Jawa Motorcycles has introduced the Jawa motorcycle in the European market. The made-in-India Jawa has been listed on the company’s European website as the Jawa 300 CL. There are no mechanical or aesthetic differences between the European and the Indian model, except that the Euro model produces a lower power figure.
Jawa Motorcycles made a comeback in the Indian market after a few decades. It launched the Jawa and the Jawa Forty-Two models in India. In 2020 the Jawa Perak Bobber too was launched. Jawa has targeted a niche audience and the bikes it sells too have that exclusivity factor to them.
The classic model, simply named the ‘Jawa’ in India has now been listed on the brand’s European website. In Europe, it is called the Jawa 300 CL and it will be sold alongside the 350 2T and the 350 OHC Cafe Racer. In terms of design, the Indian and European models remain the same.
Up front is the same circular headlamp with the analogue-digital dial placed in the headlamp surround. The European model too gets lots of chrome bits and the rear end still has that long fender. It still rides on the 18-inch spoked wheel up front and the 17-inch spoked wheel at the rear.
The suspension setup too remains the same with an upside-down fork at the front and twin shocks at the rear. The brakes though are different. While the Indian model gets disc brakes at the front and rear, the European model gets a drum brake at the rear.
The Jawa 300 CL is powered by the same liquid-cooled, 294.7cc, single-cylinder engine. However, the power output has been dialed down considerably. In the Indian model, it produces a maximum power output of 27bhp and a peak torque output of 28bhp. The European model though has a lower output of 22.5bhp and 25Nm.
We’re not sure at the moment if and when the Jawa Forty-Two and Jawa Perak will be launched in Europe anytime soon.
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