Jawa ground clearance: Tested on various roads [Video]

The iconic brand Jawa came back to India after a long time in 2018 and they initially launched two models Jawa Jawa or Jawa (Classic) and Jawa 42. Jawa 42 was basically a sportier iteration of the classic bike with cosmetic changes. The Jawa received an overwhelming response from buyers as many had memories connected with this brand. Jawa motorcycles had and still have a long waiting period and one of the reason is that it retains the iconic design of the older Jawa with modern day engine. Here we have a video that features the new Jawa 42 and test the ground clearance of the bike under different road conditions.

The video has been uploaded by Trips & Tips youtube channel. The video shows Jawa 42 motorcycle ridden oven different types of roads to check the ground clearance. This has been a concern for many buyers as it feels like the bike is sitting too low to the ground. During the time of the test there is rider and pillion on the bike. The rider takes it through city roads, broken patches and how it goes over the speed bumps on a city road.

The rider takes it to the city road first and smoothly rides away without hitting the bottom at any place. Second is the same city road but, this time around there is a speed breaker and with both rider and pillion sitting on the bike, the bike had to be slowed down otherwise it would have definitely hit the bottom of the bike. Third and final is the broken patch or rough roads and here, bottom of the bike hits the road multiple times. The centre stand of the bike can be seen hitting the road multiple times on video. Jawa 42 has ground clearance of 165 mm which is sufficient for most of our road conditions. Jawa has never claimed the 42 or the classic model to be an off-road ready motorcycle. It is a motorcycle that is good for cruising.


Both Jawa 42 and Jawa (Classic) motorcycles uses a 293cc, four stroke single cylinder unit derived from the Mahindra Mojo. Liquid cooled, fuel injected motor of Jawa makes 27 Bhp of peak power and 28 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a six speed manual gearbox. Jawa also has a factory custom bobber Perak which got launched last year. At Rs 1.94 lakh, it is the most affordable bobber on sale in India. bookings for Perak have already started and deliveries will start from 2 April 2020.