Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Comparison

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Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Meteor 350

Should you buy Jawa 42 or Royal Enfield Meteor 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 Meteor 350 price in Delhi is Rs 1.98 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 Meteor 350 stand at 20.4 PS and 27 Nm respectively. Jawa offers the 42 in 3 colours whereas the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 comes in 7 colours. Out of 37 user reviews, Meteor 350 scores 4.0 whereas the Jawa 42 tallies 4.4 out of 5 based on 64 user reviews.

42 vs Meteor 350

Key Highlights42Meteor 350
Body TypeCruiser BikesCruiser Bikes
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHCSingle-Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled Engine
Displacement293 cc349 cc
Max Power27.33 PS20.4 PS @ 6100 rpm

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Basic Information
On Road Price
Rs.1.92 Lakh onwards
Rs.2.18 Lakh onwards
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
EMI Starts₹ 6,235
₹ 6,425
User Rating
4.4
Based on 64 Reviews
4.0
Based on 37 Reviews
Insurance
Rs.9,887
42 Insurance
Colours-Fireball RedFireball Yellow
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Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Single-Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled Engine
Displacement
293 cc
349 cc
Max Power
27.33 PS
20.4 PS @ 6100 rpm
Max Torque
27.02 Nm
27 Nm @ 4000 rpm
No. of Cylinders
1
1
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Air & Oil Cooled
Valve Per Cylinder
4
-
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Starting
Self Start Only
Fuel Supply
Fuel Injection
Fuel Injection
Ignition
-
Electronic Fuel Injection
Transmission
Manual
Manual
Gear Box
6 Speed
5 Speed
Bore
76 mm
-
Stroke
65 mm
-
Compression Ratio
11:1
-
Emission Type
bs6
bs6
Features and Safety
ABS
Single Channel
Dual Channel
Charging Point
-
Yes
Mobile Application
-
Yes
Mobile Connectivity
-
Bluetooth
Speedometer
Analogue
Analogue
Odometer
Digital
-
Tripmeter
-
Digital
Fuel Gauge
-
Digital
Console
Analogue and Digital
Analogue and Digital
Navigation
-
Yes
Additional Features
Twin Exhaust
-
Passenger FootrestYesYes
Engine Kill Switch
-
Yes
Display
-
Yes

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Mileage and Performance
City Mileage
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41.88 kmpl
Top Speed
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113.81
Acceleration (0-60 Kmph)
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4.85 Sec
Acceleration (0-80 Kmph)
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8.25 Sec
Acceleration (0-100 Kmph)
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13.94 Sec
Quarter Mile
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18.74s @ 109.43kmph Sec
Roll-ons (30-70 kmph)
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6.00 Sec
Roll-ons (40-80 kmph)
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8.18 Sec
Braking (60-0 Kmph)
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20.09m Sec
Braking (80-0 Kmph)
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34.40m Sec
Braking (100-0 Kmph)
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51.08m Sec
Chassis and Suspension
Chassis
Double Cradle
Twin Downtube Spine Frame
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
Cruiser Bikes
Front Suspension
Telescopic Hydraulic Fork
Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 130 mm travel
Rear Suspension
Gas Canister - Twin shock hydraulic
Twin tube emulsion Shock absorbers with 6-step adjustable preload
Dimensions and Capacity
Fuel Capacity
14 L
15 L
Saddle Height
765 mm
765 mm
Ground Clearance
-
170 mm
Wheelbase
1369 mm
1400 mm
Kerb Weight
172 kg
-
Electricals
Headlight
Halogen
LED
Tail Light
Bulb
LED
Turn Signal Lamp
Bulb
Bulb
LED Tail Lights
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Yes
Tyres and Brakes
Tyre Size
Front :-90/90-18 Rear :-120/80-17
Front :-100/90-19 Rear :-140/70-17
Tyre Type
Tube
Tubeless
Wheel Size
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type
Spoke
Alloy
Front Brake
Disc
Disc
Rear Brake
Drum
Disc
Front Brake Diameter
280 mm
300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
153 mm
270 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 Meteor 350

    • New engine feels infinitely more refined at high RPMs and has a good spread of torque
    • The thump is still very much present
    • Easy to ride for people of different sizes and skill levels

    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 Meteor 350

    • Design is pretty unexciting
    • Navigation pod aside, equipment levels are pretty basic
    • Engine could do with a little more grunt

Must read articles for 42 and Meteor 350

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User Reviews of Comparison

  • 42
  • Meteor 350
  • 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 | 206 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 | 5456 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 | 23591 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 | 893 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 | 9549 Views
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  • Royal Enfield Meteor 350

    Awesome bike

    The awesome bike I purchased the bike in Feb 2021, and I check the mileage it got 35 after the first service. I do long..... Read More

    By satya narayana
    On: Aug 04, 2021 | 6094 Views
  • Royal Enfield Meteor 350

    Great Bike.

    Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is so great that I will definitely buy this bike. My friend is also using this bike. It has..... Read More

    By parth awasthi
    On: Feb 28, 2021 | 7976 Views
  • Royal Enfield Meteor 350

    Feels Awesome

    Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is so great that I will definitely buy this bike. My friend is also using this bike. It has..... Read More

    By shashank
    On: Feb 22, 2021 | 2753 Views
  • Royal Enfield Meteor 350

    Comfortable Cruiser Bike

    Royal Enfield Meteor 350 has very good built guality ,Best performance, mileage is good, LED headlight, overall best..... Read More

    By ankit
    On: Feb 12, 2021 | 7783 Views
  • Royal Enfield Meteor 350

    You will like it

    Hello friend, I live in Kota. I will share you my experience with Royal Enfield Meteor 350 bike. I am using this bike..... Read More

    By aman
    On: Feb 04, 2021 | 3977 Views
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Questions And Answers

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Jawa 42 2.1 is better than classic royal enfield

vijay asked on 6 Oct 2021

Selecting the perfect bike depends on various factors such as your budget, ride ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 6 Oct 2021

Does jawa 42 have slipper clutch ?

GAMING asked on 23 Sep 2021

No. the Jawa Motorcycles 42 is not equipped with slipper clutch.

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By Bikedekho experts on 23 Sep 2021

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 there slepper clatch avalable?

Chandan asked on 8 Oct 2021

No, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is not available with slipper clutch.

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By Bikedekho experts on 8 Oct 2021

What is the difference between Supernova, Fireball and Stellar variant?

Charllie asked on 14 Jul 2021

The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is available in three variants: Fireball, Stellar ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 14 Jul 2021

Waiting period?

anuj asked on 2 Jul 2021

Even though the coronavirus-induced localised lockdown has put a dampener on ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 2 Jul 2021

Can I install Thunderbird 350x projector headlight in Meteor 350

Priya asked on 16 May 2021

For this, we would suggest you have a word with the nearest authorized service ...

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By Bikedekho experts on 16 May 2021

Tell about that 4 servicing coast

Biplab asked on 15 May 2021

For that, we'd suggest you please visit the nearest authorized service center of...

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By Bikedekho experts on 15 May 2021

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