Jawa made quite a comeback last year and launched two retro-classic motorcycles. However, another bike that was present at the launch even but was not launched at that time is the Jawa Perak, a classic bobber themed bike which looked very cool.
During the launch event, it was said that the Perak will be available at a later time period as the company wants to focus first on the other two mainstream models. Now, Anupam Thareja, Founder – Classic Legends Pvt Ltd, has confirmed that bookings for Perak would commence by the end of this year, around September.
This comes as a good news for various enthusiasts who had been waiting for the bike ever since the first glimpse they got of it during the launch event. The Jawa Perak is priced at Rs. 1.89 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is much higher than the rest of the two bikes in the company’s lineup. However, the Perak is more powerful, gets more features (dual channel ABS etc) and has a longer swingarm to get that bobber look. It will be the first affordable production bobber in India when launched.
The bike shown at the launch event of the brand had a dark grey-ish matte paint job with the engine painted in the same shade too. Unlike its siblings, the Perak gets dual discs which will help in making the bike come to halt easier. Blacked out rims, single piece orange saddle and handle bar end mounted upside down rear view mirrors are some the distinguishing visual elements present on the bike.
The Perak, uses a big bore version of the standard 293 cc Jawa motor, displacing 334 cc. The bigger engine makes 30 Bhp of power along with 31 Nm of torque. The engine gets a 6 speed manual gearbox as standard. Both the 293 cc and 334 cc motors of the Jawa motorcycles are based on the Mahindra Mojo’s 295 cc motor. However, the Jawas’ engines have been extensively re-engineered to have their distinct characters and exhaust note. It uses telescopic front forks and a monoshock set up at the rear, for achieving a distinct Bobber look. The other bikes in the Jawa lineup get twin gas charged rear shock absorbers.
Talking of which, the Jawa Classic and 42 motorcycles are powered by a short stroke, fuel injected, DOHC 293 cc four stroke engine. This liquid cooled motor churns out 27 Bhp and 28 Nm. The engine is liquid cooled and maximum emphasis has been placed on low end torque. The engine is Bharat Stage 6 emission norms ready, and uses a very distinct cigar shaped twin exhaust pipe design. Single channel ABS is standard on the Jawa and 42 model, which use a front disc brake and a rear drum brake. The Perak gets dual disc brakes and dual channel ABS as standard. The motorcycles use dual cradle frames.