Classic Legends launched the facelifted or updated version of the Jawa 42 motorcycle in the market yesterday. Jawa motorcycles were re-launched in the market couple of years ago and became a popular choice among buyers who loved the retro motorcycles. Jawa currently has Jawa Jawa, Jawa 42 and Perak models in their line up. Both Jawa Jawa and Jawa 42 motorcycle compete with the like of RE Classic and recently launched Honda CB350 H’Ness in the segment. Classic Legends has now released a detailed video that explains what all cosmetic and mechanical changes have been made to the update Jawa 42.
The video has been uploaded by Jawa Motorcycles on their official YouTube channel. The Jawa 42 was a sportier version of the classic Jawa motorcycle. They retained the classic look on the regular Jawa or Jawa Classic by not removing the chrome, golden pinstriping, egg shaped speedometer and the dual exhaust pipes. For those who were looking for something retro but yet modern they had the Jawa 42. Soon after the launch, it was accepted by customers across the country and people have even been customising it to their taste.
People have customised it into scrambler’s, roadsters and tourers. The updated version of the Jawa 42 has undergone mechanical changes. Jawa has updated the engine to use a cross port technology. It increases the volumetric efficiency of the engine and allows better flow of charge and exhaust gases. They have also repositioned the Lambda sensor for better reading and cleaner emissions.
Jawa 42 continues to be powered by 293-cc, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine. All these above mentioned changes have increased 0.8 Bhp power. The Jawa 42 now generates 27.33 Bhp and 27.02 Nm of torque. They have also re-tuned the suspension to offer more ground clearance and better handling than before. Jawa also says that they have worked on the seat as well and it is now a lot more comfortable than before.
Along with the mechanical changes, Jawa made certain cosmetic changes to the exterior of Jawa 42. The main change that you would notice are the new set of all black alloy wheel. All the chrome that was there on the motorcycle have been blacked out to give it a sportier look. The engine area, exhaust pipes, side panels are all painted in black. The alloy wheels mean that Jawa 42 comes with tubeless tyres. These alloys can be purchased from Jawa dealerships as an accessory as well.
Other than the black theme, Jawa 42 now comes in three new shades. There is Orion Red, heavenly Sirius White and striking AllStar Black. They also get racing strips on the tank with 42 branding. There is Classic Legends branding on the alloy wheels as well. The bar end mirrors are now standard and the small flyscreen and headlamp grille available with Jawa 42 as an accessory. The bike still comes with dual channel ABS. Jawa has also made minor changes to the instrument cluster and switches. Overall, the updates version of the Jawa 42 looks a lot more sportier than before. With all these changes, price of the motorcycle has also gone up. Updated Jawa 42 is now priced at Rs 1.83 lakh, ex-showroom.