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Jawa Scrambler 300 SPIED in India ahead of official unveil: Royal Enfield Himalayan rival?

Cartoq English 2018-11-07 17:44:06

Jawa Motorcycles is expected to unveil three new motorcycles on the 15th of November, 2018. While one motorcycle is the retro-styled Jawa 300 street bike, the other is likely to be a Scrambler. Spyshots of a partially covered  motorcycle standing alongside the Jawa 300 street bike suggest that it’s indeed a Scrambler that the retro motorcycle  marque will unveil soon.

The spyshot reveals a tall motorcycle with an upright stance, upside down front forks and a offset mudguard. A tall  handlebar, a disc brake on the spoked front wheel and round mirrors are other details that can be gleaned from the  spyshot. The exact positioning of the new Jawa Scrambler is yet to be announced. We expect it to take on the Royal  Enfield Himalayan 400 – an affordable, one-of-its-kind on-off road motorcycle sold here. The Royal Enfield Himalayan with dual channel ABS retails for about Rs. 2 lakhs, on-road.

As for mechanicals, the 293cc, single cylinder four stroke engine of the Jawa 300 is likely to be carried over to the  Scrambler. Expect the same power and torque outputs – 27 Bhp-28 Nm, along with a 5 speed manual gearbox intow. At least single channel ABS is likely to be standard given new legislation mandating ABS on all motorcycles with engines displacing over 125cc.

Interestingly, the Jawa Scrambler seems to be using upside down front forks borrowed from the Mahindra Mojo.  Suspension at the rear could be a monoshock unit. We expect both the front and rear suspension to feature high travel given the intended on-off road usage of the motorcycle. As for pricing, expect a sub-Rs. 2 lakh price point  considering the fact the Jawa Scrambler could be a restyled Mahindra Mojo. Will the motorcycle give tough competition to the Royal Enfield Himalayan? We’ll know soon.

The other motorcycle that Jawa plans to unveil on the 15th of November remains unknown for now. However, since there is about a week to go before the official reveal, expect a leak or two to unmask the final motorcycle that the retro brand will launch in the Indian market. Jawa – a well known brand in the Indian market prior to the 2000s, is being resurrected by a new company called Classic Legends. Mahindra Two Wheelers is also a part of the new company that’s been set up to resurrect Jawa.