History Of jawa And Yezdi Bikes

World war II period
In 1946 Jawa introduced a 250cc two stroke single with dual exhausts which became a widespread utility motorcycle around the world, especially in countries allied to the communist block. Replicas of this original are produced in Chang Jiang Motorworks in China in the 21st century. A 350cc twin cylinder two stroke motorcycle was exported around the world and sold under numerous other brand names as well, including the brand of Eaton's Road King, and a large single cylinder motorcycle was sold in the 1960s by. The brand of motorcycle was merged with Jawa by the socialist economic planners after the Communist victory in 1948.


Jawa made a variety of two-stroke mopeds, and was one of the first companies to include electronic ignition on their mopeds. Unfortunately, this Tranizmo unit was prone to failure. Jawa mopeds now have a fairly poor reputation, due to the difficulty of getting replacement parts, and the high failure rate of the Tranizmo unit.

Jawa in India

Jawa motorcycles were introduced in India in the late 50's and they have a cult following to this present day. Production was also carried out directly in India by Ideal Jawa based out of Mysore. The Jawa 250cc models , yezdi 250cc models , the Twin 350 and Monarch models are driven to this day in various parts of the country. The Jawa bikes with fuel tank paddings and ignition systems on the fuel tank are now collectors items. Jawa motorcycles also used the brand Yezdi meaning going or running.

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