There were many brands from all over the world in the history of motorcycle production. Only some of them have become permanently fixed in the awareness of the worlds' public and have become famous. One of the most famous motorcycle production companies was established by František Janeček in Prague. Since 1929 the products of this company have been known as JAWA.
Before the World War II František Janeček developed these motorcycles and they became more and more popular. During this time František Janeček had many patents and inventions registered to his name. The glory of JAWA didn't finish in 1945, when the company was nationalized and became state property. On the contrary the most up-to-date motorcycle had been developed and constructed during World War II. It was a powerful and beautiful 2-stroke motorcycle known as the JAWA 250 cc with the compact engine, rear wheel suspension and many other innovations. This model was exported all over the world. In the 1950´s further development of this motorcycle using the new idea of unified line production allowing both 250 and 350 cc motorcycle production to run side by side with many other innovations and patents. JAWA has exported these motorcycles to more than 120 countries all over the world.
The company JAWA Moto spol. s r.o. was established in 1997 as the successor to the original JAWA company using the trademark JAWA. The main business activities of the company are research, development and the production of motorcycles, their spare parts and accessories. The basic elements of the production are moulding, welding, machining, paint technology and assembly. The company is also specialized in the production of the tools and instruments for the plastic moulding industry.
JAWA Moto spol. s r.o.
257 41 Týnec nad Sázavou
The majority owner is the Joint Stock Company JIHOSTROJ Velešín, the famous producer of the hydraulic components and regulations systems for the automotive and aircraft industry.