Jawa Motorcycles is likely to showcase four different bikes on November 15 at an event in Mumbai. Based on the teasers, IAB’s artist, Shoeb R Kalania has designed the upcoming Jawa 300 Bobber.
The illustrator has borrowed design elements from the Triumph Bonneville Bobber. The visual appeal is enhanced by the classic headlight nacelle and the kidney-shaped fuel tank. The single seat, chopped front and rear fenders and the faux ‘hard-tail’ chassis design complete the look.
The Jawa motorcycle features closed telescopic forks at the front and an under-seat mono-shock at the back. The chrome-wrapped twin exhaust pipes add a classic appeal to the Jawa 300 Bobber. The bike rides on wire-spoke wheels with a narrow front tyre and a fat rear rubber. The render features disc brakes at both the ends, a dragster handlebar with bar-end mirrors and a dual-tone paint job with chrome detailing.
The Jawa 300 Bobber will employ a 293cc, 4-valve, single-cylinder engine with liquid cooling. The fuel-injected motor produces 27 bhp of maximum power while developing 28 Nm of peak torque. The company says that the powertrain is tuned to offer a strong mid-range and a flat torque curve. A slick-shifting 6-speed gearbox pairs with the engine.
Apart from the Bobber, Jawa Motorcycles is expected to showcase Classic, Scrambler, and a Café Racer models on November 15. Ahead of the unveiling, the Classic roadster and the purported scrambler were spied, last week, with heavy camouflage. The roadster was also snapped entirely undisguised during its promotional shoot.
The Jawa 300 Bobber, if launched, will become a first of its kind motorcycle in the segment. While it won’t have direct competition, the bike will compete with the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 and the Classic 350. We can expect a price in the range of INR 1.50 lakh to INR 2 lakh (ex-showroom).