The Jawa Forty-Two has turned out to be a good seller for the company that has made a comeback in India after several decades. Launched back in November last year, the Forty-two, along with its twin Jawa Classic has been able to pull the market towards them and offer some serious challenge to the longtime market leader Royal Enfield. As is the case with most popular motorcycles, modifications and accessories for the Jawa Forty-Two have started to pour in. We recently told you about India’s first Jawa Forty-Two based cafe racer that is a radical bike by all senses. Now, Pune based Autologue Design has unveiled what can be said as the first scrambler styled mod job on the Jawa Forty-Two and we are smitten by it.
Called the Scrambler 42, the inspiration behind this build was the international six days trials styled Jawa bike that was known for its off-road prowess. Talking about this Scrambler 42, it looks spectacular from all angles. Being the first scrambler based on the Forty-Two, this one has certainly set the bar high for the upcoming Jawa based mod jobs. Let’s now take a look at what all has been done on the bike to give it this look.
The first thing to catch attention are those mid-height mounted, scrambler styled exhaust pipes that enhance the practicality as well as the coolness quotient of the bike. To let you know, they are stock units only apart from a few alterations made by the guys at Autologue Design. Tires at both the ends are aftermarket off-road spec units while both the fenders have been replaced by motocross inspired units.
The headlamp assembly has been replaced by faceplates and an externally mountable headlamp can be used when the need arises. The custom saddle has a tan shade along with a ribbed pattern towards the rider’s end. The engine has been painted black while the gearbox has been left as it is, retaining the original chrome finish. The tank gets white and yellow stripes adding a dash of sportiness to the bike and custom black tank pads have been added for enhanced grip while sliding around a muddy corner.
The bike has been painted in a combination of red and yellow which further elevate the aesthetics of the bike. Whether there are any engine enhancements done on the Scrambler 42 is not known but the lesser weight along with better flow exhausts will enhance its performance for sure. The stock Jawa Forty-Two is powered by a 293cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine that produces 27 Bhp of power along with 28 Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox comes mated to this engine. All in all, we give a big thumbs up from our side and our readers to Autologue Design for this smashing build.