Jawa 42 & Classic to get a BIG power & torque boost, thanks to the Perak

The Bharat Stage 6 emission norms will not just make the Jawa 42 and Classic retro motorcycles more fuel efficient and cleaner but will also give them a big power and torque boost. Classic Legends will offer the 332cc engine of the Jawa Perak on the Classic and 42 from next year, alongside the motorcycles’ current 293cc engines, reports BikeDekho. Both engines will also be Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms compliant by April 1st, 2020, which is the deadline for BS6 compliance for the entire auto industry in India.

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The 334cc four stroke, liquid cooled engine is a big bore version of the 293cc unit. On the Jawa Perak, this engine makes 30 Bhp-31 Nm, which is a significant increase over the 27 Bhp-28 Nm outputs of the 293cc motor. The bigger engined Jawa 42 and Classic are likely to get pricier by about Rs. 15,000-20,000, and will be launched by the middle of 2020. The smaller engined Jawa 42 and Classic will continue unchanged apart from getting BS6 compliant.

Meanwhile, bookings for the Jawa Perak bobber will commence on the 1st of January, 2020, and test rides of these motorcycles are already on at specific Jawa dealerships across India, which have access to Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) petrol. The motorcycle’s deliveries will begin from the 1st of April, 2020, the date on which BS6 norms come into place and also the day when BS6 fuel is likely to be freely available across the country.

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The Jawa Perak has been priced at Rs. 1.95 lakhs, ex-showroom, making it the priciest motorcycle in Classic Legends’ line-up, but the price also means that the Perak is the cheapest bobber that money can buy in India. It’ll be sold as a single seater, with the rear section getting a slew of changes, including a new subframe, swing arm and monoshock suspension, while the matte black paint job finishes things off. The Jawa Perak will get dual channel ABS as standard, and like the other Jawas will be fuel injected, liquid cooled, and run a four valve, twin cam engine head.

The Jawa Perak will be built on a separate production line at Classic Legends’ Pithampur factory in Madhya Pradesh. This means that the new model will not delay deliveries of the 42 and the Classic. Classic Legends will now operate on a fixed delivery timeline, suspending bookings for 3 months every time it reaches maximum capacity. This will allow the retro motorcycle brand to streamline deliveries, and keep waiting times at just 3 months going forward.