Inspired by Jawa’s rich racing history, the resurgent Czech brand has just unveiled its new 350 OHC Racer. And it looks like a Honda Six!

Jawa has a long history dating right back to 1929 – but it was in the 1960s that the Czech bike-builder began to make a name for itself worldwide, with a spate of podium positions at some of the most prestigious races on the calendar – including at Ulster and the Isle of Man TT. And to celebrate its racing heritage, Jawa has created its new 350 OHC Racer. Beautiful, isn’t it?

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Despite its sleek retro lines, under the beautiful bodywork sits a thoroughly modern motorcycle – powered by a fuel injected 397cc single cylinder engine, and equipped with ABS front brakes, alloy rims, a box section swing arm – and best of all, modern reliability.

Special features a two-piece full fairing with dual tone paint, clip-on handlebars, bar-end mounted rear view mirrors, a single spherical headlight and a rider-only saddle with rear cowl. Chrome covered parts include front fender, exhaust, turn-indicator housing and the back of the rear view mirror.

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It’s expected to make it over to the UK in the next couple of months, and will retail for just under £5,500. All we know is, we can’t wait to ride one. For more information, visit: www.jawamotorcycles.co.uk

JAWA 350 OHC RACER

Technical Specifications

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Engine type: Single cylinder air cooled 4-stroke

Engine size: 397cc

Fuel system: Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)

Ignition type: Electronic

Max power: 20.4 kw (27 bhp) at 6500 rpm

Max torque: 30 NM at 6000rpm

Weight: 160 kg

Wheels and tyres: Front 3.25 – 18″ – Rear 130/70 -18″

Gearbox: 5 speed with O-ring chain drive

Lubrication: 10w40 4-stroke oil

Starter: Electric

Front Brakes: Disc – with anti lock braking (ABS)

Rear Brake: Disc

Instruments: Twin clock with warning lights

Suspension: Front telescopic forks – Rear twin shock

Seat height: 800 mm (31 inch)

Economy: 75 mpg at 50 mph (60 mpg average)

Fuel capacity: 12 litres

Maximum speed: 80 mph

Cruising speed: 55 – 70 mph

Ross Mowbray

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