Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 Comparison

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    Jawa 42
    Jawa 42
    Rs1.69 Lakh*
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    Royal Enfield Classic 350
    Royal Enfield Classic 350
    Rs1.79 Lakh*
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Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350

Should you buy Jawa 42 or Royal Enfield Classic 350 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 Classic 350 price in Delhi is Rs 1.79 Lakh (ex-showroom). The engine in the 42 makes 27.33 PS and 27.02 Nm. On the other hand, the power and torque of Classic 350 stand at 19.36 PS and 28 Nm respectively. Jawa offers the 42 in 3 colours whereas the Royal Enfield Classic 350 comes in 14 colours. Out of 758 user reviews, Classic 350 scores 4.4 whereas the Jawa 42 tallies 4.4 out of 5 based on 62 user reviews.

42 vs Classic 350

Key Highlights42Classic 350
Body TypeCruiser BikesCruiser Bikes
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHCSingle cylinder 4 stroke, air-cooled fuel injection
Displacement293 cc346 cc
Max Power27.33 PS19.36 PS @ 5250 rpm

Basic Information
On Road Price
Rs.1.94 Lakh onwards
Rs.2.04 Lakh onwards
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
EMI Starts₹ 6,294
₹ 6,038
User Rating
Based on 62 Reviews
Based on 758 Reviews
42 Insurance
Colours-Airbone BlueStromrider Sand
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Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Single cylinder 4 stroke, air-cooled fuel injection
293 cc
346 cc
Max Power
27.33 PS
19.36 PS @ 5250 rpm
Max Torque
27.02 Nm
28 Nm @ 4000 rpm
No. of Cylinders
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Air Cooled
Valve Per Cylinder
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Fuel Supply
Fuel Injection
Fuel Injection
Wet multiplate (6 plates)
Electronic ignition ECU/Variable
Gear Box
6 Speed
5 Speed
76 mm
70 mm
65 mm
90 mm
Compression Ratio
Emission Type
Features and Safety
Single Channel
Dual Channel
Analogue and Digital
Additional Features
Twin Exhaust
Passenger FootrestYesYes

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Mileage and Performance
City Mileage
41.93 kmpl
Highway Mileage
38.46 kmpl
Chassis and Suspension
Double Cradle
Single downtube, using engine as stressed membe
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
Cruiser Bikes
Front Suspension
Telescopic Hydraulic Fork
Telescopic, 35 mm forks, 130 mm travel
Rear Suspension
Gas Canister - Twin shock hydraulic
Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80 mm travel
Dimensions and Capacity
2160 mm
790 mm
1090 mm
Fuel Capacity
14 L
13.5 L
Saddle Height
765 mm
Ground Clearance
135 mm
1369 mm
1390 mm
Kerb Weight
172 kg
195 kg
Tail Light
Turn Signal Lamp
Battery Type
Maintenance Free
Battery Capacity
12 V, 12 Ah
Tyres and Brakes
Tyre Size
Front :-90/90-18 Rear :-120/80-17
Front :-90/90-19, Rear :-110/90-18
Tyre Type
Wheel Size
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Wheels Type
Front Brake
Rear Brake
Front Brake Diameter
280 mm
280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
153 mm
240 mm

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 Classic 350

    • Aspirational value associated with the Royal Enfield brand
    • Beautiful classic styling
    • Torquey motor offers good low-end performance

    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 Classic 350

    • Possibly the least refined engine in its segment
    • Reliability is also a big question

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User Reviews of Comparison

  • 42
  • Classic 350
  • 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 | 19096 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 | 652 Views
  • Jawa 42


    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 | 7176 Views
  • Jawa 42

    Bike performance is excellent

    Bike's performance is excellent. The engine is powerful. Look and style is also good. But staff of Jawa showroom..... Read More

    By baba ballu
    On: Aug 18, 2020 | 5807 Views
  • Jawa 42

    Best Ever Modern Retro look bike

    Bike's exhaust sound is amazing and sound is not good and you have to change silencers but when I heard a sound, in..... Read More

    By saurabh pandey
    On: Jul 20, 2020 | 4345 Views
  • Jawa 42 Reviews
  • Royal Enfield Classic 350

    Good Mileage

    Best mileage and low maintenance cost.

    By azhar saifi
    On: Feb 16, 2021 | 1052 Views
  • Royal Enfield Classic 350

    Classic 350 - Amazing Comfort

    RE Classic 350 is one of the best bikes in its class. The style and comfort is amazing. I'm using this bike for the..... Read More

    By jayanth
    On: Jan 28, 2021 | 7731 Views
  • Royal Enfield Classic 350

    Awesome Bike- Royal Enfield Classic 350

    A few days back, I bought Royal Enfield Classic 350. It has awesome look with a great personality. My friend is using..... Read More

    By anil
    On: Jan 27, 2021 | 3080 Views
  • Royal Enfield Classic 350

    Comfortable Riding Posture - Royal Enfield Classic

    Royal Enfield Classic 350 Bike is a great choice in this price range. This bike looks very amazing and I really like..... Read More

    By rishav
    On: Jan 25, 2021 | 2391 Views
  • Royal Enfield Classic 350

    Offering Good Features - Royal Enfield Classic 350

    I am a big fan of Royal Enfield Bikes and that's why I bought Classic 350. This bike offers good features and I really..... Read More

    By abhinav chabra
    On: Jan 25, 2021 | 3136 Views
  • Royal Enfield Classic 350 Reviews

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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

How to check fuel level

Seenu asked on 5 Jul 2021

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 does not have a Fuel Gauge. We suggest you to plan your...

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By Bikedekho experts on 5 Jul 2021

Is there any offer on upcoming Dussehra?

Shubham asked on 2 Jul 2021

Offers and discounts are provided by the brand or the dealership and may vary ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 2 Jul 2021

I booked a Classic 350 Stealth Black and haven't received it. Will the price hike effect when bike is delivered?

Peter asked on 1 Jul 2021

For the availability, we would suggest you to please connect with the nearest ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 1 Jul 2021

Price in Karbi Anglong?

Sarbinong asked on 15 Jun 2021

Royal Enfield Classic 350 is priced at Rs. 1,72,466 (Ex-showroom price in Karbi ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 15 Jun 2021

Is 350 self starter?

SUNDARAN asked on 9 Jun 2021

Yes, Royal Enfield Classic 350 features kick and self start.

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By Bikedekho experts on 9 Jun 2021

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