Jawa and Jawa 42 | Photos, Colours & Specs

Jawa 42 rider

Jawa Motorcycles has finally entered the Indian market with two new models- The Jawa and Jawa 42. Sold by Mahindra Group under subsidiary Classic Legends pvt. limited, these motorcycles compete with Royal Enfield in some of the latter’s best-performing segments. This should promote healthy competition between the two and is a great news for fans of both the legendary brands.

Jawa 42 rider

Jawa 42 price ₹1,55,000 (Ex Showroom – Delhi)
Jawa price ₹1,64,000 (Ex Showroom – Delhi)
Tank capacity 14L
Kerb weight 170kg
Wheelbase 1369mm

Let’s take a look at two of three motorcycles Jawa revealed today:


Jawa Classic white

An ode to its predecessor, the most retro model has been titled just ‘Jawa’. Not just in name too, and the new Jawa resembles the older (70s) model quite a bit. It comes with a vintage design with circular, conventional design, crome-plated fuel tank, flat seat and twin exhaust canisters.

Overall, the engineers have given much attention to detail and this model would make even the loyalist proud.

Colours available

  • Jawa Maroon
  • Jawa Grey
  • Jawa Black

Yezdi and BSA brands coming soon!

Jawa 42

Lime Jawa 42

However, not everyone might be familiar with the Jawa heritage and is probably only looking for an affordable modern day cruiser. That’s where the Jawa 42 comes in- with a stunning twist to the former’s retro design, one that can easily rival the RE Classic 350.

The Jawa 42 is different from the Jawa in its headlight, instrument console, and certain other modern bits like the handle-mounted mirrors and different fuel tank.


  • Nebula Blue
  • Comet Red
  • Starlight Blue
  • Lumus Lime
  • Halley’s Teal
  • Galactic Green

Things these bikes have in common

The engine is a 293cc single cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid, cooled, DOHC mill producing 27 bhp and 28 Nm mated to a constant mesh 6-speed transmission. It is BS-VI compliant (first in the country), showing the brand’s long-term commitment.

Suspension duties are done by telescopic forks at front and gas charge twin hydraulic shocks at rear. Brakes are 280mm disc at front and 153mm drum at rear, with single channel ABS, sending braking power to 18” front and 17” rear tires respectively.

Jawa red motorcycle girl rider

Jawa Forty Two 42 ColoursNew Jawa motorcycles

That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more updates.

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