We love it when something invokes a feeling of nostalgia by taking us to the beautiful memory lane. Jawa is one such motorcycle brand which instantly reminds us of the riders from old times who would wander on it despotically. After taking a long hiatus due to not sticking to the emission norms, the heritage brand is back with 350 OHC with four stroke engine and purely classic styling.
The looks of the motorcycle, with the prominent chrome all over, quickly grabs attention with the distinctive appearance as compared to modern day bikes. The round headlamp holding twin speedometer above its head, old style contorted handlebars, Yezdi-like fuel tank and flat seat, all make for a complete old-school model. Not to forget those shining spoke wheels which fill the remaining bits.
The motor of the retro swashbuckler is a 397cc unit with four strokes. Despite being a single cylinder engine, the smoke is wafted via two canisters and it makes it look quirky. Power produced from the heart stands at 27 PS at 6,500 RPM and torque delivered is 30.6 Nm at 5,000 RPM. All this set up is mated to a five-speed gearbox. Built by Chinese boffins, the engine mimics that of XR400 but consists of fuel injection technology.
The Jawa 350 OHC is launched only in Czech and North American markets and the engine is Euro IV compliant. It is still uncertain that which markets will receive it next, but it is predictable that looking at the response the company might spread it across various other countries.