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Mahindra group rides Jawa back to its Czech homeland after a 90-year hiatus

The motorcycle was created by Frantisek Janecek in Prague, with the first model rolling out on October 23, 1929

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Anand Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra Group, tweeted: “Life comes full circle for Jawa”

Shally Seth Mohile Mumbai
When Jawa Motorcycles owner Jiri Gerle sold the legendary but defunct brand to Classic Legends (part owned by Mahindra & Mahindra), he had one request to the new owners: Please do bring the brand back to its homeland — the Czech Republic.

Two years since then, the company has managed to fulfil the septuagenarian’s wish. On Wednesday Anand Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra Group, tweeted: “Life comes full circle for Jawa.”

Jawa motorcycles, created by Frantisek Janecek in Prague, will now be riding on the city's lanes after 90 years. Janecek introduced the first model of Jawa bike on October 23, 1929.

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First Published: Nov 18 2020 | 9:14 PM IST

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