Jawa 42 turned into a Scrambler: Hot or Not?

Jawa launched three bikes on 15th of November, 2018 which marked the return of the iconic brand. The original Royal Enfield rival in India currently has Jawa 42, Classic and Perak in its lineup with the 42 being the most affordable one. Before the launch, it was widely being speculated that Jawa would also bring in an affordable scrambler styled bike but that didn’t happen.

This left many fans disappointed, who were finally expecting to own a scrambler themed bike without spending a fortune. However, Desi Geek has made a render which shows how how the scrambler would turn out to be if the company launched it later on. Take a look before we get into further details.

The Jawa scrambler is based on the Jawa 42, which starts at Rs. 1.55 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The company has already launched a Bobber themed bike called Perak which looks quite radical. There are chances that the company might be working on a scrambler too, especially since Royal Enfield too had been spied testing the scrambler version of Classic 500. Let’s now get into more details about the Jawa Scrambler render in question.

The render is based on the Ducati Scrambler, which is among the best Scrambler motorcycles out there. Both the wheel assemblies, front forks, rear fender and cowl along with the exhaust pipe have been picked up from the Ducati Scrambler. The windshield and some other parts have been taken from other random bikes but all of it comes together to give it the perfect scrambler look. The render artist has done quite a lot of work on the render which is also evident in the detailing of the Jawa Scrambler. Bits like the side indicators, knuckle guards etc add to the overall look and can’t be ignored.

Jawa 42 turned into a Scrambler: Hot or Not?

The saddle is also taken from the Ducati Scrambler but looks quite good coupled with the Jawa body. We would have liked to see proper spoked wheels instead of the blacked out rims as that would be more close to the scrambler look. Nonetheless, the alloys too look the part and maybe would have more appeal in daily city riding. As of now, there is no proper affordable scrambler motorcycle on sale in India, with the least expensive one being the FB Mondial HPS 300, priced at Rs. 3.37 lakhs.

The Jawa 42 gets powered by a 293 cc liquid-cooled, DOHC engine that produces 27 Bhp of power along with 28 Nm of torque. The single-cylinder engine has been inspired by Mahindra Mojo’s engine but heavily re-tuned in order to match the Jawa personality. The bike has been built upon a double-cradled chassis and the design is quite similar to the original Jawa bikes, especially bits like those cigar-shaped exhaust pipes. the bike comes mated to a six-speed transmission and the engine is Bharat Stage-VI ready. It also gets ABS functionality but it is a single channel system.

Coming to the Jawa motorcycles already on sale, bookings for the Jawa and Jawa 42 are already open, and test rides will begin soon. The first deliveries will begin in early 2019. Jawa will launch the Perak Bobber in India next year, completing its product range for the short term.