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User Reviews of Jawa 42

Overall rating:4.5 / 5318 ratings
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Great retro bike with bad quality control and

2 months ago by Sanivada Avinash1,843 views

1. Buying experience was ok not bad. But I've had a much better experience with brands like bajaj, tvs and so on. Clearly the dealers in vizag have a lot to improve. 2.initial riding experience was catastrophic as the dealer did not prepare the bike properly and gave me with an over tight fork which caused oversteer in turns and almost caused a fall. Even till date I've been visiting the service to get it rectified. All they do is tighten and loosen the fork. I am just getting fed up now. Even small bumps on the road are causing imbalance. Not at all confident inspiring. Suspension is on the stiff side. Seat comfort is not bad at all. I don't have any complaints regarding that. 3. Looks wise it is cool and gets heads turning almost everywhere. Performance is good but not refined. Handling is average. Power is delivery flats out mid range but good pick up. Bs6 exhaust note is good though a bit calm and relaxed. 4. The servicing is the biggest issue i feel. There a lot of ecu errors which might render the bike lifeless. Battery died out in the first week and got replaced by the dealer. My jawa42 has some major handle bar / fork issues which the service centre is not able to rectify. They just keep giving stupid reasons like i should maintain correct air or should not drive too fast over pot holes ( which i never do). I am looking to take up this issue directly with the company. 5. Pros : good looks Nostalgic feel Masculine character Cons: Poor service Too many defective parts Very primitive ECU setup and software.

Tips for Jawa 42

Increase the preload on rear shock absorbers to reduce chances of bottom scraping on speed breakers.

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  •  1Worst bike ever 1 week ago by Shubham
    I would request everyone that not to buy if you are getting at free of cost as well Jawa 42 dual abs because of the following reasons and I have purchased this bike in august . comfort is zero, 2. engine oil starts leaking before 7000 km from top and bottom. 3.engine so...
    I would request everyone that not to buy if you are getting at free of cost as well Jawa 42 dual abs because of the following reasons and I have purchased this bike in august . comfort is zero, 2. engine oil starts leaking before 7000 km from top and bottom. 3.engine sound like a 3 wheeler auto. 4.high maintenance cost. 5.alloys are compulsory because you can't find actual size tube every time. 6.bad screw quality. 7. I don't find build quality that good. 8. average is also not good earlier the company was claiming an average of 45 km/l then dealer claim it to be 35 km/l and actual average is around 25-28 km/l. Just look at variation Please don't buy the bike. I feel so depressed after purchasing this bike and one of worst decision to buy this bike.
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      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

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  •  3Build quality. 1 month ago by Arup Jorasa
    Actually bike is good but the build quality could have been better , within 4 month bike has started given a different sound plus if your budget is high then please opt for different bike or else you will realize later actually I’m saying with my own experience and plea...
    Actually bike is good but the build quality could have been better , within 4 month bike has started given a different sound plus if your budget is high then please opt for different bike or else you will realize later actually I’m saying with my own experience and please focus in color quality I’m really disappointed.
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      Tours

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      3-6 months

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      30 kmpl

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  •  4A honest Jawa 42 review. 1 month ago by Venkatesh
    I'm writing this review after a month of riding my new Jawa, I have completed 1000km in first 3 week's, my overall experience was good, I travelled around 300km long trip which covers highway & normal roads, the journey was smooth, and I'm so happy with the engine side,...
    I'm writing this review after a month of riding my new Jawa, I have completed 1000km in first 3 week's, my overall experience was good, I travelled around 300km long trip which covers highway & normal roads, the journey was smooth, and I'm so happy with the engine side, I touched to 100kmph and 90kmph maximum time and there was no change in engine sound or I didn't noticed any vibrations from engine, for which I felt happy. Because previously I used royal Enfield classic 350 and I got irritated with the engine vibrations especially when it crosses 70kmph to 80kmph. Coming to appearance it looks great with powerful 300cc engine and especially that coolant attached to engine gives more powerful look. Coming to handling, I'm feeling more comfortable to handle my Jawa as it was less in weight. One more advantage is the bike's suspension, in what ever speed you ride and if we have to move it through potholes, we won't feel any inconvenience or back pain due to great suspension. And coming to seating, the seat may be little hard to sit ,but it was comfortable to ride without any issues, as it fits our exact seating position, matching the fuel tank. Till now I didn't took my bike for servicing, so I'm unable to write my experience about servicing. But coming to maintenance, the main disadvantage is, it was taking more fuel, and to be frank I'm not getting at least 30km per liter, I think this was mainly due to using my Bike for daily commute, where I'll hardly ride 40km per day for office purpose and always used to change the gears frequently in this traffic and road also very bad. And one more disadvantage is less ground clearance, I'm very much disappointed with this, before purchasing this bike .I went through hundreds of reviews on different sites and no one mentioned about less ground clearance(may be they never experienced it, or using their vehicle on highway I think !), it's so sad, when ever if we cross any speed breaker or if we travel on village roads with potholes, mainly both silencers and bottom of the engine will touch the ground if we ride the bike with minimum speed, and I've experienced it many times and I've slowing down the bike where ever I'm facing potholes or speed breakers to save it from touching the ground and protecting it. And finally in my opinion one can opt for Jawa 42,if they don't have problem with "less mileage" and "less ground clearance" the bike was overall good, and gives nice riding experience, but it looks small in size when compared to other variants in the same price, but easy to handle. It's up to you to decide!
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  •  4Build quality and performance 1 month ago by Pranab
    Some bike rider's not make proper care. that's why some bike face problem. problem in engine quality is not issue. main problem it should maintain properly otherwise no problem. leakage of engine due not fitting properly as per my knowledge.so check it properly while so...
    Some bike rider's not make proper care. that's why some bike face problem. problem in engine quality is not issue. main problem it should maintain properly otherwise no problem. leakage of engine due not fitting properly as per my knowledge.so check it properly while solving the engine leakage, hope Jawa riders should keep the knowledge in mind. thanks
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  •  4Superb 1 month ago by Melvin Shaji
    Superb it. Was nice for all rider except short men. it is comfortable and nice riding position. All round better look but seating were too boring. There is problem in Bluetooth, it's not in bike. we want LCD display navigation and more....
    Superb it. Was nice for all rider except short men. it is comfortable and nice riding position. All round better look but seating were too boring. There is problem in Bluetooth, it's not in bike. we want LCD display navigation and more.
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      35 kmpl

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  •  5Time machine  1 month ago by Prabu Js
    It is more than a bike. I named it as my time machine because of the pickup speed and power. it's cruises me on the road like travelling forward in time while other vehicle travelling backwards or slowly. Experience from my view. Even look of the bike is more sexier tha...
    It is more than a bike. I named it as my time machine because of the pickup speed and power. it's cruises me on the road like travelling forward in time while other vehicle travelling backwards or slowly. Experience from my view. Even look of the bike is more sexier than other classic bikes expect Harley and triumph. Pride to own one!
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  •  1Worst 1 month ago by Devesh Kumar
    Bikes is not good for Indian roads.I suffer many problems in this bike i.E engine oil leakage, pickup problem, ground clearance problem, exhaust problem, and servicing problem. The behaviour of employees during service time is very bad. The seat of this bike is very har...
    Bikes is not good for Indian roads.I suffer many problems in this bike i.E engine oil leakage, pickup problem, ground clearance problem, exhaust problem, and servicing problem. The behaviour of employees during service time is very bad. The seat of this bike is very hard to like seating on a solid surface. Resale value is too low
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  • When I Riding This Bike Feel like , a king...Best part is Someone Who Was Driving RE 350 Came and said Bike looks like Beast..What Else you need Man.. Experience itself Wonderful..Double Silencer.. When I was 10 Years old my neighbor use to have a Yezdi..From that day I...
    When I Riding This Bike Feel like , a king...Best part is Someone Who Was Driving RE 350 Came and said Bike looks like Beast..What Else you need Man.. Experience itself Wonderful..Double Silencer.. When I was 10 Years old my neighbor use to have a Yezdi..From that day I had Dream of owning This Bike..21 Years later I have owned...
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  •  5A real head turner and very powerful 3 months ago by Apurv Bhardwaj
    The bike is just phenomenal i have the nebula blue double abs variant which looks absolutely amazing with twin exhaust pipes and overall it gives a much expensive bike feel. People always look and ask about it. Just did my first service and haven't faced any major issue...
    The bike is just phenomenal i have the nebula blue double abs variant which looks absolutely amazing with twin exhaust pipes and overall it gives a much expensive bike feel. People always look and ask about it. Just did my first service and haven't faced any major issue yet Pros--looks amazing -some old-school bike features-very powerful engine -no vibration at all, very refined -radiator fan. Cons- -little ground clearance issues-no basic accessories provided by company you have to buy everything from double stand to grabrail- seat is little hard. Overall i can highly recommend everyone to go for it. Its 10 times better than royal enfield bikes.
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  •  5Enjoy the ride with JAWA 5 months ago by Nabarun Gautam
    Super amazing experience ,look is aggressive I love it . I covered 2000 km till now and I didn't have any problem . Cruise control I perfect . The engine is smooth . But I have a minor problem that is with the fuel meter which shows incorrectly . People used to ask me "...
    Super amazing experience ,look is aggressive I love it . I covered 2000 km till now and I didn't have any problem . Cruise control I perfect . The engine is smooth . But I have a minor problem that is with the fuel meter which shows incorrectly . People used to ask me "jawa market pe fir se agaya kia " i love that .
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      6 months-1 yr

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      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      34 kmpl

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