Jawa Motorcycles recently launched 3 bikes in India – the Standard, Forty-Two, and Perak
The iconic Jawa Motorcycle brand of the 80s is now back again. The Mahindra owned company recently launched three commuter bikes in India. Jawa motorcycles have a starting price of Rs 1.55 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). There are 3 options to choose from – Jawa Standard, Jawa Forty Two, and Jawa Perak. The Jawa Standard costs Rs 1.64 Lakh while the Forty Two costs Rs 1.55 Lakh, respectively. However, the futuristic bobber model Jawa Perak costs little more at Rs 1.89 Lakh. These bikes will be available through 105 dealerships across India.
Mahindra reintroduced the Jawa brand in India after a gap of almost 22 years. Jawa closed their operations in India back in 1996. In 2016, Mahindra acquired the license to produce and sell Jawa motorcycles in the Indian sub-continent.
Furthermore, the new Jawa motorcycles Standard & Forty-Two retain the classic-retro look and share the same components. These new motorcycles have a rounded headlight, a curved fuel-tank, spoke-wheels, and a flat seat. The engine gets twin exhaust mufflers, just like the older Jawa motorcycles. Apart from this, other old-school design elements such as the round indicators, round mirrors, and telescopic forks further enhance the retro looks of the bike.
Jawa and Jawa Forty Two Features:
Powering the Jawa and Jawa Forty Two motorcycles is a 293cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine. Mahindra developed this engine from the ground up through a technical collaboration between the company's R&D center in Pune and Varese, Italy. The new Jawa engine delivers 27hp and 28Nm of peak torque and mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
However, the Perak variant has a bigger 334cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC engine which develops 30bhp and 31nm of torque. According to Mahindra, it developed the new engine also from scratch and it is BS-VI ready. The motorcycle offers total 9 colors - 3 for Standard and 6 for Forty Two. These include Galactic Green, Halley's Teal, Lumos Lime, Starlight Blue, Comet Red, and Nebula Blue.
The new Jawa motorcycles get a completely new design theme. The bikes get telescopic forks at the front and twin-shock absorbers at the rear with a gas-charged canister at the bottom. A single disc brake at the front and a rear drum brake at the rear handle the braking duties. Additionally, the Jawa Motorcycles also get a single-channel ABS unit at the front for extra safety. They use 90/90-18 tire at the front and a 120/80-17 at the rear. The motorcycle runs on spoked wheels with tubed tires.