Jawa had showcased the Perak last year when it launched the Jawa standard and Jawa Forty Two. Now exactly a year later, the company is scheduled to unveil the production variant of the Perak on 15 November. So before it is launched in the country, we tell you what to expect from the third model in Jawa’s line-up.
Jawa has kept in mind bobber motorcycles that roamed the streets in the late 1970s while designing the Perak. Now, it does look like the Jawa standard for the most part, but rear end of the Perak is completely new. The motorcycle sports a new sub-frame which holds the tan-leather ‘floating’ seat and a monoshock fitted under the seat for that old-school hardtail effect. We are expecting Jawa to offer the pillion seat as an optional accessory. Moreover, the tail lamp is fitted on the seat while the turn indicators are on the rear fender.
And just like the show bike, the production version is likely to be entirely blacked-out and gets absolutely zero chrome parts. It could also be available in a choice of colour schemes that accentuate its custom-bike appeal. If Jawa decides to keep the same styling for the production version, the Perak is sure to be the most distinctive-looking bike in its class.
More powerful engine
The Jawa Perak is built on the same double-cradle frame as its siblings. However, in between the frame is a bigger, 334cc, single-cylinder engine. The motor churns out 30bhp and 31Nm of torque; a whole 5bhp and 4Nm more than the other two motorcycles.
Similar cycle parts
Excluding the monoshock at the rear, the Perak shares the same braking and suspension hardware as the Jawa Standard. There are the telescopic forks up front and single-discs at both ends with dual-channel ABS. Instrumentation is also the same with an analogue speedometer and fuel-gauge along with an LCD display for the odometer.
Interestingly, Jawa had already announced the pricing of the Perak last year and pegged it at Rs 1.89 lakhs. This price tag positions it at a premium of Rs 25,000 over the Jawa standard which costs Rs 1.64 lakh.