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Jawa vs Royal Enfield Himalayan

Jawa vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Summary

Royal Enfield Himalayan Price starts at Rs. 2.14 Lakh which is Rs. 36,472 costlier than base model of Jawa priced at Rs. 1.78 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, Jawa is powered by 293 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by 411 cc engine. Jawa is available in 5 different colours while Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with 6 colours. 65% users have chosen Royal Enfield Himalayan over Jawa Motorcycles Jawa in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
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Basic Info Jawa Single Disc BS6Himalayan Gravel Grey
Brand Jawa Motorcycles Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.78 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 2.14 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.0
(361 Ratings)
4.3
(498 Ratings)
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC
Max Power 27.33 PS 24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Colors
Jawa Colors
Himalayan Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Drum Disc
Wheel Size Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Spoke
ABS Single Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Insurance Rs. 10,038 Jawa Insurance Rs. 17,078 Himalayan Insurance

Engine Type
Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC
Engine Displacement
293 cc
411 cc
Max Power
27.33 PS
24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm
Max Torque
27.02 Nm
32 Nm @ 4000 - 4500 rpm
Emission Type
bs6
bs6
Bore
76 mm
78 mm
Stroke
65 mm
86 mm
No Of Cylinders
1
1
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
4
...
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Ignition
...
Digital Electronic Ignition
Compression Ratio
11:1
9.5:1

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Drum
Disc

Braking (60-0 kmph)
...
19.43m
Braking (80-0 kmph)
...
33.57m
Braking (100-0 kmph)
...
53.25m
Mileage (City)
...
32.04 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
...
39.96 kmpl
Braking 60-0 km/h
...
19.43m

Suspension-Front
Telescopic Hydraulic Fork
Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 200 mm travel
Chassis
Double Cradle
Half-duplex split cradle frame
Suspension-Rear
Gas Canister - Twin shock hydraulic
Monoshock with linkage, 180 mm wheel travel

Tyre Size
Front :-90/90-18 Rear :-120/80-17
Front :-90/90-21 Rear :-120/90-17
Wheel Size
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Tube
Tube
Radial Tyre
...
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Spoke
Spoke

Length*Width*Height
...
2190*840*1370 mm3
Wheelbase
1369 mm
1465 mm
Length
...
2190 mm
Ground Clearance
...
220 mm
Width
...
840 mm
Fuel Capacity
14 Liters
15+/- 0.5 Liters
Kerb Weight
172 Kg
199 Kg
Tail Light
Bulb
LED
Front Brake Diameter
280 mm
300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
153 mm
240 mm

Battery Type
...
VRLA
Charging at Home
...
Battery Capacity
...
12 V, 8 Ah
Charging at Charging Station
...
LED tail lights
...
Turn Signal Lamp
Bulb
Bulb

ABS
Single Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
Adventure Tourer Bikes, Tourer Bikes
Starting
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Single
Single
Pass Switch
Speedometer
Analogue
Analogue
Tachometer
...
Analogue
Trip Meter
...
Digital
Average Fuel economy
...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Stepup Seat
...
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Air Cooled
Console
Analogue and Digital
Analogue and Digital
Odometer
Digital
Digital
Navigation
...
Mobile Connectivity
...
Bluetooth
Switchable ABS
...

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

Jawa

  • Extremely attractive appearance
  • Strong engine
  • Handles well and brakes feel sharp

Royal Enfield Himalayan

  • Spot on ergonomics for touring or standing and riding
  • Brilliant off-roading credentials like long-travel suspension
  • spoke rims and tall ground clearance
  • Finally gets switchable ABS
  • allowing you to lock the rear wheel while off-roading.

Jawa

  • The engine is vibey and sounds harsh
  • Poor pillion comfort
  • Speedometer is unreadable on the move

Royal Enfield Himalayan

  • We have always been impressed with the simple and rugged design of the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The new colours make it look more delectable
  • heightening the appeal of the adventure motorcycle. In addition
  • the new windscreen
  • revised tank braces
  • and new tan brown seat (only for Mirage Silver colour) also add to the aesthetics of the Himalayan.
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Please suggest me a bike for daily commute of 60km and also I go for touring. I have KTM Duke 250, Himalayan, Meteor in my mind. Which one should I go for?
  • All these bikes are good enough, however, they are of different segments and have different characteristics. If we talk about KTM 250 Duke, probably the most un-KTMish KTM of them all, the 250 Duke with its relaxed motor and comfy suspension is a great choice for those who aren’t looking to set lap records but want something quick and convenient for everyday use. If we talk about Royal Enfield Meteor, the thump wrapped up in a refined, easy to ride, confident and practical package sounds just right. The lack of oil leaks, or missing parts over our 800km stint makes the package more joyous. The healthy fuel efficiency, 10,000km oil-change intervals and 5000km/6 month service inspections make it more endearing. So, this Royal Enfield fulfills the promise made by the Thunderbird many years ago. However, the Meteor doesn’t make a bigger and bolder promise of its own by way of plush ride quality, a greater sense of richness or, crucially, better cruising ability. The Himalayan BS6 is a well-rounded package which is now just that little bit better than before. It’s a nice motorcycle to tour the country on, and even if you don’t actually do so, it makes you look like the sort of person who does so with regularity. The Himalayan certainly isn’t flawless or entirely satisfactory in any singular aspect, but it makes up for these gaps by painting a picture of opportunity, inciting you to travel and explore on a whim. For that alone, it is and will continue to be relevant, even when the competition arrives in wholesomeness. You may compare all these bikes accordingly. Do take a test ride in order to get better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details.
  • Duke 250 is totally for stunt and drag race but still it is good for daily commute of 60 km but only if the road is smooth and it really perform well at it , even in traffic. Come to the touring duke 250 is good but not better, i mentioned not better because comfort for long ride is not that good. And Himalayan has unique ability , it's totally made for long ride and off road. So it really perform well in long drive , I mean it's atmost performance will explicit in highways. And Himalayan is the best comfort bike in that price segment. And off-road is also great. But in daily commute it perform well only if there is no traffic. If you stuck in extreme traffic Himalayan really make you mad , because of it's weight and shifting gear frequently is too hard for you , i suppose . In that case Himalayan is little bit sloppy. And i didn't know much about meteor , but as far as i know it's totally made for touring purpose so maybe it also sloppy for traffic scenarios. I think Himalayan is best choice but depending on your way of riding. But if you don't take long ride and don't want the comfort of pillion sheet i prefer duke 250 . Also if you go long ride and if you like off road and pillion sheet is important, Himalayan is the best choice . I didn't know much about meteor because I personally didn't like it's look so i donno about it's use . I think dominar 400 maybe suitable for you becausei heard about it it perform well at traffic and good for long journey . But i didn't like it's look also that's why I didn't much gather information about it . Check that bike out , maybe that bike is your's suitable bike, who knows
Q. I have back pain problem. Which one you suggest among Himalyan and CB 350 for long rides? One thing attracts me is tubeless tyres in CB 350, with which you are tension free incase of puncture.
  • As per your requirements, Royal Enfield is the clear pick. If the Himalayan is on your shopping list, it’s quite likely that it’s going to be your only motorcycle. And as an only motorcycle, it’s as close to perfect as you can get in this price range -- or even a few rungs higher, for that matter. This really is the Swiss Army Knife of motorcycles -- a capable, versatile, one-size-fits-all motorcycle. Need something to ferry you to the office and back? No problem. Want to cruise the highways on weekends? It’ll do it all day and all night long. Finally had your leave approved and want to ride to Ladakh? This is just the bike for the job. It’ll even keep you entertained on the twisty bits of tarmac you’ll find on the way. Short of hooning about on track, this is the one motorcycle that’ll do pretty much any and everything you ask of it, without protest or complaint. The Himalayan BS6 is a slightly more well-rounded and desirable motorcycle than before. Do take a test ride in order to get better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details.
  • Hey hello r you suggesting him to go for royal Enfield 350.. wait wait don't listen to him. don't go for 350. it will be you r big mistake in you r life. don't go for it.. buy a highness 350. it is nice bike to ride. no vibrations, no issue, reliable engine. no tappet noise.. I have sold my classic 350 in six months only because of tappet and vibration
  • My age 49 no back pain issues 2years back I purchased re 350 and sold it to others after usage of 6months, it is bad choice . In single long ride I found - lot of vibrations throughout the body, after 60kmph the problem further increases
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Q. Which is better for beginners after riding Activa 3G ? Himalayan BS6 or RR 310 ?
  • Hi Zigwheels.. Can we improve the braking scene on RE Himalayan by swapping better brake pads? If yes, which brake pads would you suggest?
  • Did Royal Enfield himalayan bs6 is a beginner friendly bike which is shifting from a pulsar 180
  • Rr310 is my choice..a wildcard entry underrated...2020 even better
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Jawa Vs Himalayan Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between Jawa vs Himalayan?

Royal Enfield Himalayan has out rated Jawa on all the rating factors.

Which bike is cheaper Jawa vs Himalayan?

The Jawa is cheaper than Royal Enfield Himalayan by Rs. 36,472.

Which bike offers better performance Jawa vs Himalayan?

For the Single Disc BS6 version, 293 cc engine of Jawa produces 27.33 PS of power and 27.02 Nm of torque. Whereas for the Gravel Grey version, 411 cc engine of Himalayan produces 24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm of power and 32 Nm @ 4000 - 4500 rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the Jawa has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Jawa
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan
  • 5.0

    Many of the reviews are fake, in Jan 2019 bikes are not delivered and how they are criticising so don't fool others in public. Really bike is good in all aspects so don't confuse, go for a test drive and experience and then decide to buy or not.

  • 5.0

    Very light vehicle you play anywhere it responds quickly hieght issue you can increase suspensions and you can enjoy the loudest sound with 3rd setting silencer very good bike.I rode no issues.

  • 5.0

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  • 5.0

    A trip to Athirapally via Valparai on my Jawa classic. The ride was amazing. The performance is good so far. Check the link below of Jawa bike trip to Athirapally from Bangalore. htt******5Jk

  • 5.0

    worth the investment.. love that retro design on a modern engine..have a sufficient power and top end.. best Highway cruiser with no vibrations

Jawa User Reviews
  • 5.0

    1. Superb Ergonomics. Apt for me (my height is 6ft). But definitely need an extender for Long Rides since the Wind shield will be shorter for people like me. 2. Definitely value for money. Since your servicing will be within a span of 6 months.(Excluding the first).3. In 1st Gear, I picked up a speed of 40. So I guess I will surely achieve a speed of 90-100 KMPH without any hiccups.4. Luggage friendly. You don't have to worry about basic luggage's which you may carry for occasional rides. ( Reach today and get back tomorrow types)I will definitely recommend Himalayan for those who wants some fresh air on weekends.

  • 5.0

    Had to change a tire because of a manufacturing defect which even the company didn't pay for.Doubt the quality assurance department of royal enfield.Engine malfunctioned twice within 5 months of purchase for which service center charged a lot.The parts and the services provided by the royal enfield is of low quality.I dreamt of going to ladakh on this bike but it can't withstand the roads of delhi.

  • 5.0

    I am using royal enfield bullet 350 bike which is so great that i do not think without it.It has awesome look1with a great personality.Maintenance cost is okay.Among its color i prefer black.It is very satisfying and1stylish.It is better for city road as well as in village road.I am very happy and proud with my bike because1it is good product.In this bike i feel my passion.

  • 5.0

    It's a beautiful bike. Simple, reliable, and powerful enough. Off roading in the trails, the bike destroys obstacles and moves forward with at most ease. It does struggle sometimes in heavy off roads but nonetheless clears it without any niggles. Brilliant bike, hats off to Royal Enfield.

  • 5.0

    Compared to the bs4 avatar, The new bs6 royal enfield himalayan is 5kgs heavier.However, The bike is still as easy to ride as it was before.Because of the low seat height controlling the bike is also not a hassle, Whether it be highways or off-road.I love my himalayan very much.

Himalayan User Reviews

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