Jawa is gearing up for the official launch of their first product, recently revealing the full set of details regarding the engine and its output. The 293cc, single cylinder engine is available with dual overhead camshafts and liquid cooling, producing 27 hp of maximum power and 28 Nm of peak torque. The torque curve favors mid-range riding while the engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The brand has focused more on creating the iconic Jawa exhaust note through this modern setup. The engine is future proof with BS6-ready emissions. The information was revealed by Classic Legends, the parent company that handles all vintage brands in the Mahindra lineup.
The best part for fans is the iconic engine design, looking almost identical to the engine seen a few decades back. The single-cylinder engine has two exhaust pipes attached to the surface. The fins over the engine are carefully designed to maximize the area for cooling while curvy exhaust mufflers also take the viewer back into the time when these were popular among brands like Jawa, Triumph and Royal Enfield. The engine is based on the same bore and stroke as Mahindra Mojo, which actually produces more power and torque (27.2 hp / 30 Nm) than the Jawa specific engine.
Peugeot Motorcycles, another Mahindra owned brand, also developed a 300cc engine, different from both the units listed above. Mahindra’s iconic image has failed to impress the motorcycle buyers while on the other hand, works miraculously good in cars and commercial vehicle segment. They are planning to increase their hold on the market through different iconic brands. As the engine is already here, expecting Jawa bikes to launch before end 2018 may not be a wrong guess at all. Some reports are hinting that Jawa will launch 3 different variants based on the new engine.