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Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Comparison

Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Price starts at Rs. 1.64 lakh which is Rs. 8,704 costlier than Jawa 42 priced at Rs. 1.55 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Jawa 42 is 37 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X is 42 kmpl. In technical specifications, Jawa 42 is powered by 293 cc engine where as Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X is powered by 346 cc engine. Jawa 42 is available in 1 different colours while Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X comes with 1 colours. 54% users have chosen Jawa Motorcycles 42 over Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

42 vs Thunderbird 350X Specs Overview

Specs/Features 42 Double DiscThunderbird 350X ABS
Price Rs. 1.64 lakh Rs. 1.64 lakh
Engine Type Liquid Cooled, Single Cylinder, DOHC Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark
Engine Displacement (CC) 293 cc 346 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 27.3 PS 20.07 PS @ 5250 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Engine Type Liquid Cooled, Single Cylinder, DOHC Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark
Engine Displacement (CC) 293 cc 346 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 27.3 PS 20.07 PS @ 5250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 28 Nm 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Emission Type bs4 bs4
Bore 76 mm ...
Stroke 65 mm ...
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 ...
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Compression Ratio 11:1 8.5:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 Speed 5-Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Mileage (Overall) 37 kmpl 42 kmpl
Suspension-Front Telescopic Hydraulic Fork Telescopic forks
Chassis Double Cradle Single Down Tube
Suspension-Rear Gas Canister - Twin shock hydraulic Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Tyre Size Front :-90/90-18 Rear :-120/80-17 Front :-90/90-19 Rear :-120/80-18
Wheel Size Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Tyre Type Tube Tubeless
Radial Tyre ...
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Alloy
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) ... 20 psi
Length*Width*Height ... 2040*830*1140
Wheelbase(mm) 1369 mm 1350 mm
Length ... 2040 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) ... 135 mm
Height ... 1140 mm
Seat Height 765 mm ...
Width ... 830 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 14 L 20 L
Tail Light Bulb LED
Front Brake Diameter 280 mm 280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter ... 240 mm
Pilot Lamps ...
LED tail lights ...
Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Bulb
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Cruiser Bikes Cruiser Bikes
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start
Seat Type Single Split
Pass Switch
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Tachometer ... Analogue
Trip Meter ... Digital
Low Battery Indicator ...
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights ...
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Air Cooled
Console Analogue and Digital Analogue and Digital
Odometer Digital Digital
Mobile Connectivity

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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which bike is better Jawa 42 or Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X in overall performance - 42 - 42 - 42?
  • I'm 46 yr old and I just got many years younger suddenly one day when I saw the retro Jawa bike on the road. I got nostalgic.. It was my father's s bike.. the same legend on which I learnt to ride at a age of around 15 or 16...Is this a new bike or someone has kept the vintage alive..??? Of late I found that the jewell I saw can be bought and it has been relaunched in India once again.Next day I booked 42 nebula blue.. and now after waiting for 5 odd months I own the jewell and I'm loving it...
  • Royal Enfield is an outdated bike, which has not upgraded it's engine since last 30 years. It is not bs 6 complaint. No resell value.
  • Jawa 42 because thunderbird 350x allow wheels are notgood looking and power is not that much.
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Q. Which one would perform better on long tours at an average cursing speed of 100Km/hr a Jawa 42 or Thunderbird 350X - 42 - 42 - 42?
  • The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X has have been offered with the same single cylinder engine by RE and all new features such as alloy wheels, new styling and amazing frame. The Thunderbird 350X feels amazing and has no problems when cruising at the average speed around 80-90 kmph but the vibrations kicks in when the bike reaches the mark of 100kmph on the speedometer. The Jawa 42 has a new and refined engine which have lower vibrations at the speed mark of around 90-100 kmph. A person can comfortably cruise at 90-100kmph mark on the Jawa 42.
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Q. Which is best bike, Classic 350 or Thunderbird 350X?
  • Depends on your riding style, height. Thunderbird 350x BS4 has an issue with the Tank creating a vacuum which doesn't allow the fuel to flow freely and thus halting the engine. I've personally experienced the the issue and the bike stops every 2-3kms on a speed between 60-80km/hr. My cousin faced similar issue on classic 350 but the issue resolved after first service.
  • Royal Enfield motorcycles are tailor-made for leisure riding. Despite the competition getting modern and tougher, the legendary motorcycle maker has left an indelible mark in the Indian two-wheeler market as well as on the minds of many riders. Both vehicles are from different segments Royal Enfield Classic 350 is an STD commuter motorcycle(Good for city rides) whereas Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X is a cruiser motorcycle (Good for long rides) so it depends on your requirements and usage.For more comparison click on the given link:- https://www.zigwheels.com/bike-comparison/royal-enfield-classic-350-vs-royal-enfield-thunderbird-350x Royal Enfield Bikes - Which One Suits You Best: - https://www.zigwheels.com/news-features/news/royal-enfield-bikes-which-one-suits-you-best/30469/
  • If your opting for a daily commute than long tours. Please opt Classic 350.If your thinking for both options, you can prefer 350X. It has the looks, Better ergonomics, Tubeless tyres and alloy wheels with dual channel ABS>PS: - Believe me its a head turner
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