Jawa Perak is a cruiser bike available at a starting price of Rs. 2,08,297 in India. It is available in 1 variant and 1 colour. 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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6 Speed Manual
Fuel Tank Capacity
Jawa Perak is a cruiser bike available at a starting price of Rs. 2,08,297 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 1 colour. The Jawa Perak is powered by 334cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 30 bhp and a torque of 32.74 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Jawa Perak comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Perak bike weighs 175 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 14 liters.
The Perak is a historic brand for Jawa, and the name has been resurrected by the company for a factory-custom bobber. The motorcycle was showcased for the first time during the launch of the brand and after a year it has been now officially launched in the country.
Being a factory-custom styled bobber, the Perak is one gorgeous looking motorcycle. It features a typical low-slung profile with a longer wheelbase as compared to the other Jawa models. It follows a blacked-out theme with a matte black-grey paint job and a black coloured theme for most of its mechanical parts. The design is accentuated with gold pinstriping on the fuel tank, side panels and fenders. The other biggest highlight of the motorcycle is the floating seat design with a tan-brown leather seat that gives the Perak the classic bobber stance.
In terms of equipment, the Perak comes with conventional halogen lamp all around except for the tail lamp which is LED. The instrument cluster is a circular unit with a small digital unit for the odometer which has been lifted from the Jawa Standard. The motorcycle rides on telescopic forks up front and a monoshock mount below the seat for the rear. Braking is done by disc brakes at both ends, fortified by dual-channel ABS.
As for the powertrain, the Perak gets a slightly larger 334cc engine compared to the Jawa Standard and Forty-Two. It continues to be a single-cylinder unit with liquid-cooling and is capable of churning out 30bhp and 31Nm in terms of power output figures. Transmission duties are handled by a six-speed gearbox.
For its price and styling, the Jawa Perak competes against the likes of the Royal Enfield Classic 500 in the market.
Jawa Perak Expert Opinion
Extremely good looking
Gets a more powerful motor
Equipped with dual-channel ABS
Could be Better
Available only in single-seat variant
Gets only one paint scheme
Misses out on LED headlight, turn indicators
The Perak is a bobber-styled motorcycle from Jawa. It looks extremely good, due to its unique single-seat design. That means, there’s no space for pillion rider. It gets a more powerful engine compared to other Jawas. But unfortunately, this bike isn’t feature-rich. It gets the same cluster as the other standard Jawas. It also misses out on LED headlight and indicators setup.
Jawa Perak Review
Jawa has created a niche in the sub-350cc segment with the Perak. A niche that is likely to remain untouched for the next few years atleast. And in the time that we spent with the motorcycle, it raised a lot of questions for us, the most important out of which was whether you should sacrifice functionality for looks? Read on to find out if you should get one of these home.
Back in 2018, Classic Legends re-incarnated the Jawa brand in India with the Jawa Classic- which is a proper replica to the original and the Forty Two which was a slightly modern take to the latter. Apart from these two, the manufacturer also had a trick up its sleeve in the form of this gorgeously unique-looking motorcycle called the Perak. And with it, Jawa has created a niche in the sub-350cc segment. A niche that is likely to remain untouched for the next few years at least.
In the time that we spent with the motorcycle, it raised a lot of questions for us, the most important out of which was whether you should sacrifice functionality for looks? Read on to find out if you should get one of these home.
So let’s kick-off with the design. Now, since the Perak is styled like a bobber one might think that it is based on the standardJawa Classic with parts like the pillion seat and pillion foot rest stripped off to reduce weight for better performance. But instead, Jawa has gone a step further and built the Perak on a new frame and a new swingarm. And the sub-frame and flat seat on the Classic is ditched for a tan-brown, single-seat that is fixed to the main frame.
It neatly integrates a round tail lamp while the turn indicators are fitted on the large rear fender. Adding to the Perak’s dark-themed, custom-built look is this matte black paint scheme with contrasting gold accents and pinstripes. Then there are the slash-cut exhausts on either side and the bar-end mirrors which again add credibility to the bobber styling.
As for quality, the Jawa Perak is well put together for the most part, however, it does have a few areas that could have a better fit and finish. And by the end of our tenure with the Perak which had clocked around 800km on the odo, we were also left with a couple of buzzing sounds and rattles that weren’t there at the start. Then there are these open wires for the turn indicators that are fixed using well… cheap zip-ties.
But all said and done, the Jawa Perak is built to be a gorgeous looking motorcycle and in our opinion, is worthy enough to be parked under that Van Gogh painting in your home.
Fitted with the exact same features as the Jawa Classic and Jawa Forty-Two, technology is not the Perak’s strong suite. It skips the LED lighting for the headlamp and turn indicator and you are left with a dual-channel ABS and a small digital screen fitted in the analogue instrument cluster that only displays the odo.
Now, this instrument cluster is meant to replicate the one on the original Jawa, however, it comes with a design flaw. Thanks to its flat placement, it is impossible to see the bottom half of the speedometer and the digital display is difficult to read under direct sunlight.
Amid all the stares and questions about if it has been launched yet, there were a few who asked- “Iska comfort kaisa hai?”. Well, with a seat height of a mere 750mm, the Perak is great for short riders. Although it would be a cramped experience for taller riders. Adding to that, the footpegs are slightly rear set and placed higher which feels a bit unnatural. And given the shape of the fuel tank which tapers towards the seat, there isn’t much space to grip your thighs either. Although regardless of your height, the bulging side-panels interfere even if you were to adjust the placement of your feet slightly.
On the flip-side the handlebar is easy to reach and the switchgear can be operated easily. Although, these round bar end mirrors are too small to provide a wide rear view and intrude while holding on to the grips. As for the seat, it comes with soft cushioning that is perfect for short rides but tends to get cumbersome after a few hours on the saddle. With a kerb weight of just 175kg, the Perak is a considerably light motorcycle. Although moving it around can be quite a task as it misses out on a grabrail and even if you try pushing it, you’d have the bar ends intruding. But since it is so light, what you can do is sit on the motorcycle and move it seamlessly.
That said, the Jawa Perak’s 334cc, single-cylinder engine manages to keep one entertained on the go. It is larger than the 293cc motor on the other models and with 30bhp and 32.7Nm on tap, it is 4bhp and 4.2Nm more than its siblings. And with a bump in power figures, there is an evident increase in grunt in the low and mid-range but we did find a flat spot after 120kmph when the motorcycle took its own sweet time to get to a top-speed of 140kmph. While there is a slight buzz of vibrations on the handlebar, especially at the top-end, it is not at all hand-numbing.
The Perak also has enough oomph to make quick overtakes and is also quite agile when moving through traffic. And even with a longer wheelbase and fatter tyres than its siblings, the Perak will not disappoint if you chance on some twisties. Although, thanks to the 20mm lower ground clearance you would end up scraping those exhaust pipes and would also have to be mindful while going over speedbreakers.
Now, the front end which comprises of telescopic forks is the same as the other models. And even though the suspension travel has decreased comparatively, it still behaves well over minor undulations. However, the monoshock which is hidden under the seat, has a different story to tell. With just 86mm of travel, the rear suspension sends jolts to the lower back at speeds anything over 60kmph over minor bumps and can get quite unbearable on larger potholes.
Nevertheless, the braking hardware on the Perak is picked up from the same parts bin as the other Jawas. The setup which consists of a 280mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear offers good feel at the lever but could do with more biting power. You get ABS at both ends which kicks in too soon and seems intrusive at times.
If you are into touring or have a pillion to ride with, the Jawa Perak wouldn’t be your wisest choice. And with barely any storage space, it isn’t very high on practicality either. Moreover, it also misses out on features that come with motorcycles that cost way lesser.
But if you want a motorcycle that guarantees you that extra attention on the road and tugs at your heartstrings every time you look at it, there is none like the Jawa Perak.
And with low ground clearance and accessible power delivery, the Perak is a good option for new riders. It is also meant to cater to a narrow niche of buyers that want a secondary motorcycle to ride to the nearest cafe or for a short spin around town. Priced at Rs 1.97 lakh (ex-showroom), it is roughly Rs 21,000 more expensive than the Jawa Classic. And for the premium, you get a bigger engine along with a sense of individuality and character by the bucket load.
Gear Shifting Pattern
Gear Shifting Pattern1 Down 5 Up
Fuel Delivery System
Fuel Tank Capacity
Reserve Fuel Capacity
Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge420 Km
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
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Brakes, Wheels & Suspension
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 operatedDual Channel ABS
5Loveable bike 1 week ago by Ajith Gunasekaran, Thanjavur
I love this bike because this bike is my dream of life. Jawa is one of the best for bike industry. Anyways I love you jawa. Thank you so much jawa for this bike and perak manufactured you. Any people's love traveling please choose/select this perak bike.
5Jawa Perak review 1 week ago by Amandeep Mahajan, Nabha
It was very nice experience.. Ride was pretty comfortable as it is bobber it's available in single seat .. Once you look at this bike you become fan of this beast .. Service center are available very near .. If you ride nicely this can give you mileage between 20-30 km/
It was a good experience in the show room when we got in to buy the bike. Good staff who explained so patiently. I loved it and bought it as it melt my heart.
Riding it was a more better pleasure and satisfying. Loved it a lot. The sound of the bike and the pick up is r
Bike pickup is awesome and braking system is ultimate. Road grip is very good. If we go 100+ speed, the bike never shakes like royal enfield. Maintenance is also low.. If you ride perak 10 out of 5 members will see you and your bike. Every one will ask you about perak l
4Jawa is best . Ride and feel the difference. 7 months ago by Anushka, Hamirpur
Showroom is excellent and well located. Sales and service team is very cooperative. .Its truly a bobber.
There is no comparison of Jawa Perak. After a waiting period of two months i got my bike. Its fantastic. There is no vibration and pickup. power( torque) is very goo
A: According to the user reported data, Jawa Perak gives an average mileage of 30 kmpl.
Q: Which is better Jawa Perak or Jawa 42?
A: Jawa Perak is priced at Rs. 2,08,297, has a 334 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, gives a mileage of 30 kmpl and weighs 175 kg, whereas, the price of Jawa 42 is Rs. 1,67,232 with a 293 cc engine, giving a mileage of 35 kmpl and weighing 172 kg. You can compare Jawa Perak vs Jawa 42 based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
Q: What are the colour options of Jawa Perak?
A: Jawa Perak is available in only 1 colour which is Black. You can check all the colour images of Jawa Perak.
Q: What are the key specifications of Jawa Perak?
A: Jawa Perak is a Cruiser bike that weighs 175 kg, has a 334 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 14 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.
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