Jawa Perak Review: Photo Gallery
Take a close look at what India’s most affordable bobber is all about in these detailed images
Jawa launched the Perak back in 2019, and since then, it has certainly attracted quite a crowd. However, for how good it looks, it does fall short on some counts, and we have addressed all of it in these pictures.
Jawa has made sure that the Perak is oozing the retro spirit from any angle you look at it. The round headlight and the tear-drop shaped fuel tank is something that you’d see on all the Jawa models, but the rear end is completely different as there’s no pillion seat on the Perak. Moreover, the all-black paint scheme and the slash-cut exhaust enhance the overall aesthetics of the bobber.
The bike does look good from a distance but come a bit closer, and you’ll notice some chinks in the Perak’s armour. For reference, the horizontal console is already difficult to read and the anti-clockwise turning needle adds to the overall fuss.
The floating seat paired with the low stance makes the Perak one of the most distinguished-looking motorcycles. Adding to the wow factor is the seat-integrated tail light. Not to forget the wide handlebar with bar-end mirrors that also give it a sporty demeanour.
In theory, the Perak bobber uses a liquid-cooled, 334cc single-cylinder motor that makes 30.64PS and 32.74Nm. But practically, the Perak’s engine is a bored-out 298cc mill that we find on the Jawa and the Forty-Two. It’s mated to a 6-speed gearbox with the cogs being tall enough to not warrant frequent shifting while riding in the city.
The Perak is sprung on a telescopic fork and a 7-step preload-adjustable monoshock placed right below the rider seat. The suspension setup is a bit on the firm side. However, that doesn't take anything away from the riding experience. Interested in the Perak? Read our review here.
Talking about handling, even with a wheel-base longer than its siblings, the Jawa Perak handles quite well and it stays planted in the corners while you are at it. Anchoring the Perak is a 280mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc setup with dual-channel ABS as standard. However, we feel the ABS calibration could have been a little better. Also Read: Jawa 42 Spotted With Alloy Wheels.
As mentioned earlier, there are a few things that appear slightly out of place in terms of quality. The panel gaps are notably inconsistent, the fit and finish isn’t the most premium, and the turn indicators at the back come off as an aftermarket job.
Last but not least, the Jawa uses Ceat Zoom Plus tyres that offer decent grip but aren’t the most confidence-inspiring.
So, is it worth spending Rs 1.94 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) on the Jawa Perak? Well, you can read its Pros and Cons here.