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The new Jawa 350 comes with a new powertrain, frame and even tweaked styling to make it more appealing. Will that be enough to take on the Royal Enfield Classic 350?

Mahindra-owned Classic Legends has launched the new Jawa 350 at Rs 2.15 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Now, the name makes it pretty obvious that the bike gets a bigger engine, but there’s a lot more to it than that.

For starters, the liquid-cooled single-cylinder 334cc engine comes with an unique engine tune to suit the bike’s intended purpose. On the Jawa 350, it makes 22.19 bhp and 2.32 kgm. For reference, the same powerplant in the Yezdi Roadster makes 29.29 bhp and 2.95 kgm. But that’s not the only change in the Jawa 350.

Classic Legends has upgraded the chassis of this Jawa, which has resulted in a longer wheelbase, higher ground clearance of 178 mm (15 mm more than before). It now features a 13.2-litre fuel tank and tips the scales at 184 kg.

At Rs 2.15 lakh, the Jawa 350 is priced on par with its arch rival — the Royal Enfield Classic 350. In fact, considering the generous use of chrome on the Jawa, it is almost Rs 9,000 cheaper than the Classic’s chrome variant.  

Despite the comprehensive update, the Jawa 350 looks unmistakably a Jawa. But how is it to ride? Well, we have already ridden it, so stay tuned for our review.