• Q. Whats the difference between 42 and Jawa

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    Zigwheels | 1 year ago

    When Jawa Motorcycles came to India in the 70s, the very first motorcycle to come from their stables was named the Jawa. Now, tradition repeats itself as the first motorcycle to be launched from the resurrected marque is also called the Jawa. The new Jawa doesn’t just share its name with the original, both look quite identical too. From the horn sitting below the headlamp and between the front fork covers and the chrome fuel tank, the new Jawa is a modern interpretation of the original. Like the original, the front headlamp cover covers part of the handlebars and also houses a large black-faced dial that indicates speed and fuel level. It also gets a digital inset for the odometer. Apart from being simple, it is the attention to detail on the bikes that impress us. For example, the fuel filler cap gets inscribed text while the horn gets an ornamental design as well. We love the fact that Jawa Motorcycles has managed to design this bike so close to the original. This Jawa is priced at Rs 1.65 lakh (ex-Delhi). In comparison, the Jawa Forty Two is a neo-retro take on the classic looking Jawa. It gets a conventional headlamp with black painted fork covers as well as matte and gloss paint options. The front mudguard too is a more conventional unit. While both bikes use similar underpinnings, the Forty Two has a more aggressive seating position thanks to lower mounted handlebars. It also gets rear view mirrors mounted on the bar ends for a more sporty look. The offset mounted instrument console shares the same internals as the classic Jawa’s integrated unit. The Forty Two shares the same double cradle frame, front telescopic forks and twin gas-charged rear shock absorbers with the Jawa. Both get 18-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels shod with tube-type MRF Nylogrip tyres and a front disc-rear drum setup with a single-channel ABS as standard. It’s the same case with the 293cc liquid cooled and fuel injected single-cylinder motor as well. This engine produces 27PS of power and 28Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The company says it has paid close attention to making the motor sound like the two-stroke engines that powered Jawas from the past. To that effect, the bike gets a 2-1-2 exhaust system and a twin port exhaust outlet. Interestingly, priced at Rs 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom), the modern-looking Jawa Forty Two is Rs 10,000 more affordable than the Jawa.

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    Vinoth | 1 year ago

    Jawa and jawa 42 they both have the same engine and chassis. where as the 42 model is more focused on younger generation by adding matt finishes, handlebar mirrors and a sportier off-centre instrument cluster with no other flashy chrome parts unlike the 'jawa' model. and a little cheaper than jawa .

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    Harshad | 1 hour ago

    Jawa 42 is made for the younger crowd and newbies Classis is for the core riders.

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    Charan | 2 months ago


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    Omprakash | 2 months ago

    Jawa 42 and Jawa is different from the fact of a speedometer.

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    Harshad | 3 months ago

    I don't know I took it from cochin

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    Aravindraja | 2 months ago

    Handle bar and looks

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    Mohammed | 2 months ago

    Classic style

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    Jiten | 11 months ago

    Jawa is chrome plated whereas 42 is without chrome plated.Look any image you can easily understand.

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    Zigwheels | 1 year ago

    This will help - Jawa, Jawa 42, Perak: All 3 Models Explained: https://www.zigwheels.com/news-features/news/jawa-jawa-42-perakwhats-different/32326/

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