The Perak bobber is the first product from Jawa Motorcycles to attain BS6 specifications
Jawa Motorcycles India, owned by Classic Legends (under Mahindra & Mahindra group), first launched its Perak bobber motorcycle back in November 2018, alongside the lesser ‘Jawa’ and 42 models at the company’s debut event. Earlier, deliveries were expected to start from 1st April 2019. But that did not happen. Perak was re-launched in Nov 2019, this time delivery date promised was 2nd April 2020. But pandemic played spoilsport.
But it seems the delays have come to an end. Jawa Perak deliveries have officially started today. Jawa Ahmedabad and Jawa Agra dealers have posted official photos on their social media channels, along with the first owners of the Perak in India. Online bookings were already opened for a token amount of Rs 10,000. Perak is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.95 lakh ex-showroom.
As part of the ‘new normals’, processes are carried out in a safe and sanitised environment. Unlike the previous scenario wherein the company could not meet demand due to production inefficiency, COVID-19 came in the way this time. The initial delivery timeline was scheduled for early April; the peak of India’s COVID-19 lockdown protocols.
Jawa Motorcycles has introduced compelling finance schemes for potential Perak buyers. The programmes are as follows:
- EMI plans starting from Rs 8,000 / 2 years to Rs 6,000 / 3 years
- 50% off on first three instalments
- 100% funding
- Zero down payment (terms & conditions apply)
- No income proof requirement
One of the main features of Jawa Motorcycles’ Perak is, of course, its styling. The low-slung single-seater layout, coupled with the Black (actually dark grey) and gold accents, give the motorcycle a unique look. Highlights include tan seating upholstery, twin-exhaust setup, bar-end mirrors, spoke wheels, single-pod instrument console, etc.
Jawa Perak Specs
The 2020MY Jawa Perak BS6 is powered by a 334cc (bore x stroke: 81x65mm) liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder engine. It generates 30bhp and 31Nm of torque. In comparison, the ‘Jawa’ and 42 employ a 293cc (76x65mm) version of this unit and make 27bhp and 28Nm. All three models get a 6-speed transmission. The power plant is a derivation of Mahindra Two Wheelers’ 295cc motor powering the Mojo touring motorcycle (BS6 update coming soon).
Meanwhile, the base Jawa ‘Jawa’ and 42 were introduced in BS6 format earlier this year at an ex-showroom starting price of Rs 1.60 lakh and 1.73 lakh, respectively. The motorcycles look almost identical to their BS4 counterparts except for a redesigned exhaust system. Primarily rivals include Royal Enfield’s Classic 350 and Benelli India’s Imperiale 400. Royal Enfield is almost ready with its next-gen ‘UCE 350’ power plant, starting with the Meteor 350 (Thunderbird replacement).
On the other hand, the new Jawa Perak does not have any rivals in the entire single-cylinder motorcycle category. The closest bobber alternatives cost at least three times more and come with one or two cylinders more.