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Jawa 42—A Powerpack Cruiser

Jawa 42

Price in Different Metro Cities

₹ 1,73 Lakh
₹ 1,72 Lakh
₹ 1,75 Lakh
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₹ 1,73 Lakh
₹ 1,82 Lakh
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₹ 1,95 Lakh
₹ 1,94 Lakh
₹ 1,97 Lakh
₹ 1,97 Lakh
₹ 1,97 Lakh
₹ 1,95 Lakh

Latest Updates on Jawa 42

  • Owned by the classic-legend Jawa Motorcycle series Jawa 42 is the most affordable Jawa bike in the Indian Market.
  • Earlier, Jawa 42 had two variants— one in single-channel ABS and dual-channel ABS.
  • The most significant update on the bike was the introduction of Alloy wheels, replacing the old spoke wheel.
  • The new variant is more expensive; the price of version 2.1 is around Rs 1,96,433 (ex-showroom Delhi price).

Introduction of Jawa 42

People have always relied on Jawa because of its name and legacy. It has always been known for its power and handling and for providing a pure joy to ride on the road. The Jawa 42 and 42.1 are more than reliable and a power pack for any bike lover.

The bike gets finely tuned to perfection, thus making it perfect for a legendary ride. Bringing back the retro design of the 50s with modern styling cues, Jawa 42 is the preferred choice for riding freaks. Just in a few days, the bike has grabbed the attention of many.

Jawa 42 is a cruiser bike built in a retro style design; the bike stands apart in a 300cc engine segment edging ahead of its competitors in the same price range.

The new Jawa 2.1 is more feature equipped which were missing in Jawa 42.

Key Highlights

  • Displacement
    293 cc
  • Mileage
    35 kmpl
  • Top Speed
    130 Kmph
  • Kerb Weight
    172 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    14 litres
  • Seat Height
    765 mm

Pros and Cons Of Jawa 42

Pros Of Jawa 42

  • smooth and powerful engine
  • Superior built quality
  • Classic retro look

Cons of Jawa 42

  • The old version lacks a lot of modern technologies.
  • No dual-channel ABS in basic versions
  • Halogen lights should have been used instead of bulbs in the headlight.

Specifications & Features

Power & Performance

  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Max Power
    27 bhp
    Max Power
    26.95 bhp
  • Max Torque
    27.05 Nm
    Max Torque
    27.02 Nm
  • Emission Standard
    BS-VI
  • Displacement
    293 cc
  • Cylinders
    1
  • Bore
    76 mm
  • Stroke
    65 mm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
  • Compression Ratio
    11:1
  • Ignition
    Electronic Ignition
  • Spark Plugs
    1 Per Cylinder
  • Cooling System
    Liquid Cooled
  • Transmission
    6 Speed Manual
  • Transmission Type
    Chain Drive
  • Gear Shifting Pattern
    1 Down 5 Up
  • Clutch
    Wet Multidisc
  • Fuel Delivery System
    Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Delivery System
    Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    14 litres
  • Reserve Fuel Capacity
    2.8 litres
  • Riding Range
    462 Km
  • Mileage - ARAI
    35 kmpl
  • Mileage - Owner Reported
    33 kmpl
  • Top Speed
    130 Kmph
  • Engine Type
    4 Stroke

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

  • Braking System
    Single Channel ABS
    Braking System
    Dual Channel ABS
    Braking System
    Dual Channel ABS
  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Size
    280 mm
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
  • Rear Brake Size
    153 mm
  • Calliper Type
    Floating Caliper
  • Wheel Type
    Spoke
    Wheel Type
    Alloy
  • Front Wheel Size
    18 inch
  • Rear Wheel Size
    17 inch
  • Front Tyre Size
    90/90 - 18
  • Rear Tyre Size
    120/80 - 17
  • Tyre Type
    Tubed
  • Radial Tyres
    No
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    23 psi
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    28 psi
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    23 psi
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    30 psi
  • Front Suspension
    Telescopic Hydraulic Fork
  • Rear Suspension
    Gas Canister - Twin shock hydraulic

Dimensions & Chassis

  • Kerb Weight
    172 kg
  • Overall Length
    2,071 mm
  • Overall Width
    833 mm
  • Overall Height
    1,065 mm
  • Wheelbase
    1,369 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    165 mm
  • Seat Height
    765 mm
  • Chassis Type
    Double Cradle

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Standard Warranty (Year)
    2 Year
  • Standard Warranty (Kilometers)
    24000 Kilometers

Features

  • Odometer
    Digital
  • DRLs (Daytime running lights)
    No
  • Mobile App Connectivity
    No
  • GPS & Navigation
    No
  • USB charging port
    No
  • Front storage box
    No
  • Under seat storage
    No
  • AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Analogue
  • Fuel Guage
    Yes
  • Tachometer
    No
  • Stand Alarm
    No
  • Stepped Seat
    No
  • No. of Tripmeters
    1
  • Tripmeter Type
    Digital
  • Low Fuel Indicator
    Yes
  • Low Oil Indicator
    Yes
  • Low Battery Indicator
    Yes
  • Pillion Backrest
    No
  • Pillion Grabrail
    Yes
  • Pillion Seat
    Yes
  • Pillion Footrest
    Yes
  • Digital Fuel Guage
    No
  • Start Type
    Electric Start
  • Shift Light
    No
  • Killswitch
    Yes
  • Clock
    No
  • Battery
    MF Battery
  • Headlight Type
    Halogen
  • Brake/Tail Light
    LED Tail Lamp
  • Turn Signal
    Yes
  • Pass Light
    Yes
  • Additional features
    Semi Digital Cluster

What's new in the latest model of Jawa 42?

To fill the gaps that were not fully covered by Jawa 42, Jawa launched its upgraded version Jawa 42 2.1.

The most significant update includes the replacement of the spoke wheels with alloy wheels, and that change added a new look and comfort to the bike.

The new Jawa 42 2.1 gets a revised instrument cluster with a digital LCD, bar-ends mirror, and blacked-out components added to the new bike.

While the Jawa 42 was available in both single and dual-channel ABS, the new Jawa 42 2.1 is available in only dual-channel ABS.

Highlights of Jawa 42

Design of Jawa 42

The design of the Jawa 42 and the Jawa 42 2.1 looks like a retro style bike, and to give an excellent retro feel, the Jawa has shown round headlights complemented by curve-body panels.

The Jawa 42 2.1 also gets designed with the same concept adding on some additional features such as alloy wheels and the analogue meter replaced by a digital one, and bar-ends mirrors are also included.

The modern visual design cues make it distinct from others. Jawa 42 gets a slow-slung custom seat, flat handlebar, chunky tyres, dark paint job and a minimal front fender.

Colours and Variants of Jawa 42

The Jaws 42 is available in 9 colour options:

  • Galactic Green
  • Halley’s Teal
  • Lumos Lime
  • Starlight Blue
  • Comet Red
  • Nebula Blue
  • All Star Black
  • Sirius White
  • Orion Red

Jawa 42 is available in 3 variants:

  • Jawa 42 Single-Channel ABS
  • Jawa 42 dual-Channel ABS
  • Jawa 42 2.1 dual-channel ABS

Engine of Jawa 42

All three variant gets the same engine. So, Jawa 42 gets powered by a 293cc liquid-cooled BSVI single-cylinder engine that generates the maximum power of 27.3 PS @ 6800rpm and maximum torque of 27.02 NM @ 5000 rpm.

The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

Features of Jawa 42

Jawa has created the bike in the retro style, and to give the natural retro feel, previously, it missed some features. In Jawa 42, an analogue speedometer and a fuel gauge are alongside the odometer’s reading, and the gear positioning and the tachometer is missing.

The upgraded version of Jawa 42 2.1 gets updated with some features—a revised cluster instrument is installed in the new bike with an LCD, and the alloy ones replace the spokes wheels.

The bike misses some features such as GPS navigation, Bluetooth connectivity option, a USB charging slot, and many small features which are handy and are getting popular in the bike of this range. Still, the motorcycle receives enough features to satisfy any bike lover.

Suspension and brakes of Jawa 42

Like the earlier Jawa BSIV, the Jawa 42 BSVI also carries the same telescopic front fork and twin gas-charged rear shock absorber. The bike comes in single-channel and dual-channel ABS. All three variants use disc brakes at the front wheel while drum brakes at the rear.

Top 3 Competitors of Jawa 42

Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350

The base model of Jawa 42 starts from around Rs 1.67 lakhs, while the base model of Royal Enfield Classic 350 starts from around Rs 1.90 lakh, which is almost 23k more expensive than Jawa 42, and this factor matters the most in this segment.

Comparing the engine of both bikes, Jawa 42 gets powered by a 293cc engine that develops a max power of 27.3 PS and a max torque of 27.03 NM. On the other side, Royal Enfield Classic 350 gets powered by a 349.3cc engine that generates a little disappointing power of 20.21PS.

The Jawa 42 is available in 3 variants with 9 colour options, while the Classic 350 is available in 6 variants and 3 colour options.

Jawa 42 VS Bajaj Dominar 250

Bajaj Dominar gets priced at Rs 1.75 lakh, around Rs 7500 costlier than the base model of Jawa 42, priced at Rs 1,67 lakhs.

In terms of engine comparison, the Jawa 42 gets powered by a 293cc engine and develops a max power of 27.3PS. A 248cc engine that generates a max power of 27PS powers the Dominar 250.

The Jawa 42 is available in 3 variants and 9 colour options while the Dominar is available in only 1 variant and 3 colour options.

Jawa 42 vs Benelli Imperial 400

Benelli Imperial is another cruiser bike whose base model starts from Rs 2.15 lakhs which is almost Rs 42,500, costlier than Jawa 42, whose base model gets priced at Rs 1.67 lakhs.

Jawa 42 gets powered by a 293cc engine that generates a max power of 27.3 PS, whereas Benelli has a hooping engine of 374cc that produces a max power of 21 PS.

Benelli Imperial is available in 2 different variants with 3 colour options; on the other side, the Jawa 42 is available in 3 different variants with 9 colour options available in the market.

Compare of Jawa 42

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  • Model
  • Price
  • Displacement
  • Max Torque
  • Max Power
  • Fuel Type
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
  • Cooling System
  • Kerb Weight
  • Front Tyre Size
  • Rear Tyre Size
  • Mileage
  • Wheel Type
  • Front Brake Type
  • Rear Brake Type
  • Engine Type
  •  
  • Jawa 42
  • ₹ 1,73 Lakh
    ₹ 1,72 Lakh
    ₹ 1,75 Lakh
    ₹ 1,75 Lakh
    ₹ 1,75 Lakh
    ₹ 1,73 Lakh
  • 293 cc
  • 27.05 Nm
  • 27 bhp
  • Petrol
  • 14 litres
  • Liquid Cooled
  • 172 kg
  • 90/90 - 18
  • 120/80 - 17
  • 35 kmpl
  • Spoke
  • Disc
  • Drum
  • 4 Stroke
  •  
  • Royal Enfield Classic 350
  • ₹ 1,98 Lakh
    ₹ 1,98 Lakh
    ₹ 1,98 Lakh
    ₹ 1,98 Lakh
    ₹ 1,98 Lakh
    ₹ 1,98 Lakh
  • 349 cc
  • 27 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
  • 20.2 bhp @ 6,100 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 13 litres
  • Air/Oil Cooled
  • 195 kg
  • 100/90 - 19
  • 120/80 - 18
  • 41.55 kmpl
  • Spoke
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • 4 Stroke
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  • Bajaj Dominar 250
  • Bajaj Dominar 250
  • ₹ 1.64 Lakh
    ₹ 1.64 Lakh
    ₹ 1.64 Lakh
    ₹ 1.64 Lakh
    ₹ 1.54 Lakh
    ₹ 1.64 Lakh
  • 248.8 cc
  • 23.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
  • 26.63 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 13 litres
  • Liquid Cooled
  • 180 kg
  • 100/80 - 17
  • 130/70 - 17
  • 35 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC, 4 valve, Liquid Cooled, Twin Spark, FI
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Expert Reviews for Jawa 42

  • Cruiser bike with a rugged and solid look, Jawa 42 is a bike that gives you the experience of riding a retro-style bike with the power of modern technologies.

  • The upgraded version of Jawa 42, Jawa 42 2.1 is a real worth buying; with fulfilling the loopholes of Jawa 42, version 2.1 has more to offer to the bikers, and the replacement of spokes tyres with alloy one gives it a more subtle look.

  • The Jawa 42 has a calculated mileage of around 33-35 kmpl, which looks not so handy on paper, but with such a powerful engine and flawless performance, this bike is a great option to rely on.

  • The bike gets perfectly designed to go on long routes and runs effortlessly on a smooth road or some rough terrain; the bike can click the maximum speed of more than 120, is easy to handle, and doesn’t lose its balance easily.

  • The most affordable bike in the entire Jawa series, Jawa 42 and version 2.1, are the bikes that catch the attention on the road as they wheel down the streets; the bike has long handlebars that give a comfortable riding position to the rider for the long routes.

  • In all the versions of Jawa 42, the company should have given the dual-channel ABS rather than a single in the basic model, but even the single-channel ABS is enough for this bike if we count on the safety purpose.

Conclusion

It gets hard for anyone looking to pick a cruiser bike in the Indian Market. With so many options available in the market, it is hard to pick the one that can go a long way.

The Jawa 42 and version 2.1 give tough market competition to bikes such as Royal Enfiled Hunter, Royal Enfield Classic, Honda Hness CB350, and many other bikes of this segment.

Available at the starting price of Rs 1.67 lakhs, Jawa 42 has almost everything a bike lover looks for, a perfect retro-style design and an impactful engine that gives a flawless performance.

The 293cc engine churns out an excellent performance and gives the rider a smooth and comfortable riding experience. The bike’s seat is too comfortable for long routes, and the handle position allows the rider to ride for a more extended period without getting exhausted.

Regarding looks and design, Jawa hasn’t compromised with its most affordable bike. The bike’s built quality is solid, giving a perfect impression at first look.

This bike is worth buying at this price when we compare it to other bikes in this segment, the features which were missing from the basic model Jawa 42 were introduced in the upgraded version 2.1.

FAQs

What is a cruiser bike?

A cruiser bike is differentiated from the other bikes with its riding position. The bike has a lower sitting height with wide handlebars and a wide pillion seat that makes the ride comfortable and allows the rider to go on long journeys without getting exhausted easily.

Is Jawa 42 worth buying?

Jawa 42 and Jawa 42 2.1 are the perfect cruiser bikes available in the Indian market, with the price range starting at Rs 1.67 lakhs. The bike gives a solid performance just like its looks, and the upgraded bike version 2.1 fulfils all the needs which were missing in its earlier version.

In how many variants is Jawa 42 available?

Earlier, Jawa 42 was only available in two variants, the single-channel ABS and the dual-channel ABS. But later on, Jawa introduced its upgraded version Jawa 42 2.1.

Does Jawa 42 have a slipper clutch?

The Jawa 42 and the Jawa 42 2.1 engine are mated to a 6-speed gearbox, but both bikes are missing the slipper clutch.

What is the top speed of Jawa 42?

Jawa 42 and Jawa 42 2.1 can notch up to the top speed of 130 kmph, and the bike can give a mileage of around 33kmpl.

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