Jawa Classic and Jawa Forty-Two get dual-channel ABS

The much-awaited Jawa brand officially announced the prices of its bikes in the Indian market earlier this year. Jawa announced the launch of three all-new bikes in the form of Jawa, Jawa Forty-Two and the Jawa Perak. While the Jawa and the Jawa Forty-Two take on the entry-level position in the line-up, the Perak sits on the top-of-the-line. The Jawa and the Jawa Forty-Two did not get the dual-channel ABS as standard like the Perak. However, with the rising demand from the market, Classic Legends, the owners of Jawa in India has launched both the bikes with rear disc brake and ABS.


With the additional feature, the price increases by Rs. 9,000. The standard, rear drum-brake version of the Jawa is priced at Rs. 1.55 and the Jawa Forty-Two is priced at Rs. 1.64 lakhs, both price ex-showroom. The rear disc and dual-channel ABS version of the bikes are priced at Rs. 1.64 lakh and 1.73 lakh respectively.

Jawa had already started taking bookings for the bikes online. With the new options, customers who have already booked the bikes would be able to change the variant and choose the rear-disc and dual-channel ABS version too. Apart from the additional features, there are no other changes in the bike.


The Jawa and the Jawa Forty-Two are powered by a 293cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 27 Bhp and a peak torque of 28 Nm. It is a BS VI-ready engine and can be upgraded to the new emission norms whenever the new regulations set in. Both the bikes get a 6-speed transmission.

Even though the engine block is similar to the one we see on the Mahindra Mojo, Jawa has developed an all-new double cradle chassis for the bikes. The new chassis is suspended on a telescopic fork at the front and a twin shock absorber in the rear with gas-chargers. Both the bikes get spoked rims which means they get tubed tyres. There is 90/90 18-inch wheel at the front and a 120/80 17-inch tyre at the rear.

The Perak, which is priced at Rs. 1.89 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi will be launched at a later date. It gets a big-bored 334cc engine and gets dual channel ABS with dual disc brakes as standard. The bigger engine of the Perak produces a maximum of 30 Bhp and 31 Nm. The Perak also gets a mono-shock suspension in the rear that allows it to get the desired look.


Jawa has already set-up 105 dealerships and service centres across India and inaugurating new stores in different cities on a regular basis. The motorcycles are on display at the Jawa dealerships and the test rides are expected to start soon too. However, the deliveries would start from January 2019.