International Jawa Day Draws A Large Crowd In Bangalore

Organised by the Bangalore Jawa Yezdi Motorcycle Club, the event attracted over 700 enthusiasts

  • The event was held at St Joseph’s Indian High School grounds, Bengaluru.
  • The event highlight was a Yezdi Roadking being reassembled in under 4 hours.
  • Visitors got to see vintage Jawas and Yezdi bikes and also some of them being ridden on a motocross track.


International Jawa day

The Bangalore Jawa Yezdi Motorcycle Club (BJYMC) organised a carnival on the occasion of the 17th International Jawa Day on July 15. It was held on the grounds of St Joseph’s Indian High School in Bengaluru. They had a lot of events lined up for the 700 motorcycling enthusiast that turned up. 

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International Jawa day

The visitors got to witness rare Jawas and Yezdis. These included bikes like the Jawa 350cc Twin, 50cc Jawa Jet, 125cc CZ, Jawa Perak and Cezeta scooter. They also had 3 customised Jawas including a Jawa Scrambler 42 by Autologue design. Viewers also got to see some of these vintage and classic machine being ridden by their enthusiastic owners around a small off-road track. 

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International Jawa day

The highlight of the event was the assembling of a 250cc Yezdi Roadking. Members of the BJYMC  reassembled the entire bike under a record four hours. 

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You can read all about the event in the press release below:


Bangalore Jawa Yezdi Motorcycle Club (BJYMC) celebrates 17th International Jawa Day in Bengaluru

Records a never before attempted feat of re-assembling a Yezdi Roadking in under 4 hours

Over 700 bikers including the new Jawa owners come together to celebrate a day of bonhomie and brotherhood


Bengaluru, July 15, 2019 Bengaluru witnessed a carnival of classic motorcycles on Sunday when over 700 classic Jawas and Yezdis congregated under the aegis of the Bangalore Jawa Yezdi Motorcycle Club (BJYMC) to celebrate International Jawa Day at St Joseph’s Indian High School grounds, opp UB City, Bengaluru. The celebrations now in its 17th year saw participation from both classic as well as the new range of Jawas and Yezdis of yesteryears all maintained in pristine conditions.

BJYMC the largest club for Jawa & Yezdi bikes in India celebrates International Jawa Day every year amidst much bonhomie and fanfare and this year too almost all the Jawa models which once rolled out from the Ideal Jawa factory in Mysore were on display. The masculine and rugged bikes with the famous tagline - "Forever Bike, Forever Value" - filled the morning air with the typical sound and smoke of two-stroke motorcycles.

International Jawa day

The event which kicked off at 7.30 am saw enthusiastic participation from yesteryear champion motorcyclists like CK Chinnappa, Somendar Singh (veteran racer from Mysore), Dr Ravi Prakash, President of FHVI, Ravi Thirumalai, who was a Jawa company racer, octogenarian biker R Chakravarty, renowned auto journalist Adil Jal Darukhanawala and riders from Hell’s Angels.

The star attraction of this year’s celebrations was the never before attempted feat of reassembling a Yezdi Roadking in under 4 hours. The 250cc, 16bhp Roadking was one of the most popular Yezdis known for its simplistic and clear-cut design and advanced technology and had won several Indian rallies and road races. Hence, it was no surprise that the members of BJYMC chose this model to showcase the feat.

The vintage machines and their riders enthralled the rivetted onlookers with their skill and nimble performance on a motocross track specially created to test the mettle of these classic bikes.

Roshan Kamat, core committee member, BJYMC said "It's really amazing to see youngsters picking up the new Jawa and enthusiastically attending the Jawa Day. We had envisioned this event to become a celebration along with the family members of the owners. We feel proud to have achieved it this year to a certain extent."

Another attraction was a special display of 15 rare Jawas and Yezdis from the 1930s to 1990s and 3 custom made Jawas. Some of these included the imported Jawa 350cc Twin, 50cc Jawa Jet, 125cc CZ, Jawa Perak, Cezeta scooter among others. Maintained painstakingly through all the years, these gleaming monsters were the pride and joy of their owners and they were seen animatedly sharing stories and anecdotes with visitors at the fair.

The day concluded with an award ceremony felicitating the best in show motorcycles. The categories included Mile Muncher Award which was felicitated for longest ride in one year. The other award was for track event best timing which was given to the rider who finished the obstacle course fastest on the bike.

About Bangalore Jawa Yezdi Motorcycle Club (BJYMC)

The Bangalore Jawa Yezdi Motorcycle Club is a non-profit organisation started by four enthusiasts back in 2007. Their main intent was to bring back the fame and glory these rare Jawa and Yezdi bikes enjoyed during the 1980's and 1990's before the four strokes took over. Today, BJYMC is the country's largest club for Jawa / Yezdi bikes and creates history during every Jawa Day celebrations.


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