2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Jawa 42 in a drag race

When we think about retro looking modern motorcycles, Royal Enfield might be the first name that comes to your mind. That itself is a proof how popular this motorcycle brand actually. RE Classic 350 and Bullet series motorcycles have a huge fan following in India and abroad. Royal Enfield recently launched the all-new Classic 350 motorcycle in the market. RE motorcycles had no direct competition until Jawa brand came back in the market few years ago. Just like RE, Jawa also launched retro looking modern motorcycle and these are also quite popular among buyers. Both these motorcycles are not meant for high speed but, if you are interested in knowing which one of these motorcycles is faster in a drag race, here we have a video.

The video has been uploaded by Aayush ssm on their YouTube channel. Video starts with vlogger introducing both motorcycles. Vlogger was riding the 2021 jawa 42 and his friend was riding the 2021 Classic 350 Signals. Vlogger mentions that they were conducting this race on a closed road and have also taken permission from the police officers.

The race is conducted in three rounds to find out which motorcycle is faster. In the first two rounds, vlogger was riding the Jawa 42. Both the motorcycles line up and they start revving the motorcycle. The RE guy signals the start by blowing the horn three times and the race starts. For few seconds, RE Classic 350 was in the front by a small margin but, after that, Jawa started performing well. The motorcycle picked up speed and overtook Classic 350.

Jawa 42 maintained the lead throughout the round and won the first round. The Classic 350 rider said in the video that he was expecting similar kind of results. They then, line up the motorcycles for the second round, the rider was once again riding the Jawa while his friend was on Classic. Race starts and immediately, Jawa 42 took the lead without even giving Classic 350 a chance.

Jawa 42 maintained the lead throughout the race and won the second round as well. In third round, they swap motorcycles and now the rider was on Classic 350. Third round starts and the suddenly Classic 350 is in the lead. Rider immediately stops to check his friend and found out that he had missed a gear. They restart the last round and in this round also, Jawa 42 takes the lead and wins the round. Jawa 42 was announced as the winner of the race.

Vlogger mentions that both the motorcycles have good low and mid range punch but, there is not much power left at higher speeds. The reason why they don’t have much power at higher speeds is because these motorcycles are not built for speed. They are built for relaxed city commute and long road trips.

Coming back to the race, The 2021 Classic 350 has a revised 350cc engine that generates 20.2 Bhp and 27 Nm of torque mated to a 5 speed gearbox. The Jawa 42 on the other hand has a 300-cc, engine that generates 25 Bhp and 28 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The reason why Jawa won is quite clear. Even after having a smaller engine, Jawa generates more power and is also lighter than Classic 350.