Clas­sic Le­gends un­veils en­gine for new JAWA Mo­tor­cy­cles

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Clas­sic Le­gends Pvt. Ltd., a life­style start-up, formed in 2015, to re-in­tro­duce to to­day’s con­sumers the rich her­itage and legacy of clas­sic brands in a new avatar, has un­veiled the new en­gine for the soon-to- be-launched JAWA Mo­tor­cy­cles in In­dia. Clas­sic Le­gends aims to be­come In­dia’s first true life­style com­pany and pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties to con­sumers to re­live the her­itage of clas­sic brands by co-cre­at­ing ex­cit­ing prod­uct and ser­vice of­fer­ings along with the mo­tor­cy­cling ecosys­tem. The com­pany was formed by three in­dus­try stal­warts, Anand Mahin­dra, Anu­pam Thareja and Bo­man Irani, who have come to­gether to launch prod­ucts that cap­ture the brand DNA and ethos, of these iconic brands.

The brand Jawa mo­tor­cy­cles will be launched first in In­dia while other brands will come later. Clas­sic Le­gends would lever­age the best of its part­ner ca­pa­bil­i­ties in de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing along with the global ex­per­tise, to de­sign and launch prod­ucts that cap­ture the DNA and ethos, of the JAWA.

The com­pany will bring to con­sumers a to­tally im­mer­sive ap­proach to ex­pe­ri­enc­ing mo­tor­cy­cles and the as­so­ci­ated life­style with it. The longer-term roadmap of Clas­sic Le­gends would be to open an en­tire ecosys­tem of life­style ex­pe­ri­ences which are ex­cit­ing and im­mer­sive for con­sumers. The brand will un­veil a new chap­ter in the world of clas­sic mo­tor­cy­cling which will cre­ate re­newed fer­vour for retro-clas­sics.

“The new JAWA en­gine is a be­fit­ting tes­ta­ment to the old one. It packs 27 bhp and 28 Nm of torque with a gen­er­ous mid-range and a flat torque curve for an un­wa­ver­ing, con­sis­tently pow­ered ride. The brief we took upon our­selves was al­ways to build an en­gine that had the Jawa DNA,” a com­pany re­lease said. “Work­ing closely with one of the world’s lead­ing en­gine spe­cial­ist at the tech­ni­cal cen­tre in Varese, Italy, not only did we build an en­gine with a near flat torque curve and gen­er­ous mid-range, but also a mo­tor strong enough to last a life­time. Piece by piece bring­ing to­gether Clas­sic and Sporty all in one. How­ever it was not just the aes­thet­ics and power de­liv­ery we tried to en­gi­neer. The unique ex­haust note of the old JAWA was some­thing that we were in love with and we wanted our en­gine to have a unique sound, given that repli­cat­ing the tone of a clas­sic 2-stroke on a modern day 4-stroke would be a big chal­lenge. A mav­er­ick team of sound en­gi­neers in Italy worked ex­ten­sively with us through count­less cy­cles of har­monic pipe com­bi­na­tions and mul­ti­ple other per­mu­ta­tions to dis­cover a sound that was wor­thy of the new JAWA,” the re­lease added.

While the en­gine needed to be built with a rem­i­nis­cent same­ness it needed to be an en­gine of the fu­ture. Hence, the en­gine has been built on a BS-VI ready plat­form. From the tun­ing of the fuel in­jec­tion to the gear­box that com­pletes the pow­er­train, one will get from this en­gine, what one seeks in a clas­sic.

JAWA is a mo­tor­cy­cle brand from Cze­choslo­vakia, with a 90-year legacy, which in its hey­days ex­ported clas­sic, well en­gi­neered and rugged mo­tor­cy­cles to more than 120 coun­tries. It en­tered In­dia in the early 1960’s. The twin as­pects of JAWA mo­tor­cy­cles - its beau­ti­ful de­sign and strong per­for­mance char­ac­ter - helped it not only to win hearts but also win many world ti­tles.

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