The recently-launched European-spec bike is called the Jawa 300 CL
- The European-spec Jawa 300 CL costs 1,49,850 Czech Koruna (about Rs 4.85 lakh).
- It is not only less powerful but also less torquey than the India-spec model.
- Jawa 300 CL features a single-channel ABS as standard, with a rear drum brake.
Classic Legends seems to have commenced exports to the European market, as the standard Jawa (named Jawa 300 CL in Europe) has been launched in the continent. While it looks similar to the India-spec motorcycle, there are quite a few differences in the technicalities as well as the price.
The Jawa 300 CL retails at 1,49,850 Czech Koruna, which is around Rs 4.85 lakh. Comparatively, the India-spec motorcycle costs Rs 1,74,228 for the single-channel ABS variant and Rs 1,83,170 (both ex-showroom Delhi) for the dual-channel ABS version. Interestingly, the European-spec motorcycle is available only with a single-channel ABS and a rear drum brake.
More importantly, the major change lies in the output figures. Despite packing a slightly larger yet Euro 4-compliant 294.72cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine (as opposed to the India-spec version’s 293cc motor), it produces only 23.11PS at 7000rpm and 25Nm at 5750rpm. In comparison, the bike sold here makes 26.51PS and 27.05Nm from its BS6-compliant mill. The claimed top speed stands at 125kmph.
While the underpinnings (telescopic front fork, twin rear shock absorbers, 280mm front disc, 153mm rear drum) have remained the same, the European motorcycle weighs 182kg dry whereas the one sold here tips the scales at 172kg kerb. This is likely to be a mistake on the website, as the Indian site too had the same figure when the BS6 version was launched. Later, Jawa clarified that the kerb weight is 172kg, and not 182kg.