Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Bangalore to Chennai - JAWA 250cc

It was fun driving a 1971 model JAWA 250cc bike from Bangalore to Chennai, guess what the bike did well in nearly 400kms stretch with only 2 stops.

I had terrific day driving a 38yrs old bike in monsoon rain for more than 200kms, however I really enjoyed the ride like hot and sweet. I was not expecting the rain hence didn’t carry a rain coat which is hot, same time stealing all the passer by eyes on the bike is sweet.

I also lost the path once and had to increase the distance by 75kms extra, the pretty thing after I reach home I got a good remark from the family saying WoW kool bike. Even at one stage during the drive, one of the fellow biker in the highway asked me if JAWA re-introduced in India by looking at my shining JAWA 250. Actually this is not a CZ imported JAWA but the first ever produced bike in the Ideal JAWA factory in Mysore, Karnataka, India. The factory was closed during 1996 due to labour and finance issues. Only this model bike came with the name JAWA from this factory, rest of the models produced in mysore factory was branded as Yezdi.

I covered the whole distance in 7 hours, the bike gave around 35kmpl. I think it is still economic to have a classic bike with this sort of running mileage.
Route traveled: Shivaji Nagar (Bangalore) -> Electronic city(Bangalore) -> Hosur -> Krishnagiri -> Vaniyambadi -> Ambur -> Vellore -> Ranipettai -> Sriperumbudur -> Poonamallee -> Porur(Chennai) -> Guindy(Chennai) -> Velachery(Chennai)


Lokesh Gowda said...

Great to go through your blog -dude. Lets keep in touch.

Bangalore Jawa Yezdi Motorcycle Club
B'lore Jawa Yezdi Motorcycle (Orkut)

Shubhojit said...

Awesome post... tell me more about your escapedes with our common love.. the jawas... :)

SAM said...

hey must have been a great journey.In fact, i too have a Jawa250 72 model. I m from hyd.

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