Classic Legends has launched the new Jawa 350, a generational upgrade over the Jawa Standard it sets to replace. The new 350cc thumper is priced at 2.15 lakhs (ex-showroom), around 10 thousand cheaper than the top-spec Royal Enfield Classic 350. Some significant changes in the engine include power reduction by 4.8hp and a bump in peak torque by 1Nm. The Jawa 350 gets a new liquid-cooled, 334cc, single-cylinder engine that comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch.
The bike's dimensions have undergone significant changes. The ground clearance has been raised to 178mm, the seat height has increased to 790mm, and the wheelbase has been extended to 1,449mm. The weight has increased from 182 kg to 194 kg.
The new Jawa 350 gets a double-cradle chassis, a 35mm telescopic fork at the front and preload-adjustable twin shock absorbers. Braking is handled by a 280mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc, with standard dual-channel ABS. The Jawa 350 rides on a 100/90 section tyre up front and a 130/80 section at the rear. Jawa 350 goes up against the segment leader - RE Classic 350 and Honda CB350.