Jawa motorcycles to land in Europe in 2020

Mahindra-owned Jawa motorcycles has been given the green light to start selling bikes in Europe

Jawa Perak Bobber

HISTORIC motorcycle brand, Jawa has confirmed that it will begin selling bikes in Europe in 2020.

Mahindra also owns BSA, Yezdi and Peugeot, as well as making their own branded bikes. The three machines that have been confirmed for sale in the EU are the Perak, the Forty Two, and the Classic.

The Classic and Forty Two are both powered by a 293cc, liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, producing 27bhp and 28Nm of torque. The Perak (pictured above) is powered by 334cc, twin-cylinder engine and produces around 30bhp and 30Nm of torque. The Perak is most attractive of the range, having a side profile and chassis design that’s not dissimilar to that of the highly successful Triumph Bobber.

Jawa Perak price

All three bikes will be launched into the burgeoning and competitive modern classic sector, hoping to take the fight to the established names of Triumph and Royal Enfield. It’s safe to assume part of Mahindra’s plan for the bikes is to try and undercut both Triumph and Royal Enfield, although as no UK pricing is confirmed we’ll have to wait and see. In India, the Jawa Perak costs 164,000 Indian Rupee – roughly translated to around £1,700. We don’t expect the models to be priced that low when they do land though.

The Jawa Forty Two

The Jawa name brand has been brought to life by Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, which owns a 60 percent stake in the venture. The remaining holdings belong to entrepreneur Anupam Thareja and Boman Irani, son of Rustom Irani, the founder of  the Ideal Jawa company.

For more information on the three bike range from Jawa, head to: jawamotorcycles.com