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Single Channel ABS - BS IV
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₹ 1,67,433
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Jawa has discontinued the Standard and the bike is out of production.

Standard Key Highlights

Engine Capacity293 cc
Mileage
30 kmpl
Transmission6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight170 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity14 litres
Seat Height765 mm

Jawa Standard Summary

The Jawa Standard sits above the Forty Two in the model hierarchy. It shares its mechanicals with the Jawa Forty Two, but its design harks back to the model that won over the hearts of the Indian customers in its last innings in India.

The Jawa Standard is powered by a BS6-compliant, 293cc single-cylinder liquid cooled engine. It generates 27bhp and 28Nm and has a six-speed gearbox. It runs on conventional telescopic front forks and twin rear shock absorbers. There is a 280mm disc brake at the front, with a 153mm drum for the rear. Single-channel ABS is standard.

Instrumentation consists of a single integrated analog unit that shows speed and fuel, besides an odometer. As befits a neo-retro motorcycle, there is a lot of chrome and the flowing lines are reminiscent of the original Ideal Jawa that was sold in India. Grey, black and maroon are the three standard colours it is available in. Classic Legends also launched two special colours called Khakhi and Midnight Grey, in July, 2021. These versions get certain cosmetic add-ons meant for commemorating the Indian Army’s 50th anniversary in the 1971 war.

The Jawa Standard retails for Rs 1.64 lakh and competes with the Royal Enfield Classic 350 series and the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350.

Jawa Standard Review

  • Good Things

    • Has an authentic appeal
    • Offers a comfortable riding position
    • The throttle response is crisp
  • Could be Better

    • Quality of parts could be better
    • Lacks some modern features
    • Engine has mid-range vibrations

BikeWale's Take

The Jawa Standard has the authentic appeal of the bike it takes inspiration from. It gets a refined engine with a crisp throttle response and smooth gearbox. However, for the price, it lacks modern features and the quality of components could have been better.

Jawa Standard Expert Opinion

While we have ridden the Jawa before to give you an overview, it was time to put it through some more tests to find out what this vintage-looking piece of modern machinery is capable of.

Introduction

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Pros: Retro styling, refined engine, comfortable ergonomics

Cons: Stiff seat and rear suspension, lack of modern features

The word ‘classic’ for the lot that goes bonkers over anything on two-wheels translates to motorcycles like the Jawa, a name that brings a heavy sense of nostalgia. What we have here, a whole 23 years later, is Classic Legend’s reincarnation of that motorcycle which is aptly called the Jawa. Now, apart from the mushy feelings which its competitors also seem to give, the Jawa is built to offer easy rideability and is aimed at buyers looking to upgrade from scooters or smaller 150cc motorcycles.  

While we have ridden the Jawa before to give you an overview, it was time to put it through some more tests to find out what this vintage-looking piece of modern machinery is capable of. 

Quality

Jawa Standard Right Side

Before I tell you about the quality of the motorcycle, let’s take a step back and admire the Jawa. The motorcycle looks so much like the original that you’d even mistake it for a well-restored one. Look closer and the intricate details that Classic Legends has paid attention to come to light. 

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There is the headlamp adjuster just like the older model, the same placement of the horn at the front, the shape of the seat and even the same design of the engine. I even liked the hand-painted pinstripes on the tank that look even more beautiful with those minute flaws. In terms of its visuals, the Jawa is more headbang than a nod to the original.  

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As for quality, all of the components on the Jawa feel premium. The switchgear feels tactile and easy to operate and the plastics too, are of decent quality. While the motorcycle seems well built as a whole, better fitment in areas like the turn indicators and switchgear would have added brownie points to the Jawa’s build quality. 

Comfort

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Swing a leg across the motorcycle and the first thing you’ll notice is how low and accessible the Jawa’s 765mm seat height is. While taller riders could find this mildly uncomfortable, it is perfect for the average height Indian. Moreover, the upright riding position would make it the perfect choice of motorcycle for the hero’s entry in a Rohit Shetty film. 

Now, I liked the front suspension on the Jawa. It is enthusiastic and takes on any kind of bumps with ease. The twin shocks at the rear, on the other hand, hardly have any travel and seem too lazy to deal with even the smallest of undulations. At high-speeds, the ride is somewhat manageable although it is under 60kmph that the going gets tough. The Jawa skips around and threatens to throw you off the seat.  

Jawa Standard Seat

Speaking of which, the other thing you’ll notice is the firmness of the seat which is as hard as the peanut brittle from the Maganlal rip-offs in Lonavala. It is completely unforgiving to the behind right from the word go and a definite sore on long rides. And if your pillion comes in a size anything above ‘L’, it would be a snug fit on the Jawa’s seat. But thankfully, it’s nothing that a little aftermarket replacement won’t improve. 

Performance

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Now the Jawa might look like it was teleported here from the ‘70s and might even ride like a true classic motorcycle but between that double-cradle frame is a modern 293cc, single-cylinder engine with liquid-cooling. This motor has been derived from the Mahindra Mojo with tweaks to suit the character of the Jawa. For one, the engine is extremely refined and almost vibe-free until 80kmph. While the vibrations start to creep in on the footpegs and handlebar further moving on to the seat and tank as speeds increase, they aren’t troublesome or hand-numbing.  

The Jawa isn’t a motorcycle that would shoot ahead from a traffic signal; rather it is most comfortable in the mid-range, cruising at 60-80kmph. Push it further and the motorcycle surges ahead with as much enthusiasm as it did before shifting into the sixth gear. Speaking of which, the one-down-all-up gearbox is super smooth with only the heavy clutch pull being the party pooper. That, coupled with the short gearing ratios which require constant shifting make the Jawa an ache to ride at slow speeds. 

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However, the motorcycle is agile and feels easy to flick around in traffic. It is as effortless to ride on the twisties, albeit, the stem of the side-stand scrapes the road easily, so don’t go expecting extreme lean angles. As for braking, the Jawa uses hardware sourced from ByBre. The setup offers good stopping power although a bit more feedback and feel would make the experience more wholesome. Our test bike was fitted with a dual-channel ABS which is one of the least intrusive systems out there. 

Technology

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Classic Legends has kept technology on the Jawa to a bare minimum, giving it a proper vintage-bike appeal. Apart from the ABS, the Jawa gets a small-digital unit that displays the odometer. There isn’t a trip-meter or clock to supplement the analogue speedometer and fuel-gauge which indicates in a manner that will take time getting used to. Moreover, since the instrument cluster is laid flat, it can be difficult to read without having to take your eyes off the road. 

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The tail lamp, headlamp as well as the turn indicators use conventional bulbs. But as we found out, the halogen headlamp is bright and the throw is enough to light up the road far ahead as well. 

Fuel Efficiency

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For our fuel efficiency test, we ride the motorcycle in the busiest street of Mumbai with heavy stop and go traffic along with a good straight patch of open road. On the test cycle, the Jawa returned a decent efficiency of 34.2kmpl. Coupled with a 14-litre fuel tank capacity, the motorcycle is capable of running 478kms on a full-tank.

Fitness of Purpose

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If you are looking for a properly classic-looking motorcycle, the Jawa is your best bet right now. The motorcycle hits all the right nostalgic notes at first glance itself. And that is half the battle won right there, not only for the motorcycle but also for the brand.  

In terms of pricing, it demands a premium of around Rs 11,000 over its biggest rival, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 which costs Rs 1.53 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Although the Jawa could have been priced better, for the extra monies, you get a more powerful and refined engine with lesser vibrations, better quality components, and more street cred. 

Our Take

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The Jawa fulfills the purpose of being an easy-handling motorcycle and at 170kg, it isn’t very heavy either. It also boasts of good brakes, an extremely refined engine and decent quality components. But the Jawa does have some chinks in its armour and it comes in the form of a poorly cushioned seat and the absolute lack of modern features.

 Now, Classic Legends has done a splendid job in replicating the original Jawa to the finest detail but sadly, it doesn’t have many USPs. The styling and refined engine seem to be the only real selling points of the motorcycle. 

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Photography by Kapil Angane and Kaustubh Gandhi

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Jawa Standard mileage

Jawa Standard mileage

The average of the Standard is 30 kmpl, as per the owners of the bike.

Standard mileage details

Standard Specifications & Features

Single Channel ABS - BS IV

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      Specifications

      • Power & Performance

        • Displacement
          293 cc
        • Max Power
          27 bhp
        • Max Torque
          28 Nm
        • Mileage - Owner Reported
          30 kmpl
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      • Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

        • Front Suspension
          Telescopic Hydraulic Fork
        • Rear Suspension
          Gas Canister - Twin shock hydraulic
        • Braking System
          Single Channel ABS
        • Front Brake Type
          Disc
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      • Dimensions & Chassis

        • Kerb Weight
          170 kg
        • Seat Height
          765 mm
        • Ground Clearance
          -
        • Overall Length
          -
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      • Manufacturer Warranty

        • Standard Warranty
          -
        • Standard Warranty
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      Features

        • Touch Screen Display
          -
        • Instrument Console
          -
        • Odometer
          Digital
        • Speedometer
          Analogue
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      Jawa Standard User Reviews

      4.4/5

      (257 Ratings) 73 Reviews

      4

      Visual Appeal


      4

      Reliability


      4

      Performance


      4

      Comfort


      4

      Service Experience

      2

      Maintenance cost


      2

      Extra Features


      2

      Value for Money

      Jawa Standard

      26 weeks ago


      Arjun

      The bike is truly the worst I have used. In my four years of experience, the first two years were satisfactory, but thereafter, numerous issues arose. It has been a very disappointing experience, and I would not recommend purchasing it. The build quality is extremely poor; at just 28 km, the engine encountered problems, costing around 19k for repairs. Despite regular servicing, various issues persist, requiring weekly visits to the service center.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      4

      Visual Appeal


      1

      Reliability


      4

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience


      1

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

      Got mileage of

      32 kmpl

      Was this review helpful?

      13


      5


      Jawa Standard

      30 weeks ago


      Kalidasu

      I absolutely love this machine. It is absolutely a fantastic bike. Just go to your nearest showroom and take a test ride, I promise you, that you will absolutely love this machine, it is the best-looking bike in the 300-400 category segment and it gives direct competition to its rivals.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      4

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      3

      Service Experience


      3

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

      Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      CHNAGING OIL 7000 KMS

      Was this review helpful?

      3


      2


      Good bike

      47 weeks ago


      Manthan

      Good bike best for kind drive and rides better for youngsters average is also good I suggest to buy this bike it's very good and affordable and worth with this price best bike in this price and good option when you go to buy any bike this bike is best and affordable so buy this bike and enjoy your rides

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      4

      Comfort


      3

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Leisure Rides

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

      Tips for other riders

      Service in 3 months Washing every month

      Was this review helpful?

      10


      2

      Worst available bike in market currently it is scrap

      47 weeks ago


      Manohar

      Please do not buy this bike by any chance its a total misuse of legendry Jawa name
      Only pro is good looking
      I have Jawa from 3 years I was able to ride 3000 km only, I hate to even ride this bike
      It was good until first service then all issues started
      - bike shuts down suddenly while riding
      - less and horrible service
      - more than 20 spent just for repair
      - worst engine
      - electric wiring and battery issue
      - rusting issue
      - low sales and resale vale
      Better to go for splendor or tvs excel which is far better then this horrible bike

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      3

      Visual Appeal


      1

      Reliability


      1

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience


      1

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Occasional Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

      Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      Please sell it off as soon as possible

      Was this review helpful?

      3


      6

      Worst bike

      1 year ago


      Bharthasarathy

      I bought Jawa class in 2019 but I sold my bike now since then there's a lot of problems with the bike. Like low ground clearance, hard clutch difficulty in riding in cities, high heating problems although with liquid cooling, and hard gear transmission. Above all there the most problem was the service centers. They don't respond to our queries they don't fix the issue with the bike they don't work properly. I have spent 55000 at the service center for my bike in 2.5 yrs of ownership every time there is a problem with the battery, battery coil, wiring, fuse, mileage, etc. I was only getting 23 km mileage per liter. I'm done with the bike now it made me a heavy loss please don't buy this bike without proper checking.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      4

      Visual Appeal


      1

      Reliability


      2

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience


      1

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Everything

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

      Got mileage of

      28 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      The average service center cost for a single service will be around 6000 minimum

      Was this review helpful?

      5


      2

      An enjoyable ride

      1 year ago


      Yashovardhan Sharma

      I booked my bike online on the very day of the launch.
      The dealer was cooperative and had a great buying experience.
      The bike is crisp on the throttle, and the engine is on the louder side but will deliver when needed.
      Absolutely in love with the retro look of the bike.
      The service is good if done at an authentic service center, the local garages are not supplied with spares.
      Cons:
      A bit too loud
      The engine is not so refined
      Spares are expensive.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      4

      Performance


      4

      Comfort


      3

      Service Experience

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

      Got mileage of

      33 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      Keep it with care and it will deliver for you.

      Was this review helpful?

      0


      2

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