Royal Enfield has been ruling the market all alone due to minuscule competition in the Indian market. However, Jawa was re-launched in the Indian market and it takes directly on the Royal Enfield Classic 350, which is one of the best-selling Royal Enfield bikes in India. Jawa opened the bookings last year and since then the brand has received such a response from the market that Jawa had to close the online bookings of the bikes. Jawa will start the deliveries of the bike from March but the bikes are available for test rides at the dealerships. Here is a video made by a Royal Enfield rider who rode the Jawa and Jawa 42 test bikes.
In conclusion, the Royal Enfield rider, who uploaded the video on the REVit Rishi YouTube channel says that he feels that Royal Enfield 350 that he owns has more power than the Jawa. But on the paper, the specifications say that the Jawa bikes offer more power and torque than the Royal Enfield bikes. What does he mean?
Royal Enfield Classic 350 has more power than Jawa?
Even though the rider says that it is his personal opinion, he ends the video by saying that he has been riding the Royal Enfield bike for last 3 years now and he feels that the Classic 350 has more power. Both the bikes are powered by a single-cylinder engine but on paper, the Jawa offer more power than the Royal Enfield Classic 350. The Jawa and Jawa 42 are powered by the same engine.
If the Royal Enfield owner felt that Jawa is less powerful, that’s entirely understandable. All the Royal Enfield bikes powered by the single-cylinder engines do not rev high. The torque maximizes at a very low rpm count, which makes the riders feel that the motorcycle is more powerful. However, the engine used in the Jawa bikes is rev-friendly, and has to be revved till a certain rpm to build up the power. This is why any regular Royal Enfield rider may find the Jawa bikes unattractive to ride.
However, the rider also says that he feels that the Jawa bikes will pose a real challenge to the Royal Enfield bikes in the Indian market. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is priced at Rs. 1.39 lakh while the Jawa range starts at Rs. 1.64 lakh, ex-showroom.
The 293cc engine is derived from the Mahindra Mojo’s engine and it produces a maximum of 27 Bhp and a peak torque of 28 Nm. The exact rpm at which the power and torque peak is not known. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 gets powered by a single-cylinder air-cooled engine that generates a maximum of 19.8 Bhp at 5,250 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
Both the bikes offer 28 Nm of peak torque while the Jawa bike offers much more power at 27 Bhp and the Royal Enfield bike produces 19.8 Bhp, which is good 6 Bhp less. Even though Jawa has not officially announced the rpm at which the power and torque figures maximise, the Jawa’s engine definitely delivers the maximum torque at a higher rpm than the Royal Enfield’s engine.