Jawa retro-style motorcycle launched with dual-channel ABS

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New Delhi : Recently, Jawa has reported that is planning to launch dual-channel ABS in its motorcycles range. And, on the eve of Christmas, the company has confirmed the announcement. The Jawa and the Jawa Forty Two dual-channel ABS will carry a premium of Rs 8,942 over their single-channel ABS equipped versions.

In current market scenario, the single-channel ABS variants of the Jawa and Jawa Forty Two are priced at Rs 1.64 lakh and Rs 1.55 lakh, respectively (both prices, ex-showroom Delhi). These bikes (Jawa & Jawa Forty Two) use a 280mm front disc and a 153mm rear drum, with a single-channel ABS. The addition of dual-channel ABS is an excellent move by the brand as they work on both the wheels and are much safer than a single-channel unit. Also, the dual-channel ABS variant will get a rear disc brake which will improve the stopping power of the motorcycles.

Classic Legends official said, that deliveries for the single-channel ABS Jawa bikes will commence first. Meanwhile, customers who have booked the single-channel ABS versions will be given the opportunity to upgrade to the dual-channel versions. In addition, they will be given priority over new bookings as far as deliveries are concerned.

Interested customers can book dual-channel ABS Jawa motorcycles online or at authorised dealerships. The company will start delivery of the dual-channel Jawa and Forty Two will start only after June 2019. However, the company hasn't specified whether the single-channel ABS bikes can be retrofitted with a dual-channel unit yet.

Classic Legends has also started an exchange programme at existing and upcoming Jawa dealerships across the country. The exchange programme will be handled by ‘Mahindra First Choice Wheels’. The exchange programme is open for all motorcycles from rival brands.

The Jawa bikes are powered by a Mahindra Mojo-derived 293cc engine which has been re-designed to meet the requirement of the new motorcycle. The single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor brings out 27PS and 28Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed gearbox.

The Jawa and Jawa Forty Two compete with the Royal Enfield Classic 350 ABS.