Key Specs of 42
|Power||27. 33 PS|
Jawa 42 Highlights
Classic Legends has updated the Jawa Forty-Two with the engine from the 42 2.1. The brand has revised the pricing of both the bikes as well. The latter sees a massive spike of Rs 7,649. To know more details about the availability and variant-wise pricing, read this story.
Jawa has also increased the price of its most affordable model by around Rs 3000. You can check out the full variant-wise price list here. The Jawa Forty Two 2.1 was launched in February this year. It comes with a more youthful styling, standard alloy wheels, and a slightly more powerful engine. Check out all the details of this new neo-retro roadster in our launch report here.
Jawa Forty Two Price:
The BS6-compliant Forty Two is offered in three variants -- single-channel ABS, dual-channel ABS, and the latest iteration, the 42 2.1. Post the recent price hike, the Starlight Blue and Haley’s Teal retail at Rs 1,64,487 (for the single-channel ABS variant) and Rs 1,73,429 (for dual-channel ABS). The Lumos Lime variant costs Rs 1,68,351 for single-channel ABS and Rs 1,77,293 for dual-channel ABS. The more premium-looking Comet Red, Galactic Green, and Nebula Blue cost Rs 1,69,415 and Rs 1,78,357 for single-channel and dual-channel ABS, respectively. As for the 2.1, dual-channel ABS is standard and priced at Rs 1,91,142, making it dearer by Rs 7,649. It is available in three colours: Orion Red, Sirius White, and AllStar Black. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
Jawa Forty Two Features:
The Jawa Forty Two is an old school motorcycle with minimal frills, packing an analogue speedometer and fuel gauge, along with a digital inset for odometer readings. There’s no tachometer or gear position indicator. Even the headlamp and indicators are bulbs. Jawa offers either a single-channel ABS with a rear drum or a front and rear disc brake-equipped dual-channel ABS as a separate variant. The 42 2.1 is slightly more feature-heavy, as it gets a revised instrument cluster with a small LCD display, several blacked-out components, alloy wheels, and bar-end mirrors.
Jawa Forty Two Engine:
It’s powered by the same 293cc, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that generates 27.33PS and 27.05Nm -- 0.84PS and 0.95Nm less than the BS4-compliant version. The engine continues with the same 6-speed transmission as before.
Jawa Forty Two Suspension & Brakes:
Like the BS4 bike, the Jawa Forty Two BS6 uses the same telescopic front fork, twin gas-charged rear shock absorbers, front 280mm disc, rear drum (153mm) or disc (240mm). The motorcycle rolls on 18-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke wheels with a 90-section front and a 120-section rear tubed tyre. The same setup has also been carried forward to the Jawa 42 2.1.
Jawa Forty Two Rivals:
In terms of rivals, the Jawa 42 BS6 competes against the Royal Enfield Classic 350 BS6 and the Benelli Imperiale 400. For the price of the Jawa 42, you could also get the Bajaj Dominar 250 and Royal Enfield Meteor 350.
Jawa 42 Price
The price of Jawa 42 starts at Rs. 1,69,415 and goes upto Rs. 1,91,142. Jawa 42 is offered in 3 variants - 42 Single Disc BS6, 42 Double Disc BS6 and the top variant 42 2.1 which comes at a price tag of Rs. 1,91,142.
42 Price List (Variants)
|42 Single Disc BS6||Rs.1,69,415|
|42 Double Disc BS6||Rs.1,78,357|
Jawa 42 Pros and Cons
Things We Like in 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.
Things We Don't Like in 42
- Has a slightly unnatural riding posture.
- Gear shifts feel clunky.
- Lacks modern elements like LED lighting and a smartphone connectivity module.
Stand Out Features
The twin-port exhausts, a signature Jawa trait, look and sound fab.
Blacked out bits contrast well with the primary paint schemes, making the bike look really attractive..
Bar-end mirrors are a nice touch.
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42 Expert Review
It has been over two years since Jawa made a return. Aside from evoking nostalgia from those who had seen the brand in its heyday, Classic Legends also managed to pique curiosity among those who had never heard of Jawa or were too young when the brand shut shop. Of the first two bikes launched, the more affordable Forty Two was the go-to motorcycle for the majority of the buyers, those who eventually got their bikes after waiting patiently for them that is. Not only because the Forty Two was priced lower than the Jawa but also because of its more modern appearance.
A couple of years on, Jawa has decided on giving it a small but significant update. Meet the Jawa Forty Two 2.1, the new range-topping variant of the Forty Two series. What exactly has Jawa thrown into the mix now to make it more premium and more importantly, is it any better than the standard bike?
Design and Features
There’s no getting around the fact that Jawa makes good looking motorcycles. The Forty Two 2.1 is virtually the good old Forty Two with alloy wheels and bar-end mirrors as standard fitment from the factory floors along with three new colours to boost its youthful appeal. Much like the standard Forty Two, the names of these new colours too reference the ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy’ and bear astrological connections: Orion Red, Sirius White and Allstar Black.
Each of these bikes get an asymmetrically-applied grey racing stripe running down the length of the fuel tank and rear mudguard. The Jawa logo, the stripes surrounding it on the fuel tank and the name of the bike, which now appears in numerals and not “Forty Two,” are also finished in grey. Even the rim tapes on the black alloy wheels are grey with the Classic Legends and ‘42’ logos strewn into the mix.
The entire dark treatment of the mechanical elements also works in favour of the bike. Paired with the contrasting white body, the Forty Two 2.1 looks smashing. The matte black finish is pretty consistent all across the bike, be it on the engine case, fins, exhaust covers or even the fork sleeves. The alloys aren’t machine finished but one of the spokes bears a “Jawa Original” moniker, which is a great touch.
Jawa has stepped up its game by delivering a well finished and neatly packaged motorcycle. The tank lip has blunt, well-rounded edges; loose wiring is nowhere to be found and the panel gaps are pretty consistent. Even the exhaust shield that runs from the header to the mid-section is a single-piece unit that looks cohesive, unlike the ones that we have seen on the Perak. On the black colour version, there are metallic flakes that shine subtly in bright daylight, giving it a slightly more premium appeal.
While it is a step in the right direction, Jawa has managed to only match the quality standards set by the Royal Enfield Classic 350, not exceed them. The segment benchmark has been set by the likes of the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 and the Honda H’ness CB350, against which the Forty Two doesn’t quite seem to match up. Considering that it took Jawa just two years to improve quality standards dramatically, we guess that they should get there really soon.
Engine and Performance
Right off the bat, the new Jawa doesn’t feel as sprightly as it did earlier. While we will have to wait for official test numbers to quantify the difference in performance, the sporty nature of the motor seems a little subdued.
But that is a good thing. Confused? Well, the torque is spread more evenly across the rev range now, allowing you to ride at moderate speeds in slightly higher gears now, something that wasn’t possible earlier.
Don’t go expecting this engine to pull away from 40kmph in sixth. What it can now do is allow the rider to sustain city speeds of 40-45kmph in fifth gear without much engine shudder. And even if you lose momentum, you do not need to work the gearbox as much to get back up to speed. Just going down a cog should do the trick.
Gear shifts aren’t particularly slick; they sometimes feel a bit notchy. The lack of slipper clutch is evident here as we feel clutch action isn’t as effortless as it could be.
One highlight of the 293cc engine is the distinctly sporty exhaust note, which went missing on the larger 334cc motor of the Perak. Jawa has managed to skip the middle collector box for the catalytic converter altogether for this engine. It manages to run a two-into-two setup, which makes sure there is enough rumble present in the system.
Braking and Handling
Jawa hasn’t tinkered around with the suspension setup much here. It uses the same telescopic fork and twin gas-charged shocks. These are set up on the firmer side, which means that you tend to feel every small ripple or undulation on the road at slow speeds, which were aplenty during our ride. The ride settles down as you gather pace, with the shocks filtering out most road imperfections. It’s only when you encounter sharp bumps that you need to be extra cautious. The quick rebound setting of the twin shocks can unsettle the bike and toss the rider off the seat.
Handling has always been a strong trait of the Jawas and the Forty Two 2.1 is no different. It is incredibly light on its feet, which is great for dodging potholes and slicing through traffic. When you do show it a set of corners, it manages to keep you hooked from one apex to another. And despite having a short wheelbase, the Forty Two 2.1 remains planted when leaned over.
It does remind you of its cornering limitations though. Ride spiritedly and the side-stand starts grinding on the left side. You can carry a few more degrees of lean into right handers but not much. The damage done on the right side can be more serious though, as you end up grazing the exhaust and the circlip that joins the exhaust pipe to the muffler.
Braking performance is predictable and not too overpowering, but we would have liked for a bit more lever feedback. ABS intervention is consistent and not too intrusive.
Safety and Features
There’s isn’t much to speak of here, Jawa still shying away from LEDs and other such modern elements for the Forty Two. All lighting systems use conventional bulbs and the same old school analogue dash still exists.
There are small improvements with the console itself. The digital inset now displays two tripmeters, which can be toggled through via a button located below the engine kill switch. One of our qualms with the retro inverted Jawa layout of the speedometer has been solved to a certain extent. While it wasn’t as much of an issue on the Forty Two, reading exact speeds between 40kmph and 120kmph was extremely difficult on the Jawa and the Perak. There is one more inset speedo readout ring now in the dash that displays speeds between 50kmph and 150kmph.
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Jawa 42 Specifications
|Engine Type||Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC|
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|Max Power||27. 33 PS|
|Max Torque||27.02 Nm|
|Fuel Capacity||14 L|
|Body Type||Cruiser Bikes|
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42 Price In India
|Bangalore||Rs. 1.72 - 1.94 Lakh|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 1.72 - 1.94 Lakh|
|Chennai||Rs. 1.72 - 1.94 Lakh|
|Kolkata||Rs. 1.72 - 1.94 Lakh|
|Delhi||Rs. 1.69 - 1.91 Lakh|
|Mumbai||Rs. 1.70 - 1.92 Lakh|
|Pune||Rs. 1.70 - 1.92 Lakh|