Mumbai: The Czech motorcycle brand Jawa, which is being marketed by the Mahindra group-promoted Classic Legends, Thursday opened four dealerships across the Mumbai metropolitan region ahead of the deliveries in March.

Jawa has received good response through online bookings, Anupam Thareja, co-founder of Classic Legends said adding the deliveries will begin from March.

Mahindra & Mahindra subsidiary Classic Legends last November re-launched Jawa bikes with a 293-cc single-cylinder engine based on the one Mahindra Mojo platform.

The Mahindras own 60% in Classic Legends, the Rustomjee Group and Phi Capital Management also hold rest in the joint venture.

Other Jawa dealerships are spread across Delhi-NCR, Pune, Bengaluru, Nashik and Dehradun, and the company has plans to launch 100 dealerships by mid-February.

Priced at 1.64 lakh and 1.55 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Jawa and Jawa 42 are seen as the first real challengers to Royal Enfield in the retro cruiser segment of motorcycles. However, both cost more than Royal Enfield Classic 350, which retails at 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).

Jawa had also unveiled the Perak which will go on sale this year. The Perak is a bobber-style motorcycle priced at 1.89 lakh.

The Jawa 42 is powered by a 293cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine in a double-cradle chassis, generating 27bhp of power and 28Nm of torque. The compression ratio stands at 11:1 with bore and stroke of 70mm x 90mm. This is mated to a constant mesh six-speed transmission.

With inputs from PTI