Yet another motorcycle manufacturer has suspended the production of motorcycles in India. The latest is the Mahindra Group and its subsidiary Classic Legends. Classic Legends is the company that has up to now seemingly successfully resurrected the Jawa motorcycle brand but now faces difficult times ahead.
The stoppage will severely affect deliveries of the Jawa, Jawa Forty Two and the long-awaited Perak bobber. Authorities in several Indian states are taking unprecedented measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Classic Legends factory closure will severely impact Jawa deliveries. Classic Legends is saying that deliveries of its motorcycles will be delayed. Most notable is the delay to the new Jawa Perak bobber styled motorcycle. The manufacturer says that its April 2, 2020 delivery date is no longer possible. Meanwhile, deliveries of the Jawa and Jawa Forty Two originally scheduled for February, March, and April have been indefinitely delayed.
The news will likely disappoint many Jawa buyers who have already faced long delays for orders placed many months ago. Whether the latest coronavirus pandemic impact buys Jawa some more time with its irritated buyers is not clear.
The pandemic does give the brand an “excuse” for delivery delays. But it remains to be seen whether Jawa buyers will be content to wait an unspecified amount of time for their bike deliveries. Or, will they run off to another brand once those dealerships open their doors again.