Jawa Motorcycles has announced its Indian portfolio. The company has also launched their product line-up in India. There are three motorcycles to begin with and we’ve chosen the most affordable of the lot. The Jawa 42 is retro-themed motorcycle but can easily mingle with the likes of the new age bikes. These include the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 as well as the Triumph Street Twin. The Jawa 42 price in India is Rs 1.55 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
Jawa 42 details
The Jawa 42 is devoid of much chrome bits. It has a polished fuel tank that looks great in this colour here. Speaking of which, the Jawa 42 is available in hally’s teal, starlight blue, galactic green, comet red, nebula blue and lumos lime. The classic round headlight cannot be missed. You will also notice the bar-end weights and these, according to Ashish Joshi, the CEO of Classic Legends too are can be turned upside down easily. Other noteworthy features include the single pod instrument cluster, the key hole on the side of the fuel tank and the single slim seat. Jawa says that the tail light resembles that of a waterfall.
In terms of suspension components, the Jawa 42 gets telescopic hydraulic forks in the front and gas canister-backed dual shockers at the back. Jawa Motorcycles uses a 280mm front disc brake with ABS and a 153mm drum at the rear. As for the engine, it is shared with the Jawa motorcycle. This means a 298cc liquid cooled single cylinder engine that is BS-VI ready as well. The engine produces 27PS of power and 28Nm of torque. The gearbox is a 6-speed unit. Like the Jawas of yore, the 42 also gets dual exhaust ports.
The front wheel of the Jawa 42 is a 90/90-18 unit while the rear one is 120/80-17. MRF Nylogrips are the choice of tyres used. The motorcycle weighs 178kg while the fuel tank capacity is 14 litres.
Jawa Motorcycles manufacture the Jawa 42 at their Pithampur plant. Bookings for the motorcycle can initially be done online. Deliveries begin in January 2019. By December 2018, Jawa will open its first showroom and intends to have 105 touch points, all across India.