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Jawa Forty Two (Jawa 42) Galactic Green colour violates Motor Vehicles Act?

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Seems like the Jawa brand is stuck under dark clouds forever. First, the brand launched motorcycles and failed to deliver them to customers who had paid for the bikes. And now, the Jawa Forty Two model is apparently violating the Motor Vehicles Act. Which could be a point of serious concern, especially for those who had booked the bike in this paint scheme.

It has been brought to notice that the RTO in the state of Ernakulam, Kerala have rejected the green painted Forty Two model from getting registered. The Jawa Forty Two, or Jawa 42 if you would like to call it this way; has a paint scheme called ‘Galactic Green (matte) on offer. This colour apparently is very close to the olive green shade which has been specifically reserved for the army vehicles. Hence, the brand, and this bike in this paint in particular is found to be violating the Motor Vehicles Act and cannot be registered.

Classic Legends however states that these bikes have not had any issue in registration in other states across India. The company claims to be working on this situation, especially since this can cause quite some trouble to the buyer.

The Jawa Forty Two / Jawa 42 comes powered by a 293cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled motor producing 27.37 PS of power and 28 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox with a fuel-efficiency claim of 37.5 kmpl. The bike is sold in single-channel and dual-channel ABS variants.

Jawa had also showcased a custom model called the ‘Perak’. The Perak is a bobber motorcycle, a single-seater which could be launched soon. However, only the classis Jawa and Jawa Forty Two models are currently on sale. Point to note, the brand is struggling to deliver these bikes itself, and reports have been suggesting that all is not well either on mechanical front of these bikes.