Jawa’s recently unveiled 500cc adventure-touring motorcycle, christened the RVM 500 created quite a stir. But since this Jawa is not directly connected to the Mahindra-owned Jawa in India, it is unlikely to be launched here anytime soon. Nevertheless, since it is an interesting proposition, we bring to you details of the motorcycle through this image gallery.
The Jawa RVM 500 is based on the Bristol Venturi 500 and shares most of its bodywork and components with the latter. There is a ‘beak-like’ fender, tall windscreen, and a large fuel tank- all signature ADV styling. However, the styling bears resemblance to the BMW G310 GS as well as the Benelli TRK 502.
Powering Jawa’s adventure-touring motorcycle is a 471cc, parallel-twin engine with liquid cooling. This motor is similar to the one on the scrambler version and is capable of producing 47bhp at 8,500rpm and peak torque of 43Nm at 6,500rpm. It comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The RVM 500 rides on cross-spoke wheels; 19-inch at the front and 17-inches at the rear. These are wrapped in dual-sport tyres that have been sourced from Metzeler. As for suspension, the Jawa RVM 500 employs upside-down forks with 195mm of travel and a monoshock with 85mm of travel. Meanwhile, braking is carried out by twin 298mm discs at the front end and a single 240mm disc at the rear end accompanied by dual-channel ABS.
When it comes to the list of features, the Jawa RVM 500 offers a decent package. It sports full-LED lighting for the headlamp, tail lamp as well as turn signal, and a dual-channel ABS. There also is a semi-digital instrument cluster as standard. Moreover, Jawa is also offering the motorcycle with panniers and top rack as optional equipment