Jawa's Jawa and Jawa 42
Polished chrome, retro lines, the exhaust note and curves, the new Jawa perfectly captures the iconic aesthetics of the brand's heritage and personality. Classic Legends, a subsidiary of Anand Mahindra-owned Mahindra & Mahindra, on November 15 resurrected the iconic Jawa Motorcycles brand in India with the launch of Jawa and Jawa Forty Two.
The company also showcased its first factory-custom Jawa Perak, which would be added to the line-up later in the future. Powering the Jawa and Jawa Forty Two is a new 293cc engine that the company claims is capable of producing 27PS and 28Nm of power and torque, respectively. Online bookings are closed and the company plans to start delivering motorcycles from March 2019. Classic Legends claims that the bikes are sold out till September 2019.
Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT
Royal Enfield finally launched the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 in India on November 14, 2018, putting an end to a year-long wait. Originally showcased at EICMA 2017, the bikes started a new chapter for Indian automobile manufacturers who have had an excellent ride on the retro wave in India and abroad. The bikes marked the company's entry into the middleweight motorcycle segment.
While the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes in a classic roadster theme, the Continental GT 650 has a cafe racer styling. Developed by Harris Performance, the RE subsidiary in the UK, the retro design is built on an all-new frame that is optimised to offer better handling and comfort.
The power in both the bikes is derived from a 649cc, twin-cylinder, oil-cooled engine that delivers an output of 47 bhp at 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5,250 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox that comes with a slipper clutch and has a top speed of over 160 kmph.
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A linked braking system (CBS) is also part of standard equipment for both the scooters but surprisingly the engine stays the same -- a 109cc, single-cylinder power plant that churns out 8hp of power and 9Nm of torque.
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