1970 Jawa Buggy 500.
Jawa is a motorcycle manufacturer in the Czech republic, formerly Czechoslovakia. It was named after it's founder Janecek bought the motorcycle production of Wanderer in 1929. The company is still active today.
The first model was introduced on October 23, 1929. This was a 500cc 4-cycle engine with 12KW of power (18HP) and fuel consumption of 6 liters per 100km. Although priced highly, through the first years (and several constuctional fixes) this motorcycle was successful and was considered reliable.
Due to the economic recession of the early 1930 a cheaper and more simple motorcycle was needed. Year 1932 marked the introduction of Jawa 175, with it's 3.6KW engine. This light (70kg) machine was capable of speeds up to 80 km/h and fuel consumption of 3.5 liters per 100km. The first year of production was an immediate success, selling over 3000 of the Jawa 175, almost three times the number of the 500cc model over three years of production. The production of this model was finally stopped 1946. In 1938 Jawa was the first to offer test rides during exhibition show. This test motorcycle was a custom Jawa 175 equipped with dual handlebars, second pair being in the back for the instructor. Over the years total of 27535 units of the Jawa 175 were built.
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