Jawa has unveiled a new 500cc twin-cylinder scrambler based mostly on its European RVM 500 experience bike.
- Driven by a 471cc parallel-twin engine
- Overseas product only, will not be out there in India
- Bears an uncanny resemblance to the Bristol Veloce 500
The Jawa story
Let’s preface this short article by providing you a very little background about Jawa Bikes. It is originally a Czech organization, and it has been running independently as an lively entity long before Mahindra-owned Common Legends acquired the rights to the Jawa manufacturer in India a handful of years back. Typical Legends has rolled out the 300cc versions you see in Indian showrooms these days, but the primary corporation has remained energetic as well, with an entirely distinctive product lineup that it helps make and sells in other areas of the earth. These overseas models have almost nothing to do with Vintage Legends, and are not offered in India.
The bikes spoken about in the relaxation of this story belong to the first Czech manufacturer, Jawa.
Jawa RVM 500 scrambler
About a calendar year ago, Czech Jawa introduced an experience bike termed the RVM 500, driven by a 471cc parallel-twin motor. To mark the very first anniversary of this bicycle staying on sale, the enterprise has now unveiled a scrambler-fashion motorcycle that you see right here. It is based mostly on the exact platform as the adventure bicycle, and seemingly (and confusingly) also referred to as the ‘RVM 500 by Jawa Scrambler’.
Bristol Motorcycles similarities
Jawa from the Czech Republic appears to be to have some form of arrangement in location with Philippines-centered model Bristol Motorcycles, since its RVM 500 journey bike is near-identical to the Bristol Venturi 500, and the RVM 500 scrambler is around-identical to the Bristol Veloce 500.
If the two scramblers are as alike beneath as they are on the surface area, then the new Jawa will get a 471cc parallel-twin motor churning out 47.6hp at 8,500rpm and 43Nm at 6,500rpm. The plot even more thickens when you look at the similarities in between these quantities, and the 500cc twin-cylinder Honda lineup (of which the CB500X has been lately launched in India). All three engines (the Bristol, the Jawa and the Honda) share particularly related architecture.
The 471cc displacement figure, 67 x 66.8mm bore and stroke figures, 10.7:1 compression ratio and even the electric power and torque outputs are all absolutely equivalent throughout all 3 engines! All this is much way too serendipitous for it to be a mere coincidence, so either Jawa and/or Bristol have reverse-engineered the Honda motor them selves, or (and this is the extra probably state of affairs), they are setting up and applying it less than license from Honda.
Apparently, there is also some similarity to the 500cc Benelli twin-cylinder motor that powers many models in India. It also has an identical stroke duration of 66.8mm, but the Benelli engine appears to be bored out by 2mm to 69mm, resulting in a 500cc displacement determine. Electricity figures are neck-and-neck as well, with the Benelli motor generating just .1hp a lot less at the precise identical rpm (47.5hp at 8,500rpm), though its displacement benefit shows in its 46Nm torque determine.
Whether the Benelli similarities are mere coincidence or not, we’ll possibly never ever know, but with China more and more becoming a global hub for motorbike manufacturing, badge-engineering and rebranded world wide solutions, probabilities are this isn’t a sheer coincidence.
Jawa RVM 500 scrambler: India plans
As considerably as India is worried, like we stated, the abroad Jawa product lineup is entirely unbiased of what we get below, so neither the RVM 500 experience bicycle nor the scrambler are very likely to hit local showrooms at any time shortly.