Mahindra has about 60% stake in CLPL. They will undergo production in their Madhya Pradesh plant.
Preserving the heritage of Jawa motorcycles, the new redesigned versions will be retro themed. They will be a direct competition to the likes of the Royal Enfield classic 350 and Mahindra Mojo 300. CLPL will launch these new motorcycles in Indian and East Asian markets.
Jawa motorcycles was founded in 1929 by František Janeček in Czechoslovakia. He bought the motorcycle division of Wanderer. The name JAWA is made by linking first two letters of Janeček and Wanderer. It entered Indian market in 1950 and was a great success. Initially the motorcycles were imported from Czechoslovakia. Later they were produced in Mysore by Ideal Jawa India Ltd. The Jawa 250 and the Yezdi 250 were the most popular and are still ridden across the country. They are also in great demand among collectors now.
Jawa 350 was released internationally last year and we may expect the new Indian model to borrow elements from this model. The re-launch of Jawa motorcycle in India has many enthusiasts excited. Speculations indicate the new Jawa in India may have a 250-300cc single cylinder engine based on the Mahindra Mojo 300. Will this new redesigned motorcycle live up to the high expectations, we have to wait for it’s official launch soon.
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