The modification job was commissioned by Jawa, to Pune based Joat Moto Custom
The Jawa 42, like most retro classic motorcycles, is a modifier’s delight. With the customer-base of the motorcycle growing steadily, we are bound to see a lot of interesting modifications. This particular example, executed by Pune-based Joat Moto Customs, with enhanced ability to take on dirt track caught our attention.
The Jawa 42 roaster has been neatly transformed into a dual-purpose motorcycle without losing any of its old world charm. The most significant change comes in the form of the fully custom tailpiece which adopts a cantilevered configuration. The new tailpiece carries a neat-looking single-piece stepped seat with contrast stitching and custom taillight.
The new tail-piecce is supported by a new structural element which also alters the rear suspension mounting points significantly. We are not sure about the implications of this on the motorcycle’s overall riding dynamics.
True to its dual-purpose character, the modified Jawa 42 adopts a high-mounted plastic front fender, dual-purpose tyres at either end and a taller handlebar. The motorcycle also adopts upward sweeping aftermarket exhausts to facilitate a bit a off-roading fun. The luggage rack and saddle stay mounted on the tailpiece further enhances this 42’s practicality.
Jawa Scrambler Modified Exhaust Note
Cosmetic changes include the nice blue-white dual-tone paint scheme, new twin circular headlamps and black finished rear wheel hub. The motorcycle also sports a sturdy looking front crash guard and a small transparent visor above the headlamp.
There seems to be no mechanical modification to the powertrain or braking system. The Jawa 42 is powered by a 293 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine which is derived from the Mahindra Mojo. The fuel-injected mill develops a decent 27 hp and 28 Nm of torque, and is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Despite a displacement advantage compared to its primary rival, the Royal Enfield Classic 350, the Jawa 42’s engine manages to be significantly more powerful and benefits from one extra gear.
Underpinned by a double-cradle frame, the Jawa 42 employs conventional telescopic front fork and gas-charged twin shock absorbers at the rear. The braking system comprises a 280 mm front disc with single-channel ABS and 153 mm drum unit at the rear. Customers can also opt for rear disc brake with dual-channel ABS.
The stock Jawa 42 is priced at INR 1.55 lakh for single-channel ABS variant while the dual-channel ABS variant retails at INR 1.65 lakh (prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi). While the details regarding the cost of this modification is not available, we think that the structural change at the rear doesn’t come cheap. Would you like Jawa Motorcycles to come up with its own dual-purpose variant?