Jawa BS6: Same Price, Other Options
What else can you get for the price of the updated retro roadster?
Classic Legends has updated its existing models - the Jawa and Forty Two - to meet BS6 emission norms. The Jawa has become dearer by almost Rs 10,000, with the prices now starting from Rs 1.73 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The dual-channel model is now priced at Rs 1.82 lakh. What else could you get for the price of the bike?
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Dual-channel ABS Chrome Edition - Rs 1.82 lakh
The direct rival to the Jawa, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 has been the king of the entry-level roadster segment. While this particular edition of the Classic 350 BS6 is priced on par with the Jawa, other editions of the Royal Enfield are more affordable. The Classic 350 BS6 also gets you a ticket into the Bulleteer brotherhood.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 - Rs 1.80 lakh
If the Jawa is a bit too old school for your taste but you still want a retro motorcycle, you should perhaps opt for the newly launched Husqvarna Svartpilen 250. The Svartpilen 250 is a neo-retro urban scrambler that oozes class from every angle. It shares its foundations with the KTM 250 Duke, being powered by the same 248cc single-cylinder engine that puts out 30PS and 24Nm. Its upright riding stance and slim dimensions should make it a hoot to ride on your daily commute.
KTM 200 Duke - Rs 1.72 lakh
Another bike that share its foundations with the 250 Duke is the updated KTM 200 Duke BS6. It gets the same split-trellis frame, styling and larger fuel tank as its quarter-litre sibling. Still at the heart of it is the manic 199cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor that made us fall in love with the Austrian brand. We sampled the updated bike recently and needless to say, it tugs at our heartstrings even now.
Royal Enfield Himalayan - Rs 1.87 lakh
Despite the arrival of newer and more powerful opposition, none come quite as close to being the perfect affordable adventure touring weapon as the Royal Enfield Himalayan. It is compact yet capable. The 411cc engine may not be the most advanced or the smoothest but Enfield has managed to dial down the vibrations over time. In its latest BS6 guise, Royal Enfield has also introduced switchable ABS, a boon for adventure seekers.