Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Comparison

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    Rs1.69 Lakh*
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Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Bullet 500

Should you buy Jawa 42 or Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Find out which bike is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their price, mileage, features, colours and other specs. Jawa 42 price in Delhi is Rs 1.69 Lakh (ex-showroom price) whereas the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 price in is Rs (ex-showroom). The engine in the 42 makes 27.33 PS and 27.02 Nm. On the other hand, the power and torque of Bullet 500 stand at 27.57 PS and 41.3 Nm respectively. Jawa offers the 42 in 3 colourswhereas the Jawa 42 tallies 4.4 out of 5 based on 64 user reviews.

42 vs Bullet 500

Key Highlights42Bullet 500
Body TypeCruiser BikesCruiser Bikes
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHCSingle Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Spark ignition
Displacement293 cc499 cc
Max Power27.33 PS27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm

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Basic Information
On Road Price
Rs.1.92 Lakh onwards
Rs.2 Lakh onwards
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
EMI Starts₹ 6,235
₹ 6,478
User Rating
4.4
Based on 64 Reviews
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Insurance
Rs.9,887
42 Insurance
Colours--
Photo Comparison
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Spark ignition
Displacement
293 cc
499 cc
Max Power
27.33 PS
27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Max Torque
27.02 Nm
41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
No. of Cylinders
1
1
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Air Cooled
Valve Per Cylinder
4
2
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Starting
Fuel Supply
Fuel Injection
Fuel Injection
Clutch
-
Wet, Multi-Plate
Ignition
-
Digital electronic ignition
Transmission
Manual
Manual
Gear Box
6 Speed
5 Speed
Bore
76 mm
84 mm
Stroke
65 mm
90 mm
Compression Ratio
11:1
8.5:1
Emission Type
bs6
-
Features and Safety
ABS
Single Channel
No
Mobile Connectivity
-
No
Speedometer
Analogue
Analogue
Odometer
Digital
Analogue
Fuel Gauge
-
Analogue
Console
Analogue and Digital
Analogue
Clock
-
No
Additional Features
Twin Exhaust
-
Carry Hook
-
No
Stepup Seat
-
Yes
Passenger FootrestYesYes
Mileage and Performance
ARAI Mileage
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30 Kmpl
Acceleration (0-60 Kmph)
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4.59 Sec
Chassis and Suspension
Chassis
Double Cradle
Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
Cruiser Bikes
Front Suspension
Telescopic Hydraulic Fork
Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension
Gas Canister - Twin shock hydraulic
Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Body Graphics
-
No
Dimensions and Capacity
Length
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2140 mm
Width
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810 mm
Height
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1110 mm
Fuel Capacity
14 L
13.5 L
Saddle Height
765 mm
-
Ground Clearance
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135 mm
Wheelbase
1369 mm
1380 mm
Kerb Weight
172 kg
196 Kg
Electricals
Headlight
Halogen
Halogen
Tail Light
Bulb
Bulb
Turn Signal Lamp
Bulb
Bulb
LED Tail Lights
-
No
Battery Capacity
-
12 V, 12 Ah
Distance to Empty Indicator
-
No
Average Fuel economy Indicator
-
Yes
Pilot Lamps
-
No
Tyres and Brakes
Tyre Size
Front :-90/90-18 Rear :-120/80-17
Front :-90/90-19, Rear :-120/80-18
Tyre Type
Tube
Tube
Wheel Size
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-19 inch, Rear :-18 inch
Wheels Type
Spoke
Spoke
Front Brake
Disc
Disc
Rear Brake
Drum
Disc
Front Brake Diameter
280 mm
280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
153 mm
240 mm
Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
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20 psi
Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
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22 psi
Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
-
30 Psi
Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
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32 psi

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

    Jawa 42

    • Extra convenience offered thanks to the addition of alloy wheels.
    • Fit and finish levels have improved massively.
    • Motor feels a lot more tractable and usable.

    Royal Enfield Bullet 500

    • Comfortable seating position
    • Retro design
    • Ample low down torque

    Jawa 42

    • Has a slightly unnatural riding posture.
    • Gear shifts feel clunky.
    • Lacks modern elements like LED lighting and a smartphone connectivity module.

    Royal Enfield Bullet 500

    • Build quality is an issue
    • Heavy weight affects handling and braking

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User Reviews of Comparison

  • 42
  • Bullet 500
  • Jawa 42

    Break System Is Awesome

    RPM is high than a normal bike, its meter reading shows 40 but it is not 40, not for crowded places to ride.

    By harry singh
    On: Sep 10, 2021 | 36 Views
  • Jawa 42

    Awesome bike to get..

    Best bike ever in power, looks, mileage and comfort. In 300 cc hope it comes up with more 500cc power bikes. Waiting..... Read More

    By aaron ferns
    On: Aug 13, 2021 | 2382 Views
  • Jawa 42

    Rocket On Road.

    Its a FLYING MACHINE, Take Off like A rocket, ABS gives you the confidence of thrilling, Royal Enfield 350/500 both are..... Read More

    By ibrar hussain
    On: Sep 30, 2020 | 21928 Views
  • Jawa 42

    Pleasant Looks.

    Not bad as usual dominate pleasant, apreance good enough with mileage as comparing another bike cost was high.

    By mohamed hamdan pk
    On: Sep 23, 2020 | 754 Views
  • Jawa 42

    ENGINE IS VERY NICE.

    The seat is not comfortable for a long journey and cushioning very less. The front mudguard is very less width. Rain..... Read More

    By mallikharjunarao
    On: Sep 10, 2020 | 8443 Views
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  • Royal Enfield Bullet 500

    Satisfied coustmer

    Fully satisfied. Comfort. Low maintenance. 40+ mileage. And the most interesting thing is this bike feels neutral in..... Read More

    By abhinav khajuria
    On: Aug 01, 2020 | 2302 Views
  • Royal Enfield Bullet 500

    Performance With Looks Both Are Awesome

    My experience with Royal Enfield 500CC is amazing. After driving 500CC I don't like other bikes or bullet 350CC also..... Read More

    By nikhil
    On: Jul 20, 2020 | 1155 Views
  • Royal Enfield Bullet 500

    Great Power

    It is a nice bike but there are some self-start issues and some engine crank sound when the monsoon starts.

    By sarim khan
    On: Feb 08, 2020 | 292 Views
  • Royal Enfield Bullet 500

    Nice Bike.

    It is good but mileage is not that good.

    By shashwat
    On: Jan 10, 2020 | 406 Views
  • Royal Enfield Bullet 500

    Powerful bike

    Royal enfield bullet 500 most powerful and good speed bike it is not easy to live with bullet but when you learn proper..... Read More

    By anonymous
    On: Dec 30, 2019 | 1486 Views
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Questions And Answers

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Is the old model of Jawa 42 with classic colours available?

Rupam asked on 24 Jun 2021

For now, Jawa 42 is available in 3 different colours - Allstar Black, Orion Red...

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By Bikedekho experts on 24 Jun 2021

Is it suitable for off road

Debabrata asked on 9 Jun 2021

No, Jawa Motorcycles 42 is not suitable for off-roading. It is a cruiser bike. ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 9 Jun 2021

Is there any problem in start of Jawa 42 2.1 bike if it doesn't have a kick start????

Harsh asked on 20 May 2021

You would not face any issues if you timely service your bike and keep a check ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 20 May 2021

Is Jawa 42 2.1 available in CSD?

REVANTH asked on 18 May 2021

The availability and price of the bike through the CSD canteen can be only ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 18 May 2021

What is the cons of Jawa 42?

Aathi asked on 17 May 2021

Jawa 42 has a slightly unnatural riding posture, the bars are a bit too low and ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 17 May 2021

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 weight?

Tejas asked on 17 Mar 2021

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 has been discontinued and is not available for sale. ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 17 Mar 2021

Second hand bullet standard 500 lena hai. Uske bare me thoda btao?

Pravin asked on 12 Mar 2021

Selecting a second vehicle would depend on certain factors: no. of kilometres ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 12 Mar 2021

What is the cost for Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Ignition coils and clutch plates?

AvinAsh asked on 16 Nov 2019

For this, we would suggest you walk into the nearest authorized service centre ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 16 Nov 2019

What does ABS means?

MD asked on 14 Oct 2019

An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a safety anti-skid braking system used in ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 14 Oct 2019

What is the price for Clutch Assembly part code 571113\/C for a Standard Royal Enfield 500CC bike?

Ramesh asked on 11 Oct 2019

For the availability of and prices of spare parts, we would suggest you walk ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 11 Oct 2019

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