Jawa Forty-Two mileage test after a week of ownership: Did it improve? [Video]

Jawa has commenced the delivered of its bikes across India recently and owner reports about the bike are pouring in now. One of the most crucial questions potential buyers are asking about Jawa bikes is what is their fuel efficiency or in simple language, ‘Kitna deti hai’. Well, to let you know, the ARAI certified fuel efficiency score of the Jawa and the Jawa 42 stands at 37.5 km/l. However, the real world mileage often differs from the official ARAI value and for the same, here is a video on the mileage test of Jawa 42 after a week of ownership.

The video above Footloose Dev shows us the real-life mileage of Jawa, which tuned out to be 36 km/l. In a previous test which was done by the same bike owner when he got the bike delivered, he got a mileage of 33.7 km/. So we can say that there is a marginal improvement in the mileage of the bike after it has seen some road time. Note that both the mileage tests are done by the bike owner here are done on the highway so these fuel efficiency figures are for highway runs and not city runs.

Jawa Forty-Two mileage test after a week of ownership: Did it improve? [Video]

In this mileage test run, the owner took the bike for a longer run. Usually, the mileage of any car or bike increases a bit after the first service and the first service of this bike has not been done yet. This mileage increase happens because by the time the first service is done, the engine and other moving mechanical parts get set properly and the friction between the parts is reduced. This, in turn, happens because a new bike has microscopic rough edges on the moving engine parts which get ironed out after some time. After the first service, not only the mileage is enhanced but the performance also gets a bit better.

Below is the first video by the owner of this red Jawa Forty-Two. In this test, which was done as soon as the bike was delivered to him, the owner got a fuel efficiency figure of 33.7 km/l.

To let you know, the Royal Enfield Classic 350, has an ARAI certified fuel efficiency figure of 37 km/l. It is the chief rival of the Jawa and Jawa Forty-Two and their ARAI mileage figures are also almost identical (37.5 km/l for Jawa). As for the engine and transmission, The Jawa Forty-Two and Jawa are powered by a 293 cc four-stroke engine that churns out 27 Bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque. The liquid cooled engine is Bharat Stage 6 emission norms ready and uses a very distinct twin exhaust design. The engine comes mated to a six-speed transmission. Prices for the Jawa Forty-Two start at Rs. 1.55 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).