Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd., a
lifestyle start-up, formed in 2015, with the purpose of re-introducing today’s
consumers to the rich heritage and legacy of classic brands in a new avatar,
has unveiled the all new engine for the soon to be launched Jawa Motorcycles in
The engine is a 293cc - liquid
cooled – single cylinder – DOHC. 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 engine has been built on a BS6 ready platform. “The brief we
took upon ourselves was always to build an engine that had the Jawa DNA.
Classic, yet sporty. And it was clear, if anything, it had to be free revving,”
the company stated.
“Working closely with one of
the world’s leading engine specialist at the technical center 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!,” the statement read.
However, it was not just the
aesthetics and power delivery the company tried to engineer. The unique exhaust
note of the old Jawa was something that the company was in love with and it
wanted its 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 the company through
countless cycles of harmonic pipe combinations and multiple other permutations
to discover a sound that was worthy of the new Jawa.
While the engine needed to be
built with a reminiscent sameness it needed to be an engine of the future.
“Hence, from the tuning of the
fuel injection to the gearbox that completes the powertrain, we believe one
will get from this engine, what one seeks in a classic,” said the press note.
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.
From its marquee brands
portfolio, Classic Legends is currently going to bring alive the Jawa, not
simply as a brand but a way of life. 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.
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.
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