JAWA 1930





Czech arms manufacturer Franisek Janecek (1978-1941) decided after the decline of the armament industry in 1929, to start the production of motorcycles. There was, no time to develop a motor of his own so he decided to make a foreign design under licence. Not only did he get the licence to produce Wanderer motorcycles (because of the collapse of German motor industry, Wanderer had already stopped production) but also the complete production set-up with many completed parts. The trademark 'Jawa' (derived from the first two letters of Janecek and Wanderer) was patented in August 1929. During the years motorcycle production was growing well and in the mid-1930s Jawa also went into car building.


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