Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Comparison

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Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500: Jawa 42 Single Disc is the more fuel efficient one with a claimed mileage of 37 kmpl while the claimed figure for Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 ABS is 30 kmpl. Jawa 42 is priced at Rs 155300 (Ex-showroom Price) while Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is the costlier one priced at Rs 207307 (Ex-showroom Price). 42 is available in 6 colour options while Thunderbird 500 has 3 colours to choose from.

Overview
On Road Price
Rs.1.82 Lakh onwards
Rs.2.42 Lakh onwards
Rs.3.41 Lakh onwards
Mileage (Overall)
37 kmpl
30 kmpl
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Displacement
293 cc
499 cc
373.2 cc
Engine Type
Liquid Cooled, Single Cylinder, DOHC
Single cylinder, 4 stroke, Spark ignition, Air cooled
Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 4 V DOHC Engine
No. of Cylinders
1
1
1
Max Power
27.37 PS
27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque
28 Nm
41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
37 Nm @ 7000 rpm
User Rating
4.5
Based on 52 Reviews
4.1
Based on 16 Reviews
4.6
Based on 8 Reviews
Front Brake
Disc
Disc
Disc
Rear Brake
Drum
Disc
Disc
ColoursComet RedGalactic GreenHalley's TealLumos LimeNebula BlueStarlight Blue+1 MoreFlicker blackStone BlackMarineOrangeWhite
Fuel Capacity
14 L
20 L
14.5 L
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
Cruiser Bikes, Tourer Bikes
Adventure Tourer Bikes
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Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
Liquid Cooled, Single Cylinder, DOHC
Single cylinder, 4 stroke, Spark ignition, Air cooled
Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 4 V DOHC Engine
Displacement
293 cc
499 cc
373.2 cc
Max Power
27.37 PS
27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque
28 Nm
41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
37 Nm @ 7000 rpm
No. of Cylinders
1
1
1
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Air Cooled
Liquid Cooled
Valve Per Cylinder
4
2
4
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Starting
Self Start Only
Kick and Self Start
Self Start Only
Fuel Supply
Fuel Injection
Fuel Injection
Fuel Injection
Clutch
-
Wet, Multi-Plate
PASC Slipper Clutch, Mechanically Operated
Ignition
-
Digital Electronic Ignition
-
Transmission
Manual
Manual
Manual
Gear Box
6 Speed
5 Speed
6 Speed
Bore
76 mm
84 mm
89 mm
Stroke
65 mm
90 mm
60 mm
Compression Ratio
11:1
8.5:1
12.6:1
Emission Type
bs4
bs4
bs6
Features and Safety
ABS
Single Channel
Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Mobile ConnectivityNoNo
Bluetooth
Speedometer
Analogue
Analogue
Digital
Tachometer
-
Analogue
Digital
Odometer
Digital
Digital
Digital
Tripmeter
-
Digital
Digital
Fuel Gauge
Analogue
Digital
Digital
Console
Analogue and Digital
Analogue and Digital
Digital
Clock
-
Yes
Digital
Traction Control
-
-
Yes
Quick Shifter
-
-
Yes
Adjustable Windscreen
-
-
Yes
Additional Features
Twin Exhaust
Hazard Lamp
Toothed Footpegs, Turn-by-turn navigation (Optional),
Stepup Seat
-
YesYes
Passenger Footrest
-
YesYes
Engine Kill Switch
-
-
Yes
Display
-
-
TFT
Mileage and Performance
ARAI Mileage
-
30 kmpl
-
Overall Mileage
37 kmpl
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-
Acceleration (0-60 Kmph)
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4.65 Sec
-
Chassis and Suspension
Chassis
Double Cradle
Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member
Steel Trellis Frame, Powder Coated
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
Cruiser Bikes, Tourer Bikes
Adventure Tourer Bikes
Front Suspension
Telescopic Hydraulic Fork
Telescopic Forks
WP Apex 43 mm Upside Down
Rear Suspension
Gas Canister - Twin shock hydraulic
Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
WP Apex Shock Absorber
Dimensions and Capacity
Length
-
2060 mm
2154 mm
Width
-
790 mm
900 mm
Height
-
1205 mm
1400 mm
Fuel Capacity
14 L
20 L
14.5 L
Saddle Height
765 mm
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855 mm
Ground Clearance
-
135 mm
200 mm
Wheelbase
1369 mm
1350 mm
1430 mm
Dry Weight
-
-
162 kg
Kerb Weight
170 kg
199 Kg
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Electricals
Headlight
Halogen
Halogen
LED
Tail Light
Bulb
LED
LED
Turn Signal Lamp
Bulb
Bulb
LED
Projector Headlights
-
Yes
-
LED Tail Lights
-
YesYes
Battery Capacity
-
12 V, 14 Ah
12 V, 8 Ah
Average Fuel economy Indicator
-
Yes
-
Tyres and Brakes
Tyre Size
Front :-90/90-18 Rear :-120/80-17
Front :-90/90-19 Rear :-120/80-18
Front :-100/90-19, Rear :- 130/80-17
Tyre Type
Tube
Tube
Tubeless
Wheel Size
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type
Spoke
Spoke
Alloy
Front Brake
Disc
Disc
Disc
Rear Brake
Drum
Disc
Disc
Front Brake Diameter
280 mm
280 mm
320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
153 mm
240 mm
230 mm
Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
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22 psi
-
Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
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22 psi
-
Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
-
32 psi
-
Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
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32 psi
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Recently asked questions about Jawa 42 and Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

  • daitari asked on 5 Feb 2020
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    What is the price of petrol supply motor?

    • Bikedekho Experts
    • on 5 Feb 2020

    The exact information regarding the cost of the spare parts of the bike can be only availed at the nearest authorized service center. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest service centre and selecting your city accordingly - Service centre.

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  • kumar asked on 5 Jan 2020
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    What is the tyre pressure for Jawa 42?

    • Bikedekho Experts
    • on 6 Jan 2020

    As of now, the brand hasn\'t revealed the complete details about the tyre pressure. So we would suggest you walk into the nearest authorized service centre as they will be the better person to assist you. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest service centre and selecting your city accordingly - Service centre

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    • Bikedekho Experts
    • on 31 Dec 2019

    For this, we would suggest you walk into the nearest dealership as they will be better people to assist you. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Dealers.

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