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?


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.


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:


Technical Specifications


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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