The Perak is a historic brand for Jawa, and the name has been resurrected for a factory custom bobber. It was displayed at the India launch of Jawa, and has a few key differences from the rest of the range.
It has a larger 334cc engine – it’s still a liquid-cooled single, but the additional displacement gives it slightly higher power and torque figures, at 30bhp and 31Nm. It also has a six-speed gearbox. It has a rear monoshock, which is tucked away under the floating single seat to mimic a hardtail design. It also has chopped fenders and stubby exhaust mufflers. An interesting addition to the Perak is the rear disc brake – it’s the only one of the newly-launched range to get one, and it has an ABS counter as well, which makes it likely that the Perak will offer dual-channel ABS – a requirement in certain markets globally, where the Perak will be sold as well.
The Perak on display at the launch had a matte paintjob and all the chrome was blacked out, which enforced the ‘custom bike’ look, but more paint schemes should be available by the time it launches.
The price for the Jawa Perak has been set at Rs 1.89 lakh, ex-showroom, which pits it squarely against the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X, with its custom elements, and the Royal Enfield Classic 500, with its similar single-seater looks.