Jawa 42 is a cruiser bike available in 2 variants in India. Its lowest version starts from a price of ₹1,62,859 (ex-showroom) and the top version from a price of ₹1,71,806 (ex-showroom). Jawa 42 generates 27 bhp of power and 28 nm of torque from its 293cc engine. Single cylinder engine of Jawa 42 has a 6 speed manual gearbox. With front disc and rear drum brakes, Jawa 42 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This 170 kg bike is available in 6 colours.
The Jawa Forty Two is the entry-level model to the Jawa brand. It shares its mechanicals with the Jawa Standard, but has a few cosmetic differences – it is the more modern-looking of the two. You get more colours, you get a digital odometer and tripmeters, blacked-out bar-end mirrors, and a black handlebar. There is very little chrome present on this model, although it retains spoke rims.
The Jawa Forty Two is powered by a BS6-compliant, 293cc, single-cylinder, liquid cooled engine. It generates 27bhp and 28Nm and has a six-speed gearbox. The motor runs on conventional telescopic front forks and twin rear shock absorbers. There is a 280mm disc brake at the front, with a 153mm drum for the rear. Single-channel ABS is standard.
The Forty Two is available in six colours – dark blue, blue, teal (which is a light blue), red, lime green, and dark green. It is priced at Rs 1.55 lakhs onward and competes with the Royal Enfield Classic 350, Thunderbird 350 and Thunderbird 350X.
Jawa 42 Expert Opinion
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
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
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Telescopic Hydraulic Fork
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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