We have been riding the new Jawa bikes around Udaipur for two days and got a chance to sample the potential of the 42 variant earlier today. Do note that we tested the bike for acceleration and top speed on a deserted four lane stretch as safety is always on the priority list for us. Do watch the video right away.
While the embargo for us to share our opinions and reviews about the bikes is for 12 noon on 14th December (today), we thought of bringing you various videos surrounding the bikes – for example how they sound and the 42 without the DB killer set-up. Likewise, we are sure a lot of potential buyers out there want to see how fast and quick the bike is, and hence this video. Ofcourse we understand that a typical customer of Jawa will not resort to such antics.
The Jawa and Jawa 42 get the same 293 cc single cylinder motor that puts out 27 bhp of power and 29 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox. The video above showcases the acceleration timings for 0-60 as well as 0-100 along with top speeds in the first three and the sixth gear. Jawa has always claimed the bikes have been tuned for better low end punch but the video also throws in a few surprises. I managed an easy 120 km/h in the first few runs and finally with the help of a slight downhill assist on the lovely 4 lane highway that connect Udaipur and Abu, the speedometer finally kissed the 140 mark, going on to register 143.
The bikes were launched a few weeks back with the 42 starting at a price of Rs 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom). The more expensive and factory custom Perak will be on sale in a few months time. The bikes, both the Jawa and 42, do look cool with a proper retro touch and bookings are now open for the models. Deliveries are scheduled for next month and we can’t wait to share with you our first ride experience of the bikes. For the uninitiated, both the bikes share the same mechanicals and the only difference is in the riding posture due to different handle bars for the two variants.
The Jawa and Jawa 42 compete with the segment leader, Classic 350 from Royal Enfield. While a single channel ABS is standard, dual channel will be offered later this year. Which bike would you pick? The Classic 350 or the Jawa- let us know through any of our social media channels. And do come back on 14th December (at 12 noon) for a proper detailed review of the bike.