Jawa was founded in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, in 1929 by Frantisek Janecek. He purchased the motorcycle division of Wanderer, and the ‘Jawa’ name is the amalgamation of the first two letters of his name and Wanderer. The Jawa brand was sold in India beginning in 1960 under the Ideal Jawa brand. In 1973, they were also sold under the ‘Yezdi’ brand. Production stopped eventually in 1996.
Meanwhile, internationally, 1997 saw the formation of Jawa Moto, the company that succeeded the original Jawa. It still sells motorcycles that run on its 350cc two-stroke engine to Central American countries. In addition, there is a four-stroke 660cc single-cylinder that powers its 660 range.
It has recently started its second innings in India under Classic Legends, and sells the 300cc Jawa Forty Two and Standard. They will soon be joined by the slightly bigger displacement Jawa Perak.
Jawa Bikes Price List (2020) in India
|Jawa Bike Model||Ex-showroom price|
|Jawa 42 ||₹ 1,58,388 * |
|Jawa Perak ||₹ 2,01,856 * |
|Jawa Standard ||₹ 1,67,433 * |
* is Avg. Ex-showroom Price