Royal Enfield Hunter 350 vs Jawa 42 2.1: Photo Comparison

Modified On Aug 7, 2022 05:58 PM By Manaal Mahatme for Royal Enfield Hunter 350

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[UPDATE: Royal Enfield has launched the Hunter 350. Full details in our launch story]

Royal Enfield has revealed the specifications and accessories for its newest motorcycle, the Hunter. This retro roadster will lock horns with Classic Legends’ Jawa 42 2.1. So, let’s see which of these two Indian motorcycles is more appealing through detailed images:

The Hunter 350 and the 42 2.1 have a charming retro look. Right from their headlight design to the fuel tank and even the colours, everything screams retro. Nonetheless, they both use a modern, tubeless alloy wheel setup and get a few more neoteric features.

Both the bikes feature halogen illumination all around. However, unlike Jawa, Royal Enfield is offering LED indicators as an accessory for the Hunter 350.

The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 and the Jawa 42 2.1 feature an off-set single pod instrument console. Even the layout is similar, with an analog speedo and a digital inset. However, the RE’s console is a bit more informative, showing details like two tripmeters, low-fuel indicator, time and even a gear position indicator. Furthermore, the Hunter 350 also gets the Tripper Navigation pod as an accessory.

The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 uses the same air-cooled, 349cc, long-stroke single-cylinder engine as the Classic 350, producing 20.7PS and 27Nm. Meanwhile, Jawa has used a modern short-stroke, 293cc, liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine derived from the Mahindra Mojo, belting out 27.33PS and 27.02Nm. Unlike the 5-speed gearbox on the RE, the 42 2.1 features a 6-speed unit.

The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 uses a side-mounted stubby exhaust, whereas Jawa has used the twin-exhaust system, reminiscent of the original Jawas.

Both the bikes use a single-piece seat. And while there are no customisation options for the Jawa, RE is offering a flat bench seat as well as a scooped custom seat as optional extras.

The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 features 41mm telescopic fork and dual shocks and runs on 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends. Braking duties have been entrusted to discs at both ends backed by the safety net of dual-channel ABS. On the other hand, the Jawa 42 2.1 uses a similar suspension setup but uses a 18/17-inch wheel setup and smaller brakes.

The Royal Enfield Hunter 350’s pricing is not revealed at the time; however, the Jawa 42 2.1 now retails for Rs 1,94,142 (ex-showroom Delhi). 

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