Jawa 350 Launch: Know All The Highpoints That Makes It Distinct

Jawa 350 Launch: Know All The Highpoints That Makes It Distinct

Featured Stories by Team Drivio | 18 Jan 2024

This retro-styled bike aims to disrupt Royal Enfield's dominance in the mid-size classic segment.

  • Vintage design with modern 331cc liquid-cooled engine producing 22-23hp
  • Improved ride and handling from new chassis and suspension setup
  • Packed with features like LED lighting, digital console, navigation and more

With its evocative vintage design, more powerful engine, improved dynamics and practical features, the upcoming Jawa 350 promises to be an exciting contender. Let's take a closer look at what riders can expect from this icon's return.

SpecsJawa 350
Engine331cc, Single-Cylinder, Liquid-Cooled
Power22 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 5,000 rpm
Transmission6-Speed Manual
PriceRs 2.14 lakh

Timeless Vintage Styling

In terms of design, Jawa has retained the iconic vintage styling of the original bikes in the new 350. The rounded headlamp, teardrop tank with knee recesses, large fenders, chrome embellishments and twin exhausts are a clear callback to old-school Jawa styling.

New color options like Light Ivory, Deep Olive Green and Bright Orange add flair. But the Jawa 350 remains utterly retro in spirit, guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings of enthusiasts. The spoke wheels, split seats, chromed-out mirrors and abundant chrome detailing complete the vintage personality.

Heart Transplant: All-New 331cc Liquid-Cooled Engine

At the heart of the 2024 Jawa 350 is an all-new 331cc single-cylinder DOHC engine with liquid cooling. This replaces the previous 293cc motor to deliver improved performance - expect around 22-23hp and 28Nm torque. The liquid-cooling ensures reliable running even in stop-go traffic.

The motor promises to offer strong mid-range grunt, improved cruising ability and adequate overtaking power. It is paired to a 6-speed gearbox with well-spaced ratios. An assist clutch reduces lever effort for easy modulation. Dual exhausts add to the vintage appeal.

Sharper Handling and Composed Ride Quality

Jawa claims to have developed an all-new lighter-weight chassis for the 350 focused on improving stability and handling. The bike uses telescopic forks up front and twin shock absorbers at the rear for suspension duties.

The ride is tuned to be compliant over broken roads and high-speed stability has been enhanced compared to previous Jawa models. The capable chassis, suspension setup and MRF Zappers promise confident handling - crucial for comfortable cruising over long distances.

Retro Styling Meets Modern Functionality

While the styling may be retro, the new Jawa 350 comes packed with modern amenities to enhance practicality and safety. These include an LED headlamp, LED DRLs, digital speedometer with Bluetooth connectivity, USB mobile charging port, tripper navigation and more.

Safety kit includes dual-channel ABS for assured braking control. The ABS system is linked to the 280mm front disc and 153mm rear drum brakes. Customers can also opt for a rear disc for max stopping power.

Expanded Dealer Network for Better Access

Jawa has ramped up its dealership presence across India ahead of the 350 launch. From just 95 dealers in 2019, the network has expanded to 205 outlets in 2024. This will facilitate easy test rides, bookings and deliveries.

Service support is bolstered with over 500 authorized service centers spread nationally. Extensive reach coupled with a 2 year warranty will boost ownership experience.

Fun Customization Options to Make it Your Own

While the Jawa 350 looks smashing in stock form, the company will offer various customization options and official accessories for buyers to personalize their bikes. These will include:

  • Custom seats like ribbed single seats and leather dual saddles
  • Performance exhaust systems from likes of SC Project
  • Cockpit fairings, chrome mirrors and luggage racks
  • Stylish tail tidy kits for sleeker rear
  • Engine guards, crash protection and more

Colour Choices Galore

The Jawa 350 will initially be available in dual-tone color options of Black+Grey, Light Ivory+Blue, Deep Olive Green+Black and Bright Orange+White. More colours are expected to be added based on demand.

The mix of glossy and matte finishes adds depth. Decals and pinstriping jazz up the paint jobs. You also have the choice of going for Chrome or Blacked-out components.

Attractive Pricing Undercuts Rivals

Jawa will aim to price the 350 very competitively around Rs 2.2 lakh ex-showroom when it launches next year. This makes it over Rs 50,000 cheaper than chief rival, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 while undercutting other retro offerings like the Honda CB350 RS and Benelli Imperiale 400 too.

Value pricing coupled with Jawa's brand heritage make the new 350 a tempting proposition that could sway buyers away from the default Royal Enfield choice.

Bookings & Deliveries

Jawa has started accepting bookings for the 350 at the company website jawamotorcycles.com and their authorized dealerships across the country. Interested buyers can reserve their model by paying a token amount. 

Deliveries to begin by mid-2024. This launch strategy worked well for Jawa's Perak model and we can expect a similar rollout. Limited edition variants could also be part of the lineup.