Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) had acquired 60% stake in Classic Legends (CLPL) for Rs 6 crore in October, 2016. The company aims to leverage its global expertise of design and engineering to produce models representing the brand’s DNA and ethos. The home-grown auto giant had also revealed its plan to revive BSA and Jawa brands in the country. Just so you know, Mahindra’s subsidiary Classic Legends acquired 100% capital share of BSA Company Limited.
The iconic Jawa motorcycle brand will make its official entry in India this year. According to a latest report, Mahindra will use the Mojo’s 300cc engine platform for the Jawa bikes. There are three major reasons behind adopting Mojo’s 30cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. The first one is the scalability – this fuel-injected unit is quite compatible and can be scaled-up or down for different models across different categories. Read – This Will Be First Jawa Bike In India
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The report further suggests that the company might use the same motor for the BSA motorcycles. However, there is no official word on the same. Most of the Jawa models had 250cc or 350cc engine and Mojo’s 300cc will be a perfect fit to scaled-down or scaled-up by 50cc. Furthermore, it will help the company take on Royal Enfield’ 350cc motorcycles. And the third reason is the diminution in the manufacturing cost and the time required for developing new products.
The recently-launched Mahindra Mojo UT300 makes use of the 295cc, 4V, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, which is the stripped down, carbureted version of the 300cc motor. Mahindra might use the same powertrain for the Jawa brand. This motor doesn’t meet the upcoming BSVI emission norms that will be enforced in 2020. Therefore, the company might also explore a new option for the Jawa bikes.
Mahindra aims to tap the niche premium motorcycle segment with the retro-styled Jawa motorcycles. The development and production of the vehicles will take place at the company’s Pune-based R& D center and Pithampur-based production plant. If everything goes as per the plan, the first Jawa model might hit Indian shores by the end of this year. The company might also unveil the Jawa bikes at the EICMA that will be held in November, 2018.
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