Jawa Motorcycles dealerships are all set to begin operations in India in December 2018. Back at the launch of the Jawa and Jawa Forty Two, Anupam Thareja, Founder of Classic Legends Ltd. that owns Jawa India, told that the company will have 105 dealerships across India.
Although there is no confirmation on which cities will first get the Jawa dealerships, sources have told us that the showrooms will be operations by mid-December. In fact, the company's official website lists a few states - Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar Chhattisgarh, Delhi & NCR, and Goa, which might very well be the first ones to begin operations.
Currently, the company is accepting online orders for both the Jawa and the Jawa Forty Two, for a booking amount of Rs 5,000. Dealership-level bookings, however, are expected to commence once the showrooms are open. While the more retro-looking Jawa is priced at ₹ 1.68 lakh, the entry-level Jawa Forty Two is priced at ₹ 1.55 lakh (both ex-showroom, Delhi).
The more expensive Jawa bike looks very similar to the older Jawa 250 Type A from the 70s and 80s with its retro design and styling which comes with an abundance of chrome and gold pinstripes. The Jawa Forty Two, on the other hand, is a more modern representation of the Jawa brand's heritage and is offered in a range of six pastel colours with a lot of matte and black treatment.
Having said that both bikes are pretty modern underneath, with features like the double creedal frame, front disc brake with ABS, and a BS-VI ready engine, which, of course, is the common denominator in both. The bikes are powered by a 293 cc single-cylinder engine that is based on the Mahindra Mojo's engine but has been heavily tuned to suit this bike. The liquid-cooled, DOHC motor belts out 27 bhp and develops 28 Nm of peak torque and comes paired with a six-speed transmission.
Deliveries for both, the Jawa and the Jawa Forty Two, are expected to commence from the first week of January 2019. Jawa also showcased a special factory custom Bobber motorcycle, the Jawa Perak, at the time of the launch, however, it is expected to be launched sometime later next year.