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Jawa 42

Jawa 42 is a cruiser bike available at a price range of Rs. 1,74,573 - Rs. 1,96,433 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 9 colours. It is powered by a 293 cc BS-VI engine and has a user reported mileage of 33 kmpl. It comes with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement293 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported33 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight172 kg

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VariantPriceSpecifications

42 Single Channel ABS - BS VI

 1,74,573Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

42 Dual Channel ABS - BS VI

 1,83,515Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

42 Version 2.1

 1,96,433Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Jawa 42 Summary

42 key highlights

Engine Capacity 293 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 33 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 172 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres
Seat Height 765 mm

About 42

Jawa 42 is a cruiser bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,74,573 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 9 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 1,96,433. The Jawa 42 is powered by 293cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 27 bhp and a torque of 27.05 Nm. With front disc and rear drum brakes, Jawa 42 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This 42 bike weighs 172 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 14 liters.

Classic Legends have extended the Jawa 42 range with the addition of the Version 2.1 in the Indian market. The new Jawa 42 Version gets several upgrades that make the motorcycle more modern than ever before.

The biggest upgrade is the addition of alloy wheels that replace the wire-spoke setup. The new set of wheels are wrapped in tubeless tyres. The styling upgrades include a dark theme and the new Jawa 42 Version 2.1 gets a black finish to the engine, exhaust canisters, front fork covers, and the rear springs. The motorcycle also features an offset racing stripe that runs along the fuel tank and into the rear fender. Other changes to the motorcycle include a revision to the seat padding and a new design for the pillion grabrail. Classic Legends have also added a flyscreen and a headlamp grille as optional extras.

The motorcycle retains cycle parts such as telescopic front forks, preload-adjustable twin rear springs, a 280mm disc at the front, a 240mm rotor at the rear, and dual-channel ABS. The new Jawa 42 version 2.1 will be available in three colours – Orion Red, Sirius White, and All Star Black.

Mechanical specifications continue to feature a 293cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 27bhp and 27Nm of peak torque. The motor is linked to a six-speed gearbox. The Jawa 42 series rivals the likes of Royal Enfield Meteor 350, Honda CB350, and the Benelli Imperiale 400.
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Jawa 42 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Strong brand image
    • The 300cc engine is really good
    • Gets dual-channel ABS system
  • Could be Better

    • The bike doesn't feel and look big
    • Overall built quality could have been better
    • Long waiting period

BikeWale's Take

The Jawa Forty Two is a combination of classic looks with modern tech and a twist of retro. It is targetted at today's youth who wish to experience an old-school brand in a modern approach.

Jawa 42 Review

The 42 is more popular because well it’s not stuck in the past like the beautiful but old school Classic Jawa. And to build on this popularity Classic Legends, the company, has introduced the Version 2.1.

Introduction

Jawa 42 Right Front Three Quarter

This is the Jawa 42 version 2.1. If you are wondering, the Jawa 2.0 was in fact the BS6 version launched in the middle of last year.

Let me also state the obvious just in case you were under a rock for the last three years – Jawa is not the company. Classic Legends is the company, which it’s now advertising quite subtly on the motorcycle. And it sells two motorcycle models – this, the Jawa 42 and the Jawa also unofficially known as the Classic Jawa.

Jawa 42 Right Side View

The 42 is more popular because well it’s not stuck in the past like the beautiful but old school Classic Jawa. And to build on this popularity Classic Legends, the company, has introduced the Version 2.1.

So what’s new?

The Visuals

Jawa 42 Left Front Three Quarter

The paint hues for one. Now you get – for the lack of a better phrase – traditional reds and blacks and whites on the 42. But, the old pastel colour palates continue as well. 

You also get an offset racing stripe on the motorcycle that runs along the fuel tank and into the rear fender. There are new bar-end mirrors. And the new 42 has now finally understood that black is the new chrome. So, it gets a blacked out theme for the engine, the exhaust to the suspension, the wheels, and everything in between. 

Jawa 42 Head Light

Those wheels, meanwhile, are now multi spoke alloys instead of wire spoke ones the pastel 42s come with. And, the Version 2.1, as a result, also gets tubeless tyres. I love tubeless tyres. They bring so much convenience and peace of mind to your riding. For one, you’d rarely find yourself stranded by the road because of a puncture. 

And for those with sensitive back sides, the seat has changed for the better as well. It has more cushioning now.

The Package

Jawa 42 Front View

The seating ergos though continue unchanged. So it’s still easy to swing a leg over the bike. It still has an easy-to-reach wide handlebar. And the overall seating is still quite upright, if slightly cramped (for six footers, mind) courtesy the footpeg positioning. But, with the cushier seat now, at least longer rides would be more bearable. 

Continuing with all things unchanged, the new 42 still uses a dual cradle frame for a chassis that’s suspended on telescopic forks upfront and a pair of preload adjustable twin coil over units at the rear. It still uses a 280mm disc at the front and a 240mm one at the rear with dual channel ABS to handle the braking duties. And it continues with 90/90 x 18 and 120/80 x 17 inch MRF rubber front and back, respectively, but as mentioned before, these are now tubeless.

Jawa 42 Engine From Left

The powertrain continues mostly unchanged too. It’s still a liquid cooled, single cylinder 293cc engine. And it is still mated to a six-speed gearbox. There’s no change in the power and torque output figures either which continue to be nearly 27bhp and 27Nm respectively. But, the refinement levels and the engine response has improved significantly over the BS4 version. And this holds true for all Jawas on sale currently, then be it the pastels, the chromed, and even the domed. 

In terms of features, there’s still nothing to write home about.

Jawa 42 Handle Bar

But, the 42 remains an easy motorcycle to move around. Or turn it around at the spot. So shorter, lesser fed riders won’t have trouble living with it either. We are not fans of the current bar-end mirrors on the Version 2.1 though; these are too close to the handle grips, which make pushing and moving the bike around quite difficult. These just get in the way.

The Ride

Jawa 42 Right Front Three Quarter

To begin with you have quite a friendly motorcycle for something that displaces 300cc. The low seat height, the low centre of gravity, and the friendly and linear power delivery help. 

So be it pottering around in the city in stop and go traffic, or thumbing it alive early in the morning because you ran out of bread, or be it just riding to work, the 42 doesn’t require planning regarding time of day or road surface or the route one might take. You get on and ride. And it’s mostly hassle free. Plus, the exhaust note sounds nice when pottering around at low speeds.

Jawa 42 Rear View

And when you open the taps, there’s enough grunt to keep even the enthusiast in you interested. It gets off the line with vigour. The ride-ability through the gears is progressive, if not exactly very strong. And, it doesn’t mind getting to three digit speeds and sitting there either. It might not sound as good right at the top, but it’s acceptable.

What’s more, it feels home even around the twisty stuff. Yes, it’s not the quickest to drop into corners. And it also doesn’t enjoy quick direction changes. But, dial things back just a couple of notches and the handling on the 42 is surprisingly good. There’s decent cornering clearance for the average Joe. And the grip and feedback from the MRF tyres don’t leave you wanting either. 

Jawa 42 Rear Tyre

The 42 also doesn’t wallow or buckle too much when leaned over, even over wavy or bumpy roads. And because the power delivery is so predictable and linear, one can give a fist full of throttle at corner exits and not worry about a thing. 

Braking again, works for the bike – the bite isn’t too aggressive or mushy, and it returns good feel as well. So one can confidently lean on the brakes entering corners. But again, when ridden at least two notches below maximum commitment! 

Jawa 42 Rear Suspension

On poor roads, over bumps, through potholes, or even over undulations, the 42 won’t leave you cursing, or holding your back or behind in pain post the ride. We won’t term the ride quality as plush – and through a seriously deep pothole, it can end up hammering your back. But for the most part, the ride remains predictable, reasonably absorbent, and it is nowhere close to back breaking.

Add to it the tubeless tyres, and one can finally explore roads, no roads, gravel paths and the like without having to worry about removing the wheels, flagging down another motorist, and finding a tyre shop in the middle of nowhere.

Conclusion

Jawa 42 Right Rear Three Quarter

Is the new Jawa 42 a much better motorcycle now? Well, visually it certainly is. And we feel going more mainstream or current with the blacked-out theme and the alloy wheels and tubeless tyres will draw in a whole new set of buyers. 

And then the inherent positives of the 42 remain, of course. The accessible seat height, the friendly power delivery, and the potent but thankfully not overbearing braking ability. But, yes, it still has some distance to go when it comes to fit and finish and consistency in quality. 

Jawa 42 Front View

So is it worth buying? The 42 costs a little over Rs 2 lakh or thereabouts on the road. Which doesn’t make it a no-brainer purchase by any stretch. But, at the end of the day it’s a good looking motorcycle that does all you ask of it. Commute, check. Ride up the twisties, check. A lazy road trip of many days, check. 

Yes, there are other better-finished motorcycles in the market that can do the same in varying degrees of good, better, best. But, you buy a 42 because it pulls at your heart strings. And that it still works like any other everyday motorcycle is an added bonus!

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Jawa 42 mileage

As reported by 42 owners, the real mileage of Jawa 42 is 33 kmpl.

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42 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 27 bhp

    Max Torque 27.05 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 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

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch Wet Multidisc

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity These are estimated figures 2.8 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 462 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 33 kmpl

    Top Speed These are estimated figures 130 Kmph

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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 Single Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 280 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 120/80 - 17

    Tyre Type Tubed

    Radial Tyres No

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size 153 mm

    Calliper Type Floating Caliper

    Wheel Type Spoke

    Front Wheel Size 18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 90/90 - 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) 30 psi

    Front Suspension Telescopic Hydraulic Fork

    Rear Suspension Gas Canister - Twin shock hydraulic

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 172 kg

    Overall Length 2,071 mm

    Overall Width 833 mm

    Wheelbase 1,369 mm

    Ground Clearance 165 mm

    Seat Height 765 mm

    Overall Height 1,065 mm

    Chassis Type Double Cradle

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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) No

Mobile App Connectivity No

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

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

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageNo

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchYes

ClockNo

BatteryMF Battery

Headlight TypeHalogen

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresSemi Digital Cluster

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Jawa 42 User Reviews

4.4 423 ratings 159 reviews
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  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 3

    Maintenance cost

  • 3

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  •  1Terrible 4 days ago by Abhiram T R, Allappuzha

    Providing poor quality material they say that the material is steel but actually, it is not steel. Worthless company and poor customer service. Build quality is very poor, even splendor will provide better build quality. There is a hole in both silencers because of rust

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  1Worst Regret 6 days ago by Karan

    The worst motorcycle you could ever choose. Worst after-sales service you could ever experience. Pathetic and unprofessional staff at KK Motors Bandra. The rc book received has a red color mentioned on it whereas my bike is blue. The people at the dealership refused to

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      20 kmpl

  •  5An awesome beast 1 week ago by Vamshi Krishna Kumar Vemu, Hyderabad

    1. Driving experience is awesome and one of the best that any other bike can offer in of price range and cc range of 250 to 350. 2. Instant pickup like a beast; best feel you can get as a rider within the city and on highways as well during long drives. 3. Superior road

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      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

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  •  1Jawa is not a value for money look for something else. 2 weeks ago by Arif, Pune

    Buying experience was not good as the waiting period was 7 months. Riding experience: there is very much discomfort in this bike due to poor rear suspension and wrong seating posture. It very stiff at rear. Gear ratio is not good and you will get tired of frequent gear

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      28 kmpl

  •  3Detailed review after 3 yrs of & 21000 kms clocked 3 weeks ago by Allen Robinson

    I have used this bike since September 2019. Pros: 1. Great pick up 2. Cool retro looks. 3. Good service by the dealer (Delhi north) Cons: 1 stiff ride quality 2. Not comfortable for pillion 3. Bad mileage 4. Costly aftersales. Parts are expensive. Service is expensive 5

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    • Got mileage of

      28 kmpl

  •  1Review 4 weeks ago by Ganesh, Bangalore

    The bike has very less mileage and touches in Indian ground speed breakers and low capacity two people sit in the bike, even the small speed breaker also touched. The spare part is very costly, service is very poor. Waste of money no quality.

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    • Used it for

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    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      24 kmpl

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FAQs about Jawa 42

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

    A: The 2022 on-road price of Jawa 42 in Delhi is Rs. 2,03,061. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of Jawa 42?

    A: According to the user reported data, Jawa 42 gives an average mileage of 33 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better Jawa 42 or Yezdi Roadster?

    A: Jawa 42 is priced at Rs. 1,74,573, has a 293 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, gives a mileage of 33 kmpl and weighs 172 kg, whereas, the price of Yezdi Roadster is Rs. 2,03,191 with a 334 cc engine, giving a mileage of 29.5 kmpl and weighing 184 kg. You can compare Jawa 42 vs Yezdi Roadster based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Jawa 42?

    A: Jawa 42 is available in 9 colours which are Galactic Green (Matte), Halley's Teal (Matte), Lumos Lime (Matte), Starlight Blue (Matte), Comet Red (Glossy), Nebula Blue (Glossy), Allstar Black, Sirius White and Orion Red. You can check all the colour images of Jawa 42.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Jawa 42?

    A: Jawa 42 is a Cruiser bike that weighs 172 kg, has a 293 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 14 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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