Limited-edition Jawa Launched In India
The 90th Anniversary edition is based on the dual-channel ABS variant of the Jawa
- The limited edition model gets a unique paint scheme and a ‘90th Anniversary’ sticker on the fuel tank.
- There are no mechanical changes whatsoever.
- Customers have until October 22 to book one for themselves.
Jawa has launched a limited edition model to commemorate the 90th anniversary of its first ever motorcycle, the 500 OHV. The limited edition model is priced at Rs 1.73 lakh (ex-showroom), which is the same as the dual-channel ABS variant on which it is based on. It sports a distinctive dual-tone cream and red paint scheme similar to the 500 OHV, and a ‘90th Anniversary’ decal on the fuel tank. The only catch here is that this special-edition model is limited to just 90 units and interested customers have until October 22 to book one.
Now, even if you do manage to book one, there are chances that you might miss owning the limited edition Jawa as the company will hand pick its customers. If you are lucky enough to be selected though, your motorcycle will be ready for immediate delivery. Now this might come as a shock as Jawa has a pretty bad track record when it comes to delivery periods. As of September 2019, both its motorcycles have a waiting period ranging from 6 months to 10 months!
Apart from some cosmetic changes, the limited-edition motorcycle remains the same as the dual-channel ABS variant. Its 293cc single-cylinder engine belts out 27PS and 28Nm and is paired to a six-speed transmission. However, the brand has announced that three new Jawas with different engine configurations are in the works and we could expect them to be launched in the next 18 months.
Here’s the official press release from the company:
Jawa Motorcycles announce 90th Anniversary Edition motorcycle
Limited to 90 units, the motorcycle is distinguished by a special 90th anniversary colour scheme inspired by the Jawa 500 OHV
INDIA, October 09, 2019- It was in 1929 when František Jane?ek laid the foundation of Jawa Motorcycles in the erstwhile Czechoslovakia and conceived the Jawa 500 OHV, the brand’s first motorcycle. To mark the 90th anniversary of this occasion, Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd. has introduced the Jawa ‘90th Anniversary Edition’ in India.
Based on the Jawa dual channel ABS variant, this motorcycle is a homage to the glorious beginnings of the brand in 1929. This edition will be limited to just 90 units and will feature a special 90th anniversary colour scheme inspired by the Jawa 500 OHV. Every motorcycle will also feature a 90th Anniversary commemorative emblem on the fuel tank along with its individual serial number.
Although there is no change in price over the regular Jawa dual channel ABS motorcycle, this limited edition that comes in a new shade of red and ivory, will be available for immediate delivery.
This limited-edition motorcycle will be available on display at Jawa dealerships from October 15th, 2019 for people to come and witness this piece of history. Customers who hold an active booking for the Jawa models and those who will make one before the midnight of October 22nd, 2019 will stand a chance to own this motorcycle. All they must do is specify their intent towards opting for a draw of lots for the allotment of this motorcycle at their nearest dealership. The customers will automatically go back to their original booking sequence and model if they are not selected in the draw. Once allotted, the motorcycles will be immediately dispatched to the customers at their respective locations.
The technical specifications of the motorcycle remain unchanged; it is powered by a 293cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine nestled within a double cradle chassis that is tuned to bring out the superlative handling and class leading stability, making the new Jawa a true modern classic. The Jawa and Jawa forty two are priced at INR 1,64,000/- and INR 1,55,000/- respectively (ex-showroom, Delhi) and the Dual Channel ABS variants are available at INR 1,72,942/- & INR 1,63,942/- respectively. The motorcycles are manufactured at the company's Pithampur plant in Madhya Pradesh.