The History of Jawa

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The History of Jawa

On the 23rd of 1878, Frantisek Janecek was in Klaster nad Dedinou, one of the smallest of East Bohemia in former He studied mechanics at the technical in Prague and continued with his at the college of Berlin. He then to Prague, where he started to for Kolben in Vysocany (one of the companies in Bohemia).

At the age of 23, he was entrusted the management of a new factory in Holland, he met his future wife.

One day riding his on the way to his work, he was accidentally hit by a car. The of this car took him home, and the daughter nursed him. time later he married young lady.

At the age of 31, he started to independently and opened his own mechanical in Prague. After a short duty at the Italian front World War I, he went back to the board and soon he obtained sixty patents. The most known invention of that was Janecek’s hand grenade.

After the decline of the armament in 1929, Janecek decided to the production of motorcycles immediately. was no time to develop an engine of his Janecek chose between the double piston two-… of Puch, the Berlin two-… of and the new Wanderer 500 cc.

Janecek chose the

Because of the collapse of the German industry, Wanderer had already to stop the production. This is they didn’t think it be profitable to directly compete BMW. The name JAWA from the first two letters of and Wanderer.

Although he didn’t any experience with motorcycles, he was with production techniques. the first Jawa 500 came on the it already had a front fork pressed steel plates and a gas tank instead of a triangular gas After that followed on the ball-head lubrication system, the head, the connecting-rod bearings and the de-aerating.

In the thirties most were 500 cc Motorcycles with had a displacement of 750 cc Janecek thought and started the production of a lightweight engine.

For this he obtained the expertise of the engineer and racing enthusiast Patchett, who brought the Villiers one cylinder two-… to Prague. built a light and simple for the British engine. This and simple motorcycle soon a following.

It only cost kronen (compared to 7000 or for other bikes). In 1933 Jawa was the most popular in Czechoslovakia and the Jawa factory the big 500cc bikes out of production.

For a engine, Janecek developed the 350 SV four-…, one year later by the 350 OHV four-…. Technically the most model before World War II was the robot. This 98cc.

had a mono-block construction which the gearbox is integrated in the motor This is common now, but at time all motors had separate The top speed was about 41 mph.

All of the pre World War II models were available in red.

The second war meant the end of the development and production of motor cycles. Already in 1939 the Jawa factory had to over. The Germans that Czechoslovakia from 1938 on, that the factory was high and had skilled workers.

The factory to make parts for airplane and stationary motors for generators. nobody believed that the Reich would last for than a few years, so the Czech tried to sabotage production and started looking forward to the period.

In 1940 Janecek working on a new motorcycle based on the of the customers and current developments in the (In 1941 Frantisek Janecek leaving the company to his son Karel.) The new had to be reliable, simple, and comfortable. model was given birth in the department, that also out repairs for the German army. Perak ( to spring ) it was painted green and tested under the of the German occupier.

This way Jawa earned an on the competitor and with the Perak the was laid for the after-war production. concept with it’s forms probably served as an for the rest of the world.

Immediately the war, Jawa was the first company on the European continent came on the market with a tried and modern new bike. was in the form of a 249 cc. one cylinder two-…. Jawa was nationalized by the communists and junior left the country.

In the first series of 350 cc’s in the frame used by the 250 cc. This was first introduced as Jawa-Ogar, it was produced at the factory of the third motor company; Ogar. the same year, this became part of the Jawa The Jawa 350 cc. had a two cylinder engine, on the Jawa 250 cc. The motor had flat reverse flow and a capacity of

The top speed was about 65 mph. four-… motors were Jawa followed the way. As a model the OHC two cylinder was developed for a of road racing motors. In the Jawa four … 500 cc. type 15/00 came

With some improvements the years, the last 500cc out in 1958.

The reason Jawa the development of the 500cc four-… was due to difficulties. A shame from viewpoint, but economically understandable. The new was two new side cabins and a third one the buddyseat. The wheel suspension was shock absorbers with … for both front and wheels. In 1954 the new 250 cc and 350 cc went production as Jawa-Cz.

Shortly introduction, these motorcycles given the nickname kyvacka The official model was Jawa-Cz 353 and From these motorcycles also made lighter like a 125cc and a 175cc.

The increase of the spring … to the decrease of the wheel size 19 to 16. When the Soviet Union a market, the production concentrated on the 354, that had a sidecar At that time the almighty president of Czechoslovakia, Novotny socialists don’t drive In spite of all this and the entrance of the motorcycles, Jawa still

It wasn’t easy because of the market, and an economy that has a lot from almost fifty of communist economics.

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