The ultra stylish Jawa Perak retro-classic bobber has been launched at INR 1.94 lakh (ex-showroom). The company has announced that bookings for its flagship product will commence on January 1, 2020 with deliveries starting from April 2, 2020. Jawa will keep the bookings open only for 3 months and focus on completing the delivery before accepting more orders.
So, if you are a Jawa fan but not willing to wait too long or pay the additional premium for the Perak bobber, the second best thing to do is buy a Jawa 42 and make it look like Perak. That is exactly what the owner of this 42 roadster did and it only set it back by about Rs 1,000.
Of course, the modification is far cry from the actual Perak but it does make the 42 look classier. The long seat has been removed and is replaced with a custom single-piece unit. However, the seat is not cantilevered (with integrated taillight) like in the case of Perak.
Also, the Perak’s triangular side panels and rear tyre-hugger are missing. Even though the modification is simple and minimal, it does manage to render the motorcycle a unique appeal. Images of the Jawa 42 single seat modification are credit to Arif Sayyad.
Priced at INR 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom for single-channel ABS variant), the Jawa 42 is powered by a 293 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is derived from the Mahindra Mojo. The motor produces 27 hp and 28 Nm of torque. Transmission is a 6-speed unit.
The more exclusive Perak employs a slightly larger motor displacing 334 cc. The power and torque figures stand at 30 hp and 31 Nm respectively. The mechanical changes don’t stop there. The Perak employs a monoshock rear suspension whereas the 42 makes do with conventional twin shock absorbers. The bobber also employs fatter front and rear tyres. Despite looking leaner than the 42, the Perak is 9 kg heavier than its sibling at 179 kg.
Classic Legend’s Jawa Motorcycles kick started its operations in the country strongly with impressive number of bookings. However, the company’s failure to stick to the delivery timeline and lackluster service experience has discouraged many prospective customers. The company recently announced that it has streamlined its production process to ensure timely delivery of motorcycles. Needless to say, 2020 is going to be crucial for the brand’s long term future.