New Jawa 350 Launched In India, Challenges Royal Enfield Classic 350 Dominance

New Jawa 350 Launched In India, Challenges Royal Enfield Classic 350 Dominance

News by Team Drivio | Jan 16, 2024

The iconic Jawa brand aims to shake up the mid-size classic bike segment in India with the launch of the new generation Jawa 350 priced at Rs 2.14 lakh (ex-showroom).

  • Retro-styled motorcycle takes direct aim at Royal Enfield's Classic 350
  • Powered by a bigger 331cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine
  • Promises improved performance, handling and modern tech over rivals

The Classic Legends has introduced the latest iteration of new generation Jawa 350 in the country. Priced at Rs 2.14 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards, the new retro-styled motorcycle takes on rivals like the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Honda H’ness CB350 in the mid-size classic bike segment.

2024 Jawa 350Specs and Detail
Engine331cc, Single-Cylinder, Liquid-Cooled
Power22 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 5,000 rpm
Transmission6-Speed Manual
Mileage35-40 kmpl (Estimated)
BrakesFront - 280mm Disc ; Rear - 153mm Drum
SuspensionTelescopic Forks (Front) Twin Shocks (Rear)
Fuel Tank14 liters
PriceRs 2.14 lakh

Heritage Design Meets Modern Technology

In terms of styling, the new Jawa 350 carries forward the iconic retro design philosophy of the original Jawa with its circular headlamp, chrome fuel tank, fenders, twin exhausts and abundance of chrome. The new bike will be offered in a Mystique Orange paint scheme alongside black and grey. The spoke wheels, round console, split seats and chrome mirrors give it a vintage personality.

However, under the retro skin, the new Jawa 350 gets a more powerful, 331cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine paired to a 6-speed gearbox. This new motor produces 22bhp and 28Nm of torque, bettering the output of previous Jawa bikes. The chassis is all-new to offer improved stability and handling. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic front forks and twin rear shock absorbers. 

Expanding the Retrosegment

The launch of the new generation Jawa 350 adds more excitement to the mid-size classic segment which has seen a revival in India over the last few years. While Royal Enfield still dominates the space, bikes like the Jawa and Honda CB350 are expanding the retro category and giving more options to enthusiasts looking for a laidback vintage motorcycle with modern reliability.

With its better engine performance, riding dynamics and styling, Classic Legends will be hoping the new Jawa can challenge Royal Enfield's undisputed leadership and change the balance of power in the retro motorcycle market. For discerning buyers looking beyond mere nostalgia, the Jawa promises the feel-good factor of a classic bike with the capabilities of a modern machine.