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Jawa's 500cc Scrambler: What is it all about?

21 July 2021, 04:05 PM Bhavin Umre
Jawa's 500cc Scrambler: What is it all about?

A few Jawa badged scrambler images had recently surfaced online. A lot of people took a liking for the design and specs of the bike and are keenly looking forward to it. But, will it make its way to the Indian market? Well, let's make it easy for you. Czech-based Jawa and Mahindra-Classic Legends-owned Jawa are two independent entities. Czech Jawa might launch several motorcycles internationally which has nothing to do with the Indian market. So the chances of the Jawa scrambler making its way to our shores is pretty slim! Still, for the curious folks out there, what is the Jawa Scrambler all about?

Jawa  Right Front Three Quarter

Well, Czech Jawa retails an adventure tourer, the RVM 500 in its domestic market, and based on the same platform, the automaker has now unveiled a scrambler with the same name (RVM 500 scrambler). On the other hand, there's a Philippines-based bike maker called Bristol Motorcycles which offers the Venturi 500 (adventure tourer) and Veloce 500 (scrambler) in Philippines. Jawa and Bristol Motorcycles could be tied in an agreement as the design of these bikes are quite identical to each other, and they are also using the same engine. However, there's no official statement about the same. To know more about the Jawa scrambler, let's take a look at the details of the same.

Jawa  Left Side View

In terms of design, the Jawa scrambler looks similar to the Bristol Veloce 500. From the spy images, it can be seen that the scrambler motorcycle gets two colour options. The green coloured bike gets a tan seat, while the motorcycle with the red paint scheme gets a black coloured seat. The Jawa scrambler carries a circular theme for a few equipment like the headlamp and mirror. It is further equipped with a dual-barrel exhaust, spoke wheels, underbelly pan and a sharp tail section. 

Left Front Three Quarter

The RVM 500 adventure tourer, Venturi 500, Veloce 500 and now this scrambler motorcycle all are powered by the same 471cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine. However, the power figures might vary. The Veloce 500 makes 46.9bhp at 8,500rpm and 43Nm at 6,500rpm. All this power and torque is taken to its wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. In terms of features, the Veloce 500 gets all-LED lights, daytime running LED, fully-digital instrument cluster, dual disc at the front, Nissin dual-channel ABS, USB port and spoke wheels. 

The ride of the Bristol Veloce 500 is taken care of by KYB inverted type forks at the front and KYB monoshock at the rear. Meanwhile, for braking, it employs a 300mm dual disc at the front and a 240mm single disc at the rear assisted by Nissin dual-channel ABS. The scrambler mounts an 18-inch wheel at the front, while it uses a 17-inch rim at the rear. These wheels are wrapped in tyres having 110mm width at the front and 160mm width at the rear. The seat height here is kept at 760mm while the bike weighs 173kg. 

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