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Jawa 42

Jawa 42 starting price is Rs. 1,98,142 in India. Jawa 42 is available in 2 variant and 3 colours. Powered by a 293.0 cc engine. Jawa 42 mileage is 33.0 kmpl.
3.5 out of 5
1.98 Lakhs* Onwards
*Ex-showroom price
Available Colours
Jawa 42 Key Specs
Engine293.0 cc
Mileage33.0 kmpl
Max Speed130 kmph
Available Colours

About Jawa 42

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    Jawa 42 Variants & Price

    Jawa 42 price starts at ₹ 1.98 Lakhs and goes upto ₹ 1.98 Lakhs (Ex-showroom). Jawa 42 comes in 2 variants. Jawa 42 top variant price is ₹ 1.98 Lakhs.

    1.98 Lakhs*
    293 cc
    1.98 Lakhs*
    293 cc
    *Disclaimer: The prices are ex-showroom price for the respective model in the selected city.
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    Jawa 42 Specifications and Features

    Max Power27.32 PS
    Body TypeCruiser Bikes
    Mileage33.0 kmpl
    HeadlightHalogen
    Engine293.0 cc
    Max Speed130 kmph

    Jawa 42 comparison with its competitors

    Model Name
    Jawa 42
    Hero Mavrick 440Royal Enfield Classic 350Royal Enfield Hunter 350Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Jawa 42 Bobber
    Price (Ex-Showroom)
    ₹1.98 Lakhs Onwards
    ₹1.99 - 2.24 Lakhs
    ₹1.93 - 2.25 Lakhs
    ₹1.5 - 1.75 Lakhs
    ₹1.74 - 2.16 Lakhs
    ₹2.25 Lakhs Onwards
    Expert Ratings
    3.5 out of 5
    -
    4 out of 5
    4.5 out of 5
    -
    -
    Engine
    293 cc
    440 cc
    349.34 cc
    349.34 cc
    349-38 cc
    -
    Mileage
    33 kmpl
    30 kmpl
    41.5 kmpl
    36.2 kmpl
    37 kmpl
    30.6 kmpl
    Fuel Type
    Petrol
    Petrol
    Petrol
    Petrol
    Petrol
    Petrol
    ABS
    -
    Yes
    -
    -
    Yes
    Dual Channel
    Transmission
    Manual
    Manual
    Manual
    Manual
    Manual
    Manual

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      Jawa 42 Expert Review
      3.5 out of 5

      Pros

      Extremely well styled and is an absolute head turnerBrings a brand of exclusivity to the garageEngine offers decent performance for the setup

      Cons

      Not the most practical motorcycle for daiy-to-day ridingStiff ride quality could be a deal breaker for someThe low ground clearance ends up scraping the belly too often

      Bobbers, they are not practical and most people would not buy them. But can anyone possibly not admire the sheer beauty on display? Bobbers do indeed belong to such a niche community even though most manufacturers stay away from this body style. Before Jawa came to the Indian market, a person would have to shell out quite a bit of money to buy a bobber motorcycle because the most affordable bobbers in India were on sale by Harley Davidson and Triumph.

      Then the Classic Legends brought back the Jawa brand in the Indian market. Their flagship motorcycle is the Perak which became the most affordable bobber, the manufacturer did face some issues in dealing with production constraints but eventually, everything was sorted out. The Perak belonged to Jawa's Factory Custom Range and now, there is a new motorcycle that joins the same range. It is called the 42 Bobber, and as the name amply makes it clear, it is also a bobber. In fact, the 42 Bobber has become the most affordable bobber in the Indian market. So, how is it and should you consider it? Read on to know more about the Jawa 42 Bobber.

      How does Jawa 42 Bobber look?

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      In the line-up, 42 Bobber sits below the Perak and is quite different from it.

      I am a sucker for bobbers and 42 Bobber is one great-looking motorcycle. It does manage to turn heads on the road a lot of times. Jawa borrowed the fuel tank from the Yezdi Roadster, the same goes for the instrument cluster, switch gear and front headlamp. But all of these elements have been integrated well so they do not look out of place. The fuel tank has knee recesses and gets tank pads. Having said that, the instrument cluster is difficult to read under direct sunlight and the headlamp, despite being an LED unit, does not offer a good throw.

      There is a new handlebar with bar-end mirrors which offer a decent view of what is behind. Then there is a new single seat which is not shared with the Perak. On the handlebar, there is a charger mounted which houses a USB C as well as a USB A socket to charge mobile devices. It does look a bit out of place as it is not integrated well.

      The Perak gets all-blacked out elements whereas the 42 Bobber is more inviting with multiple paint schemes on offer. Moreover, the engine is finished in chrome and the fenders are finished in gloss black. On the Perak, the tail lamp is positioned beneath the seat. For the 42 Bobber, Jawa decided to move it to the rear fender.

      What are the specifications of the Jawa 42 Bobber?

      The
      The 42 Bobber also gets a twin-exhaust setup just like other models.

      The engine on the 42 Bobber is the same unit as the Perak and the other Yezdi models. So, it is a 334 cc, single-cylinder unit that gets liquid-cooling. It puts out 30 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 32 Nm. Jawa has retuned the engine with a new map that has better low-end delivery.

      The engine is fine for the most part but it does sound mechanical, although it is an improvement over the previous iterations of the same engine. There are also vibrations that start to creep in around 5,000 rpm mark. The low-end is good on the 42 Bobber but in the 5th and 6th gears, the engine feels alive only after crossing 4,000 rpm and below this rev range, the engine sounds very unpleasant. For overtaking, a rider would need to downshift if he or she is below 4,000 rpm. One needs to twist the throttle to extract the power from this engine. Speaking of twisting the throttle, the on-off throttle transitions can be a bit choppy.

      As far as the gearbox is concerned, it is a 6-speed unit and is quite clunky. There is a slip-and-assist clutch on offer which does improve things a bit so the clutch action is moderately light.

      How does the Jawa 42 Bobber ride and is it comfortable?

      The handling of the 42 Bobber is better than what I was expecting. This is because of its stiff suspension. However, for me, it was a bit too stiff. This means that the rear mono-shocker transfers jolts directly to the rider's back. So, he or she would need to slow down substantially whenever there is a pothole or a speed breaker.

      The
      The 42 Bobber gets the same 334 cc engine as other Jawa motorcycles.

      In bumper-to-bumper traffic, the motorcycle feels light and is easy to manoeuvre. This is thanks, to the low seat height and wide handlebar. However, because of the single-seat, one needs to be conscious that there is still a significant portion of the motorcycle behind him while cutting through traffic. In parking spaces, moving the motorcycle can be a bit of a task because there is no rear grab or anything to hold on so one needs to use the handlebar only. Moreover, I even managed to scrape the motorcycle once because of the low ground clearance.

      The seat is on the stiffer side but gets adjustability. The foot pegs are also moved forwarded when compared to the Perak. So, the riding triangle is comfortable. The tank pads help the rider in gripping the tank so he or she does not slip while accelerating hard.

      So, should you buy the 42 Bobber?

      The 42 Bobber is priced between 2.06 lakh (ex-showroom) and 2.09 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price, the top-end variant costs the same as the Perak but both are significantly different feeling and looking motorcycles. Yes, the engine sounds a bit rough and the ride quality is quite stiff. But the decision of buying a bobber comes from the heart and not from the head. So, if one decides to buy a 42 Bobber then he or she will probably end up buying the 42 Bobber.

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      Jawa 42 FAQs

      The Jawa 42 offers a mileage of 33.0 kmpl, making it an efficient choice for those seeking fuel economy in their Cruiser Bikes.
      The top variant of Jawa 42 is the Dual Tone.
      The Jawa 42 boasts a 293.0 cc engine, generating a max power of 27.32 PS.
      The Jawa 42 offers 2 variants. The lowest variant, Single Tone is priced at Rs. 1.98 Lakhs (ex-showroom), while the top variant, Dual Tone is priced at Rs. 1.98 Lakhs (ex-showroom).

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