c.1986 Jawa Type 896/897 Speedway Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. 939
Its dominance of speedway racing challenged by the four-valve Weslake engine, Jawa responded by introducing a new double-overhead-camshaft, four-valve motor in the early 1980s. Available in speedway/long-track variants as the Type 894/895, this engine was adequately powerful, producing up to 65bhp, but rather top heavy, and was superseded by the more compact, single-overhead-camshaft Type 896/897, this being the final development of Jawas classic vertical single. Purchased for the Museum in 1988, this Jawa speedway bike was in its current, well-maintained condition when acquired and has been on display ever since.
- This machine carries frame no. 939 87-173-PJW and not as stated.