We informed you earlier that Mahindra had acquired 60 percent stake in Classic Legends Private Limited, which owns BSA and has an exclusive brand license agreement with Jawa Moto for India and other Asian markets. Mahindra will introduce the Jawa motorcycles in the Indian market in early 2019. If reports are to be believed, the first Jawa bike to be launched in India will be the Jawa 350. While India launch is still away, Jawa has introduced the new 2018 Jawa 350 Special in the European market. Read – Jawa 350 India Launch & Other Details
The styling of the new Jawa 350 Special is inspired from the brand’s racing past. The motorcycle comes with large fairing, chrome treatment and retro colour scheme. In terms of design highlights, the new 350 Special gets retro-styled rounded headlight cowl, twin upswept exhausts, flat seat and cafe racer-like tail. Read – Jawa Bikes To Make A Comeback In India
The new motorcycle weighs 171kg, which makes it 11kg heavier than the Jawa 350 OHC. It is powered by the same parallel-twin air-cooled engine that also powers the 350 OHC. This motor is sourced by Chinese manufacturer Shinray, with a fuel injection system from Delphi. This 397cc engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 27.7bhp at 6,500rpm and a peak torque of 30.6Nm at 5,000rpm.
For Indian market, Jawa won’t launch this motorcycle with this engine. In fact, reports claim that the India-spec Jawa motorcycle will be powered by Mahindra Mojo’s engine and will share platform as well.