Jawa 350 640 Style Review

1992 Jawa 350 640 Style from Argentina

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 3 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.9 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 kilometres
Most recent distance375000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha YBR125


Very good


Voltage regulator died at about 260.000 kilometers.

General Comments:

It's not a motorcycle that everyone is going to love. It's a cheap motorcycle, slow, noisy and has some vibrations.

But for me it's an ideal motorcycle. For people with short budgets, it's a decent motorcycle and a great option.

I find it very reliable, robust and strong (it has already 375.000 km) and I never had to walk.

Most of the bike is made of steel (something quite rare for these days, in which everything is quite plastic).

Maintenance is simple and cheap. Most of it can be done at home.

Although it's slow, rough, hard and rustic, I'm very glad I bought it. It has almost already 20 years old and still is in a perfect condition.

I would say Jawa is better quality than cheap models of Yamaha or Honda (such as CBX250 and YBR250). And much better than any Chinese motorcycle.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2010

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 1 review