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Old 16th November 2018, 10:06   #241
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Oh. My. God. They have done an amazing job keeping the retro looks. The Jawa used to be my dream bike. I am super excited about this bike!
Hope they launch a Yezdi version too, and a Roadking!
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Yesterday, the Jawa website had a link to the page to list down the dealers in the country, however was not working and displaying some technical error (This page didn't load Google Maps correctly. See the JavaScript console for technical details.). And today, they have removed the link from their website, however I tried accessing the page using the direct link which still displays the same error.

Anyone has information on the dealers in Chennai where the test rides can be undertaken?
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Anyone has information on the dealers in Chennai where the test rides can be undertaken?
You'll have to wait till the 5th of December. Jawa will get exclusive outlets and the initial dealer list will be revealed on this date.

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What I'd love to see here is a comparison between this and the old Jawas (or even Yezdi 250s) in terms of power, ergonomics (seat height, width, handle-bar height, seating position for the rider, foot-peg-to-seat height and angle etc.); the sound of the engine/exhausts (comparison I mean) etc.

Do the have the iconic sound of the older Jawas/Yezdis?

And most, most importantly, I know they removed the kick-start feature from the gear-lever, but does it still have the clutch-in-the-foot like the old Jawas and Yezdis or have they removed that functionality too?

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Given that my dad has a Yezdi on which I learnt riding a bike, this bring back a lot of memories. That's an excellent work done by the Mahindra Team. Kudos to them. From the pics am unable to see if the kick lever still doubles up as the gear shifter too as in the original Jawa. Any one has any information around this?

I would love to see if they have been able to recreate the exhaust note as well. The Jawa had a very distinct exhaust note when compared to the Yezdi as well. If they have, then its absolutely brilliant. One more functionality (if I may call it that) which has been lost with the disc brakes is the interchangeability of front and rear wheels. The Jawa/Yezdi gave the flexibility to swap the wheel as they were of the same size which was extremely helpful in case of a flat tire in the rear (just put the punctured on in front and you could still drive to the nearest repair shop) but the advent of disc brakes, that would not longer be possible.

EDIT - sold my Yezdi classic (86 model) for a mere 5 k around 4 years back. Now I feel I should have retained it instead.

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JAWA brings a lump to my throat. Dad had this in the early 80's and would dismantle it all, to self service. Sold to buy a colored TV. LOL.

The unique kick+shifter combined leaver is missing. I wish they had retained that, even if button start is the way to go. That was so unique to JAWAs. Though, overall a good re-imagination of the original, and hopefully should sell well. Mahindra pulled it off.
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I am trying to refrain myself from visiting this and 650 thread. The more I see, the more I get tempted to book either of these. I refrain only when I realize that I will hardly get time to ride one and most likely will be gathering dust in my parking. With the younger crowd, RE has an advantage as many of the first time buying teenagers would not have heard Jawa/Yezdi unless it is glorified by their parents.
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Why is no one talking about the bobber. Am I the only one who thinks the Perak is looking more interesting that the other two bikes?
If I am not wrong isn't the Perak most affordable bobber sold in India?
Man that bike is drool worthy for me.
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A quick comparison between Jawa Motorcycles vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 by Rushlane.

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Verdict – Which one should you buy? John Abraham famously told Anand Mahindra, when the latter was still contemplating of buying Jawa – If Royal Enfield is in your skin, Jawa is in your blood. One thing is clear, people who want a truly retro experience would love to go with Jawa.

However, the motorcycle’s bulky profile may not appeal to everyone. On the other hand, Royal Enfield Classic 350 integrates the best of both worlds and features a stunning design. Jawa delivers more power than Royal Enfield Classic 350, but it may not make any major difference to actual on-road experience. Since most other features are largely similar for both motorcycles, the choice will depend on what you value most – Jawa’s pure retro experience or a retro-modern fusion that comes with Royal Enfield Classic 350.

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http://https://www.rushlane.com/jawa...-12287461.html
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Another pt - is this is global launch ? I am sure there would be quite a lot of interested buyers in Europe for the Jawa.
Mahindra have license to manufacture these bikes under JAWA brand only in India. Anurag at the launch event yesterday was categorical in explaining absence of any export plans for these bikes. So we can safely assume these are India specific bikes in the foreseeable future. Never imagined such a day would come for Indian bikes though :thumbup:
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If I am not wrong isn't the Perak most affordable bobber sold in India?
Man that bike is drool worthy for me.
Drool, yes.

Buy? No.

Bobber is not at all a practical format for our road conditions.

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Mahindra have license to manufacture these bikes under JAWA brand only in India.
Any mention about Yezdi?
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Verdict – Which one should you buy?
The Jawa does bring in a feel of novelty that the RE Classic can't boast anymore. But I recall the Jawa/Yezi having quite awkward ergnomics. The foot pegs were high set with low seat height making your hips sit lower than your knees if I recall right. Thats not a very comfortable position for cruising or even for city runs.

Need to recheck the launch video to see that part where those 3 bikes are driven in ( may not give the full picture but atleast some hints )
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Bobber is not at all a practical format for our road conditions.

Any mention about Yezdi?
I would have loved to buy the bobber provided it had 2 seats ! Not sure with 2 seats whether it would still be called a bobber though.

Yezdi unlikely as it was mentioned the road ahead for JAWA is higher displacement bikes.

I have booked Forty two Hally's Teal and the Color shown on the website is too different from the on road pics.
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The Jawa produces a little over 7 BHP more than the RE 350 and is also lighter by 22 kgs.

Now, if the Jawa rides and handles better, with better quality parts. I don't see any reason why this won't sell in good numbers? I personally feel this looks much better than the RE
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These bikes look really cool. They will certainly pull a bike enthusiast to take a look. Feel, if JAWA can publicise a low maintenance ownership(similar to FORD cars), backed by a good warranty & dealership reach, these will pull many customers who sit on the fence along with those die hard loyalists who most probably are already be sold.

Hope JAWA can set & maintain the level of overall quality & ease of maintenance that people find difficult to associate with an RE. That could be the difference for them in the direct competition.
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