The comeback models of Jawa Motorcycles, the Jawa Forty-Two and Jawa, have received a tremendous market response ever since their launch. The bikes carry the original DNA of the Jawa bikes of old and incorporate that seamlessly with modern looks. A few days back, we told you about the official Jawa accessories that will be available with the bikes. However, saddle bad isn’t on the options list yet and even it is, that hasn’t been revealed by the company. If you have been wondering how the Jawa Forty-Two will look with saddlebags, the video below by Footloose Dev shows just that.
With the retro design it carries, the Jawa Forty-Two certainly looks great with classic leather saddlebags. Though the red Jawa Forty-Two here looks pretty good with the saddlebags on it, let us remind you that they are not a part of the official accessory kit. The official accessories by Jawa include centre stand, grab rails, pillion cushion support, saree guard, and crash-guard among others. Talking about the saddlebags for Jawa bikes, there are multiple options available in the market and one can eve get a set of panniers installed on the bike but they wouldn’t suit the bike as saddlebags do.
Royal Enfield offers custom saddle bikes for its bikes which can be bought from the dealerships. Jawa could also provide bespoke saddle bags for its bikes since the company is already focusing on being a lifestyle brand rather than just a bike brand. A lot of Jawa branded merchandise and apparels are available for buying at the Jawa dealerships and the option of saddlebags could pop up soon.
The Jawa Forty-Two is powered by a 293 cc single cylinder engine with liquid cooling. The same engine also powers the Jawa (Classic) and the Jawa Perak bobber, though the latter’s engine has been bored out for more displacement. Talking about power output, this engine puts out 27 Bhp of power along with 28 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The ARAI certified fuel efficiency score of the bike stands at 37.5 km/l, which is almost equal to rivals like the Royal Enfield Classic 350 (37 km/l).
The base variant of the Jawa Forty-Two is priced at Rs. 1.55 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and comes with a single channel ABS. The dual-channel ABS variant of the bike retails at Rs. 1.64 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). As of now, only two Jawa motorcycle models are available in the market but by the end of this year, the company will also launch the much awaited Jawa Perak. It is expected to be priced at Rs. 1.89 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), which was the price revealed during the launch of the other Jawa models last year. It remains to be seen if the Perak comes with the same price sticker or gets a new price that exceeds the Rs. 2 lakh price mark.