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User Reviews of Jawa 42

Overall rating:4.4 / 5417 ratings
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Detailed review after 3 yrs of & 21000 kms cl

2 weeks ago by Allen Robinson1,145 views

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. Rusting at most places
6. Quality of parts used is of low quality
7. Stock sear comfort is too bad. Replacement is must
8 leg guard provided by the showroom is very bad
9. the Main stand does not go into rest position automatically.
The fuel meter shows incorrect information. The suspension is very stiff. It scrapes even normal speed bumps.
After owning this bike for 3 years and clocking 21000 kms. I would recommend this bike only for weekend rides. It's not for a daily commute.

Tips for Jawa 42

Clean and lubricate the chain regularly. It's a must with Jawa. Use good quality lube (motul recommended).

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    > 1 yr

  • Ridden for

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  • Got mileage of

    28 kmpl

Jawa 42 mileage

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

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  • 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 ...
    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 changes. Even the gear box and clutch are very hard to move. You can only enjoy this bike on highway for short period of time that also on 5 and 6 gear. Gear ratio from 1 - 4 is useless.
    The bike has only good looks and my one rating is for looks only otherwise this bike has zero rating.
    This bikes will cost you a lot (3-5k) even after changing parts in warranty. It will be even worst after warranty. Service is also not good. I am tired of carrying my to service center , leaving it for a month after that also my issue was not resolved several times. My bike is 3 years old, i have changes almost every part of engine still bike struggles to cross 90km/h . I have also changed wiring which does not come in warranty which i feel was defective since the bike was new.
    Pros: looks, engine power, metal body.
    Cons: poor quality of parts (swing arm, silencers, fan, rear break, chain sprocket, rims), riding discomfort, odd seating posture, low ground clearance for indian roads, poor wiring. Less service centers.
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      Daily Commute

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      > 1 yr

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      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      28 kmpl

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  •  1Review 3 weeks ago by Ganesh
    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....
    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

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      24 kmpl

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  • I've been wanting a decent but affordable cruiser bike for city and occasional highway rides for a while now. Like most other cases, the usual suspects like the classic 350, meteor 350, and avenger 220 come to mind. But the moment I saw jawa 42 2.1 on my desktop screen ...
    I've been wanting a decent but affordable cruiser bike for city and occasional highway rides for a while now. Like most other cases, the usual suspects like the classic 350, meteor 350, and avenger 220 come to mind. But the moment I saw jawa 42 2.1 on my desktop screen first was a memorable one. The test rides of these bikes made me want to get the jawa even more, and thankfully, the folks at the jawa dealership were as helpful, cooperative, and more importantly, understanding as they can be, so nothing really made me have any second thoughts.
    The first few days after buying the bike are always magical. I was finding reasons left and right to take the bike for a spin, and it surprisingly hasn't gotten old after 6 months (maybe that's because I've been riding dad's passion plus for 5 years before this so there's a massive difference)
    Compared to its closest rival, the classic 350, the jawa stands out in a crowd like a sore thumb. The matte black 2.1 edition won my heart and gave me more second looks from other people than a re can. All 3 colors look great, and I do not regret choosing the black option one bit. Things like alloy wheels, bar-end mirrors, off-set racing stripe, 'classic legends' engravings and embellishments all over the body, and functioning dual exhaust are all standard in the bike and go a long way to make the bike look like something from a higher price range.
    The jawa is easier to maneuver in bustling city streets thanks to a 20 kgs lighter body and slightly neutral position than the classic. The seats are also a bit dense in the jawa, so longer rides will be less painful on your butt. The ~7 bhp difference between the two is pretty noticeable too, and the extra 6th gear is a big advantage on highways (it's an actual gear, not overdrive mode or any other gimmicky thing). The liquid cooling kicks in when needed, and makes a noise that's audible up to 30-40 kmph. Speaking of, I like the quieter but still melodic sound of the jawa more than the classic thumping of a re, which I also like.
    My biggest fear was regarding the stuff that comes after buying the bike. Like a successful maruti or hyundai, you don't have to lose any sleep over stuff like service centers, parts availability, and affordability if you own a royal enfield. The 1-month/1000 km and 6-month/6,000 km services of my 42 2.1 went by smooth as butter with reminder calls before the service, proper slot booking, and after-service feedback and all. It didn't take more time than other brands, and the quality was good enough. Regarding maintenance, you'll need to perform the regular tasks like chain lubing (this one has o-ring chains so make sure to take care of them) every once in a while. Tubeless tires are a neat addition, and the mileage is similar to the competition wearing classic and meteor badges.
    But like all things, the 42 isn't perfect. The fit and finish are not as great as enfields, the bar-end mirrors look cool but make you change your head position to get a complete view of what's happening in the back, and the low ground clearance makes me clench my butt when I face a big bump. Turning and handling are easier than re but you'll have to be more precise with your gearing and throttle to stop the engine from stalling. If you want to customize your ride, the re cruisers are still the ones to go for, jawa is new and some places have parts and components to make your ride your own, but it'll take quite a while before it's as accessible as the royal enfield network.
    So there you have it, I had somewhat of an idea of what I was getting into, and I have to live with a couple of annoying issues, but the pros outweigh the cons by a mile for me, and I do not regret buying the 42 2.1 one bit. The mid-range throttle response is very good, especially in the first 3 gears, and to my surprise, the feeling hasn't worn out yet. Hopefully, now you have a bit more idea about what you're getting into when you walk into the dealership.
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      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      31 kmpl

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  •  1Expensive part 1 month ago by Chandrakant
    Don't buy this, one of the worst bikes, so expensive part, in one year without any accident, the expense is 25 to 26 k, never buy this, this one better cycles, in one year, clutch plate, brake pad 2 times, disc brake broke without any accident, service is also expensive...
    Don't buy this, one of the worst bikes, so expensive part, in one year without any accident, the expense is 25 to 26 k, never buy this, this one better cycles, in one year, clutch plate, brake pad 2 times, disc brake broke without any accident, service is also expensive after free service charges so high like 1900.
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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •  5Excellent bike 2 months ago by Muhammed Fazil
    Amazing overall. The seat is a little harder. From 0 to 450km I ride from calicut to bangalore. The ride was amazing. I'm trying to replace the seat. The seat is looking superb but comfort is harder. Performance is massive. Excellent power delivery. This is an excellent...
    Amazing overall. The seat is a little harder. From 0 to 450km I ride from calicut to bangalore. The ride was amazing. I'm trying to replace the seat. The seat is looking superb but comfort is harder. Performance is massive. Excellent power delivery. This is an excellent bike for the long rides also. Jawa only gives helmet and crash guard. Accessories are not available in the after-market. We need to buy everything from the Jawa dealer, but they have only limited accessories also. Jawa calicut dealers have no idea about some accessories also. I will write my second review after my first service.
    Thank you Jawa for the wonderful experience with the "classic legend"
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      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  1Poor reliability.  2 months ago by Kallol Sarkar
    It's a horrible thing that happened in my life. At 7000 km had to change the magnetic coil, at 10000 engine started missing out, and at 15000 had to change gaskit, rectifier, and magnetic coil again. Stalling issue still persists after several reminders to the service c...
    It's a horrible thing that happened in my life. At 7000 km had to change the magnetic coil, at 10000 engine started missing out, and at 15000 had to change gaskit, rectifier, and magnetic coil again. Stalling issue still persists after several reminders to the service center. Worst built quality and service experience ever.
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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Power of jawa 42 3 months ago by Yash
    It is costly. If you like you will buy with an EMI. It very great bike. I use it mostly for long rides. And also comfortable. Very very interesting. Servicing costs it too much high....
    It is costly. If you like you will buy with an EMI. It very great bike. I use it mostly for long rides. And also comfortable. Very very interesting. Servicing costs it too much high.
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      Tours

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  5Review 3 months ago by Radeesh D R
    Spot on delivery, I had an issue it was sorted nicely and when it comes to the bike he is stunningly beautiful and everyone is asking about my Jawa. And so proud of him. As a rider a complete comfy bike apart from the seat cushion which is self sortable. Buy it you won'...
    Spot on delivery, I had an issue it was sorted nicely and when it comes to the bike he is stunningly beautiful and everyone is asking about my Jawa. And so proud of him. As a rider a complete comfy bike apart from the seat cushion which is self sortable. Buy it you won't regret it.
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      Everything

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  1Jawa 42 review 4 months ago by Deepak Deshmukh
    Servicing and maintenance The maintenance of the car is high. The common man cannot handle the car. The maintenance is 50 thousand rupees every year so i urge everyone not to take java motorcycle is very third class. Not only is it good looking but the engine is of very...
    Servicing and maintenance
    The maintenance of the car is high. The common man cannot handle the car. The maintenance is 50 thousand rupees every year so i urge everyone not to take java motorcycle is very third class. Not only is it good looking but the engine is of very poor quality.
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    • Used it for

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      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

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  •  5Jawa 42 best bike 4 months ago by Janagarajan
    My riding experience is good last 1 year i was used my jawa 42.. it wont cause any major issue. Am also facing rusting in my bike. Only issue facing. So build quality is missing other than that excellent bike. Heating issue am not facing. Road presence is good. And conf...
    My riding experience is good last 1 year i was used my jawa 42.. it wont cause any major issue. Am also facing rusting in my bike. Only issue facing. So build quality is missing other than that excellent bike. Heating issue am not facing. Road presence is good. And confidently ride and curse bike with good speed.
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    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      33 kmpl

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