Jawa and BSA brands, which were acquired by Mahindra & Mahindra in 2016 as its premium motorcycle division are witnessing the upbringing of new Jawa motorcycles under concern of latter. Reportedly, it has been known that the upcoming Jawa model will be loaded with the powertrain shared from Mahindra Mojo. However, the 300cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine from Mojo, will be provided with a host of alterations in aspects of displacement, power and torque figures.
Also, the sources too, support that the current generation Mahindra Mojo powertrain can easily be tuned up with the profiling of upcoming Jawa classic motorcycles. Here in India, the Jawa bikes are likely to mark their presence in the second half of 2018 or by early 2019.
As per the Mahindra Officials, the company did not produce new engine unit every year and the use of Mojo’s engine will help in saving money and time. So it's better to use Mojo’s underutilized powertrain with alterations.
Altogether, the use of existing engine will help in rolling out Jawa models at an aggressive price tag in the Indian market. But the noted part will be the adjustment made by Mahindra for offering service and sales for the Jawa bikes.
Currently, the Royal Enfield rules the mid-capacity, retro-styled bike segment. It would not be that easy for the Jawa motorcycles to bite from segment leader share. However, the growing demand for classic motorcycles can turn up in favour of the brand ready to re-enter Indian market.