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#1 Robin127

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 22:20

Back in the late 70's I recollect a CZ 250 watercooled twin which was only around for a short time but was ridden a few times in the UK by Eddie Roberts. Has anyone got any info or photos of this bike?

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 22:58

Back in the late 70's I recollect a CZ 250 watercooled twin which was only around for a short time but was ridden a few times in the UK by Eddie Roberts. Has anyone got any info or photos of this bike?


Do you mean Jawa? I remember him on that in about 1976?

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 23:11

If so? here is Peter Balaz on it in 1977.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 00:01

If so? here is Peter Balaz on it in 1977.
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Yes that's it. For some reason I thought it was a CZ, maybe because I only think of the 350 four when the name Jawa comes up.

Thanks Graham

#5 knickerbrook

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 00:24

I'm sure Dave Hickman rode one for a while also.

#6 Paul Collins

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:22

I think there was only ever one in existence, Eddie rode it after Peter Balaz, it could possibly have gone to Dave Hickman after that.

I seem to recall one of the mags got their hands on it for a test, either MCN during the 70's or possibly Classic Racer have had done a test on it since, i've certainly seen a test report somewhere.

edited to say - just googled Peter Balaz and there are several images of the bike on there.

Edited by Paul Collins, 08 January 2012 - 02:29.


#7 Robin127

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:02

....just googled Peter Balaz and there are several images of the bike on there.



I just did the same, and guess what photo is amongst those?

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:18

Just checked on the TT database and both Dave Hickman and Eddie Roberts rode Jawas in the 1978 Junior TT finishing 31st and 40th respectively.
Presumably full-size 350's?

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 14:18

Just checked on the TT database and both Dave Hickman and Eddie Roberts rode Jawas in the 1978 Junior TT finishing 31st and 40th respectively.
Presumably full-size 350's?


Yes Hickie (our local hero) a few thrashes on it.Only 250s IIRC

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 15:22

Yes of course - from 1977 the Junior race was for 250's and not 350's as was the case in previous years :blush: !

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 15:44

Looking at the photo Graham posted it looks like the bike was a disc valve parallel twin, am I correct?


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Posted 08 January 2012 - 16:09

Looking at the photo Graham posted it looks like the bike was a disc valve parallel twin, am I correct?


If you nip back to google and try "Peter Balaz Jawa 250" there's a picture about halfway down in google images of the bike unfaired, its a poor quality shot but it certainly looks like a disc valve motor.

I remember seeing Balaz on the bike at the Cadwell international around 1976.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 19:52

Back in the late 70's I recollect a CZ 250 watercooled twin which was only around for a short time but was ridden a few times in the UK by Eddie Roberts. Has anyone got any info or photos of this bike?

Both Eddie & dave raced the jawa in the late 70s, eddie had a maxton frame ,not sure what frame daves had,dave definitely raced his at cadwell as i can remember riding against him on the jawa i believe it was 1977.
I met Peter Balaz at spa in 2010 where he was riding the jawa which was a rotary disc valve twin .
Rob .