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Jawa 42 Bobber

Jawa 42 Bobber is a cruiser bike available at a price range of Rs. 2,11,113 - Rs. 2,11,269 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 3 colours. It is powered by a 334 cc BS-VI engine and has a user reported mileage of 30 kmpl. It comes with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement334 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported30 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual

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VariantPriceSpecifications

42 Bobber Mystic Copper

 2,11,113Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

42 Bobber Moonstone White

 2,11,171Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

42 Bobber Jasper Red (Dual Tone)

 2,11,269Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

Jawa 42 Bobber Summary

42 Bobber key highlights

Engine Capacity 334 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 30 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Max Power 30.2 bhp

About 42 Bobber

Jawa 42 Bobber is a cruiser bike available at a starting price of Rs. 2,11,113 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 3 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 2,11,269. The Jawa 42 Bobber is powered by 334cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 30.2 bhp and a torque of 32.74 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Jawa 42 Bobber comes up with anti-locking braking system.

Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles has launched the Jawa 42 Bobber in the Indian market and this motorcycle is available in a single variant and three colours.

This new model from Jawa Yezdi uses a higher displacement engine as compared to the standard Jawa 42. The Perak-sourced 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine comes linked to a six-speed gearbox and produces a maximum output of 30.2bhp and a peak torque of 32.74Nm.

The styling cues, similar to the Jawa Perak, include bobber motorcycle-inspired design. Thus, this motorcycle features minimalist bodywork, chopped fenders, a low single seat, and fat tyres. Other elements comprise a round headlight with chrome mask, flat handlebar, bar-end mirrors, tear-drop-shaped fuel tank, a two-step adjustable rider-only saddle, and twin-sided chopped-style exhaust canisters. The fuel tank features knee recesses with tank pads while the fenders and side panels feature a gloss black finish. The fork tube covers and wire-spoke wheels further enhance the retro design of the Jawa 42 Bobber.

In terms of features, the Jawa 42 Bobber gets full-LED lighting, a digital instrument cluster, and Continental-sourced dual-channel ABS. The switchgear is similar to the Yezdi motorcycles, and so is the USB charging setup. The hardware comprises telescopic front forks and a rear mono-shock to handle suspension tasks. The braking hardware includes single disc brakes on both wheels.

This new bobber is available in three colours and the paint themes affect the price of the motorcycle. The Mystic Copper paint theme is the most affordable on the list. Meanwhile, the Moonstone White colour and Jasper Red (Dual Tone) paint have relatively higher price tags.
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Jawa 42 Bobber Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Looks really cool
    • Gets a potent engine
    • Strong brand recall
  • Could be Better

    • Gets only single seat
    • Stiff ride quality
    • Overall refinement levels need improvement

BikeWale's Take

The Jawa 42 Bobber is a single-seater motorcycle that is based on the Forty-Two. This Bobber is known for its aspirational styling and a potent motor. It also gets a nice looking instrument cluster that displays a lot of ride data. However, the bike has stiff riding quality and the overall refinement levels aren’t up to the mark. 

Jawa 42 Bobber Review

We had the Jawa 42 Bobber for a limited period, and here we bring you a first ride review of this new motorcycle.

Introduction

Jawa 42 Bobber Left Front Three Quarter

After the Perak, Jawa-Yezdi released a new Bobber-style motorcycle in the Indian market called the 42 Bobber. The 42 brand is already present in India, but this Bobber has nothing in common with the retro-classic motorcycle. And while it may look similar to the Perak, the 42 Bobber gets a new design, colours, and features not seen on the first Bobber from Jawa-Yezdi. We had the Jawa 42 Bobber for a limited period, and here we bring you a first ride review of this new motorcycle.

The Visuals

Jawa 42 Bobber Left Side View

At first glance, the new 42 Bobber may look similar to the Perak, but this new motorcycle gets a new design. The front, for example, receives a compact headlight compared to the Perak, as the 42 Bobber uses an LED unit instead of halogen lighting. Then, there is an updated cockpit that includes a fully-digital display, new switchgear taken from Yezdi motorcycles, and dual USB chargers (type-A and type-C). The updated cockpit is followed by an updated fuel tank design with knee recesses with tank pads instead of a tear-drop shape of the Perak. This allows the rider to hold the motorcycle more efficiently than the Perak. Further enhancing the comfort level is this newly-designed saddle that is two-step adjustable for better ergonomics. Meanwhile, the taillight has been repositioned from underneath the seat to the rear fender.

Jawa 42 Bobber Handle Bar

The Jawa 42 Bobber is available in three paint options – Mystic Copper, Moonstone White, and dual-tone Jasper Red. In my opinion, the dual-tone red is the most stylish and appealing paint option on this list. All paint themes get gloss black fenders on both ends. The styling is complemented by good paint quality, while the 42 badge on the headlight is a good design element. There weren’t any rattling noises from the motorcycle while the switchgear operated with an assuring click. The USB charging case, too, looks of good quality.

Jawa 42 Bobber Head Light

There are a few issues. The rear-view mirrors, for example, don’t deliver an efficient view of the traffic behind, and it has major blind-spot issues. The position of the mirrors causes problems while moving the motorcycle around as they tend to prod against your wrists. Further, there is no handle at the back to hold the bike, and the only option is to grab the motorcycle’s saddle while shifting it around.

Jawa 42 Bobber Rear View Mirror

There are options for accessories, too, that can be used to enhance the safety and convenience factors further. These include a headlight grille, crash guard, and a luggage rack that can be installed on the rear fender. How well does this package work?

The Package

Jawa 42 Bobber Engine From Left

The 42 Bobber shares its 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with the Perak. It also makes the same power and torque output as the Perak, and the new 42 Bobber produces 30bhp maximum output and 32.7Nm of peak torque. But there are a few tweaks here. The mapping, for example, has been updated and is claimed to deliver better low-speed driveability. Then, the six-speed gearbox benefits from an assist and a slipper clutch mechanism – a feature not available on the Perak – and this comes in handy in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Jawa 42 Bobber USB Charging Port

The feature list has been updated too, and the 42 Bobber gets full-LED lighting, a fully-digital instrument cluster with more information, and dual USB chargers. It does, however, miss out on Bluetooth connectivity – a feature that is available on rivals such as the Royal Enfield Classic 350. The suspension tasks are handled by telescopic front forks and a rear mono-shock, while the anchoring setup comprises single discs on both wheels and a dual-channel ABS. Lastly, the 42 Bobber rides on 18-inch front and 17-inch rear wire-spoke wheels.

The Ride

Jawa 42 Bobber Right Rear Three Quarter

Let’s start with the engine. It works well anywhere above 3,000rpm, but it starts building power smoothly above 4,000rpm at a commendable pace in the mid and the high-rev until the redline of 9,000rpm. In the sixth gear, the 42 Bobber cruises at 80kmph at 5,000revs while 100kmph comes just shy of 6,000revs with about 3,000revs still at your disposal. Now, while there is a good amount of power at your disposal, the motor doesn’t sound or feel very refined.

Jawa 42 Bobber Clutch Lever

The vibrations are evident right from 5,000rpm, becoming more pronounced as the revs climb higher. The sound from the engine, too, feels very industrial, and that isn’t very pleasant to experience from the rider’s point of view. The gearbox isn’t something to write home about, and the unit on the 42 Bobber feels rough in traffic, although it works well when operating in the higher revs. The assist and slipper clutch mechanism gives some solace, and the lever feels much softer than the unit on the Perak Bobber.

Jawa 42 Bobber Right Side View

The braking hardware, which works with ByBre-sourced callipers, feels progressive but lacks the initial bite. Then, there is the suspension setup. While Jawa says the setup has been tuned for a more pliant ride, the 42 Bobber doesn’t feel very comfortable. The suspension feels good at low speeds, say around 30-40kmph. But, as the speed increases, the setup starts to feel harsher, and it isn’t something that would not appeal to buyers looking for a comfortable ride quality. This setup, however, is useful for spirited riding. The turning radius, too, is relatively short, making it easy to filter through bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Jawa 42 Bobber Rear Suspension

Then, there are the ergonomics. With a seat height of just 740mm, it’s effortless to mount the Jawa 42 Bobber. This makes the 42 Bobber accessible even to shorter riders. At 5’10”, I could easily flat foot with a comfortable bend in the knees. This low seat height also makes it easier to move the motorcycle around in the parking. The footpegs are relatively forward set while the handlebar is low and easy to reach, and there’s sufficient room for me to sit comfortably on the motorcycle.

Jawa 42 Bobber Instrument Cluster

The feature list, which is a step up over the Jawa Perak, works well too. The headlight, for example, is among some of the best units I have tested in the recent past. The low beam has a good spread, while the high beam packs a commendable throw, illuminating the roads in pitch-dark conditions. Then, the reverse LCD console is easy to read even in daylight. The switchgear helps toggle the information on the display, but there aren’t many features to access, and you can only toggle between trip meters and the odometer.

Should you buy it?

Jawa 42 Bobber Right Front Three Quarter

Let’s start with the positives. The 42 Bobber is a stylish-looking motorcycle that stands out from the crowd of vehicles, especially in the dual-tone red paint. The paint quality is commendable too, and so are the switches and the headlight performance. The engine is enjoyable too, and it performs well when riding aggressively.

Jawa 42 Bobber Front View

But there is scope for improvement, and the motorcycle needs better refinement levels and plusher ride quality. Then, there is the single-seat setup that limits the practicality of this motorcycle. Lastly, the 42 Bobber competes in the same price bracket as the Classic 350, which works against this new Jawa. How does the 42 Bobber fare against the highest-selling Royal Enfield motorcycle? We will soon bring you a detailed comparison on Bikewale.

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Jawa 42 Bobber mileage

As reported by 42 Bobber owners, the real mileage of Jawa 42 Bobber is 30 kmpl.

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42 Bobber Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 30.2 bhp

    Max Torque 32.74 Nm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement 334 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 81 mm

    Stroke 65 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 11 : 1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch Wet Multidisc

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity --

    Reserve Fuel Capacity These are estimated figures --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 30 kmpl

    Top Speed These are estimated figures --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 280 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 140/70 - 17

    Tyre Type Tubed

    Radial Tyres No

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 240 mm

    Calliper Type Floating Caliper

    Wheel Type Spoke

    Front Wheel Size 18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 100/90 - 18

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 23 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 28 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 23 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 28 psi

    Front Suspension Telescopic Hydraulic Fork

    Rear Suspension Mono Shock Absorber, 7 Step Adjustable

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight --

    Overall Length --

    Overall Width --

    Wheelbase 1,485 mm

    Ground Clearance --

    Seat Height --

    Overall Height --

    Chassis Type Double cradle Tubular Frame

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 24000 Kilometers

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity No

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailNo

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer --

Stand Alarm --

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 1

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatNo

Pillion FootrestNo

Digital Fuel GuageNo

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift Light--

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Battery10A

Headlight TypeLED Headlamp

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresLCD Screen

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Jawa 42 Bobber User Reviews

4.4 21 ratings 4 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

  • 1

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  •  4Beautiful bike but faced a small issue 3 days ago by Rajeem

    I got delivered the first Jawa 42 bobber in Trivandrum District, Kerala. The looks are amazing. Build quality is good too. It's not even one month since delivery. However, I could commute only 300 plus kms. One issue I faced is the squeaky sound while giving the rear br

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  5Perfect bobber 3 weeks ago by Shiba Prasad Suar, Khurda

    It's a perfect bobber bike I always love jawa and as expected its performance is very good I traveled 300 kilometers with this bike I felt very comfortable while riding it is a very stable bike a perfect bobber bike for riders who want to go for a long tour and a blogge

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

  •  5Nice 1 month ago by Rahul, Baharampur

    Great bike with excellent performance. Great touring capabilities with extraordinary features and build quality, unique design and value for money with well fit and finish, nice looking instrument cluster and dual colour, tyre quality is worth, good braking performance,

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    • Owned for

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    • Ridden for

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  •  42nd seat needed 1 month ago by Ankit Gautam

    2nd seat also need but the overall bike and her performance were awesome looks are so beautiful Awesome bike but we need 2nd seat also needed The colors are so beautiful that was so attractive to anyone it is so good and the amazing bike ride experience is good for me a

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

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FAQs about Jawa 42 Bobber

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Jawa 42 Bobber in 2022?

    A: The 2022 on-road price of Jawa 42 Bobber in Delhi is Rs. 2,34,874. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of Jawa 42 Bobber?

    A: According to the user reported data, Jawa 42 Bobber gives an average mileage of 30 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better Jawa 42 Bobber or Jawa Perak?

    A: Jawa 42 Bobber is priced at Rs. 2,11,269, has a 334 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, and gives a mileage of 30 kmpl, whereas, the price of Jawa Perak is Rs. 2,11,370 with a 334 cc engine, and giving a mileage of 30 kmpl. You can compare Jawa 42 Bobber vs Jawa Perak based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Jawa 42 Bobber?

    A: Jawa 42 Bobber is available in 3 colours which are Jasper Red, Moonstone White and Mystic Copper. You can check all the colour images of Jawa 42 Bobber.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Jawa 42 Bobber?

    A: Jawa 42 Bobber is a Cruiser bike that has a 334 cc BS-VI engine. You can check the full specifications and features.

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Jawa 42 Bobber vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 Review | Better Commuter, Tourer Bike To Buy? | BikeWale

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The Jawa 42 Bobber and the Royal Enfield Classic 350 are poles apart when considering their positioning. But, they have the same task at hand. And, that is to be an able everyday commuter and an occasional tourer. So, which one is the better choice? Should you choose form over function? Or, looks over practicality? If you have these questions, you've come to the right place.

The Jawa 42 Bobber and the Royal Enfield Classic 350 are poles apart when considering their positioning. But, they have the same task at hand. And, that is to be an able everyday commuter and an occasional tourer. So, which one is the better choice? Should you choose form over function? Or, looks over practicality? If you have these questions, you've come to the right place.

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