• Q. I like Thunderbird 350 and have also taken a test of Jawa 42. A bit confused after taking the test drive of Jawa42. It is also a smooth and powerful bike. Technically advanced also. which one to buy considering technical features, durability, mileage and maintenance? Please advise. Jawa's handling is also great. Runs smooth and looks better. But please give an expert opinion on what to buy.

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    Kartik
    Kartik | 4 years ago

    I've got a TBTS350 and have taken rides of Jawa 42 as well. performance wise, both are almost same just Jawa is a bit more refined and smoother. suspensions are great on Jawa. when you buy such bikes, most important part is the Maintainance, with Thunderbird an experience of 7+ years after 5 years it started giving me pain in Ass as had to spend a lot every time it goes for service. but that's due to my handling as well, I hardly use it. so whenever I plan to use it it give me a big hole in my pocket. On the other hand I am not sure about Jawa. and to be honest being 5'10" TB is more comfortable specially for long rides. it's a complex comparison to do, both engines are powerful unless you are very critical about every nm it generates. Both are of different segments one is kind of a touring bike and the other one is styling. If you want me to select one, I would select TB due to its very comfortable ride position. The new models xtreme are very juicy as well.

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    Alapati
    Alapati | 4 years ago

    @ Jaichandra | First of all.. Wat is u r height.. If u r 5 4 or.less them.that close u r eyes and buy jawa.. If not also if u like jaws go for.it... But if u r tall and good physic go for thunder bird.. Jaws wont look good for tall and heavy guys as Irvin short and cute and a powerful bike..

    Thats what happend in my casse, I am 6.3 tall and heavy, ordered jawa and waited for a 4 months and later realised regarding long rides it will be a hell for my height and the seat length of both Jawa 42 & classic was a bit small so if you are near or above 5.8 its better go to RE classic or what ever bike you like if much more above than 6ft its RE ThunderBird is a preferable choice. at the same time jawa has its pros & cons similarly RE as we all know about the vibrations in RE at higher speeds and Rusting & Pain quality in Jawa. So go by your requirement and the bike which suits you more.

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    Rohit
    Rohit | 4 years ago

    Bro go for Thunderbird me piche 3 yrs se use KR raha hu bike awesome bike hai feature loaded hai built quality awesome hai milage around 35 ki mil jaeti hai meko maintenance Bhai 1500 me service ho jati hai plus jagah jagah store hai kahi bhi service krwa lo jawa ke itne service center nai hai across India so bro go for Thunderbird

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