Jawa Kummuniti Kustoms Design Contest Winners Announced

Modified On Jun 23, 2020 12:05 PM By Gaurav Sadanand for Jawa 42

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The contest witnessed an overwhelming response from Jawa enthusiasts, followers and virtual design artists

  • Three winners were picked by a panel of judges including Classic Legend’s executives and design team.
  • All three get an opportunity to intern with the company’s design team.
  • The contest was organised between April 29 and May 3, 2020.

Jawa announced the Kummuniti Kustoms design contest during the COVID-19 lockdown in a bid to keep its fanbase engaged. The contest received an overwhelming response with entries coming in from Jawa enthusiasts, followers and virtual design artists. It saw a number of genres explored, from ADVs, cafe racers and scramblers to bobbers and low riders. Read more about it here. The panel of judges from Jawa managed to narrow down to three winners from the lengthy list of entries. 

Polytechnic graduate Shri Lohar from Belgaum took third place with his custom Jawa, Prague Forty-Two. The sports-scrambler manages to take a minimalistic design approach and blend it with sophisticated mechanicals. 

Milind Solanki, an architect by profession, was declared the first runner up. His interpretation of the Jawa Forty-Two is a scrambler called ‘Scimitar’ with long-travel suspension, raised fenders, spoked wheels and a tall handlebar. 

Art director Soheil Kalarickal bagged first place with his rendition of the Jawa Forty-Two reimagined as a mix of brat and café racer style. 


All three winners will receive signed copies of ‘The Forever Bike’ coffee table book by none other than Adil Jal Darukhanawala. His book delves into Jawa's journey in the past nine decades. But that’s not all, the winners will also have the opportunity to intern with the company’s design team at Jawa’s headquarters and a chance to turn their design concepts into reality. The idea is to nurture and promote budding designers to hone their skills in design and fabrication techniques.

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