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2021 Jawa Forty Two revealed via leaked images before launch

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Close to the end of 2020, Classic Legends made an announcement that the brand sold 50,000 units of the Jawa brand, achieving a new sales landmark despite COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. Now the brand is gearing up to launch what appears to be another iteration of the Jawa Forty-Two motorcycle in the Indian market. Recently, the test mule of the motorcycle spotted on public roads and now new images have emerged on the internet that gives us a glimpse of what to expect in the near future.

Leaked Images

According to the leaked images, which could be from a brochure, the Jawa Forty-Two features new paint themes, new colour options, and a range of new parts which could be provided as additional accessories. Three new colours with Matte finish – Red, Black and White will be available alongside the existing colour line-up. The images also reveal that the new iteration features black parts replacing all the chrome from the motorcycle.

New Changes

The images reveal a new paint theme, with a classic racing stripe across the fuel tank with ’42’ and ‘Classic Legends’ written on it. The number ’42’ also appears on the side panels. The mechanical parts are finished in black which includes the frame, engine, exhaust, suspension parts, fenders, handlebar, headlight dome, seal beam and grabrails. The tank and side panels come in different colours. The new Jawa Forty-Two also gets a headlight frame in a classic racing X theme, a small smoked flyscreen and Cafe Racer style bar-end mirrors. But the biggest update is the multispoke alloy wheels.


The mechanical components will be the same as before and the powering the new Jawa Forty-Two will be the BS6 compliant 293cc single-cylinder, four-stroke, DOHC engine with liquid-cooling, electronic fuel injection and cross port technology that helps produce 27 Bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque matched to a constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox. Other mechanical components also continue duty such as the double-cradle frame, front fork suspension, twin shocks on the rear, and disc brakes.