Jawa which is the condensed version of ‘Janeček and Wanderer’, a Czechoslovakian brand reborn in India by Classic Legends a subsidiary of Mahindra has today announced the BS6 models of the Jawa and Forty Two. The transition from the BS4 to BS6 emission norms have resulted in an increase in price from INR 5000 to INR 9928 across the Jawa Jawa and Jawa Forty-Two models. The hike in price is justified by the increase in the cost of precious metals that are used in the catalytic converter systems.
The Jawa cult has a large fan following with some immaculate examples that are still maintained by a number of enthusiasts. And Classic Legends has solved a lot of Jawa fan boy’s problems, who don’t have a time-machine, by bringing back the Jawa brand back in India after the company was defunct in 1971 after which Ideal Jawa started making the motorcycles under the ‘Yezdi’ brand up until 1996.
The Jawa Classic or the Jawa ‘Jawa’ features a complete retro design still reminiscent of the one that our grandfathers used to own and features a polished chrome tank, a rounded sealed beam headlight with chrome bezel, signature teardrop-shaped headlight housing, chrome mirrors, straight low-slung chrome exhaust pipes, chrome and aluminium finish on the engine, flat bench seat, a retro anti-clockwise speedometer dial etc. The Forty-Two, on the other hand, built on the same design language features a neo-retro look with subtle modernity such as black and silver treatment on the engine, an offset black speedometer, black handlebars, bar-end mirrors in black etc.
Both the Jawa and the Forty Two are powered by a modern BS6 emission compliant 293cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC engine with cross-port technology that produces around 27 Bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque matched to a constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox. In terms of the mechanical hardware both the bikes are identical and feature a double-cradle chassis that rides on telescopic front forks and gas canister type twin shock hydraulic suspension on the rear. Braking power comes from 280mm disc with a floating calliper and ABS on the front and 153mm drum brake on the rear. The bike comes with a very approachable 765mm seat height, 1369mm wheelbase, 14-litre fuel tank and 170 kg kerb weight.
The Perak which is a single-seat retro bobber is powered by BS6 compliant 334cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC motor that produces 30 Bhp of power and 31 Nm of torque coupled to a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox.
The engines on the Jawa Classic and Forty-Two were BS6 ready from the day they were launched and now the new changes and a new engine feature which the brand claims to be India’s first ‘cross-port technology’ on a motorcycle, helps Jawa retain the twin exhausts and produce similar performance outputs as the BS4 model.
The detailed Variant-Wise price comparison from the old BS4 to new BS6 is given below:-
|Variant-Wise pricing comparison of the Jawa, BS4 vs BS6|
|Jawa||BS4 Price Single ABS||BS6 Price Single ABS||BS4 Price Dual ABS||BS6 Price Dual ABS|
|Black||INR 1,64,300||INR 1,73,164||INR 1,73,242||INR 1,82,106|
|Grey||INR 1,64,300||INR 1,73,164||INR 1,73,242||INR 1,82,106|
|Maroon||INR 1,64,300||INR 1,74,228||INR 1,73,242||INR 1,83,170|
|Variant-Wise pricing comparison of the Forty Two, BS4 vs BS6|
|Forty Two||BS4 Price Single ABS||BS6 Price Single ABS||BS4 Price Dual ABS||BS6 Price Dual ABS|
|Haley’s Teal||INR 1,55,300||INR 1,60,300||INR 1,64,242||INR 1,69,242|
|Comet Red||INR 1,55,300||INR 1,65,228||INR 1,64,242||INR 1,74,170|
|Galactic Green||INR 1,55,300||INR 1,65,228||INR 1,64,242||INR 1,74,170|
|Nebula Blue||INR 1,55,300||INR 1,65,228||INR 1,64,242||INR 1,74,170|
|Lumos Lime||INR 1,55,300||INR 1,64,164||INR 1,64,242||INR 1,73,106|
|Starlight Blue||INR 1,55,300||INR 1,60,300||INR 1,64,242||INR 1,69,242|
*All Prices indicated are ex-showroom, Delhi.