On the 15th of November last year, Jawa made a comeback in the Indian market with the launch of two new bikes, the Forty-Two and the Jawa (Classic). On the 1 year anniversary of its comeback in India, Jawa has launched the Perak bobber today. The bike has been priced at Rs. 1,94,500 (ex-showroom) which makes it marginally cheaper than the Royal Enfield Classic 500. To let you know, this is probably the first time that a factory-made bobber bike has been launched in India in the affordable market segment. It used a bored-out version of the engine used on other Jawa bikes and hence produces more power than the other two Jawa motorcycles.
With the Perak, Jawa has started a whole new segment in the country and therefore it faces no direct competition from any bike near its price range. Initially, the bike will be available for sale only in select cities where BSVI fuel is available. Test rides for the bike will also start from tomorrow in BSVI fuel cities. For those who are looking forwards to buy the bike, bookings will start only from the 1st of January 2020. Deliveries of the Jawa Perak, on the other hand, will start happening from the 1st of April, 2020.
Talking about the bike’s design, the Jawa Perak has an elongated swingarm and has been designed in typical bobber style. For the uninitiated, a bobber bikes are actually pretty old and originated during the 1930s (originally called bob-job). Now, Bobber refers to customised bikes that have been stripped down to bare essentials with all superfluous parts removed to reduce weight. AS of now, there were only a few select factory-made bobber bikes available in India including the Triumph Bonneville Bobber but all of them were pretty expensive.
The Perak, on the other end, brings bobber based styling on the table at an affordable price tag. The bike has a low slung stance and its fenders have been chopped off to reveal the fat rear tire. Other elements which make it unique are those gorgeous bar-end mirrors, round-shaped headlamp unit and a handlebar having relaxed riding position. The stying is topped off by matte paint jobs and aggressive cross port exhaust system.
The engine powering the Jawa Perak is a 334 cc, four-stroke single-cylinder unit, which, as already mentioned, is a bored-out version of the 295cc engine that powers the Jawa Classic and the Forty-Two. This engine churns out 30 Bhp of peak power and 31 Nm of peak torque. Liquid cooling, a four-valve twin-cam head and fuel injection are standard with this engine and it is a BSVI emission norms compliant unit. The bike is also equipped with telescopic front forks and monoshock rear suspension along with a dual-channel ABS system by Continental.