1971 War: Jawa Bikes Launch Midnight Grey and Khakhi Colour Options To Celebrate India’s Victory Against Pakistan

After JAWA motorcycles’ resurrection in India in 2018, it has introduced quite a few new models, including 42, Perak etc. Now the bikemaker has launched two new colour variants for the Jawa bikes to celebrate the anniversary of India’s victory in the 1971 war against Pakistan. Available at Rs 1.93 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) in India, the special edition of Jawa offers two colour options- Khakhi and Midnight Grey colour options- that are inspired by the armed forces.    

As per the bikemaker, the Midnight Grey colour signifies the Battle of Longewala. The spirit of selfless service inspires the Khakhee colour to the nation by the men in uniform.   

Both colour variants have a matte finish look. The tri-colour on the fuel tank, along with the Indian Army emblem, make the models unique. The new Jawa models also have an insignia that reads ‘Commemorating 50 years of the 1971 war victory’ and ‘1971-2021 Special Edition’ is written underneath.   

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There are not many glaring mechanical changes. The same engine of 293 cc single-cylinder continues to deliver 26.9 bhp and 27.02 Nm of peak torque. The special edition is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. With the same telescopic front forks, dual shocks at the rare, the bike comes with a 280mm disc brake at the front and a 240mm disc brake at the rare, offering dual-channel ABS. 18-inch front and 17-inch rear tyres are also included.   

The company has kept the price at Rs 1.93 lakh, Rs 6,000, costlier than the standard edition. The special edition motorcycle can be booked online on the company’s website.   

With the Mahindra-owned company’s launch of this special edition, 2021 marks the 50th year of the new colours to the Indian Armed Forces. The 1971 Indo-Pakistan war that was fought on the eastern and western fronts lasted 13 days, sacrificing the lives of over 3000 Indian army personnel. The war brought independence to Bangladesh, then known as East Pakistan.    

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