The following list is about Jawa importing to United States of America!!

Jawa Model List 1929-1984  
Please read the explanatory note which follows this list, especially with regard to precise year(s) of manufacture. All dates are little more than educated guesses! 

1929-30 Jawa 500 OHV Wanderer  
1930-32 Jawa 500 OHV Wanderer (New frame & design)  
1932-47 Jawa 175 various engines in the course of the production  
1934-37 Jawa 350 SV  
1935-40 Jawa 350 OHV (also produced in limited # after the war to 1947)  
1937-40 Jawa 250 Duplex (as above)  
1937-40 Jawa 100 Robot 98cc (as above)  

1939-45 World War II  Nazi Occupation  

1946-53 Jawa typ 11 250cc Perak “Feather”. All Typ 11,12,15&18 Jawas have the plunger  rear suspension  
1948-54 Jawa typ12 & 18 350cc (also produced as Ogar 350)  
1952-62 Jawa typ500 OHV Typ15/01 500cc (new engine design after 1954, typ 15/02)  
1954-58 Jawa typ 50 50cc Pionyr“Treestump” (Manet)  
1954-57 Jawa/CZ typ 351 125cc Kyvacka, “Swinger”(all full-sized Jawas after this have the swing-arm rear suspension, and are Kyvaacka)  
1954-57 Jawa/CZ typ 352 150cc  
1954      Jawa typ 353 250cc  Ammeter in gas tank  
1955      Jawa typ 353/02 250cc  with combined start/shift lever  
1956      Jawa typ 353/03 250cc with full width hub & brake  
1957-62 Jawa typ 353/04 250cc  with cigar shaped mufflers; ignition in headlight housing  
1955-62 Jawa typ 553 250cc ISDT  
1955-62 Jawa typ 554 350cc ISDT  
1955-58 Jawa typ 550 50cc (Manet)  
1960      Jawa typ 551 50cc Moped  
1957-62 Jawa typ 552 50cc Stadion  
1962-65 Jawa typ 353/07 Supersport (fitted with 557 Motocross engine)  
1954-66 Jawa typ 354 350cc Body the same as 353  
1955      Jawa typ 354/02 Combined shift/start lever  
1957      Jawa typ 354/03 full width hub and brake  
1957-62 Jawa typ 557 350cc Motocross  
1957-62 Jawa typ 558 350cc Motocross  
1958-63 Jawa typ 354/04 cigar shaped mufflers, ignition in headlight housing  
1956-61 Jawa/CZ typ 355 125cc  
1956-61 Jawa/CZ typ 356 175cc  
1962-66 Jawa typ 05 50cc (Manet)  
1963      Jawa typ 559/03 Automatic  
1964-74 Jawa typ 559 250c  
1963-65 Jawa typ 579/01 250cc Motocross  
1962-65 Jawa typ 579/02 250cc ISDT  
1963-65 Jawa typ 575/01 350cc Motocross (344cc single)  
1962-65 Jawa typ 575/02 350cc ISDT (344cc single)  
1964-70 Jawa typ 360 350cc  
1965-70 Jawa typ 590 250cc  
1965-70 Jawa typ 361 350cc  
1965-85 Jawa typ 652 250cc ISDT  
1965-85 Jawa typ 653 350cc ISDT  
1966-80 Jawa typ 20 50cc (Manet)  
1967-77 Jawa typ 21 50cc (Manet)  
1967-75 Jawa typ 590/591 250cc Californian (1968 and later model had upswept mufflers)  
1967-75 Jawa typ 362/363 350cc Californian(with oil pump, Oilmaster. Most North American models had oil pumps after 1970; upswept pipes after 1968)      
1968-73 Jawa typ 30&31 90cc Cross 90 Offroad  High pipe version Manet model 5330&5331  
1967-73 Jawa typ 36&37 90cc Cross 90 Roadster Low pipe version Manet model 5336&5337  
1968-     Jawa typ 23 50cc Mustang/Golden Sport (Manet)  
1970-73 Jawa typ 623 Bison 250cc  
1970-73 Jawa typ 633 Bison 350cc  
1970-74 Jawa typ 208 Babetta 50cc Moped (Manet)  
1971–75 Jawa typ 692 Speedway 500cc  
1974-     Jawa typ 207,210,213,215,225,300 50cc Moped (Manet) 1974-81 Jawa typ 634 350cc  
1974-     Jawa typ 638/639 350cc (The typ 639 is a Chopper, which is still in production) 

The chart outlining Jawa production from 1929-1984 is truly “a work in progress”, and makes no claim to be the last word on the subject. Its purpose is to provide approximate dating for North American Jawa owners. Thus postwar models which were not imported into the continent do not appear. The first Jawas to be imported were the revolutionary Peraks, manufactured after World War II, but the prewar models are included here for clarity’s sake and because some have found their way to North America over the years. The post 1984 models are not listed because they were not imported, and in fact street machines over 50cc were prohibited  for environmental reasons. All over the world motorcycles from Czechoslovakia were sold under various names. What was a CZ in one market might be a Jawa in another, and this was true in North America. It does seem that many road machines actually made by Jawa have model #’s begining with 3, CZ’s with 4, Manet with 5. CZ made engines of 125-175cc displacement, Jawa 250 and above, Manet, smaller than 125cc. This holds true regardless of the name on the machine....communist cooperation! Models in production for several years, like the Jawa353/354 series had periodic upgrades/changes which are denominated by a slash and digits following the model number, as in 354/04. That would be the fourth significant change in the course of production of the 354. However, we do not know exactly what changes were made in any particular upgrade in most cases, nor how many machines were made, or what serial numbers were produced in a given year. Apparently such information was considered a state secret. So dating a Jawa is difficult, especially if a model was built for several years. Perhaps we will get more information as time goes on so we can be more specific about what was built, when and in what quantity. Someday, but not now....

This list was compiled by slavishly copying data from many sources, most on the web. Special thanks is due to the UK Jawa-CZ Owners Club, The Netherlands Jawa Club and Edgar Uher of MZ-B, Reese Dengler of Czechpoint, and Mario Mager of Jawaczech.Also there are wonderful Czech language sites with valuable pictures of historic machines. Try www.jawa-cz.misto.cz//_mail_/motocykly.html  ; or go to www.jawa.nl  in the Netherlands. The best model-by-model site is www.jawamania.cz . It has dates, pictures and specifications. It is written in Czech, but one can cope! To find all of these sites and many more go to our website www.geocities.com/jawacz2001 or search for czechpoint or jawaczech. There is a world of information, some contradictory, waiting for you...just follow the links!

Finally, my sincere thanks to Reese Dengler, Don Schumann, Dan Devine and Arthur Fleming   (of the UK Jawa/CZ Owners Club) for reading and correcting drafts of this list. Despite their warnings that this was a hopeless task, I persisted. They were right, we do not have the data to get it “right”, but this is better than nothing, I hope. All the errors are mine, all the useful insights theirs.   

Mike Thomason