The Jawa Forty-Two and the Jawa Classic have turned out to be the perfect rivals for the Royal Enfield Classic and Thunderbird series and the latter has already started losing its market share in India. With prices starting at Rs. 1.55 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), the bikes carry a relatively affordable price tag which is one of the major reason for their popularity. Now since Jawa started delivering the bikes a few months back, some beautiful mod jobs have started to show up across the country and we are certainly thrilled. The modified Jawa below is one of the best examples we have seen of a modified Jawa motorcycle and if this is the way how things will turn out to be, we couldn’t be more thrilled.
The bike here has been given a retro cafe racer look complete with a curvy semi-fairing up front. The dark-brown paint job on the bike adds a certain character to it while the red highlights across the body panels add up to the whole look. Both the ends sport new rubbers shod on spoked wheels while the fenders have been shown the way out.
The big front cowl provides a unique retro look to the bike along with giving the bike a more aerodynamic profile which will help during the top end runs. The custom saddle gets a cafe racer style kink at the rear and carries a brown shade which matches the body paint shade.
While there is no doubt that both the Jawa motorcycles look pretty good from all angles, this modified version takes things on a whole different level altogether. The engine has been completely blacked out as are a lot of other parts across the bike. A custom free flow exhaust completes the deal and provides a throaty note to the engine.
Talking about the Jawa motorcycles, both the bikes in the company’s lineup are powered feature a retro modern design with the Jawa design DNA in them. They are powered by a reworked Mahindra Mojo 293cc four-stroke, single cylinder engine. This motor makes 27 Bhp of power along with 28 Nm of torque and has a fuel efficiency rating of 37.5 km/l. The engine gets fuel injection, liquid cooling, a four-valve head, twin exhaust ports and twin camshafts also. Jawa is currently planning to launch the Perak – a Bobber that is based on the same platform. The Jawa Perak gets a big bore version of the 293cc motor. Displacing 334cc, the big bore engine makes 31 Bhp of power along with 32 Nm of torque and comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. All Jawa bikes on sale right now come equipped with a dual-channel ABS system while a single channel ABS unit is standard on the bike.
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