As part of the Swarnim Vijay Varsh, Jawa Motorcycles has introduced two new colours to celebrate India’s triumph over Pakistan in the 1971 war. The Jawa will now be available in two unique colours inspired by the military: Khakhee and Midnight Grey. The Jawa Special Edition costs 1.93 lakh (ex-showroom), which is roughly 15,000 dollars more than the Forty Two and 6000 dollars more than the Jawa. On the company’s website, customers may reserve the limited-edition motorbike.
The new colour options come with a slew of minor improvements that elevate the model to new heights. The headlight bezel, suspension forks, engine, and twin exhaust mufflers have all been painted matte black to match the rest of the chrome. Both colours have a matte finish that looks great on the motorbike. The tri-color on the gasoline tank, combined with the Indian Army insignia, distinguishes the type. It also comes with an emblem that says, ‘Commemorating 50 years of the 1971 war triumph,’ followed by the words, ‘1971-2021 Special Edition.’
The Jawa retains its mechanical design, with a 293 cc single-cylinder engine producing 26.9 horsepower and 27.02 Nm of peak torque. A 6-speed gearbox is coupled with the motor. Telescopic front forks, twin shocks at the back, 280 mm front disc brake, and 240 mm rear disc brake are among the technical features that haven’t changed. Only dual-channel ABS is available on the special edition motorbike. 18-inch front and 17-inch rear tyres are fitted to the bike.
The new colours are a homage to the Indian Armed Forces, as the conflict will be 50 years old in 2021. The Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 lasted only 13 days and was fought on both the eastern and western fronts, making it one of the shortest wars in history. Following Pakistan’s capitulation, Bangladesh, then known as East Pakistan, gained independence. Over 3000 Indian army men died in the fight, with over 10,000 others injured.