Gul Panag is a well-known actor and model of our country. She is also a professional airline pilot, marathoner, road tripper and animal lover. Gul has just added a Jawa 42 retro motorcycle to her garage. She has got a custom 42 finished in Lumos Lime colour scheme. The images were shared on her Instagram. The post also says that Gul was confused between the 42 and the Perak.
Gul’s 42 has stripes coloured in the paint schemes of our flag around the Jawa emblem on the fuel tank and on the side panels. The fuel tank lid has the name of the actress and her birth year. It seems like she also opted for some official Jawa accessories. We can see a matte black crash guard, a short fly screen, a headlight grille and a hammerhead spoiler.
Jawa 42 is powered by a 293 cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine that comes with liquid-cooling. The engine puts out 27.3 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 27.05 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The 42 starts at Rs. 1.69 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way up to Rs. 1.83 lakhs ex-showroom.
According to the Instagram post, Gul was also considering the Perak which is the flagship motorcycle of Jawa. It is the most affordable bobber-type motorcycle that you can get in our country. So, it is a single-seater motorcycle with a very attractive design.
The Perak is powered by a 334 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine which is also liquid-cooled. It puts out 30.64 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 32.74 Nm. It is also mated to a 6-speed transmission. Perak starts at Rs. 2.06 lakhs ex-showroom.
Gul Panag and her motorcycles
Royal Enfield Bullet Electra
Gul Panag’s wedding vehicle was a Royal Enfield Bullet with a sidecar. So, it should not be a surprise that she owns a proper Bullet Electra with the 350 cc cast iron engine. She once commented that the newer Royal Enfield engines might be more reliable but she is still in love with the good old thump that only cast iron engines can deliver. Royal Enfield was also the first motorcycle that she ever rode. She was just 17 years old when she rode her first motorcycle.
BMW F650 Funduro
When Hero and Honda were still together, they decided to bring the BMW F650 Funduro motorcycle to India in the 1990s. The F650 Funduro was a dual-purpose motorcycle, powered by a 650 cc, single-cylinder engine that produced 48 bhp. The F650 did not have a very long life because it was priced at Rs. 4 lakhs which was very expensive for that time. Due to this, Funduro was soon cancelled. However, you can still find some of them running because of the robust engineering from BMW Motorrad.
Gul also owns a Triumph Bonneville T120. Triumph is known for its iconic designs and refined engines. Bonneville is also designed to look retro but comes with modern equipment and an engine. Bonneville gets a 1200 cc engine that puts out 80 PS of max power and 105 Nm of peak torque.