Classic Legends has created a niche in the sub-350cc segment with the Perak- a unique-looking, bobber-styled motorcycle. We recently rode the motorcycle to tell you whether you should sacrifice functionality over looks. Here we bring to you all the images of the Jawa Perak from our review.
Then there is the tan-brown ‘floating’ seat that is fixed onto the mainframe. And for those wondering, the Perak does not come with a pillion seat as of now. Anyway, the seat neatly integrates the round tail lamp while the turn indicators have been fitted on either side of the number plate holder.
Adding to the Perak’s dark-theme custom look is the black paint that is offered with gold accents and pinstripes. Furthermore, the slash-cut exhausts and bar-end mirrors complete the look.
The Jawa Perak is fitted with the same features as the standard and 42. It comes with a small digital display fitted in a round instrument cluster and ABS. However, it misses out on LED lighting that would add a touch of modernity and value to the package.
Now with a seat height of a mere 750mm, the Perak is a good option for short riders. On the other hand, thanks to the tapering shape of the fuel tank, it would be a tight fit for taller individuals. But regardless of your height, the side panels get in the way of adjusting you feet on the pegs. It is also light, weighing just 175kg. While it can be difficult to move it around by pushing it, what you can do is sit on the motorcycle and move it around effortlessly.
The Jawa Perak comes powered by a 334cc, single-cylinder engine that is slightly bigger than its siblings that come with 293cc motor. This engine produces 30bhp and 32.7Nm and displays an evident increase in grunt in the low and mid-range. There are a bit of vibrations at higher revs but these are not at all hand-numbing.
Since the Perak is 10mm lower than its sibling, it ends up scraping the exhaust pipes on most speed breakers and side stand on corners. Nevertheless, it is quite agile when moving through traffic.
The suspension setup on the Perak consists of telescopic forks up front and a cantilever shock at the rear. Whereas braking is done by a 280mm disc and a 240mm disc.