Jawa Standard: The legendary classic returns

Jawa Standard: The legendary classic returns
Jawa Standard: The legendary classic returns

There has been a lot of talk about Jawas making their foray in the market, and the brand finally launched two models in 2018. Back in the day, Royal Enfield was renowned for its mighty thump and of course, there were some other two-stroke motorcycles as well. And one among them was the Jawa, which came with twin exhausts. Thanks to Classic Legends and Mahindra, the brand has been revived and brought to India. The brand originally came into being in 1929, in Prague, Czech Republic. In India, Jawa was known as Ideal Jawa Ltd. and began selling the Yezdi and Jawa motorcycles between 1960 and 1973. Production came to a grinding halt in 1996, but the manufacturer has now made a comeback.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 293cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 27bhp and 28Nm of torque. The motor is liquid-cooled and comes paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Jawa Standard is BSVI-compliant.
The design language of the Jawa stays true to the original. You’ll notice the teardrop fuel tank with the signature chrome finish and a round headlamp with an enclosed unit that runs over the handlebar and consists of a cluster too. The design is neat and understated. The colour theme flows from the front to the rear beautifully. The design of the engine to looks retro-styled, and we really love the twin exhausts poking out from either side. The tiny tail light and flowing rear end are a perfect match for the bike’s classic lines. Even the wire-spoke wheels add to its charm. Also, note the front suspension enclosed with bigger tubes. The instrument cluster includes a speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge. The handlebar grips get Jawa logos embedded in them and the plastics used for the switches are of good quality. In terms of dimensions, the Jawa Standard is 2122mm in length, 789mm in width and 1369mm in height. Power kicks in early in the rev range, resulting in good low-end and mid-range grunt. Push it hard, however, and the motor starts running out of steam. And if you redline the bike, a lot of vibrations can be felt filtering through. The bike can reach a top speed of about 120kph. And the transmission is a smooth-shifting unit, but the clutch is a little too hard, particularly in stop-and-go traffic. Overtaking is effortless, but you’d really need to open the throttle. At 170kgs, the bike feels light and nimble. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 165mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1369mm and a seat height of 765mm.
The Jawa Standard has a fuel tank capacity of 13.5 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 38kmpl by ARAI, in BSVI guise.
Mechanical Parts
The seat height is low, making it very accessible. The footpegs are set in the front and the seating posture is upright, while the handlebar is short and feels comfortable to grip. The ergonomic triangle is perfect and while the cushioning isn’t spot-on, support is decent. A grab handle is absent for the pillion and the keyhole is placed below the handlebar. The circular mirrors are finished in chrome. The bike remains stable in a straight line and leans into corners rather effortlessly, thanks to the short wheelbase. The handlebar provides decent feedback but doesn’t inspire confidence. The front suspension soaks in the bumps without any issues. At the front, the bike rides on telescopic forks, while the rear gets twin shock hydraulics. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a double-cradle frame. The Jawa Standard runs on 90/90-18 tyres at the front and 120/80-17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear.
The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like ABS, LED taillight, halogen headlight, pass light switch, wire-spoke wheels, electric start and analogue instrument cluster.
The Jawa Standard is available in three shades like Grey, Black and Maroon. Maroon is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.
Feel free to step into a showroom or browse through the company’s website to know all the necessary details on the bike. It will help you with details that cover specifications, colours and accessory options.
Prices and Variants
The Jawa Standard is available in four variants: Standard Single Channel ABS – BS-IV for ₹ 1.64 lakh, Standard Dual Channel ABS – BS-IV for ₹ 1.73 lakh, Standard Single Channel ABS – BS-VI for ₹ 1.74 Lakh and Standard Dual Channel ABS – BS-VI for ₹ 1.83 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autoX.
There is a lot more information available on the Jawa Standard, along with detailed reviews of the same. You can tune into autoX to know more about the brand, its models and news related to the product. Also, read the latest bike comparisons, only at autoX.


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